MPRB Update 04-03-2020: Response to summer closures and cancellations

Following yesterday’s sharing of summer plans, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) hopes the information below addresses the three primary questions it received today, “Why did the MPRB announce these plans so early in the season?”, “Why are pools, water parks and beaches not opening?” and “Are we not offering any summer programs?”

Why did the MPRB announce these plans so early?

The MPRB will continue to monitor the data and public health impacts being shared by the Governor and Minnesota Department of Health and adjust plans as resources allow.

“If the forecast changes and we able to provide summer services beyond what is currently planned, we will do so as resources allow,” explained Al Bangoura, Superintendent. “Right now, our planning is based on the March 25 scenario shared by Governor Walz that predicts the epidemic peak at 14 weeks, or early July. We interpret this to mean people will continue to get sick beyond that peak projection date, and public health and safety measures will be needed well into July and August.”

Bangoura also explains, “We take public service delivery, transparency and managing expectations seriously, particularly during this pandemic. As information was being shared with media and commissioners at the April 1 Board meeting, we felt obligated to share it with staff and the public.”

Unfortunately, some media coverage didn’t accurately reflect information shared. Yesterday the MPRB didn’t say all summer programs are cancelled; it said programs would be cancelled if they could not be modified or done virtually, to ensure social distancing. Staff are working hard to plan for spring and summer (see details below, in program section).

 

Why aren’t beaches, pools, waterparks and the Webber natural swimming pool opening?  The level of public congregation that takes place at our aquatic facilities and the level of staff required to operate these facilities will make it impossible to open and manage these facilities safely to accommodate social distancing. UPDATE: With almost 80 outdoor aquatic amenities (62 wading pools, 12 beaches, two waterparks, one natural swimming pool), we believe the MPRB has more aquatic amenities than any other city in Minnesota and possibly the country. Maintaining and operating these facilities takes significant lead time and requires significant staff resources. At this time, our workforce has already been impacted by COVID-19. Considering concerns about being able to provide these amenities in a way that would support social distancing, the timeframe and resources required to open them and demands on our workforce, we are not opening these facilities at this time.

Do event cancellations include only MPRB programed events or permitted events too? MPRB events held in neighborhood and regional parks that are produced by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be cancelled through August. Staff will work to determine if an event can be moved to later in the year, but we anticipate the majority of all MPRB spring and summer MPRB produced events will be cancelled, as they are being cancelled throughout the country. UPDATEThis is for MPRB produced events such as Red White & Boom and smaller neighborhood park events; it does not include permitted events to outside organizations, such as:

  • All permitted events and permitted programs as scheduled are still on, unless external organizers choose to postpone or cancel their events. For instance, the Red, White and Boom Half Marathon (which is a non-MPRB event) is still scheduled as planned.
  • All weddings and wedding receptions in Park facilities are still on as planned after facilities re-open

If summer programs and team sports that do not allow social distancing are being cancelled, what is being offered? Unless a program can be done virtually or adjusted for social distancing, spring and summer programs, athletics and leagues will be cancelled. UPDATE: The MPRB is following MDH guidelines and intends to allow as many spring and summer recreational opportunities as possible, including:

  • All restaurants/concessions still intend to open per usual, including takeout options as directed via the Governor’s orders.
  • Sailing School (both in-house and contracted) programming is currently under evaluation for the opportunity of safe summer operation.
  • All watercraft and other rentals are slated to open as normal, with social distancing and sanitization planning.
  • Sailboat buoy program is still scheduled to operate, with a delayed buoy draw process
  • Canoe rack storage are still scheduled to operate this season.
  • Boat launches are slated open May 1.
  • Fishing, sailing, canoe docks will be installed per usual.
  • Lakes are open for boating and fishing.
  • Summer recreation center programming is being evaluated for safe summer operation; however, registration is currently on hold. This includes Music and Movies daily summer programs.
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden intends to open for the season – with social distancing measures in place for safe enjoyment of the space.

MPRB Announces three more parkway closures to motor vehicles

Cedar Lake Parkway: Northbound lane closes between Sunset Boulevard and Cedar Lake Road

Lake of the Isles Parkway: Intermittent full and partial closures to accommodate residential and transit access

West River Parkway: Northbound lane closes between 46th and 11th Avenues S

At its April 1, 2020 meeting, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners passed Resolution 2020-179, which expanded a series of parkway closures to motor vehicle traffic to allow more space for trail users to follow social distancing practices and limit the spread of COVID-19.

