As the November elections approach, local restaurateurs and concerned citizens are ever more vocal about a rule they'd like to see abolished.
The onerous 70-30 rule requires that restaurants in residential areas earn at least 70 percent of their revenue from food sales and no more than 30 percent from alcohol. Voters will decide for themselves in a few short weeks, by answering yes or no on ballot question 2: "Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove mandatory food to wine and beer sales ratios?"
In addition to yard signs blazoned with the "Yes On 2" logo, Citizens for a Modern Minneapolis has recruited local musicians to help spread the word -- resulting in this adorable and slightly cheesy video starring Jeremy Messersmith, members of Rogue Valley, and John Munson. Did they write a little song to help you remember to vote "Yes On 2"? You bet they did.More »