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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.

Farmers Market

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.

Downtown Farmers Market   |  Mill City Farmers Market  |  On Nicollet

Entertaining clients has never been easier.

skyway app

Networking and Skyways

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.

Don't fear the Skyway. Get the app:  iPhone  |  Android


The Commons Park

Green Space

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.

Hubert White  |   JB Hudson  |  IDS Center  |  Martin Patrick 3  |  The Foundry  |  Askov Finlayson  |  Target  |  Atmosfere  |  Saks Off Fifth  |  Nordstrom Rack

Mpls Downtown Improvement District

Mpls Downtown Improvement District

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

Mayo Clinic Square

Doctor Appointments

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.

Health Partners  |  Allina Health Nicollet  |  Hennepin Health  |  Mayo Clinic Square  |  North Memorial Clinic  |  University of Minnesota Nurse Practitioners Clinic

Day Care

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.

Kinderberry Hill  |  New Horizon Academy  |  Noah's Ark Child Development  |  YWCA Minneapolis


Fitness Options

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.

Douglas Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae  |  Life Time Athletic Club Target Center  |  The Firm  |  YWCA  |  Snap Fitness  |  CorePower Yoga  |  Alchemy

Continuing Education

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.

University of Minnesota  |  University of St. Thomas  |  Minneapolis Community and Technical College  |  The Art Institutes International  |  Dunwoody College of Technology

Prince star at First Avenue


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.

First Avenue  |  Dakota Jazz Club  |  The Fine Line  |  Minnesota Orchestra  |  Target Center  |  The Armory


Minnesota Twins game at Target Field


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.

Target Center  |  Target Field   |  U.S. Bank Stadium  |  Minnesota Lynx  |  Minnesota Twins  |  Minnesota Timberwolves  |  Minnesota Vikings  |  University of Minnesota Golden Gophers  |  MN United FC

Nicollet patio space

Happy Hour

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.

Brit's Pub  |  The Local  |  The News Room  |  Kieran's  |  Lyon's Pub  |  Union  |  Hop Cat City Works  |  The Living Room/Prohibition Bar

Spoon and Stable, North Loop

Top Rated Dining

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.

112 Eatery  |  Spoon & Stable  |  Eastside  |  Bachelor Farmer  |  Bar La Grassa  |  Red Rabbit  |  Murray's Restaurant  |  Manny's Steakhouse  |  Smack Shack  |  Borough  |  Zelo  |  Mercury Dining Room & Rail

Theatre Scene

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.

Brave New Workshop  |  Guthrie Theater  |  Orpheum Theatre  |  State Theatre  |  Pantages Theatre  |  The Cowles Center  |  Children's Theatre Co.   |  Hennepin Theatre Trust

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Arts and Culture

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.

Walker Art Center  |  Minneapolis Sculpture Garden  |  Minneapolis Institute of Arts  |  Weisman Art Museum  |  Mill City Museum

Our 5 neighborhoods. Where today’s top talent wants to live.

North Loop

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.

East Town

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.

Loring Park

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.


Central Business District

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.


Whole Foods

Grocery Stores

You're never more than a few blocks away from great grocery options.  Pick up a few snacks at Lunds after a meeting. Get your shopping done in no time with no hassle.  

Lunds & Byerlys (12th & Hennepin)  |  Whole Foods Market  |  Target  |  Lunds (Northeast)  |  Trader Joe's (Coming Soon)


“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

“Minneapolis is a great city, and I think the Mill District, personally for us, was a perfect fit.”

CATHY RYDELL – American Academy of Neurology, Executive Director and CEO