Businesses encouraged to call Willmar City Hall for outdoor dining license

Gramentz

(Willmar MN-) Willmar city officials say so-far so-good with outdoor dining which began Monday. Willmar City Administrator Brian Gramentz says the city passed an ordinance last week allowing businesses to use city-owned sidewalks and parking lots for outdoor dining. Gramentz says they just ask businesses to come in, fill out some paper work outlining the dining plan and to add the city to their insurance....

...Businesses need to cordon-off their dining area with ropes or barricades. If they plan on serving alcohol, Gramentz says the city will work with them to extend their liquor license to include outdoor dining. Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt doesn't anticipate any problems...

...Felt says they've haven't ticketed anyone so far...

...Gramentz says he knows of at least 4 businesses that have applied for the free license agreement for outdoor dining. Felt says if you want to report any possible violations of the the governor's executive order, call 1-800-657-3504.

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