March 29, 2021


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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