Protests are not new to 27th Ave. and Lake Street where the Coliseum is located. At the end of World War II, jobless workers from industrial firm Moline went on a two-month strike. From 1917-1975, the Coliseum housed Freeman’s Department Store, which survived the Depression by providing quality products at good prices in this fast growing working class neighborhood. At one time, East Lake had five full-sized department stores but with the growth of national chains and suburban malls, this inner-city location was undesirable to shoppers and only recently a revitalization started to happen. Due to severe damage, Hennepin Healthcare’s East Lake Clinic, which offered women’s care, behavioral health, and diabetes services, helping eliminate health disparities, welcomes in-kind and financial donations to support displaced patients with food and hygiene supplies, transportation, and expanded home healthcare.