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Ferguson, Dellwood businesses

Ferguson, Dellwood businesses

From the Following up : People, places and ideas from Ferguson series
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Ever so slowly, business is recovering in the riot zones of Ferguson and Dellwood. With a few exceptions, businesses that weren't burned down have reopened, and a few new businesses have started.

The ruins of 18 destroyed buildings have been bulldozed away, except for one site in Dellwood. Little Caesar's pizza is rebuilding on Florissant Road. Toys R Us closed its looted store, but Starbucks is building a coffee shop, and Centene is building a new Ferguson call center that should employ 200 people. The Urban League is building a center on the site of the burned QuikTrip.

Customers have slowly been returning, although they're still not back in pre-riot numbers. “We have not fully recovered,” said Brian Fletcher, an city councilman and former mayor.

Local business groups, and county and state governments have poured at least $1.75 million into grants and no-interest loans for businesses and into youth and job programs near the riot areas.

— Jim Gallagher

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