In an unprecedented move, St. Michael’s Dunn Bos coffee shop will become a drive-thru only operation, an attempt to protect both employees and customers amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Additionally, the St. Michael business will team with Westbridge Community Church to provide lunches to kids in need while St. Michael-Albertville schools are dismissed through March to contain the novel coronavirus.
Those lunches will be available for pick up at the Westbridge Church Parking lot, located on Frankfort Parkway, just east of the St. Michael Catholic Church.
Here’s the letter from business owners to the STMA community:
Dear STMA Community,
We take great pride in providing a safe, clean and comfortable gathering place to everyone that walks through our doors and visits us in our drive-thru – this includes not only our guests, but team members as well.
In response to the current COVID-19 situation and recent school closing announcement throughout Minnesota, we have decided to make the following temporary operating changes to our location beginning Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 29th to help mitigate any unnecessary exposure:
• We will become a drive-thru only location. Our inside ordering, gathering and dining option will be closed, including use of our conference room
• We will suspend filling any reusable cups or travel mugs
Our operating hours will not be changing during this time period. We will continue to be open 6am – 8pm Monday through Friday and 7am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.
We also realize that the value of a business is based upon its ability to serve the local community. We understand the nutritional impact school closings can have on our youth and as such, are partnering with Westbridge Community Church to offer free lunches for any child Monday through Friday between 11am and 1pm, no questions asked. These lunches will be available for pick-up in the Westbridge Community Church parking lot. This lunch includes:
• ½ sandwich: turkey or ham, and cheddar cheese
• One side: chips, fruit or string cheese
• Beverage: cup of milk or water
While we expect these temporary changes to strain our speed of service in the drive-thru, we ask that you please have patience during this extraordinary time. We will continue to work as hard as possible to ensure a positive experience and look forward to continuing to serve you!
The Dunn Brothers Coffee St. Michael Team