MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials say at least one north Minneapolis business closed Wednesday after the ruling came down that two Minneapolis police officers won’t face charges in the shooting death of Jamar Clark.
The Cub Foods at 701 West Broadway Avenue is closed for the night and will reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday. Shopping carts were placed in front of the main doors to prevent customers from entering. A sign on the door originally said the closure was due to a malfunction with the store’s cash registers.
But a company spokesperson said it’s in response to the ruling on Clark’s death.
“The Cub Foods Broadway location has made the decision to temporarily close because many store employees were upset following today’s announcement regarding Jamar Clark. Out of respect to our employees, we are allowing them time to go home to be with family and friends. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers and the community,” Jeff Swanson with Cub Foods said in a statement.
He confirmed that the store plans on being back open Thursday morning.