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Signs of the pandemic times: A photo essay

As Minnesotans adjusted to the new realities of these pandemic times, bars, restaurants, and many other businesses  closed their doors this week, per the statewide shutdown of gathering places in attempts to stop the spread of COVID-19. MinnPost took a tour of the marquees and storefronts of the ghost town that is the Twin Cities:

“I assure you we’re not open”: Uptown Theater, Uptown, Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
“I assure you we’re not open”: Uptown Theater, Uptown, Minneapolis

“Stay Safe Gophers #StayHome”: TCF Bank Stadium, University of Minnesota
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
“Stay Safe Gophers #StayHome”: TCF Bank Stadium, University of Minnesota
Hennepin County Medical Center, downtown Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Hennepin County Medical Center, downtown Minneapolis
Sacred Siren Tattoo and Art Parlor, northeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Sacred Siren Tattoo and Art Parlor, northeast Minneapolis
Mickey’s Diner, downtown St. Paul
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Mickey’s Diner, downtown St. Paul

Revival restaurant, south Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Revival restaurant, south Minneapolis
Closed Mall of America, Bloomington
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Closed Mall of America, Bloomington
Walker Library, Uptown, Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Walker Library, Uptown, Minneapolis

Williams Pub, Uptown, Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Williams Pub, Uptown, Minneapolis
Aveda Institute, northeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Aveda Institute, northeast Minneapolis
Allianz Field, St. Paul
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Allianz Field, St. Paul
Salvation Army, downtown St. Paul
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Salvation Army, downtown St. Paul
Liquor Lyle’s, Uptown, Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Liquor Lyle’s, Uptown, Minneapolis
First Avenue, downtown Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
First Avenue, downtown Minneapolis
Apoy Filipino Bistro, south Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Apoy Filipino Bistro, south Minneapolis
Brave New Workshop, downtown Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Brave New Workshop, downtown Minneapolis
Guthrie Theater, downtown Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Guthrie Theater, downtown Minneapolis
Champs Chicken, north Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Champs Chicken, north Minneapolis
The Anchor Fish & Chips, northeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
The Anchor Fish & Chips, northeast Minneapolis
Columbia Heights Public Library, Columbia Heights
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Columbia Heights Public Library, Columbia Heights
Marcy Open School, southeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Marcy Open School, southeast Minneapolis
Holy Land bakery and restaurant, northeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Holy Land bakery and restaurant, northeast Minneapolis
Sabor Latino restaurant, northeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Sabor Latino restaurant, northeast Minneapolis
Ritz Theater, northeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Ritz Theater, northeast Minneapolis
Geneva Discount Furniture, north Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Geneva Discount Furniture, north Minneapolis
Tiger Rose Tattoo, northeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Tiger Rose Tattoo, northeast Minneapolis
“Be clean! Be talented! You can open the door with your feet!”: 331 Club, northeast Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
“Be clean! Be talented! You can open the door with your feet!”: 331 Club, northeast Minneapolis
Painter Park, south Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Painter Park, south Minneapolis
Heights Theater, Columbia Heights
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Heights Theater, Columbia Heights
Parkway Theater, south Minneapolis
MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh
Parkway Theater, south Minneapolis

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Brian Simon on 03/20/2020 - 12:23 pm.

    Thanks Jim. It has echoes of a Sturdevant Stroll.

  2. Submitted by John Ferman on 03/20/2020 - 12:36 pm.

    Why is Hennepin County Health Center closed

  3. Submitted by Liz Quam on 03/22/2020 - 06:14 am.

    You should share with the Smithsonian. Thanks.

  4. Submitted by Carl Brookins on 03/24/2020 - 12:57 pm.

    GREAT. Outstanding photo essay. Hope it helps some people get the message.

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