Last Friday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that they had come to a settlement with two bars they sued for violating a previous mandate from the state.
The bar, along with Cork in Anoka, was sued by Ellison's Office in December of last year after they failed to comply with Governor Walz's Executive Order 20-99, banning indoor dining at bars and restaurants.
Unlike Cork, Neighbors on the Rum will not face any liquor license suspension if they continue to comply with current and future executive orders. The office says they did not file for a temporary restraining order against Neighbors on the Rum because it voluntarily complied with the executive order upon being sued.
Cork will be facing a 15-day liquor license suspension. The news release said Cork's license expired on January 1, 2021, but they haven't taken any steps to renew it. The suspension will begin once the new license is approved.
If either establishment violates future orders, they are liable for a civil penalty of $25,000 to the State of Minnesota, according to Ellison's Office.