'Day Without Immigrants' | Photo: Helen Pang
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - On Thursday, businesses across the country are taking part in a “Day Without Immigrants.” The move is to show the country how important immigrants are to America’s economy and way of life. In St. Paul, many are taking part in a walk to the State Capitol.
Dozens of businesses are closed in Minnesota. The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee lists these businesses as closed.
Panadería San Miguel
Taqueria La Hacienda
Super Mercado Morelia
El Nuevo Rodeo
Gorditas el Gordo
Merlins Rest (will not have kitchen open)
El Chinelo Market
Los Hornos Del Rey
Los Gallos (all 15 locations)
World Street Kitchen
Brasa (Minneapolis location)
Al Vento Hola Arepa
Mesa Pizza (all locations)
Victor's 1959 Cafe
Boca Chica Restaurante y Cantina & Boca Chica Taco House
Tinto Cocina + Cantina
Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
All of Hector Ruiz' restaurants, including La Fresca, Costa Blanca Bistro, Cafe Ena, and Rincon 38
Zen Box Izakaya
All Blue Plate Restaurants, including The Lowry, Mercury Dining Room, The Longfellow Grill, Edina Grill, The Freehouse, 3 Squares, Groveland Tap, Highland Grill, and Bottle Rocket
In addition, staff at all of Kim Bartmann's restaurants (Tiny Diner, Bryant Lake Bowl, Pat's Tap, Barbette, Bearcat) have been issued a letter in both Spanish and English informing them that they may participate in the strike without repercussion at work.