MSP Restaurant Update: What's Now and What's Next?

It hit me that this Saturday will mark four weeks since Mike Brown called into my radio show to tell us they would not be opening Travail 3.0 as planned. And that they had to lay off their team. One month ago. Seems like a hundred years. Like so many others, I’ll never forget that week. 

NOW

Where have we come in these four weeks? I think, far. Restaurants were forced to make the decision to pivot to takeout or remain closed. Some, like Travail/Pig Ate My Pizza and Mucci’s went suddenly into the takeout business with fervor and drive, putting the full force of their personalities behind this new-to-them endeavor. 

Others had hiccups. Of course it had to do with the fact that some restaurants were never built to do curbside or mass delivery, like Revival, but it also had to do with the amazing outpouring of support from

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