January means a time to cut back for many Americans, and that usually means fewer comfort meals, less alcohol, and stricter spending habits. For restaurant owners, this often means a season of low sales. Thanks to the brutalizing of the pandemic, the already hurting industry faces no easy decisions for early winter 2021. Many area restaurants have announced temporary closures to ride out the depth of winter in hopes that Valentine’s Day and spring will mean more robust sales on the other side.
These are the restaurants that have announced temporary closures for winter.
Colita has moved all takeout operations to Martina
Butter Bakery – reopening January 11
Side Bar by Surdyk’s
Stewarts – reopening January 10.
French Meadow, St. Paul location only