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Second major business announces closure
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 2/10/2023 4:19:19 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — The Walgreens store located on the border of Minneapolis' Near North and Hawthorne neighborhoods is slated to close later this month, the second major business to announce a departure from north Minneapolis this week. In a statement, a Walgreens spokesperson confirmed that the location at 627 W. Broadway Avenue will close on Feb. 22, 2023. A sign posted at the North Minneapolis initially said the store was closing on March 6. (Snip) On Feb. 6, ALDI confirmed the grocery chain's location in the Jordan neighborhood of North Minneapolis will close on Sunday, Feb. 12. In ALDI's case, the company


These businesses must be expecting another 'summer of love' and want to be long gone by then.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: velirotta 2/10/2023 4:23:23 PM (No. 1399847)
A purely marketing decision? They're lying, of course.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley 2/10/2023 4:26:43 PM (No. 1399848)
What if it turns out the people don’t want to work in high crime stores? You know, the danger. The Dims will have to resort to compulsion to force people to work. A return to their roots.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 2/10/2023 4:51:21 PM (No. 1399871)
No one cares. These people brought it on themselves.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: pugetpower 2/10/2023 5:19:55 PM (No. 1399896)
Always amusing the twisted into a pretzle explanations on why these companies are bailing. Was this area nice at one point and then slowly got bad, or was Walgreens stupid to ever start here?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chillijilli 2/10/2023 5:33:59 PM (No. 1399912)
It appears that business owners are bailing out of crime-ridden areas and it appears that residents like LaTrasha Vetaw will be forced to go shopping in the burbs after the N MPLS business' doors are shut. It's not Walgreens or Aldi that are creating a Pharmacy Famine AND a Food Desert where none existed before. It's crime.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: doctorfixit 2/10/2023 6:24:15 PM (No. 1399939)
Sell MN to Canada for whatever they offer.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: volksford 2/10/2023 6:44:06 PM (No. 1399950)
What better time than black history month a George Floyd close out special
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 2/10/2023 6:53:48 PM (No. 1399954)
Defund da Po Po. See how that works.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JHHolliday 2/10/2023 7:13:45 PM (No. 1399963)
You can’t make money, hire people and serve the community if you are being robbed blind.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: slsusnr 2/10/2023 7:30:20 PM (No. 1399976)
"Changes in buying habits," says Walgreens. Uh-huh. They're probably not buying anything anymore. Just stealing. Not hard to read between the lines.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: PESSIMIST 2/10/2023 7:48:04 PM (No. 1399985)
The council member quoted, Vetaw, is actually a pretty decent woman, for whom I can feel some sympathy. She gained office by ousting a (white) woke who had voted to defund/abolish the city's police department. Vetaw instead insisted North Minneapois needs more police. And made it an core issue.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: HonestDon 2/10/2023 8:13:46 PM (No. 1399989)
Ward 4 residents should keep voting for democrats. That'll help....
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Reply 13 - Posted by: smokincol 2/10/2023 8:49:32 PM (No. 1400006)
using a line from Lou Reed "Walk On The Wild Side" - "and the colored girls say: do, do do, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot, doot ,doot, dootdodo doo" in other words "who gives a damn"
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JimBob 2/10/2023 8:58:03 PM (No. 1400013)
"When faced with the difficult decision to close a particular location, several factors are taken into account, including our existing footprint of stores and dynamics of the local market, and changes in the buying habits of our patients and customers." In other words, too many of the people coming in to the store are taking the 'Five Finger Discount" and the store is losing money. If the store was making money, Walgreens would keep it open. Regarding ALDI, wait and see if they acquire land and build a store in the immediate area..... or move to where the ratio of honest customers to thieves is more favorable and the store can turn a profit. Bottom line: Culture Counts, and Urban Thug Culture is fatal for business.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Maggie2u 2/10/2023 10:02:20 PM (No. 1400038)
FTA...'With ALDI and Walgreens set to close, residents in the area will be left with only one major grocery chain and pharmacy to buy from in North Minneapolis, the Cub Foods at 701 W. Broadway Avenue.' That remaining store should put a sign up saying to take a number and stand in line if you're here to rob us. Right?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: paral04 2/10/2023 10:24:55 PM (No. 1400049)
So what are the glorious left-wing leaders going to do to restore law and order in that city?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Heraclitus 2/10/2023 11:05:40 PM (No. 1400066)
And this is how certain areas become "deserts": food deserts, pharmacy deserts, discount department store deserts. Rapidly the streets are wilder and riotous. Breakdown of law and order creates conditions for catastrophic financial loss, but also the loss of sense of safety and security, and sooner or later businesses begin to implode; sometimes they're just burned to the ground. Nihilistic thugs rule. Once the entropic conditions prevail, it's the end of the city, community, and it weakens the nation, and the populace sinks into depression and cavernous hopelessness.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 2/11/2023 1:18:47 AM (No. 1400108)
Reap what you sow. Zero sympathy for the crime lovers in the community and the people that they elected to help criminals succeed. Enjoy the suck.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: SALady 2/11/2023 4:17:16 AM (No. 1400142)
When I was a kid in the 1970's, a giant Globe store opened in my hometown -- in a high minority area. Globes were large department stores (like K-Mart and Wal-Mart). It was a really big store, and both Globe and city officials bragged about the store for serving the "underserved" minority community. Within less than a year, the blatant theft and vandalism of that Globe store made it pretty much un-shoppable for most people. Most whites, and a lot of blacks, were scared to go there even during the middle of the day in broad daylight. It lasted less than 18 months, and that was probably 12 months longer than it should have, but Globe didn't want to be accused of being racist by closing it sooner. I can't remember what their excuse was, but it was gone. The building sat vacant for years (since everybody else learned their lesson and no other retail store would touch that location), until the city took the property and buildings for unpaid property taxes and still uses it for office space today. With making poor decisions like that, I can understand why Globe stores went out of business in 1978 (with the exception of one in McAllen Texas that lasted until 1999).
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Reply 20 - Posted by: 5 handicap 2/11/2023 7:14:59 AM (No. 1400188)
#6, If they'll take it we oughta throw in all New England as a bonus!
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