Some Springfield businesses plan to close early due to curfew

A few downtown businesses in Springfield will close early tonight as the city continues to be under a curfew.

The curfew went into effect Monday and will remain place  6 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Wednesday. The affected area is between East North Street, Center Street, West Jefferson Street and Spring Street.

The decision follows property damage and confrontations with law enforcement that occurred in downtown Springfield Sunday night following peaceful protests earlier in the day related to the death of George Floyd while in Minnepolis Police custody.

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City officials said during a news conference on Monday that the curfew is designed to protect the community as well as members of local law enforcement. They added that those who violate it will face arrest if they chose not to leave the area after being warned by law enforcement.

Below is a list of businesses that will close early: 

Stella Bleu Bistro, 20 N. Fountain Ave., will close at 5 p.m.

The Painted Pepper,  101 S. Fountain Ave., will close at 4 p.m.

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