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MN Small Businesses

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As many of you know, all six Shady's locations were planning on reopening on Monday, May 18th (against the Governor's orders). We received a phone call from the Attorney General's office yesterday, Friday, May 15th, informing us if we were to continue our plans to open and operate our six bars & restaurants, we could be faced with a $25,000 fine per location, per day with no maximum amount of times we could be issued the fine. We, along with countless other MN small businesses, have suffered long enough. Our customers, friends and family have been so supportive; the love shown to us over these past eight weeks with donations, gift cards and take out orders has been tremendous! We thank all of you for that from the bottom of our hearts. We love you all! With that being said, we unfortunately can't survive on just take out orders. We need our business back just like so many others do. This isn't a fight we should HAVE to fight, but it is a fight we are GOING to fight! We are taking a stand to fight for our rights to earn a living, to fight for our employees and their families and to fight for ALL MN SMALL BUSINESSES! In order to do this, we need to raise a minimum of $100,000 for legal fees to bring this to the Supreme Court. We want to ensure that this never, ever happens to any of us again. We want our rights, our freedom and our control back! These are our businesses we have worked so hard to build, we have to fight the fight. Any excess funds we receive will be used to help other small businesses in Minnesota. MN Strong! 

Provided the opportunity to reopen our businesses, we will respect the CDC social distancing guidelines and follow any necessary restrictions. The health and safety of our SHADY's customers, employees and community members is of the utmost importance to us.


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Dawn Fridholm-Nekl
Albany, MN
Rinke Noonan

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