Central Avenue in North East Minneapolis is a bustling corridor lined with businesses that offer a wide variety of services and exotic foods. There are also some empty storefronts and vacant buildings. Sixteen thousand cars go through the area each day – but most of them don’t stop or shop. A group of people who live and work in the area want to change that. They’ve formed the North East Investment Co-op, or NEIC.
Two members of the group - Amy Fields and Joe Bove, talked with KFAI’s Bob Hines about the problems their group is trying to solve.