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Business Profile: Meseret Ethiopian Restaurant

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Meseret Asfaw, Owner of Meseret Ethiopian Restaurant, worked with the City to renovate her restaurant space.

Meseret Ethiopian Restaurant located at 3867 Minnehaha Avenue is open for business with a range of help from the City of Minneapolis. As business owner, Meseret Asfaw, was building out her new restaurant, she encountered problems and confusion with her contractor and the inspection review process. The City’s Small Business Team coordinated a site visit with multiple City inspectors to provide clarity and resolve issues.

Meseret also received coaching on growing her business through the City's Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP) from program partner African Economic Development Solutions. The City’s 2% Loan and Great Streets Facade Improvement Grant programs helped provide funds for the expansion.

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Last updated Aug 12, 2019

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