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Fall is here and there's no better place to enjoy the season than some of the amazing patios in the Warehouse District and North Loop!  Darby’sFreehouse, Fulton Tap RoomJ.D. Hoyt’s,  Kieran’s, Loon CaféMonte CarloThe Office Pub & Grill, and Red Cow are just a few, let us know which one is your favorite!  Grab lunch with a friend or meet friends or family for a drink, happy hour or dinner alfresco!  

If you’re looking for some retail therapy, our shops have some unique and fun items including  a contemporary sanctuary for beauty at Brian Graham Salon,  simple, unique jewelry designs at Commers Custom Jewelers, 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, custom framing, mirrors, frames, cards, gifts, and vintage items at Mitrebox Framing Studio, 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!

The Warehouse District and North Loop Neighborhood, it’s all here!

New phone number and new brochure!

If you want to get in touch with us, please give us a call on our new number,
612-567-2029.  We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Our brochure has been updated with a new map and we now have them ready to get to you!  If you'd like one, or many, please send us a note here, making sure to include your mailing address and how many copies you'd like and we'll get them out to you immediately



 In this update  I-94 overnight full closures rescheduled: Sept. 6 and 10   Details are provided below.   Our overnight I-94 closures to work on the new bridges that will carry traffic to/from I-35W and downtown, over I-94, were postponed because of the rain this week, so we wanted to give you a quick heads up on the schedule changes.  I-94 overnight full closures scheduled for September 6 and 10  Work progresses on the new bridges that will carry traffic to/from I-35W and downtown, over I-94, and we are ready to place form work for the bridge decks, which require nighttime closures of I-94. Also, MnDOT crews need to wash the Lowry Tunnel so I-94 will be closed in both directions. Nighttime full closures of I-94 are scheduled for the following dates :    Thurs, Sept. 6 , an overnight closure of I-94 in both directions between I-35W and I-394 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.   Mon, Sept. 10  an overnight closure of I-94 in both directions between I-35W and I-394 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.   The detour route for both closures uses I-35W, Hwy 62, Hwy 100 and I-394.   More about this project  To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at:  www.mndot.gov/35w94 .  Metro Transit bus routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, and to sign up for Rider Alerts, visit:  www.metrotransit.org/35W .  Minnesota Valley Transit Authority routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, visit:  www.mvta.com .  Stay Connected  Follow us on Facebook:  facebook.com/mndot  and Twitter:  @mndotnews   Email the project team at:  info@35w94.com   Call the project hotline at: 612-284-6125  For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit:  http://www.511mn.org/ or dial 5-1-1.  MnDOT •  mndot.gov

In this update

I-94 overnight full closures rescheduled: Sept. 6 and 10

Details are provided below.

Our overnight I-94 closures to work on the new bridges that will carry traffic to/from I-35W and downtown, over I-94, were postponed because of the rain this week, so we wanted to give you a quick heads up on the schedule changes.

I-94 overnight full closures scheduled for September 6 and 10

Work progresses on the new bridges that will carry traffic to/from I-35W and downtown, over I-94, and we are ready to place form work for the bridge decks, which require nighttime closures of I-94. Also, MnDOT crews need to wash the Lowry Tunnel so I-94 will be closed in both directions. Nighttime full closures of I-94 are scheduled for the following dates:

Thurs, Sept. 6, an overnight closure of I-94 in both directions between I-35W and I-394 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Mon, Sept. 10 an overnight closure of I-94 in both directions between I-35W and I-394 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The detour route for both closures uses I-35W, Hwy 62, Hwy 100 and I-394.

More about this project

To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at: www.mndot.gov/35w94.

Metro Transit bus routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, and to sign up for Rider Alerts, visit: www.metrotransit.org/35W.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, visit: www.mvta.com.

Stay Connected

Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/mndot and Twitter: @mndotnews

Email the project team at: info@35w94.com

Call the project hotline at: 612-284-6125

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit: http://www.511mn.org/or
dial 5-1-1.

MnDOT • mndot.gov

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If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to live downtown now is your chance to find out! Explore Downtown Living is a FREE event that lets you tour Downtown Minneapolis and all it has to offer at your own pace. On September 22, visit 20 residential communities and see their roof decks, residential units, party rooms, fitness centers & more up close—all while learning about their surrounding neighborhoods and getting a sense of what the community has to offer.

Sign up for Explore Downtown Living at www.exploredtliving.com, and use an online interactive map to help you navigate around downtown. View the full list of participating properties on the interactive map: www.exploredtliving.com/map.

On September 22 you can get there (and around downtown) for FREE courtesy of Metro Transit’s Free Ride Pass. Print the pass at www.exploredtliving.com and ride free on September 22 from 9 am-6 pm.

