Billy’s on Grand, 857 Grand Ave., is requesting noise variances in order to have amplified music during a handful of outdoor events this summer. The Summit Hill Association (SHA) will hold a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, to review the requests with neighbors. The link is at

The proposed events include celebrating what was being called Grand Days on June 5, Juneteenth on June 19, Freedom Day on July 2, a food truck event on July 23 and Kids’ Day on August 20.

A previous request to extend alcohol service into its parking lot for each of these events has been withdrawn.

Billy’s request for city liquor and entertainment licenses is still pending. The business is operating under licenses held by the previous owner, as is city practice when a business changes hands. The city’s Department of Safety and Inspections has not announced a hearing date. The request will eventually go to the Saint Paul City Council for action.

SHA recommended in April that Billy’s not be allowed to stay open until 2 a.m., citing neighborhood concerns about patron behavior and problems in the surrounding neighborhood.


— Jane McClure


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