Barnesville City Council Cuts Liquor License Fees in Half

Barnesville City Council Cuts Liquor License Fees in Half

November 18, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/18/20)

Barnesville, MN — Bars and restaurants continue to struggle to make ends meet with continued restrictions on capacity and business hours, plus a concerned customer base that feels more comfortable and more safe at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, for those with liquor licenses in the city of Barnesville, the Barnesville City Council approved going forward with an initiative enacted this summer to provide some relief. Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick says they again approved cutting the fee for liquor licenses in half for the 2021 year.

Normally the City of Barnesville charges a fee of $750 for a full liquor license, but now this will drop it to $325 for the upcoming year. Mayor Rick notes that there are four licensed establishments in the city, but one has since closed and not reopened due to the pandemic.