March 29, 2021

Retailers

Mpls. skyway retailers in limbo: ‘It’s been absolute devastation’

For nearly 30 years, downtown Minneapolis workers have wended their way through the skyways at lunchtime to grab Chicago-style hot dogs at Walkin’ Dog.

Just over a year after most downtown office workers began working from home, Walkin’ Dog is the only spot still open on the first-floor food court of Northstar Center. And owner Dave Magnuson misses his customers.

“I’ve taken to writing down descriptions of people I no longer see,” he said.

He’s filled a sheet with dozens of customers that he knows by name, job, order or physical attribute — Chocolate Shake Richard, Loading Dock Larry, Mike

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Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

UPS said weather could cause delays in areas not directly hit by the storms. Packages may take longer to get from one place to another, and many delivery services move goods through big sorting hubs in the middle of the country to serve both the East and West Coasts. UPS’s main air hub is in Louisville, Ky., and it also has a hub in Dallas, for example.

The winter storm prompted the United States Postal Service to close post offices, processing hubs and other facilities in Texas, Alabama and Mississippi, according to its website.

The storm has also affected Amazon,

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