The resolution also states that all parkway closures enacted in response to Gov. Walz’s Emergency Executive Order 20-20 Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home will remain in place until the end of the executive order, which is scheduled to conclude on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5 pm. Parkway closures will mirror any extension of the executive order.

Parking lots adjacent to the existing and new parkway closures will also be closed in order to limit parkway closures from becoming regional destinations. Please visit parks and open spaces closest to your home.

By 5 am on Saturday, April 4, new closures for Cedar Lake Parkway and Lake of the Isles Parkway, and an extension of a closure enacted last week on West River Parkway will join ones already in place for Lake Harriet Parkway, Lake Nokomis Parkway and Main Street SE. Maps of every closure are posted on the MPRB Road Closures page.

Once closures go into effect:

  • Parkway roads will be dedicated to two-way pedestrian traffic; cyclists should remain on bike trails.
  • Walking paths will be dedicated to two-way pedestrian traffic.
  • Bike paths will remain bike paths in their current direction, if applicable.

Cedar Lake Parkway

The northbound lane along the lake and adjacent parking lots will be closed to motor vehicles and open for pedestrians between Sunset Boulevard and Cedar Lake Road. The southbound land will remain open for one-way motor vehicle traffic.

Map of Cedar Lake Parkway Closure [PDF]

Lake of the Isles Parkway

Full closures to motor vehicle traffic will be in place around the lake, with intermittent single-lane lane openings to allow residential access and both driving lanes open where needed for Metro Transit bus access.

Map of Lakes of the Isles Parkway Closure [PDF]

West River Parkway

The northbound lane along the river will close to motor vehicles and open for pedestrians between 46th Avenue S and 11th Avenue S. The southbound lane will remain open to one-way motor vehicle traffic.

Map of West River Parkway Closure (46th-11th Aves. S) [PDF]

Last week West River Parkway closed to motor vehicle traffic and opened to pedestrians between Plymouth Avenue N and 11th Avenue S, with one lane open to motor vehicles near Portland Avenue to provide access to the Water Works construction site and parking serving 200 2nd St. S.

Exceptions and Conditions

  • Emergency vehicles will be allowed on closed sections of parkways and streets at all times.
  • Service, delivery and sanitation vehicles will be allowed on closed sections of parkways and streets as part of their regular operations. Vehicle drivers will be required to move and replace barricades.
  • Access to residential buildings and residential parking facilities on closed sections of parkways and streets will be maintained.

Social Distancing

The Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control offer the following guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Do not use parks if you feel sick or have symptoms, including fever, body aches, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose and sore throat.
  • Cover your cough with your elbow, don’t cough into your hands.
  • Wash your hands immediately before and after visiting a park or trail.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between you and other people that are not a part of your household.

Stay Updated

Visit minneapolisparks.org/coronavirus for parkway closure updates and other MPRB FAQs, including facility closings and activity cancellations. Receive timely email updates by visiting minneapolisparks.org/subscribe, entering your email and selecting the “COVID-19” topic in the “News Updates” section.

MPRB 4-2-20 Update: What’s Open; What’s Closed and What’s Cancelled

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announces impacts to parks and programs in response to COVID-19 pandemic

What’s open, what’s closed or cancelled, and what Minneapolis park users can do to help limit the spread of COVID-19 over the upcoming months

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has initiated many changes to park operations and programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is planning many more in the coming months.

The MPRB continues to base decisions on data, guidelines and orders from Gov. Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health. This can be a challenge as circumstances change often and quickly, but it’s clear that social distancing will be part of life in Minnesota for many months to come.

Based on the Governor’s forecast and concern for the health and safety of park visitors and employees, the MPRB is bracing for a future that drastically changes services and programs this spring and summer. All plans are designed to ensure social distancing, prevent congregating and protect the health of the public and employees.

Visit www.minneapolisparks.org/coronavirus for up-to-date information and FAQs. Receive timely email updates by visiting www.minneapolisparks.org/subscribe, entering your email and selecting the “COVID-19” topic in the “News Updates” section.


What is open?

Parks and Trails

All parks and trails remain open. The MPRB urges park users to follow park use guidelines:

  • Do not visit parks or trails if you feel sick. This includes fever, body aches, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose and sore throat.
  • Stay at least six feet apart from other park users not part of your household.
  • Wash your hands immediately before and after visiting a park.
  • Walk to local parks. Do not drive across the city or metro to visit popular park attractions.
  • Do not hang out at the park all day. Visit to walk, bike or roll, then return home.
  • No group activities with people from outside your household.