Participants can also enjoy promotions, deals and freebies from approximately 20 local businesses. The full list of restaurants, retail shops, fitness organizations and more can be viewed at www.exploredtliving.com/partner-offers.

 


Events 


This section features some of the Warehouse District's biggest events, including Target Center, Hennepin Avenue Theatres, Target Field, First Avenue and 7th Street Entry, Fine Line Music Cafe and more!

 
 

 

North Loop

The North Loop name once referred to the trolley line that served the area. Today it defines the shape of the neighborhood and its location adjacent to the Warehouse District and the rest of downtown Minneapolis. The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For most of its history, the North Loop was an industrial area, and home to a large railroad yard and numerous warehouses and factories. The Warehouse District fell into disrepair in the 1960s and 70s, but reemerged in the 1980s as the epicenter of the Minneapolis art scene. In recent years, revitalization of the North Loop has made it the fastest growing neighborhood in Minneapolis and “the” Twin Cities neighborhood in which to live, work, eat, shop and play! 

 

Target Center

Target Center is a multi-purpose arena located in downtown MinneapolisMinnesota. Target Center hosts major family shows, concerts, sporting events, graduations and private events. Target Corporation is the original and current naming rights partner of the arena. Seating over 20,000 for a concert, it contains 702 club seats and 68 suites.

 
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Hennepin Avenue Theatre District

With the second-most theater seats per capita in the nation, we'll always make room for you to check out our rich theater scene. Whether taking in a world-class theatrical production at the Orpheum, or participating in one of our many theater-based festivals like the Minnesota Fringe Festival, there will always be a show for any taste and a place to showcase the grace of the Minneapolis theatre scene.

 
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First Avenue and 7th Street Entry

The nightclub has been the starting point for many bands that have come out of the Twin Cities (including PrinceThe RevolutionThe ReplacementsHüsker DüSoul AsylumSemisonicAtmosphereBrother AliDoshThe Jayhawks, and Curtiss A, among others).

Bands and artists have performed at the nightclub and influenced the Minneapolis music scene from 1970 onward, as exemplified by the silver stars that adorn the black building's exterior. First Avenue also appeared in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain, and many of the film's music performances take place at the venue.

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Fine Line Music Cafe

Over the past 25 years The Fine Line has seen thousands of nationally and regionally known acts grace its stage; Ben Harper, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, The Neville Brothers, Amos Lee, The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Raphael Saadiq, Lady Gaga, as well as playing host to various corporate clients; Microsoft, Target, RBC, Best Buy, Universal Records and has been the venue for many charity and non-profit events;35W Bridge Fundraiser, Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF), and many more.

 
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Target Field

Spectacular and intimate ... breathtaking views ... dazzling amenities ... and a staggering array of special features! Those are just a few things you can find in your experience at Target Field, the world class home of Twins Territory. There's no place in town like Target Field. You'll offer guests an event like no other. For weddings, corporate functions and more, these venues shine.

 

History of the Warehouse District


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It all started...

As an area of commercial growth during the early development of Minneapolis, the Warehouse Historic District features a remarkably intact concentration of commercial buildings designed by the city’s leading architects and engineers. Located in the north part of downtown Minneapolis the North Loop area served as the city’s warehouse and wholesaling district during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, expanding when Minneapolis became a major distribution and jobbing center for the upper Midwest.

With the panic of 1857 and the subsequent Depression, eastern retailers were no longer able to sell on credit to remote outposts. The people of Minnesota and other western territories needed a place to buy their goods; this led to the development of Minneapolis as a jobbing center. With the completion of the railroad in 1867, Minneapolis became a hub of wholesale distribution. Wholesalers found a natural location to concentrate warehouses just northwest of the central business district where land values were relatively low and rail lines were nearby. Beginning as a distributor of dry goods and groceries and then of farming implements, Minneapolis soon dominated the wholesale market. From 1880 to 1907, the wholesale trade originating from the Warehouse District grew from $24 million to $280 million. In 1919, it reached the $1 billion mark. By 1920, approximately 300 warehouse businesses were located in Minneapolis.

Prominent architects of the day were called upon to create the commercial spaces needed for these endeavors. These buildings exhibit the various tastes and trends popular at the time and represent a wide range of commercial architectural styles, from Italianate and Queen Anne to Richardsonian Romanesque and Classical Revival. As the business district moved and adjusted to changing needs of customers, so did its architectural styles. The Italianate style of the Washington Avenue stores and warehouses became the Renaissance revival style of the grand warehouses of First Avenue, which evolved into the Queen Anne Commercial of the early 1900s. This physical representation of the progression of tastes and styles is one the many significant contributions of the Warehouse District.