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QuikTrip begins reopening downtown locations after closed during weekend rallies

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 13:06:05-04

TULSA — Several QuikTrip locations in the downtown Tulsa area are beginning to reopen on Monday.

READ MORE: QuikTrip closing some Tulsa locations due to safety concerns with weekend rallies

QuikTrip spokesperson Mike Thornbrugh said the locations are in the process of reopening after being temporarily closed through the weekend.

We are in the process of reopening all stores today, we hope to have them open throughout the day. We began last Wednesday and Thursday closing them down. We are only looking at the safety aspect for our employees.
Mike Thornbrugh | QT Spokesperson

Last week, several QuikTrip locations temporarily closed due to the safety concerns for this past weekend's rallies.

READ MORE: President Trump rally in Tulsa

Six QuikTrip locations were temporarily closed in all:

  • 15th and Denver
  • 23rd and Southwest Blvd
  • 15th and Lewis
  • 11th and Utica
  • I-244 and Gilcrease Blvd
  • 21st and Harvard

Thornbrugh said the six locations began closing Wednesday of last week "due to the uncertainty and a very fluid situation, out of possible safety concerns for [QuikTrip] employees."

All employees were reassigned to other store locations, officials said.

The six locations are reopening after President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tulsa for a rally downtown on Saturday. Also, Juneteenth celebrations began downtown on Friday and ran through the weekend.

READ MORE: BOK Center asks Pres. Trump's campaign for details on health precautions

Last Monday, Pres. Trump tweeted almost one million people requested tickets for the "Make America Great Again" rally. After the rally completed, Tulsa Fire Department confirmed the rally crowd was just under 6,200.

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