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Donating for Crowlers and Out-of-Work Workers

With everything going on, it’s hard to plan more than a couple of days out. As more and more events are forced to cancel, the noncalendar list continues to grow. Events are starting to reschedule, such as The Bloody Mary Festival – Twin Cities, which is now going to be held on Friday, October 16 and October 17. And we’re all waiting to hear when restaurants can start welcoming guests inside. Until then, here’s some of what’s going on.

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Adding Beer and Wine to To-go Orders Passes

UPDATED: Restaurants ability to add beer and wine sales to their takeout and delivery orders is here. But while it will provide some much needed dollars, it may not be the silver bullet the industry needs during sheltering-at-home times.

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Creative Business-Saving Ideas in the Midst of a Pandemic

From teaming up with designers for masks to offering a whole week's worth of food and your restaurant's playlist, local restaurateurs find ways to make their brands lifestyle choices.

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Like the Customers, Cafe Meow's Cats are Sheltering in Place

Jessica Burge and her business partner Danielle Ramussen had a unique business going for them, a coffeeshop on one side serving organic coffees and teas, plus baked good from local bakers, and a petting room for cat lovers on the other side. The Meow Café’s catchy tagline was: “Get Catfinated” and the picture on their Facebook page depicts a cat staring longingly into the café from his sanctuary, just waiting to be cuddled. And then the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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Sales Tax Update, SBA Webinars & More

As Minnesota continues practicing social distancing and working from home, here are some tips and webinars to help restaurateurs navigate the COVID-19 tsunami, as well as a question about employees volunteering their time to their workplace.

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