Metro Transit suspends service, businesses closing as looting spreads

George Floyd protests are spreading across the Twin Cities.
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As demonstrations following George Floyd's death continue across the Twin Cities, businesses are closing over concerns of more rioting and looting. 

Businesses in the Twin Cities are boarding up in the wake of Wednesday night's protests and riots that led to fires and looting at dozens of businesses. (Get the latest updates from the fallout of Floyd's death in our live blog here.) 

Meanwhile, police in other cities are encouraging people to avoid retail areas. 

Here's a list of some of the businesses that are closing, altering service or are considering doing so amid the protests:

Metro Transit: 

The public transit agency tweeted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday that "out of concern for the safety of riders and employees" it is suspended bus and light rail service starting at 4 p.m. Thursday through "at least the rest of Thursday." Airport shuttle and Northstar trips will be operating, and Metro Transit plans to post another update on social media by 10 p.m. 

SouthWest Transit: 

United States Postal Service: 

According to KSTP, the USPS is suspending services and mail delivery through its Powderhorn, Minnehaha and Lake Street locations.

Rosedale Center:

Midtown Global Market: 

Blue Plate Restaurant Group: 

The restaurant group is closing all of its Minneapolis restaurants "for the safety of our employees" on Thursday, a Facebook post says. The restaurants that will be closed include The Freehouse, The Lowry and Longfellow Grill. 

Cub Foods in White Bear Lake: 

Minnesota State Capitol:

Brit's Pub:

Target in downtown Minneapolis: 

Floyd died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for minutes while he was handcuffed near Chicago and 38th in south Minneapolis. The four officers at the scene have been fired, but as of Thursday afternoon, they hadn't been charged despite calls from Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and others to arrest them.

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