After the killing of George Floyd, people took to the streets. Protests gave way to civil unrest, and many buildings — including small, minority- and immigrant-owned businesses and organizations — were left damaged or destroyed.
More than 1,500 buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul suffered damage during the days of looting and burning, according to a Star Tribune analysis.
Community members have joined forces to start the long rebuilding process. But will customers return to the businesses that made Lake Street in Minneapolis a vibrant business district?
MPR News host Angela Davis talks with community stakeholders about rebuilding, reopening and returning to Minneapolis.
David Wellington is a commercial real estate developer. Some of his company’s Lake Street properties were damaged and destroyed.
Use the audio player above to listen to the program.
Gain a Better Understanding of Today
MPR News is not just a listener supported source of information, it's a resource where listeners are supported. We take you beyond the headlines to the world we share in Minnesota. Become a sustainer today to fuel MPR News all year long.