The Buffalo supermarket where 10 Black people were killed by a white gunman is set to reopen its doors to the public Friday, two months after the racist attack. The store has made some much-needed changes in order to create a safe and welcoming environment for all customers.
The new security measures include armed guards, metal detectors, and bag searches at the entrance. Management has also implemented a dress code that prohibits hoodies and other clothing that could conceal someone’s identity.
While some community members are skeptical about returning to The Buffalo, many others are relieved that it is reopening its doors and vow to support it wholeheartedly. “We have got to come together now more than ever,” said one customer. “This place is our lifeline.”