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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:53 AM

 

Minneapolis neighborhoods face food desert after looting closes multiple stores (MPLS Star Tribune)

Minneapolis neighborhoods face food desert after looting closes multiple stores
https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-longfellow-neighborhood-almost-food-desert-after-riots/570928442/

With Cub, Target, two Aldi stores and many small markets damaged by rioting over the past week, Longfellow and about eight other neighborhoods have nearly become a food desert.

“I consider the loss of these businesses devastating,” said Melanie Majors, executive director of the Longfellow Community Council. “Besides just the food, there’s a lack of retail for diapers, formula, household goods, even clothing.”

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Amplifying the problem over the weekend and again on Monday was the fact that Metro Transit was not operating buses or trains. Public transportation will again be shut down on Tuesday.

Sylvester Hudson walked about 40 minutes from Fort Snelling Apartments to the Cub Foods at E. 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue.

It is the only supermarket left in the Longfellow neighborhood along the light-rail line after four other supermarkets closed because of destruction during the protests.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 10:57 AM

1. This is true in all major cities right now. /nt

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 12:11 PM

2. It's just property.

Or so I was told when I said how my family and friends who live in the neighborhood would suffer from the destruction.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 12:15 PM

3. My understanding its the "Boogaloo Bois" plan to decimate black neighborhoods during protest

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