QuikTrip responds to St. Louis riot damage

BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World Modified: August 14, 2014 at 10:53 am •  Published: August 14, 2014
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photo - This Monday, Aug. 11 2014 photo shows debris scattered in front of a QuikTrip store in Ferguson, Mo. that was burned down following a candlelight vigil for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police say was fatally shot Saturday in a scuffle with police. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)
This Monday, Aug. 11 2014 photo shows debris scattered in front of a QuikTrip store in Ferguson, Mo. that was burned down following a candlelight vigil for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police say was fatally shot Saturday in a scuffle with police. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)

The riot that enveloped a suburban St. Louis neighborhood and destroyed a local QuikTrip store has forced the Tulsa-based company to focus on two priorities, spokesman Michael Thornbrugh said Thursday.

No. 1, make sure all the store's employees are safe and have access to counseling. And No. 2, offer them jobs at the other dozens of QuikTrips nearby but outside of that danger zone.

"Honestly, the only focus we have is we're taking care of employees and customers at other locations," Thornbrugh said. "We're been unable to even go in and do anything else at the location.

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