Support for small business in Minneapolis. : The Indicator from Planet Money Chris Montana is a Minneapolis distillery owner whose business was destroyed in rioting early this year. Since then, he's committed himself to supporting local businesses and raised more than $770,000. | Support The Indicator here.
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Coming Back From Covid

Coming Back From Covid

Coming Back From Covid

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Workers board up businesses up and down the 3700 block of Nicollet Ave. S., Saturday, May 30 2020. (Scott Takushi / MediaNews Group / St. Paul Pioneer Press via Getty Images)
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Chris Montana is a Minneapolis distillery owner whose business was destroyed in the unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd.

As a Black business owner, Chris was conflicted. While he supported the protests for racial equity, he told us in August, the destruction of his business made him feel like someone had "punched him in the face."

And how did Chris respond? He started a GoFundMe to help local businesses recover from the destruction. So far, it's raised over $775,000.

We check back in with him about how things have been since we last talked.

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