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The temperature is cold outside and there’s no better place to warm up than the Warehouse District and North Loop!  

You can do some shopping at our unique shops including House of Talents, Industrial & Residential Lighting Supply, Martin Patrick 3, Mitrebox Framing studio, Montaggio, North Loop Wine & Spirits, Ribnick Fur and Leather, and many more!  

Treat yourself at one of our awesome salons including Brian Graham Salon or Haus Salon.  

Hungry?  Catch up with friends and family for lunch or dinner at any of our restaurants!  Some of the more popular spots include The 508, Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza, Borough, Brothers, City Works, Darby’s Pub & Grill, The Depot Tavern, Dulono’s Pizza, The Freehouse, Fulton Brewing, J.D. Hoyts, Jackson’s Hole, Kieran’s Irish Pub, Kokapelli, The Loon Café, The Loop, Lyon’s Pub, Monte Carlo, Moose and Sadies, Nolo’s Kitchen and Bar, The Office Pub and Grill, Pizza Luce, Red Cow, Red Rabbit, Runyon’s, Smack Shack, Sneaky Pete’s, and many more.  

Schedule a happy hour or pull up a stool and watch the game!  The Timberwolves season is underway and the Warehouse District offers some great places to eat before the game!

If you want to really heat things up you can catch some live music or entertainment at The Fine Line Music Café, First Avenue, The Gay 90s, The Pourhouse, or Target Center.  

We’re just steps away from the Theatre District and no show would be complete without dinner before the show or a nightcap after. 

The Warehouse District - where you’ll find whatever you’re looking for!


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Metro - 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown in Minneapolis: 2017-2021 construction    In this update   24-hour pipe work on I-35W begins Jan. 14  Stevens Ave. between 31st St. and 32nd St. closes Jan. 14   Details are provided below   Happy new year! As we get into 2019, we need to do some storm sewer work on I-35W that will require crews to work around-the-clock for two weeks. We also need a short-term closure of Stevens Ave. between 31st St. and 32nd St.   24-hour pipe work on I-35W begins Jan. 14   Beginning Mon, Jan. 14, crews will line the storm sewer under I-35W between 33rd St. and 43rd St. to restore and repair the pipe. Crews will be working in the closed center portion of I-35W and there will be no additional traffic impacts on I-35W. Once this pipe-lining process is started, it cannot be stopped, which means crews will be working 24-hours a day for two weeks until the pipe is fully lined. Overnight work will include using lights and generators. We will do our best to minimize noise.   About the pipe lining process   The method to repair the pipe is Cured-in-Place-Pipe lining. The liner is inserted down into the sewer pipe and spreads out into the pipe by filling the liner with large volumes of water or steam. Hot water or steam is added until the heat-activated resin in the liner hardens to form a rigid new pipe inside the existing pipe.   Stevens Avenue closure begins Jan. 14   As work continues near the new southbound I-35W bridge over 31st St., we need to close Stevens Ave. for one block to work on the retaining wall along Stevens Ave. Currently, there is one lane of traffic allowed on Stevens Ave. Beginning Mon, Jan. 14, Stevens Ave. will be closed between 31st St. and 32nd St. This section of Stevens Ave. will remain closed until early February.   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

24-hour pipe work on I-35W begins Jan. 14

Stevens Ave. between 31st St. and 32nd St. closes Jan. 14

Details are provided below

Happy new year! As we get into 2019, we need to do some storm sewer work on I-35W that will require crews to work around-the-clock for two weeks. We also need a short-term closure of Stevens Ave. between 31st St. and 32nd St.

24-hour pipe work on I-35W begins Jan. 14

Beginning Mon, Jan. 14, crews will line the storm sewer under I-35W between 33rd St. and 43rd St. to restore and repair the pipe. Crews will be working in the closed center portion of I-35W and there will be no additional traffic impacts on I-35W. Once this pipe-lining process is started, it cannot be stopped, which means crews will be working 24-hours a day for two weeks until the pipe is fully lined. Overnight work will include using lights and generators. We will do our best to minimize noise.

About the pipe lining process

The method to repair the pipe is Cured-in-Place-Pipe lining. The liner is inserted down into the sewer pipe and spreads out into the pipe by filling the liner with large volumes of water or steam. Hot water or steam is added until the heat-activated resin in the liner hardens to form a rigid new pipe inside the existing pipe.

Stevens Avenue closure begins Jan. 14

As work continues near the new southbound I-35W bridge over 31st St., we need to close Stevens Ave. for one block to work on the retaining wall along Stevens Ave. Currently, there is one lane of traffic allowed on Stevens Ave. Beginning Mon, Jan. 14, Stevens Ave. will be closed between 31st St. and 32nd St. This section of Stevens Ave. will remain closed until early February.

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.