Shop local in the North Loop! On Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. pick up a passport card from the first retailer you visit. Get checked off at each location you travel to and experience the different activities each retailer has to offer! Learn more here.
On Saturday, May 18th you can Explore Downtown Living, a FREE event that lets you tour Downtown Minneapolis and all it has to offer at your own pace. Visit approximately 20 residential communities—checking out the views from each—while enjoying deals and specials from local businesses throughout. You can even get to Explore Downtown Living by bus for FREE courtesy of Metro Transit. You can get more information and print your Free Ride Pass here.
On May 18th and 19th you have the opportunity to explore the buildings that tell the story of Minneapolis. From theaters to business hubs, sacred spaces to private clubs, sports complexes to engineering wonders, historical gems to not-even-open-yet buildings, Doors Open Minneapolis will give you a FREE behind-the-scenes look at 115 exciting venues. Some of the buildings include Butler Square, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Ford Center, Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, Hewing Hotel, Kickernick Building, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, Target Field, Target Field Station, Tractorworks Building, and 900 Hennepin Theatre Trust. No registration necessary, just show up at your choice of venues on May 18th and 19th from 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information visit the Doors Open Minneapolis website.
Considering living in the North Loop or checking out our architecture or looking for a place to relax with friends and family? Make sure and grab a bite to eat or a cool beverage at any of our restaurants and bars. Patio season is almost in full swing and our sidewalk cafes are either open or getting ready to open and a great place to watch the world go by! Darby’s, Freehouse, Fulton Taproom, J.D. Hoyt’s, Kieran’s, Monte Carlo, Red Cow, Red Rabbit, and Smack Shack are a few of our favorites, let us know which one your favorite is!
And while you’re here you can do some shopping too! Our shops have some unique and fun items including a contemporary sanctuary for beauty at Brian Graham Salon, salon and spa services at HAUS Salon, handmade artisan products from developing countries at House of Talents, lighting and electrical supplies at Industrial & Residential Lighting Supply, simple, inspired style and design in furnishings, apparel and interiors at Martinpatrick 3, also now offering valent parking, kitchen and bath products from Montaggio, wine, spirits, and craft beer at North Loop Wine & Spirits, furs and leather at Ribnick Fur & Leather, and much much more!
Hennepin Avenue will be reconstructed from Washington to 12th Street Utility work begins on Monday, April 15th and will continue through 2022. Work will be done in two phases, starting with the portion from 12th Street to 7th Street. For the most current information and to sign up for updates visit the Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction page.
Metro Transit will be moving routes 4, 6, 12, 61 & 141 to Nicollet Mall while the Hennepin Avenue project is underway. Schedules will be adjusted in response to the new routing. New printed schedules will be available in late May. They will only reflect updated maps and Nicollet Mall timepoints. Visit www.metrotransit.org/dt-mpls for details.
Metro - 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown
in Minneapolis: 2017-2021 construction
For a complete update on the entire project, including upcoming closures, detours, and more check out our I35W @ 94 construction page in the upper right corner or here.
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612-567-2029. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
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