Some Uptown Bar Owners Oppose Patio Ordinance

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some bars in Uptown Minneapolis are opposed to a proposed ordinance, that would clamp down on music on the patios.

City Councilwoman Meg Tuthill said she wants it to be a healthy business community as well as a healthy neighborhood.

“If you are a resident in Minneapolis, and you are having a gathering at your house, at 10 p.m. the noise has to shut down, including music, so if the residents have to live by that and they’re not making money, then our patios have to reassess what they are doing,” she said.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

Tuthill also wants to keep better track of how many people are on the patio at any given time.

Eric Allen manages The Herkimer Bar and said it will hurt revenue.

“People move here knowing that they are going to gladly accept these things in this community and embrace them,” he said.

A hearing is scheduled Monday on the ordinance, with the full council to vote on June 17.

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