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Make a Reservation at your Favorite Downtown Restaurant

Posted on May 29,2020

Minnesota bars and restaurants are welcoming back patrons for outdoor dining. Guidance from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development requires reservations to be made in advance. When you're ready to dine downtown, here are bars and restaurants accepting outdoor dining reservations.

Tags: Food


Component of Downtown Rochester's Clean and Safe Ambassador Program to Launch July 1

Posted on May 28,2020

Cleaning and sanitation are more important than ever in response to COVID-19. The cleaning component of Downtown Rochester, Minnesota’s Clean and Safe Ambassador Program is set to launch July 1, following the start date postponement of the full program earlier this spring because of COVID-19.

Tags: Clean and Safe


Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Rochester

Posted on May 19,2020

Memorial Day weekend is often considered the unofficial start to summer. Take a break from work and usher in this long weekend with these specials and activities from downtown Rochester.

Tags: Entertainment


Announcing the Keep it Local Grant Recipients

Posted on May 18,2020

Fifty-five local businesses are innovating and partnering with other local entities to propel themselves into a world beyond COVID-19. With gracious financial contributions from the City of Rochester and Destination Medical Center, the Keep it Local, COVID-19 Innovators Grant program distributed $100,000 among these businesses to collaborate on new technology or business models in response to COVID-19.

Tags: Community Spotlight | Lifestyle


Downtown Quarterly Stakeholder Update - May 2020

Posted on May 15,2020

The Rochester Downtown Alliance went online to host its first virtual Downtown Quarterly Update May 13. Similar to the in-person format, these types of meetings are an opportunity to bring important messages about downtown development and resources to our stakeholders in a fast-paced and (hopefully) fun way. Hear from the people whose organizations and work impacts downtown every day in the video here.

Tags: Events


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