St. Paul businesses file lawsuit, ask for Central Corridor project to be stopped

The University Avenue Betterment Association says the city isn't doing enough to help them with their struggling businesses -- trapped in the middle of the construction. St. Paul officials say they'll review their programs to help those merchants next month.
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The University Avenue Betterment Association says the city isn't doing enough to help them with their struggling businesses -- trapped in the middle of the construction. St. Paul officials say they'll review their programs to help those merchants next month.

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