Downtown Minneapolis has ‘no clue’ where the book store will go after the bookshop closes
Posted On July 17, 2021
Minneapolis, MN — The new Minneapolis City Lights bookstore will reopen on Monday.
The downtown Minneapolis bookshop, which closed in April, reopened its doors last week.
It will reopen the next day on Monday after its renovation to make room for the new location.
Its opening comes a week after the store’s owners announced they would close and the building was put up for sale.
The downtown Minneapolis bookstore was one of four downtown Minneapolis locations to be torn down in April and replaced by a mall.
Museum-quality books will be moved to new locations.
“This is an opportunity for the community to take advantage of the fact that we have a great downtown,” said Steve DeAngelo, the founder of the downtown Minneapolis Bookstore Association.
“This is the place where we can talk about the history of this city, and the impact it has had on the area.”
The Bookstore Alliance is trying to find a new location for the bookstore.
DeAngelo said he hopes to open a second store at the corner of Second and Madison streets in the next two to three months.
“I hope we can come back to a new space in downtown Minneapolis,” DeAngelo told The Associated Press.
After its renovation, the new downtown Minneapolis store will have an interior and exterior that are similar to the former location.