Flint Township Target Back Open After Closing for Protests
It was unclear whether or not the store would remain closed after Saturday's protests.
Saturday afternoon was a bit tumultuous for businesses on Miller Road in Flint Township - rumors of a protest were swirling around, and people weren't quite sure what to expect. It appears as though they expected the worst, simply based on what's been happening in Minneapolis and other cities throughout the country.
In short, there has been a LOT of rioting and looting following protests about the death of George Floyd, the man who was killed by police on Memorial Day in Minnesota.
Target, which is based out of Minneapolis, had announced that they would be temporarily closing some of their stores in response to this. They promised the affected employees 14 days' pay of their scheduled hours, as well as COVID-19 premium pay. They have also been offered the opportunity to work at nearby Target stores.
In a statement, Target said, “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores. We anticipate most stores will be closed temporarily.”
However, after calling this morning, we can confirm that the Miller Road Target store is back open today for regular business hours.
I don't know about you, but I was SO RELIEVED to hear that the protest was peaceful on Saturday night. For the full list of nationwide store closings, click HERE.