Minneapolis voters will now have a say on a controversial liquor law in the city. In November, voters will decide on whether or not to repeal the 70/30 law. The 1997 city charter amendment was originally put in place to try to prevent restaurants that sold liquor from becoming neighborhood trouble spots.
Some Minneapolis restaurants are pushing to change their liquor laws. The problem is, the laws are tied to the city charter, so it’ll take a referendum to do it.
No one at Haskell’s in downtown Minneapolis or at The Four Firkins in St. Louis Park expected Minnesota’s liquor laws to change Tuesday.