Listen: Kmart on Lake Street
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In the 1970s the City of Minneapolis blocked off Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street to make room for a K-mart store. It seemed like a good idea at the time as a way of getting rid of an area full of what many considered sleazy businesses. Now city officials and neighborhood activists want to stitch Nicollet back together so the entire avenue can share in urban renewal.

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