The City of Minneapolis has released guidance for restaurants, bars and other businesses in anticipation of the governor’s order allowing limited outdoor dining and personal services businesses to open at a limited capacity June 1.

The guidance is part of the City’s framework to move through and emerge from the pandemic. Mayor Jacob Frey has issued an emergency regulation, which includes several measures to allow for greater use of outdoor space and will also waive fees associated with the expansions.

The City of Minneapolis has streamlined the permission process for restaurants and bars interested in expanding their outdoor dining venues. Businesses can apply for a temporary expansion of premises permit to allow for outdoor dining in an adjacent parking lot, parking spaces and available green space.

The City is also holding webinars this week for businesses as they prepare to open:

For more information on the City’s guidance for businesses, visit the City’s website.