Hospitality Businesses Damaged in Riots and Where to Donate

MLBA Helping Our License Holders
As of this past Tuesday, June 2nd, the MLBA will be working with Minneapolis Licensing and the Department of Safety and Inspection in St. Paul on one key issue.  For those businesses that have been damaged or destroyed in the riots, the MLBA and local licensing bodies will be actively looking for alternative business space to occupy while their original spaces are repaired or rebuilt.  Please reach out to me or your local licensing departments to see how this process will work and or what the results will be as this progresses.  Both cities are willing to work with those who have been burdened from the destruction.  We are here to help you.

Tony Chesak, Executive Director
651-772-0910 or [email protected]

Here’s a List of Minneapolis and St. Paul Licensed Retailers Damaged or Destroyed in the Riots of 5/27 – 5/30 and How to Donate and Help Recover

This is just a sampling of license holders that have been damaged, looted or destroyed by the riots in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Please refer to this link from the StarTribune for a complete list. If you know of any places where people can go to donate to these license holders, please send the links to [email protected] and we will post here and on our Facebook page.

General Donations

Minneapolis Licensed Retailers

  • Broadway Liquor Outlet: Extensive Damage
  • Chicago & Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting.
  • Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St: Fire and “substantial” water damage GoFundMe Donation
  • East Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting.
  • Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits, Hiawatha Ave: Property damage, looting.
  • El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante East Lake Street: Destroyed in fire
  • Fremont Bar Uptown: Property damage, looting
  • Hexagon Bar at E 26th and 27th: Extensive fire damage. GoFundMe Donation
  • Hi Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting.
  • Ken & Norm’s Liquor, 4801 Chicago Ave: Large window smashed out
  • Matt’s Bar 35th and Cedar: Broken window
  • Merwin Liquors, 700 W Broadway Ave: Property damage.
  • Minnehaha Liquor Lake Street: Property damage, looting, extensive fire damage. GoFundMe Donation
  • Pat’s Tap 35th and Nicollet: Property damage.
  • Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S: Looting, broken windows, fire/water damage GoFundMe Donation
  • Scores Sports Bar, 2713 E Lake St: Destroyed by fire, GoFundMe Donation
  • Skol Liquor Store 27th Avenue: Property damage, looting. GoFundMe Donation
  • Town Talk Diner & Gastropub, 2707 E Lake St: Destroyed by fire GoFundMe Donation
  • Union Liquor, 3219 Penn Ave N: Extensive damage
  • Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, Lake and 29th: Property damage, looting
  • Whiskey Junction, 901 Cedar Ave: Looting, broken windows
  • Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar: Property damage.
  • Zipps Liquors, 2618 E Franklin Ave: Windows/doors broken, looting

St Paul Licensed Retailers

  • 1st Grand Avenue Liquors on Grand and Milton: Property damage, looting.
  • Big Top Liquors, 1544 University Ave W: Heavy fire damage
  • Black Hart, 1415 University Ave W: Property damage
  • Liquor Barrel on West 7th: Property damage, looting.
  • Snelling Avenue Fine Wines, 500 Snelling Ave N: Property damage, looting, heavy fire
  • Turf Club, 1601 University Ave W: Looted, flooded by sprinkler damage