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You can get all your shopping, entertaining and holiday fun done in the Warehouse District and North Loop! 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, 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!

If you’re looking to get together with friends and family, maybe before a show in the Theatre District, Fine Line Music Cafe, or First Avenue, a Timberwolves game or other event at Target Center, or meeting people for lunch, dinner, or happy hour at one of our many restaurants, the Warehouse District and North Loop have whatever you’re looking for.

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-94 overnight closures Nov. 26-29  Update on bridge, ramp and road closures  Join Us! Sips and Scoops  Winter road maintenance   Details are provided below   As this is a short week for many, we wanted to get an update out to let you know about some I-94 overnight closures scheduled for next week, and to remind you about our Sips and Scoops event. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. If you are driving around Minnesota this holiday,  check out 511  for updated information on road impacts. Also, remember to drive safely and allow for extra travel time in case of bad weather and road closures.   I-94 overnight closures scheduled Nov. 26-29   As work progresses on the new bridge over I-94 that will carry traffic into downtown Minneapolis, we need to set bridge beams in preparation of deck construction. To do this, some nighttime highway closures are needed and scheduled for the following dates:  On both Mon, Nov. 26 and Tue, Nov 27, WB I-94 between I-35W and I-394 will be closed overnight starting at 10 p.m. The detour route is SB I-35W to WB Hwy 62 to NB Hwy 100 to EB I-394. The road will reopen by 5 a.m.  On both Wed, Nov. 28 and Thu, Nov. 29, EB I-94 between I-394 and I-35W will be closed overnight starting at 10 p.m. The detour route is WB I-394 to SB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62 to NB I-35W. The road will reopen by 5 a.m.   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:  2nd Ave./Clinton Ave. between Lake St. and 28th St.: OPEN  26th St. bridge: OPEN  28th St. bridge: CLOSED until June 2019  39th St./1st Ave. S intersection, 39th St./2nd Ave. S. intersection, and 2nd Ave. between 38th St. and 39th St.: OPEN  4th Ave. S. between 18th St. and Franklin Ave.: OPEN  NB I-35W to 5th Ave. S. in downtown Minneapolis: OPEN   Join Us! Sips and Scoops   Our next Sips and Scoops is a special one. MnDOT commissioner Charlie Zelle will take part in an interview with the Theater of Public Policy. Tane Danger will ask the commissioner questions about the I-35W@94 project. This event takes place 4:30-6 p.m. Tue, Dec. 4 at Finnegan’s Brewery, 817 5th Ave. S. Minneapolis.   Winter road maintenance   MnDOT crews are prepared to provide immediate and extra support in the 35W@94 construction zone to ensure that the roads remain clear of snow and ice. We ask that drivers use extreme caution in the construction zone, follow speed limits and keep an eye out for snow and ice on the roads. MnDOT continues to monitor the area for road impacts to ensure safe travel.   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-94 overnight closures Nov. 26-29

Update on bridge, ramp and road closures

Join Us! Sips and Scoops

Winter road maintenance

Details are provided below

As this is a short week for many, we wanted to get an update out to let you know about some I-94 overnight closures scheduled for next week, and to remind you about our Sips and Scoops event. We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving. If you are driving around Minnesota this holiday, check out 511 for updated information on road impacts. Also, remember to drive safely and allow for extra travel time in case of bad weather and road closures.

I-94 overnight closures scheduled Nov. 26-29

As work progresses on the new bridge over I-94 that will carry traffic into downtown Minneapolis, we need to set bridge beams in preparation of deck construction. To do this, some nighttime highway closures are needed and scheduled for the following dates:

On both Mon, Nov. 26 and Tue, Nov 27, WB I-94 between I-35W and I-394 will be closed overnight starting at 10 p.m. The detour route is SB I-35W to WB Hwy 62 to NB Hwy 100 to EB I-394. The road will reopen by 5 a.m.

On both Wed, Nov. 28 and Thu, Nov. 29, EB I-94 between I-394 and I-35W will be closed overnight starting at 10 p.m. The detour route is WB I-394 to SB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62 to NB I-35W. The road will reopen by 5 a.m.

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:

2nd Ave./Clinton Ave. between Lake St. and 28th St.: OPEN

26th St. bridge: OPEN

28th St. bridge: CLOSED until June 2019

39th St./1st Ave. S intersection, 39th St./2nd Ave. S. intersection, and 2nd Ave. between 38th St. and 39th St.: OPEN

4th Ave. S. between 18th St. and Franklin Ave.: OPEN

NB I-35W to 5th Ave. S. in downtown Minneapolis: OPEN

Join Us! Sips and Scoops

Our next Sips and Scoops is a special one. MnDOT commissioner Charlie Zelle will take part in an interview with the Theater of Public Policy. Tane Danger will ask the commissioner questions about the I-35W@94 project. This event takes place 4:30-6 p.m. Tue, Dec. 4 at Finnegan’s Brewery, 817 5th Ave. S. Minneapolis.

Winter road maintenance

MnDOT crews are prepared to provide immediate and extra support in the 35W@94 construction zone to ensure that the roads remain clear of snow and ice. We ask that drivers use extreme caution in the construction zone, follow speed limits and keep an eye out for snow and ice on the roads. MnDOT continues to monitor the area for road impacts to ensure safe travel.

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.