The Lake Street Target that was looted and badly damaged during riots following the death of George Floyd in late May is expected to reopen within a couple of months.
"We know that local access to essential food, medicine and supplies is critical—which is why we’re working quickly to reopen our doors in mid-November. This will be one of the fastest rebuilds of a Target store ever," said Cephas Williams Jr., group vice president of Target, in a release.
The Target store located across the street from the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct, which was the focal point for civil unrest following Floyd's death, resulting in millions of dollars of damage done to businesses along Lake Street.
The rebuilt Target features a complete overhaul of the building's interior, which is being led by Noor Companies, a Black-woman-owned general contractor and developer, along with Construct Reach, which hires young people and grooms them into the construction industry.
"When we reopen our doors, the Lake Street store will be a place where our guests can discover the joy of everyday life—a place that’s welcoming and hopeful. We’ve expanded our food and beverage section in response to community feedback, built an additional entry next to the light rail to accommodate commuters and added touches inside and outside the store—like landscaping—to create a warm and inspiring place for guests," Williams said.
"Our longer-term commitment is to create a space where the Lake Street community sees itself reflected—from the artwork on the walls to the products on our shelves. We’ll keep listening to you to make sure we get there."
A specific reopening date has not been announced.