Playgrounds

Playgrounds remain open. Minnesota Department of Health guidelines do not recommend the closure of outdoor facilities, including playgrounds. However, playground users and caregivers bringing children to playgrounds should be aware that playground equipment is not sanitized and are urged to follow the guidelines above.

Parkways

Sections of Lake Harriet Parkway, Lake Nokomis Parkway, Main Street SE and West River Parkway have been closed to motor vehicle traffic and opened to pedestrians to allow more room for social distancing.

Soon sections of Cedar Lake Parkway, Lake of the Isles Parkway and more of West River Parkway will also be closed to motor vehicle traffic. Please visit the MPRB Road Closures page for full details.

Athletic Fields and Courts

Athletic fields and courts remain open, with restrictions:

  • No team or contact sports. People may shoot baskets or kick or toss a ball around, but no pickup games.
  • Basketball rims currently remain open.
  • Volleyball and soccer nets will not be installed this summer. Soccer nets already in place will be removed.
  • Athletic fields will be not striped or marked.
  • Tennis court nets will be installed because tennis allows for social distancing.

Golf Courses

Golf courses are preparing to open once allowed by Gov. Walz. Until then, please stay off greens and fairways so staff may work.

Dog Parks

All off-leash dog parks remain open. Permits are still required and available for purchase online at www.minneapolisparks.org/dogparks.


What is closed?

All Program Buildings

Program buildings remain closed to the public until further notice. This includes:

  • All Recreation Centers
  • MPRB Headquarters
  • Parade and Northeast Ice Arenas
  • Kroening Interpretive Center
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Visitor Shelter

Public facilities will not be reopened unless social distancing can be assured and staff can operate and clean the facility.

Beaches and Pools

Outdoor aquatic facilities will not open this summer. This includes:

  • Beaches
  • Wading pools
  • Waterparks
  • Webber Natural Swimming Pool

The level of public congregation that takes place at aquatic facilities and the level of staff required to operate these facilities will make it impossible to open and manage these facilities safely this summer.

Restrooms and Drinking Fountains

The proximity of people’s mouths and noses to drinking fountains while they are in use creates an unacceptable level of risk for spreading COVID-19, so drinking fountains will remain closed.

At this point, the MPRB cannot guarantee the high level and frequency of disinfection needed to keep COVID-19 from spreading at public restrooms, so restroom buildings will also remain closed.

Portable toilets will remain in parks and continue to be serviced by an outside vendor. More portable toilets will be added to typical summer numbers and may be redistributed based on need. If park users see a toilet that needs servicing, please call the vendor directly at the number listed on the structure.

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary is closed. The garden’s narrow paths and boardwalks, fencing and single main entrance make social distancing among visitors and staff too difficult.


What is Cancelled?

All MPRB events are cancelled or postponed through August 31

All events at Minneapolis parks are cancelled through August 31, 2020. MPRB staff will work with event partners to determine if an event can be moved to later in the year, but it’s anticipated that the majority of all MPRB spring and summer events will be cancelled, consistent with what is happening throughout the country.

All summer programs and team sports that do not allow social distancing are cancelled

Spring and summer sports leagues are cancelled, along with classes and programs unless they can be done virtually or adjusted for social distancing. Details about future virtual and modified programs will be announced and listed online once determined.

Hiring seasonal and temporary recreation employees is on hold

Most summer positions typically hired for programming and recreation services will not be hired, including the Team Teenworks program. Hiring for certified summer seasonal employees required for critical service work will continue, including mobile equipment operators, parkkeepers, gardeners.

New Park Ambassador Program

The MPRB Recreation Services Division is rolling out an ambassador and outdoor supervision program on April 11, or as soon as Governor’s Stay at Home Order is lifted. Recreation staff will be placed in neighborhood and regional parks to encourage social distancing and discourage social congregation

Join the DMNA’s #worldofhearts Movement

Dear Downtown Residents and Friends of the Downtown Community:

We hope everyone in your life is staying safe and healthy.  It is difficult for all of us to make sense of this situation. Who would have thought in 2020 that we would be living this way. It is definitely an unprecedented time in history.

Just like all of you, the neighborhood association is navigating some uncharted waters. Our work relies on in person meetings and community gatherings. We have transitioned our meetings for the foreseeable future to virtual meetings via Zoom. On Tuesday, April 7, we will host our first virtual meeting with our Land Use Committee. We will do the same with our April 27, board meeting. We will post Zoom login information for the meetings on the agendas that are posted under the Events page on our Website.

