The NASCAR Hall of Fame was among the businesses and venues damaged by protesters Wednesday, according to the Charlotte Observer and other news outlets.
According to the Observer, windows in the NASCAR Tower office building, which also houses the Hall of Fame, were busted out, as were windows in the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant connected to the Hall.
Looters failed to get into the Hall and none of its exhibits were stolen or damaged, according to the Observer. Afterward the NASCAR’s corporate offices in the building were closed Thursday as Uptown Charlotte recovered from violent protests Wednesday night.
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As a result the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority confirmed the damage to the Hall on Thursday morning.
The Hall was expected to open as normal Thursday, though many other businesses in uptown are closed.
Then the protesters descended on uptown Charlotte a day after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police at an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Then the protests turned violent again Wednesday night as one civilian was reportedly shot and police officers were injured. Numerous businesses and hotels in uptown Charlotte were damaged or set on fire.
Another report says, protesters stormed the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant connected to the Hall of Fame and turned over tables and used bottles to smash windows.
The Charlotte Hornets team store is three blocks from the Hall of Fame and is also damaged and looted.
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