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Grant money at work in Minot

Jerome Lundeen, Minot

Due to COVID-19, I had to shut down my restaurant, Bones BBQ, in Minot during the first part of year. With so many unknowns at the time, this was done out of an abundance of caution for our staff and patrons.

We were thankful when the Governor allowed us to reopen at half capacity. To accommodate North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines and allow for social distancing, we decided to build an outdoor patio. So far, it’s worked well for my business. Thanks to the North Dakota Economic Resiliency Grant, we’re able to provide confidence to our customers that they can go out again, enjoy a good meal and feel comfortable knowing they are in a safe environment. We’re doing what we can to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 through our new patio.

I believe small business is the backbone of this country, so I appreciate the help of the Governor, the Department of Commerce and especially the citizens of Minot for supporting small businesses like Bones BBQ during this pandemic. We’re excited to welcome our customers back to our restaurant again.

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