Target reopens store on Lake Street in Minneapolis

Target on Lake Street in Minneapolis reopened Wednesday.

Target announced its store on Lake Street in Minneapolis, which was significantly damaged during the riots over the summer, officially reopened on Wednesday.

During the unrest that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May 2020, crowds set fire to the Minneapolis Police Department Third Precinct. Groups also looted and damaged nearby stores, including Target and Cub Foods on Lake Street. In the weeks that followed, community members cleaned up the stores and, with the help of the stores, set up temporary spaces for residents to pick up necessities.

Target made some changes to the layout during the rebuild, including an additional entrance, a more accessible pharmacy, and a larger food and beverage section.

Noor Companies, a Minneapolis-based business, served as the general contractor for the Lake Street store.