St. Paul’s Midway Businesses Still In Flux One Year After Looting, Fires

1 Jun 2021


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been one year since riots, looting and fire damaged hundreds of Twin Cities businesses.

One of the hardest hit areas was the Midway neighborhood in St. Paul, where Jim Stage owns Lloyd’s Pharmacy on Snelling Avenue.

“If people drive by and they’re not here, I understand what you might see but I think there is resolve happening in the background,” Stage said.

He now is feeling some hope after a lot of stress. After looting broke out nearby, he closed his shop early on May 28, 2020.

“I didn’t realize it was going to be as bad as it was. I thought it was going to be back the next day and just go to work but there was no building the next day on the 29th, it was gone,” he said.

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