Another Minneapolis company scraps Calhoun name

Some companies have done so since George Floyd died on May 25.
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Noodles and Company at Excelsior Boulevard and Lake Street in Minneapolis. 

Noodles and Company at Excelsior Boulevard and Lake Street in Minneapolis. 

Noodles and Company this week dropped the name Calhoun from its location near Bde Maka Ska. 

The location was called "Calhoun," but it is now be called "Excelsior Bvld at Lake," according to a tweet from Noodles, which said it made the change on June 29. 

Noodles and Company's website now reflects the name change.

A screengrab of Noodles' website on Wednesday. 

A screengrab of Noodles' website on Wednesday. 

The 3040 Excelsior Blvd. at Lake Street location in Minneapolis took its former name from the nearby Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) and the plaza in which it's located (Calhoun Commons).

The lake was previously named for John C. Calhoun, the former vice president and senator who was a supporter of slavery and while secretary of war formulated a failed plan to deport Native Americans west of the Mississippi River.

The change in the name comes as others in the area are dropping the name of the white supremacist in the wake of George Floyd's death on May 25. Calhoun Square in Uptown decided to drop the name, and Calhoun Beach Club, across the street from Bde Maka Ska, said it is changing its name to something to be announced later, but without the word Calhoun. 

It also follows a much-publicized name change for Lake Calhoun to its original Dakota name. This change was affirmed in a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision. 

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