A Letter From Lynn Gordon - Temporary Grand Ave. Closing
To our valued customers and friends, We hope you are all safe, and doing as well as possible during these trying times in our world. We are grateful and appreciate your encouraging notes, posts, and ongoing support in ordering our organic, made-from-scratch meals for pickup and delivery during the emergency state restrictions on dine-in service.
Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in the community, and some staff at our St. Paul/Grand Avenue location testing positive, and our beloved manager there diagnosed with pneumonia related to COVID, we’ve decided to close our Grand Avenue location until December 19th, 2020, the date our Governor Tim Walz has designated for resumption of on-premises restaurant dining.
We are resolved to survive, and make it through the winter, keeping financial losses at a minimum. Our survival is critical not only for our many employees, but for the many local and independent farmers, producers, and suppliers who depend on our orders to stay afloat during the pandemic. Our great team envisions embracing spring with the hope of a full 100% seating inside our cafes, and on our patios at both locations. We have faith that our community support will guide us forward. With Gratitude, Lynn Gordon
Founder & President, French Meadow Bakery & Cafe Bluestem Bar