During this challenging time, we encourage you to be especially neighborly.  We can still be friendly during this time of social distancing. If you are out for walk, don’t be afraid to wave, smile and say hello. Consider shopping for a neighbor who is unable to get to the store, or doesn’t have access to technology to shop online. Offer to tutor a student via Zoom who’s parents are still going to work. Order take out or delivery from one of our many local restaurants that are still open for business.

In an effort to create some virtual human connections, and to spread beauty and happiness across our neighborhoods, we are asking downtown residents to consider joining the #worldofhearts movement. Fill the windows of your home with hearts to show your neighbors and those passing by that we are in this together! If you have young kids, consider creating some sidewalk chalk art.  Post a photo of your window(s) or sidewalk on our Facebook page with the hashtag #worldofheartsdowntownmpls. 

Finally, please watch our Facebook page and our Website for the latest COVID-19 information and resources.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@thedmna.org.

Stay safe, healthy and happy! We look forward to the day that we can see you in person at one of our meetings or events.

Pre-order / Pick-up only for MCFM April 4 Winter Market

In response to the public health emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Mill City Farmers Market will be limiting our upcoming indoor winter market on Saturday, April 4 to preorder pick ups only.

TO PLACE AN ORDER TO PICK UP THIS SATURDAY:

  1. Follow the links below to shop from participating vendors. You will need to place a separate order for each vendor you wish to purchase from. You must place your orders by 9 a.m. on Friday, April 3.
  2. Sign up for one pick up window to pick up all of your orders: calendly.com/mcfarmersmkt
  3. Arrive at the market during your 15-minute pick-up window. Note: 9 – 10am is reserved for customers who are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and/or have compromised immune systems. Thank you. Pick-ups will take place on the paved Chicago Mall on the corner of S. 2nd St and Chicago Avenue (where the outdoor market is).

Payment using SNAP/EBT will be accepted on-site. Market Bucks matching dollars will be available. SNAP recipients can place orders through the vendor links below, by emailing the vendors or by calling our office at 612-341-7580 and pay using their EBT cards on-site at the market. In order to make the pick-ups as efficient and timely as possible, EBT is the only form of on-site payment we will be accepting.

VENDORS ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS FOR PICK UP

April 4, 9:00 am – 12 pm

PRODUCE

MEAT & DAIRY

PANTRY

OTHER PRODUCTS

  • Body Bliss (hand sanitizer, body care and cleaning products)
  • Olsen Naturals (soap and body care)

Pick Up Instructions: Arrive at the market during your 15-minute pick-up window. If you are driving, please park on the street at the meters. Pick-ups will take place on the paved Chicago Mall on the corner of S. 2nd St and Chicago Avenue in between the Guthrie Theater and Humboldt Lofts/Mill City Museum building (where our outdoor market takes place). Vendors will be parked here with your pre-paid order.

SAFETY

Community health and wellness have been at the core of our mission since we opened 15 years ago. We take our role in local food access seriously and we also value the guidance shared by city, state and federal authorities, recommending that physical distancing is essential to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please help us ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone:

  • If you are not well, please stay home.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet from other people while picking up your orders.
  • We will be limiting numbers of customers on-site this Saturday to be in compliance with CDC’s physical distancing guidelines. Please limit number of shoppers picking up your order to one or two to help us manage this.
  • Be sure to schedule your pickup time in advance, here: calendly.com/mcfarmersmkt
  • We will have handwashing, disposable gloves and sanitizing products available on-site.

We are monitoring this situation very closely and will communicate any additional changes to our April indoor markets and outdoor season as soon as possible on our websiteemail newsletter and social media.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board assumes operations at The Commons on April 1

On April 1, 2020, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will officially assume operations at The Commons, the 4.2-acre park in downtown Minneapolis at 4th Street South and Portland Avenue. Green Minneapolis, a non-profit conservancy, has operated The Commons through an agreement with MPRB since May 2019, and before that with the City of Minneapolis.

Park operations include ongoing maintenance such as lawn and garden care and trash removal, security, and public programming. The change in operations results from a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling on January 20, 2020, which upheld a 2019 Hennepin County ruling that prohibits the City from operating and managing a park.

“The Commons is a vibrant community asset, and we’re committed to keeping it that way,” said MPRB Superintendent Al Bangoura. “As MPRB assumes operations, our staff will provide service levels comparable to those used at Loring Park, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and other MPRB parks in and around downtown.”

