The hot neighborhoods. The hotbeds of entertainment. The quality of life that today's top talent wants, and that makes business better downtown.
You’ll love how convenient everything is.
Don't miss all the fresh produce, flowers and other treats available throughout downtown. Stop by the Nicollet Farmers Market each Thursday from 6 am to 6 pm, beginning May 3 and running through the end of October. The Government Center Farmers Market, part of Go Outside with Hennepin County programming, is open Tuesdays from 9 am-3 pm beginning May 1 and running through October. And there's also the Mill City Farmers Market on Saturdays, with live music and more fun.
Entertaining clients has never been easier.
Being downtown makes it easier to stay connected to the people in your network. When you aren’t having a planned coffee or lunch together, you’re running into them on Nicollet or in the Skyway. And it’s easier to meet new connections and build your network, because so many other professionals are downtown.
Downtown has more green space than ever. Take a break from your day to eat lunch at The Commons in East Town, watch an outdoor movie at Target Field Station in the North Loop, gaze at St. Anthony Falls along the Mississippi Riverfront, find a patio on Nicollet or play lawn games at Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza. It's all possible downtown, where these cozy spaces let you get more out of your work environment.
A quick Target run. A sale at Sak's Off Fifth or Nordstrom Rack. Something sparkly at JB Hudson, and a gift at Martin Patrick 3. Downtown, it’s all done in no time.
The Mpls Downtown Improvement District sets our downtown apart thanks to the organization's work to make our city's core greener, cleaner, safer and more vibrant across 120 blocks. The DID Ambassadors work daily to help with pedestrian questions, pick up trash and recycling, water trees and plants, clean side walks and more. DID works closely with downtown law enforcement and outreach teams to help those in need, and the DID Livability Team conducts proactive street-level outreach. For information on having DID visit your business or to conduct a safety workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With so many doctors and dentists downtown, appointments no longer take up a whole morning or afternoon. Now they’re just a quick walk down the street.
With so many great day care facilities downtown, your team’s little ones can always be close by, and drop-offs and pick-ups are fast. That goes for canine kids, too. Downtown offers multiple options for doggie day care.
No more having to drive to the gym before or after work. Downtown, you just take the skyway and do it over lunch—and now you can even do it with clients and colleagues. Plus, our running trails along the Mississippi Riverfront add to your fitness options.
If people on your team are still in school or going back, it’s just a quick walk to class at the University of St. Thomas, Art Institutes Int’l or Minneapolis Community & Technical College.
There’s a place downtown for every musical taste. Besides the stadium shows at Target Center and Target Field, you can take clients to see rock at First Avenue, jazz at the Dakota, and everything in between at The Armory, Fine Line and more.
Spend a sunny afternoon with your team at Target Field or take clients to dinner and then a Timberwolves or Lynx game at Target Center, both conveniently located in the Warehouse District. And of course there’s the Vikings' shiny new U.S. Bank Stadium in the works, over in the Mill District.
One roof that retracts, and another that offers lawn bowling. Kitschy, chic and everything in between, all within blocks of your office. You won’t find suburban chain bars here, but your team will have hundreds of other fun, unique hotspots to choose from.
You can go for a fresh and modern dinner at Bachelor Farmer, or dine with your date or a client at the award-winning and world-renown Spoon & Stable. Downtown, you’ll find some of the city’s best restaurants and award-winning chefs.
We have the nation's second largest theater scene per capita, and we're proud of it. From the Orpheum, State and Patages on the south end, to the Cowles Center for Dance on the north and the Guthrie Theater in East Town, our downtown is filled with Broadway shows, culture, fun nightlife, and great bars and restaurants to visit before and after the show.
You can find cutting edge sculpture, paintings from the Renaissance, and everything in between at world-class museums. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the ideal place to host a team event on Summer afternoons.
Our 5 neighborhoods. Where today’s top talent wants to live.
Encompassing the Warehouse District, North Loop is one of downtown’s hottest places to live right now. It was listed by Fodor's Travel as one of the TOP 25 PLACES IN THE WORLD to visit in 2016—that's high praise! It’s home to lofts, galleries, a brand new Whole Foods, Target Field and some of the city’s most famous restaurants.
In this historic riverfront neighborhood, there’s something for everyone: lofts converted from old flower mills, the Mill City Farmers Market, Guthrie Theater, the Vikings' new U.S. Bank Stadium, museums, parks, restaurants and more. Nearby is Elliot Park, one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Minneapolis, and one of downtown’s quieter places to live, Elliot Park has become very popular with young professionals since adding Grant Park and the Skyscrape Condominiums.
Often referred to as Nordeast, this area is much loved for its kitschy bars, eclectic restaurants, exceptional microbrewery scene, great music venues, art galleries, riverfront parks and down-to-Earth vibe (and prices). It's located right across the Mississippi from Downtown.
Just beyond the pretty lake, tennis courts and walking paths, you’ll find turn-of-the-century apartments, modern condos, the Walker Art Center, Sculpture Garden and Orchestra Hall. Along with some top talent-in-training, just down the street at University of St. Thomas and Dunwoody College of Technology.
Also known as the Central Corridor, this twelve-block stretch of office buildings, dining, shopping and other amenities along Nicollet is the hub of downtown business.
“Being headquartered in downtown Minneapolis is important in serving the needs of our Minnesota-based clients effectively and efficiently. It would be difficult to imagine being headquartered anywhere else in Minnesota.”
Ken Cutler - Managing Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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