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If you’re heading to Book of Mormon or any of the shows in the Theater District including Brian Setzer Orchestra, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Rufus Wainright, Peppa Pig Live, and and more, or any of the events at Target Center, including Timberwolves games, WWE Smackdown Live, Travis Scott, NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship, and more make the Warehouse District and North Loop your place for a cocktail and dinner before hand or a nightcap after.


Thanksgiving is next week and if you’re looking for some retail therapy before the hustle and bustle of the holidays 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!


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     Metro - 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis: 2017-2021 construction    In this update   I-35W overnight closure Oct. 8  Westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp closure Oct. 12-22  I-35W weekend closure Oct. 19-22  Update on bridge, ramp and road closures   Details are provided below   We want to remind you of closures next week including an overnight closure of I-35W and a 10-day ramp closure from westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W. We are on track to have some openings in the next month: westbound I-94 will have three lanes back open; access from northbound I-35W to downtown (11th St./E. Grant St.) will reopen, and the 26th St. bridge is expected to reopen. To reach these milestones though, a full weekend closure of I-35W will be required later this month.   I-35W overnight closure scheduled for Oct. 8   Crews are ready to pour the 26th St bridge deck and need a nighttime closure of I-35W, which is scheduled for the following date:  On  Mon, Oct. 8 , I-35W will close in both directions between Hwy 62 and I-94 at 10 p.m. The highway will reopen at 5 a.m. on Tue, Oct. 9. The detour route includes Hwy 62, Hwy 100 and I-394.   Westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp closure Oct. 12-22   We need to do utility work and repave the ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W, so will need to close the ramp for 10 days on the following dates:  On  Fri, Oct. 12 , the ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W will close at 10 p.m. The ramp will reopen on Mon, Oct. 22 at 5 a.m. The detour route is  WB I-94 to WB I-394 to SB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 6 . Drivers coming from the east metro traveling to the south, we recommend using alternative routes including I-494, Hwy 52, and I-35E.   I-35W weekend closure scheduled for Oct. 19-22   We are looking forward to the project hitting a major milestone this month when we move into the next phase of the project. We anticipate reopening one lane of traffic from northbound I-35W into downtown to 11th St./E. Grant St. (access to 5th Ave. will remain closed through 2019) and shifting lanes of traffic on southbound I-35W.  To make all of this happen, we need a weekend closure of I-35W. Beginning on  Fri, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m.,  I-35W   in both directions between Hwy 62 and I-94   will be closed. The detour route includes  Hwy 62, Hwy 100 and I-394  . The highway will reopen by 5 a.m. on Mon, Oct. 22.  Even though we are reopening roads and ramps in the project area, we continue to encourage drivers to consider alternative ways to travel in and around the project area: bus, carpooling, working from home a day or two a week or driving during non-peak hours  [TH1]Link to detour map   Update on bridge, ramp and road closures   We are working quickly and efficiently to reopen bridges, ramps and roads. Here’s an update on upcoming openings and closures:  WB I-94 between Chicago Ave. and Nicollet Ave. returns to three lanes: Oct. 17  Access from NB I-35W to downtown (11th St/E. Grant St.) reopens: mid-Oct. (access from NB I-35W to 5th Ave. will remain closed through 2019; and, access from downtown to SB I-35W will remain closed through 2021)  Stevens Ave. between 28th St. and 35th St. closes mid-Oct. for noise wall reconstructions  26th St. bridge reopens early Nov.  28th St. bridge closes for reconstruction early Nov.   More About This Project   To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at:  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  metrotransit.org/35W .  Minnesota Valley Transit Authority routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, visit  mvta.com .   Stay Connected   Visit the project website:  mndot.gov/35w94   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  511mn.org/  or dial 5-1-1.  MnDOT •  mndot.gov


Metro - 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis: 2017-2021 construction

In this update

I-35W overnight closure Oct. 8

Westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp closure Oct. 12-22

I-35W weekend closure Oct. 19-22

Update on bridge, ramp and road closures

Details are provided below

We want to remind you of closures next week including an overnight closure of I-35W and a 10-day ramp closure from westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W. We are on track to have some openings in the next month: westbound I-94 will have three lanes back open; access from northbound I-35W to downtown (11th St./E. Grant St.) will reopen, and the 26th St. bridge is expected to reopen. To reach these milestones though, a full weekend closure of I-35W will be required later this month.

I-35W overnight closure scheduled for Oct. 8

Crews are ready to pour the 26th St bridge deck and need a nighttime closure of I-35W, which is scheduled for the following date:

On Mon, Oct. 8, I-35W will close in both directions between Hwy 62 and I-94 at 10 p.m. The highway will reopen at 5 a.m. on Tue, Oct. 9. The detour route includes Hwy 62, Hwy 100 and I-394.

Westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W ramp closure Oct. 12-22

We need to do utility work and repave the ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W, so will need to close the ramp for 10 days on the following dates:

On Fri, Oct. 12, the ramp from westbound I-94 to southbound I-35W will close at 10 p.m. The ramp will reopen on Mon, Oct. 22 at 5 a.m. The detour route is WB I-94 to WB I-394 to SB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 6. Drivers coming from the east metro traveling to the south, we recommend using alternative routes including I-494, Hwy 52, and I-35E.

I-35W weekend closure scheduled for Oct. 19-22

We are looking forward to the project hitting a major milestone this month when we move into the next phase of the project. We anticipate reopening one lane of traffic from northbound I-35W into downtown to 11th St./E. Grant St. (access to 5th Ave. will remain closed through 2019) and shifting lanes of traffic on southbound I-35W.

To make all of this happen, we need a weekend closure of I-35W. Beginning on Fri, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m., I-35W in both directions between Hwy 62 and I-94 will be closed. The detour route includes Hwy 62, Hwy 100 and I-394 . The highway will reopen by 5 a.m. on Mon, Oct. 22.

Even though we are reopening roads and ramps in the project area, we continue to encourage drivers to consider alternative ways to travel in and around the project area: bus, carpooling, working from home a day or two a week or driving during non-peak hours

[TH1]Link to detour map

Update on bridge, ramp and road closures

We are working quickly and efficiently to reopen bridges, ramps and roads. Here’s an update on upcoming openings and closures:

WB I-94 between Chicago Ave. and Nicollet Ave. returns to three lanes: Oct. 17

Access from NB I-35W to downtown (11th St/E. Grant St.) reopens: mid-Oct. (access from NB I-35W to 5th Ave. will remain closed through 2019; and, access from downtown to SB I-35W will remain closed through 2021)

Stevens Ave. between 28th St. and 35th St. closes mid-Oct. for noise wall reconstructions

26th St. bridge reopens early Nov.

28th St. bridge closes for reconstruction early Nov.

More About This Project

To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at: 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 metrotransit.org/35W.

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

Stay Connected

Visit the project website: mndot.gov/35w94

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 511mn.org/ or dial 5-1-1.

MnDOT • mndot.gov

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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.