In the time that Green Minneapolis has operated The Commons, the park welcomed more than 500,000 dedicated visitors annually and featured more than. 150 free public programs.

“The MPRB appreciates the work that Green Minneapolis has put into The Commons,” said Board President Jono Cowgill. “Going forward, the park will continue to be an attractive destination for Minneapolis residents, downtown workers and visitors. I’m confident that Superintendent Bangoura and MPRB staff will develop a balance in assuming responsibilities at The Commons that allows us to uphold the MPRB mission and maintain delivery of core services throughout the entire park system.”

Green Minneapolis will continue its management and operations at Peavey Plaza and other downtown sites, along with its stewardship of street trees downtown.

Public Impacts at The Commons as of April 1

Hours: The Commons will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight, per Ordinance PB-2-33 for MPRB parks in developed areas.

Security: The Minneapolis Park Police Department will patrol at The Commons from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. as part of its operations at all MPRB parks in the downtown area. Between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., the Minneapolis Police Department will deploy officers as requested through 911.

Programming and activities: MPRB will share plans at a later date.

Background

2014: The City of Minneapolis acquires land for The Commons through the Ryan Companies, which built the park as part of the U.S. Bank Stadium project for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.

Summer 2016: The Commons opens as a 4.2-acre park managed and operated by Green Minneapolis through an agreement with the City of Minneapolis. As a non-profit conservancy, Green Minneapolis raises funds to support the park’s annual budget.

2017: The City conveys ownership of the park’s land to the MPRB, which in turn leases it to the City.

2019: A Hennepin County ruling requires MPRB to operate the park beginning on May 1. MPRB contracts with Green Minneapolis to continue operations at The Commons. The County’s ruling is challenged at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. MPRB partners with Green Minneapolis in summer programming at The Commons.

January 2020: The Minnesota Court of Appeals upholds the ruling for MPRB to assume operations at The Commons.

April 1, 2020: Operations at The Commons transfers from Green Minneapolis to the MPRB.

#Stay Home Minnesota: March 27-April 10

Stay At Home order does not mean you need to show paperwork. The goal is social distancing.

The resources found at mn.gov/deed/critical can help you determine eligibility for Critical Sector worker exemptions and help answer any other questions you may have #OneMinnesota.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announces riverfront parkway and road closures to help trail users maintain social distancing

Following Gov. Walz’ Emergency Executive Order 20-20 Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) President Jono Cowgill and District 1 Commissioner Chris Meyer announced today that sections of West River Parkway and Main Street SE will close to allow more space for trail users to follow social distancing practices to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The riverfront parkway closures will begin by 5 pm Friday, March 27 and remain in place until the end of the Emergency Executive Order on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5 pm. MPRB Commissioners are working with staff to consider additional parkway closures in the Minneapolis park system during this time.

“I am thrilled we’re able to open road and parkway segments next to our busy central riverfront park, and I look forward to announcing additional parkway closures soon,” explained Jono Cowgill, President of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. “This has been a collaborative effort with the City of Minneapolis in response to the people we serve and their need for social distancing within parks and public spaces.”

Once the closures go into effect:

  • Parkway roads will be dedicated to two-way pedestrian traffic.
  • Walking paths will be dedicated to two-way pedestrian traffic.
  • Bike paths will remain bike paths in their current direction, if applicable.

West River Parkway

West River Parkway will close between Plymouth Avenue N and 11th Avenue S. One lane will remain open to provide access to the Stone Arch Bridge Parking Lot and parking serving 200 2nd St. S. Modifications may occur during the closure.

Map of West River Parkway closure

Map of West River Parkway Closure [PDF]

Main Street SE

Main Street SE will fully close between Hennepin Avenue and 3rd Avenue SE. Merriam Street will also be closed. The eastbound lane of Main Street will close between 3rd and 6th Avenues SE. The southbound lane of 6th Avenue SE will also close between Main Street SE and the Stone Arch Bridge. Modifications may occur during the closure.

Map of Main St. SE road closure

Map of Main Street SE Closure [PDF]

Exceptions and Conditions

  • Emergency vehicles will be allowed on closed sections of parkways and streets at all times.
  • Service, delivery and sanitation vehicles will be allowed on closed sections of parkways and streets as part of their regular operations. Vehicle drivers will be required to move and replace barricades.
  • Access to residential buildings and residential parking facilities on closed sections of parkways and streets will be maintained.
  • Intermittent construction vehicle access related to the Water Works project will be allowed. Water Works is under construction near Stone Arch Bridge on West River Parkway.

