More Hudson restaurants reopen, campaign to help rebuild Midtown

After the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in mid-May that overturned the state’s “Safer at Home” order, Hudson restaurants continue to reopen their dining rooms.


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Some of the latest to reopen:

Barker’s and San Pedro Cafe owner Pete Foster said he, like several downtown Hudson restaurants, are following recommended guidelines from the CDC, St. Croix County Health Department and Wisconsin Restaurant Association. That includes tables spaced six feet or more apart, reducing capacity.

“While there are no limits on capacity (in Wisconsin currently), with social distancing, we’re down to 50 to 60 percent,” he said.

Foster said while dine-in service has started up again, he expects there to still be a strong pickup and delivery operation, which has amped up during the coronavirus pandemic.

REBUILDING MIDTOWN

A pop-up food collection and food shelf to feed the community held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Midtown Global Market. The Lake Street market and area businesses suffered damages amid unrest after George Floyd’s death. (Photo Courtesy of Neighborhood Development Center)

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Midtown Global Market to repair damages following unrest after the death of George Floyd. Funds will go toward repairing and rebuilding the Lake Street market and cultural center housing 45 independently owned restaurants, retailers and other small businesses. To donate or for more information, visit “Midtown Global Market Mend” at gofundme.com/f/midtown-global-market.

CLOSINGS

Fig + Farro, the plant-based restaurant in Uptown Minneapolis with an environmentally conscious mission, closed May 31.

“It’s with deep sadness that we are announcing we’ll be closing our restaurant permanently. With uncertainty of when we can reopen our dining room safely, we have decided to turn our mission of food and climate into a foundation,” “Fig + Farro founder Michelle Courtright stated in a news release. “More to come on this in the coming weeks…Thanks for your support over the years.”

Fig + Farro in Calhoun Square was known for its plant-based comfort food with global influences. In 2019, Forbes Magazine named the spot one of its “Top 50 Vegetarian Restaurants in America.”  In addition to serving up plant-based foods as part of its mission to fight climate change, Fig + Farro donated one tree for every customer. Since December 2018, more than 71,000 trees have been planted through the restaurant and its program partner, Trees For The Future.


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