Northlanders use social media to boost business for local bars & restaurants

Laveta Brigham

“The pictures are so fun and very visual. It’s fun showing places people didn’t even know about that have been here for a decade plus,” Running said. “They didn’t know about it and now they do, so they are ordering from there and doing to-go’s. It’s just been a great […]

“The pictures are so fun and very visual. It’s fun showing places people didn’t even know about that have been here for a decade plus,” Running said. “They didn’t know about it and now they do, so they are ordering from there and doing to-go’s. It’s just been a great experience.”

Jason Vincent, the owner of the Boat Club and Vanilla Bean, elaborated on the power of social media during this time.

“I’ve actually gotten lots of orders and lots of feedback from those groups. They’ve been very helpful,” Vincent said.

Vincent added that help is needed now more than ever.

“I think the really shocking thing for a lot of people is when you add up the time that many restaurants have either been closed or had limited service, its 112 days out of 365 days in 2020,” Vincent said. “Almost 1/3 of the entire year, we’ve either been closed or had limited to-go service.”

Nancy Vega, whose family owns Maya Mexican Restaurant, said the online traction has helped them connect to new customers.

“We’ve had a lot of new customers try us out who have seen us or heard of us,” Vega said.

Additionally, Vega said it has helped them build toward future business.

“It’s always great and appreciated that even if somebody is not able to make a purchase, leaving a positive review or sharing posts with family and friends is also a great way to support the small business,” Vega said.

Running said he hopes to see the page continue to grow and lift up local bars and restaurants.

“It’s very positive. These local businesses are getting customers that they might not have before and I think it’s really helping them,” Running said.

Other Facebook pages created to support local  bars and restaurants include the following:

Twin Ports Foodies

Eat, Drink, Shop Duluth

Duluth MN Curbside Food

Two Harbors Guide to Take Out, Delivery and Drive Through

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