Social Distancing

The Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control offer the following guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19:

  • Do not use parks if you feel sick or have symptoms, including fever, body aches, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose and sore throat.
  • Cover your cough with your elbow, don’t cough into your hands.
  • Wash your hands immediately before and after visiting a park or trail.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between you and other people that are not a part of your household.

Stay Updated

Visit minneapolisparks.org/coronavirus for parkway closure updates and other MPRB FAQs, including facility closings and activity cancellations. Receive timely email updates by visiting minneapolisparks.org/subscribe, entering your email and selecting the “COVID-19” topic in the “News Updates” section.

Get outside, but be safe and practice social distancing

We know you are going stir crazy, and we encourage you to get outside, but please be safe and respectful of your fellow neighbors. Practice social distancing in public parks and trails. Be well everyone!


 

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s (MPRB) priority is the health and safety of our park visitors and employees. The MPRB is actively monitoring and responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 in partnership with the Minneapolis Health Department, Minneapolis Office of Emergency Management, and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), which is leading the statewide response to COVID-19.  MPRB leadership staff are discussing COVID-19 daily and determining strategies related to COVID-19 impacts to the MPRB, the public we serve, and our employees.

Additional local, state and national resources and recommendations are available on their COVID-19 webpages:

 

Restaurants and Coffee Shops Open for Business

For those who are able, it is vital that you continue to support local retail and dining operations. To help you, help the local business community, we’ve begun compiling a list of local restaurants and coffee shops that are open for delivery and take-out and need your support.  If you notice something missing, please let us know at info@thedmna.org.

 

Bacon Social House 9am-4pm [OPEN]
700 S 3rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
https://www.baconsocialhouse.com/location/bacon-social-house-minneapolis/

Caribou Coffee (Washington Ave & 5th Ave S) [OPEN]
509 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Beginning March 24th: Mon-Fri 5:30 am-6:00 pm, Sat 6 am-6 pm, Sun 6 am-5 pm

Collins Restaurant and Café’ (at Parkside Building, Elliot Park) [OPEN, CARRYOUT ONLY]
825 S 8th Street #L108
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm

Crooked Pint Ale House [OPEN]
501 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
https://www.crookedpint.com/
Online Ordering: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm

D’Brian’s Kitchen and Catering (#4-Wells Fargo DTE Skyway) [Closed through April 10]
Delivery Fees Waived, Minimum Order $25
Hours: 7am-2pm
Phone: 612-338-2951
600 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
https://dbrians.com/order-now/skyway-downtown-east/

Einstein Brothers (Wells Fargo Skyway) [OPEN until 1 pm]
550 S 4th St Suite 230, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 333-9088
Hours: 6 am-1 pm Monday-Friday

Finnegan’s Brew Co. [OPEN]
817 S 5th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 454-0615
Curbside pickup is available Monday-Friday: 3-6 pm: Growlers, 750 ml bottles, Merchandise

Jimmy Johns at East End [OPEN]
720 S 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Mon-Thursday-10:30 am-10 am, Friday-Sat 10:30 am-11 pm
(612) 338-7827

Kindi Thai Restaurant [OPEN]
719 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 465-8303
Monday – Friday: 11:30 am-9 pm
Saturday: 11 am-9 pm
Sunday: 3 pm-9 pm

Pog Mahones Pub and Grill [OPEN]
903 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 236-4724
Everyday: Noon-7pm

Sarpino’s Pizzaria [OPEN]
1028 S. Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-455-8385
https://www.gosarpinos.com/pizza-delivery/downtown-minneapolis-sarpinos#!/Info/4
Sunday-Thursday: 10 am-1 pm; Friday-Saturday: 10 am-3 am

Sawatdee (11am-9pm) [OPEN]
607 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 338-6451
https://www.sawatdee.com/

Starbucks at the East End [OPEN]
713 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 383-2274

Starbucks at the Edition [Closed through May 3]
515 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 357-6344

Subway Restaurant (at 701 Building) [OPEN]
701 S 4th Ave Suite 230, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 333-3109
Monday-Friday, 7 am-5 pm

Umbra (at the Canopy Hotel) [OPEN]
708 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 540-7323
11 am-7 pm for take-out
https://umbrampls.com/

Zen Box Izakaya [OPEN]
602 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 332-3936
We are OPEN with a Pay-what-you-can Take Out menu.
Orders are accepted by phone 612-332-3936 or online anytime from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Mon to Fri only. We have GIFTCARDS available online, click here​