Skip to main content
Publish date:

Coronavirus: Billy's on Grand will close for winter

The restaurant is among a growing list of eateries to close for the winter months.

Another restaurant will temporarily close for winter amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Billy's on Grand in St. Paul announced on Facebook Wednesday that Saturday, Oct. 31, would be the last day the restaurant will be open for the season. 

"In an effort to protect the business, recover as much as possible, and to try to create longevity for the classic Grand Ave. institution that is Billy’s, we’ve made the difficult decision to close Billy’s for the winter," the post says. 

The restaurant says it's been "doing our best" to keep the doors open, keep staff employed and keep guests happy, noting a lot has happened this year with a change of ownership and the pandemic. 

"On top of a worldwide pandemic, we’ve dealt with unique challenges in our neighborhood late at night, and despite our vigilant efforts to seek help from the city, we were denied additional support which cost us dearly," the post said, without providing additional details. 

Bring Me The News has reached out to Billy's on Grand for additional comment. 

Billy's decision to close for the winter joins a growing list of other local restaurants who've made the decision to temporarily close for the winter months in hopes of surviving the pandemic. This comes as others are getting creative with outdoor space in hopes of continuing to serve customers outside in the cold, where many feel more comfortable. 

Meanwhile, some restaurants have been forced to close for good due to the pandemic. Here's a running list

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win

With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.

Gopher Basketball / R.J. Stephens

Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0

Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.

ambulance

Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home

The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.

Biden Minnesota visit stream screengrab - 11.30.31

What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday

The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.

Grand Marais

Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic

The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.

Waits family screengrab CNN

Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair

An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.

Pixabay - school - classroom

St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress

The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.

Fardoussa Abdillahi

Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster

The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.

ambulance

1 dead in crash at Lake Street intersection in south Minneapolis

There have been 465 deaths on Minnesota roads this year, according to the state's traffic division.

robbery

St. Paul restaurateur's businesses burglarized a 6th time

The owner of The Gnome and Hope Breakfast Bar is asking politicians to help St. Paul business owners.

North Memorial Air Care

Teen suffers life-threatening injuries in head-on crash in southern MN

The 18-year-old was airlifted to a Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester.

foo fighters grohl mr rossi wikimedia

Foo Fighters abruptly cancel Gophers stadium show hours after announcing it

The band is looking for a new venue because of a disagreement over COVID protocols.

Related

closed

More restaurants have closed amid the coronavirus pandemic

Add this Apple Valley and St. Paul restaurant to the list of closures.

Lord Fletcher's

Lord Fletcher's closing earlier than planned due to COVID-19 cases among staff

The original plan was to close for the winter starting in October.

Lord Fletcher's

Lord Fletcher's announces it will close in October for the winter

It follows a similar step being taken by Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis.

wa frost

St. Paul restaurant finds unique way to support competitors without patios

It'll serve cold plates and have people order main dishes from nearby eateries to take home and enjoy.

WA Frost windows

COVID-19: W.A. Frost will open windows in winter to reduce virus threat

"We can offer people a safe way to escape house confinement and enjoy a few hours in a pleasant environment."

chino latino

After 20 years, Chino Latino closes in Uptown

The Asian-fusion restaurant closed for good Monday, citing the pandemic and changing neighborhood.

mccormick and schmick's

McCormick and Schmick's Minneapolis location is closed for good

It's the latest restaurant to close since the pandemic started.