Wells Fargo Bank’s 2218 E Lake St building served area residents–15.6% of the population in the Longfellow neighborhood are foreign born–17.4% are Hispanic and 15.8% Black, many of whom are Somali immigrants who arrived to Minnesota in the 1980s to escape civil war. Banks are instrumental in helping new immigrants set roots in this country through establishing credit. They are also instrumental in jump-starting minority businesses and Wells Fargo is considered one’s first stop when it comes to big bank loans.