East Lake Street is one of Minneapolis’ major arteries, a place that has recently become a haven for minority-owned businesses, particularly African and Latino immigrant entrepreneurs. Driving down Lake Street one can witness Mexican bakeries, Black barber shops, signs in Spanish and some of the city’s most beautiful murals. A blocked street prompts us to literally pause and ask “How do we move forward?” If we cannot take the main street, we have to take side streets to get to where we want to be.