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Shanghai Bistro owner said city alcohol fees were behind closure

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A restaurant once hopping with live music and Asian food lovers said goodbye to its CityWalk location because liquor license fees were too high.


Shanghai Bistro owner Henry Chan said he chose not to renew his liquor license when it expired in April and chose to re-locate to Stillwater.

"One of the biggest reasons we moved: it's $10,000 for liquor licensing," he said. "It's cheaper in downtown Minneapolis."

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.