Remember when Saint Paul businesses stocked up and added staff in anticipation of all of the business the 2008 Republican National Convention in the city would generate? The city ended up deserted.
Some London shops are going through the same thing now…
Here’s a trip down St. Paul’s memory lane.
(All images from Getty Images)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He was the founder of MPR News’ website.