Favorite restaurants in Minnesota have already shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail spending across the country has been slashed. Now shops are reopening in Minnesota, with eateries to follow. What will it be like?
Gov. Tim Walz allowed Minnesota’s stay-at-home order to expire because the state now has enough resources to handle the looming virus peak. Shops will be allowed to reopen with restrictions. Restaurants have been open for takeout only but could reopen to dine-in customers — also with restrictions — on June 1.
MPR News host Angela Davis is joined by two experts on the restaurant and retail industries to talk about what’s next for customers and business owners.
Liz Rammer is the president and CEO of Hospitality Minnesota, a business association for lodging, restaurants, resorts and campgrounds.
George John is the marketing chair and a professor at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.
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