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Notice of Public Hearing

All public hearings shall be conducted by telephonic or other electronic means to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.021. The public may watch the live broadcast on Comcast (Channels 14 or 799) or CenturyLink (Channels 8001 or 8501) or live stream on City Council TV.  

DBA: Brother Justus Whiskey Co.         

Purpose:  To gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding the application from Brother Justus Whiskey Co. for an On-Sale Liquor Cocktail Room, Limited Entertainment with Sunday Sales and an Off-Sale Distillery license.  If approved, they intend to offer distilled spirits that are produced on-site and tours of the facility as part of the patron experience. They also have the ability to host private parties without affecting the portion of the cocktail room that is open to the public. Brother Justus Whiskey Co. can seat 94 patrons in the cocktail room and 56 in their outdoor patio. They will be open 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, seven days a week both inside and outside.

Date:  October 20, 2020
Time:  1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter

Applicant's Name (Legal Entity):  Brother Justus Whiskey Co.
Complete Address: 3300 5th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Telephone Number:  TBD
Current License(s):  None
Requested License(s)On-Sale Liquor Cocktail Room, Limited Entertainment with Sunday Sales and Off-Sale Liquor Distillery

Zoning District: I2 / Medium Industrial District
Neighborhood and Ward: Columbia Park Neighborhood / 1
Hours of Operation:  4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for the interior and exterior

Nature of Entertainment: Limited Entertainment:  Entertainment limited to literary readings, story telling, live solo comedians, karaoke, amplified or nonamplified music by a disc jockey or any number of musicians, and group singing by patrons of the establishment, with no patron dancing.  The applicant does not plan to have live entertainment at this time, but would like to have that option in the future,

This application is subject to final approval of all ordinance requirements which may include zoning, health, criminal background, and financial reviews.  You are invited to express your opinions and/or submit such in writing by contacting Inspector Kristina Stichter at 612-673-2593.  If you would like to participate in the public hearing by telephone, instructions are on the City Clerk’s website.

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact the Licenses and Consumer Services Division at 612-673-2080.  People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service by calling 311 or 612-673-3000.  TTY users call 612-673-2157.


Last updated Sep 28, 2020



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