Dylan Thomas

City supports businesses impacted by bridge collapse


Key North owners Gwen Engelbert and Katie Greene have seen a lot more vehicles passing their East Hennepin Avenue storefront this fall.

That additional exposure might benefit the specialty clothing shop and other East Bank businesses — if anyone ever stopped to shop, that is.

Traffic detours around the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge bring more Downtown commuters past the shops and restaurants north and south of the city core. But traffic is so tangled during the morning and evening rush hours few want to get out of their cars, business owners report.


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