MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Wayzata BrewWorks in Wayzata has announced it will be closing after nearly five years of operation, citing the “unnecessary financial hardship” caused by the state’s COVID-19 restrictions.
On Tuesday, the brewery said it will close immediately, despite not having any COVID-19 case traced to its establishment.READ MORE: St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter Set To Tackle Ambitious Social Agenda In Second Term
“We are now faced with a second shut down imposed by Governor Walz, a shutdown that doesn’t involve any sustainable relief from the Governor in order to help alleviate the economic calamity brought to our industry as a result of his decision,” the brewery said in a statement. “We have many thoughts around the Governor’s actions; we will leave it at this; Until the governor and others making the decisions around shutdowns and restrictions are personally financially affected by those decisions, those decisions will continue to cause unnecessary financial hardship.”READ MORE: Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary: St. Paul Vet Witnessed Attack Firsthand
The brewery opened along Lake Minnetonka in April 2015.MORE NEWS: U.S. Women's Hockey Team Prepping In Minnesota For Beijing Olympics
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