St. Paul businesses closing early?
Posted at 3:23 PM on September 4, 2008
by Molly Bloom
I spoke with Andrea Shackelford at the Caribou Coffee in Town Square (in the skyway) and she told us that they spoke with cops today who recommended that Caribou close early. She says that the police are concerned about the protests scheduled for later this afternoon.
James Lockwood from the Joint Information Center says that no official orders or requests for businesses to close early have been made by the Police Department, but it's possible that officers have had informal conversations with businesses.
TCF Bank, also in the skyway, has closed early. I will update if we find any other businesses doing so. Have you encountered any businesses in downtown St. Paul closing early?
I live in the Airye Condominums at 6th and Jackson. We were notified at about 3:00PM by the on site office manager that the office would close at 3:30 because of the possible protest.
Posted by Dan Hathaway | September 4, 2008 4:06 PM