MLBA Press Statement on New Minneapolis Bar Space Restrictions


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July 29, 2020

Note: MLBA Executive Director Tony Chesak is available for individual phone or computer-based interviews.

MLBA statement on new Minneapolis restrictions on bar space

(St. Paul, Minn) – Today Minneapolis Jacob Frey signed a new Emergency Order restricting bar use space. Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association Executive Director, Tony Chesak, issued the following statement in response.

“Broad brushing the entire industry in Minneapolis is overreaching. Most bars and restaurants are complying, which is what we’re hearing from the regulators. Punishing those who are complying is uncalled for.”


The Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) represents Minnesota’s small, family-owned liquor retailers, both on-sale (of bars and restaurants) and off-sale (at liquor stores)