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Black-Owned Businesses At George Floyd Square Beg For Help Amid - Spiking Crime, Nosediving Revenue

Posted: Apr 25th, 2021 - 6:55 am

The black-owned businesses near the intersection where George Floyd died last May are pleading for help after suffering from plummeting revenue and skyrocketing crime.

Black-owned establishments near the corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, which once thrived, have had to resort to a GoFundMe page after police have abandoned the area, which has since become “a dangerous autonomous zone that has seen crime spike and business evaporate,” according to the New York Post.

“38th and Chicago, recently renamed George Floyd Square, has always been home to some of Minnesota’s most burgeoning Black businesses,” the GoFundMe page reads. “This intersection has been home to a thriving Black, community and cultural corridor. However, since May 25th, its reputation has evolved and will now forever be connected to the memory of George Perry Floyd Jr. and the subsequent destruction of our city that followed.”

“In the fight for justice we must not forget the fight of economic justice of (a) once-thriving community,” the page added. “We business owners know that the fight for justice doesn’t just include justice from the legal system, we must also include justice for business impacted.”

“The city left me in danger,” the owner of the Smoke In The Pit restaurant told the Post on Thursday, who asked to be identified as Alexander W. out of fear of retribution. “They locked us up on here and left us behind.”


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