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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 12:04 AM

St. Paul institutions Mickey's, Grand Ole Creamery, Sakura launch GoFundMe pages to stay afloat

In the food world, it used to be that crowdfunding campaigns — in which the public can donate money to support a cause — were geared primarily toward launching a restaurant concept.

But amid a pandemic and yet another extended shutdown of restaurants, many restaurants, even veteran ones, are trying to keep afloat. As a result, staff members and supporters are using crowdfunding sites to seek the public’s healthy in keeping their favorite spots up and running, including popular St. Paul institutions:

Mickey’s Diner, the iconic box car diner that had been open 24-7 in downtown St. Paul until the pandemic hit, has set up a GoFundMe campaign that is generating a lot of traffic. So much traffic, in fact, that the funding campaign has exceeded its $50,000 goal. Contributions have continued to pour in and, at last glance, more than $66,000 has been raised.

“The pandemic, long stretches without indoor dining, downtown attractions, and events, have left historic Mickey’s Diner struggling to keep the ember glowing. Mickey’s took the pandemic seriously and suspended 24/7 service for the first time in its 80-year history. Please consider supporting the continuing efforts of this local, national and historic landmark to keep its sign glowing over St Paul now and for the future,” wrote the page organizer/Mickey’s Diner supporter.

Read more: https://www.twincities.com/2021/01/04/st-paul-institutions-mickeys-grand-ole-creamery-launch-gofundme-pages-to-stay-afloat/

Note: I do not have any financial interest in any of the businesses mentioned in this article.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 12:22 AM

1. I've been to Mickey's

I hope these places are able to stay in business. A lot won't make it.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 04:46 PM

2. I've been to all three

Worked downtown for many years: Sakura is especially dear to me (patron since they were next to the Garrick Ramp), Mickey's is where my daughter had her junior prom pictures taken.

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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 06:47 PM

3. Well they will be open starting Monday Jan 11, thanks to Walz's yet another ill-timed move

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2021/01/07/latest-on-covid19-in-mn
Positivity rate is 10+% (7 day moving average), but who the fuck cares. Life sucks and then you die, we're all going to get it anyway. FREEDOM! CONSTITUTION!

Daily new cases, 7 day moving average are way above the peak levels of spring and September that were so concerning back then, but hey, we've adjusted, it's just a matter of having a good attitude about these things. And not being scaredy cats who live in their mom's basement, right? We're all rugged he-men and women of the north woods, right?

We were number 1 in the entire U.S. in late November for per capita daily new infections (7 day moving average), why not again? Most of us are still here, so what's so bad about that? Maybe we should be proud of that, right?

Everything will be fine because we're getting vaccinated, right? I realize the below is talking about 28% of formerly infected people with such low antibodies that they could get reinfected again (after just 60 days), but why would vaccination work better at producing and maintaining antibody levels for more than 2 months than actually being infected? But it's "just a scientific study". FREEDOM! CONSTITUTION!

https://kstp.com/news/new-cdc-study-raises-concern-regarding-covid-19-immunity-after-infection-/5969395/
STUDY: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6947a2.htm
New CDC study raises concern regarding COVID-19 immunity after infection, KSTP 1/6/21

People who have recovered from COVID-19 may not have 90 days of immunity, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The researchers found 94% of the participants experienced a decline in antibodies by the time of the second test and 28% experienced a significant decline.

"The 28% had such a large drop in their antibody levels by 60 days, it would be highly unlikely that they would be protected from getting reinfected," explained KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou. "I absolutely think people should let go of the belief that you're safe in terms of being reinfected or reinfecting others just because you've already had COVID-19."

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