Many Minneapolis Retailers That Closed Because Of The Unrest After George Floyd’s Death Are Now Reopening

Retail outlets throughout the Twin Cities have begun to slowly reopen this week after many temporarily shut their doors in the wake of violence that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Many stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul were damaged as rioters looted, smashed windows or painted graffiti on buildings. Others closed as a precaution. Over recent days, customers have had to guess which stores have reopened, with many retailers choosing to limit their hours or close completely out of an abundance of caution after hundreds of businesses in Minneapolis and St. Paul were vandalized, looted or had doors and windows smashed in the chaos following Floyd’s death. Minneapolis-based Target, which has had a handful of its local stores damaged or looted in recent days, has reopened most of its stores in the Twin Cities area, including the St. Paul Midway store, and it anticipates most other stores will open in the next couple of days, a company spokesman said Thursday. Read more at Star Tribune.