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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 [View all]

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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