“I’m staying for the community. I’m staying for the love of the people.”
- Gloria Wong
- Owner / Sunrise Plaza + Century Plaza
“I will not quit until I know I can’t go on anymore.”
- Wonneda Hing
- Owner / Universal Hair Design
“It was great before, but we can make Lake Street even better.”
- Fidencio Cruz
- Owner / Maria’s Restaurante
- Lake Street
“I’m an entrepreneur. I don’t believe in failure. I’ll make it happen.”
- K.B. Brown
- Owner / Wolfpack Promotions
- West Broadway
The civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd led to a range of destruction across key cultural
corridors, including Lake Street and West Broadway in Minneapolis and University Avenue in St. Paul.
It could take decades to recover from this kind of damage.
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL CAN BE DIFFERENT
The physical restoration of these corridors can be a symbol of what’s possible as we
address deeper issues of systemic racism and racial inequity in our communities.
MUCH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE
Approximately 350+ businesses assisted. $15M estimated spent by multiple organizations.
THERE IS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
A brighter future is possible with the help of a broad collective of organizations and individuals.
NOW IS THE TIME
Together, let’s restore, rebuild, and reimagine our communities.
- REIMAGINE FUND
has been established to assist business owners
in the Lake Street, West Broadway, and Midway areas.
CONTACT Russell Betts
Philanthropic Advisor, Minneapolis Foundation