The latest on what is happening downtown.
April 6, 2018
Global hearing aid distributor Amplifon will move its North American headquarters from Plymouth to downtown Minneapolis. They'll move 180 employees with plans to have 200 by the time they move in October or November.
March 26, 2018
The Journal reports that Thrivent is proposing a new headquarters across the street from its current building, and Sherman Associates is also planning apartment and hotel developments on the same block.
March 17, 2018
The Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Center, with more than 25 primary and specialty clinics, five same-day surgery suites and other outpatient services, opened its doors for tours before it begins taking patients on March 26.
February 27, 2018
Via Star Tribune, deconstruction work has sparked tweaks in initial plans for historic building. The Datyon's Project will include new office space, food, retail and more.
February 12, 2018
The population of downtown Minneapolis has reached 43,456 and that growth isn’t showing any signs of stopping.
January 31, 2018
Virtual reality fitness, a stainless-steel pool and aromatherapy are among the latest health trends that officials say will make it fun to stay at downtown’s new Douglas Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae.
December 18, 2017
Parc will be one of the first tenants to move into a historic reuse project in the North Loop. Thao Nguyen, owner of the women’s boutique, said she will consolidate her Nicollet Island-East Bank and Edina locations into one shop in the Campbell-Logan Bindery building.
November 27, 2017
Very little hasn’t been touched inside the 1.1 million-square-foot office towers in downtown Minneapolis where large screens and wood line the skyway level and an amenity floor offers the latest office comforts.
September 29, 2017
The Minneapolis-based brewery has brought on Corner Table founder Scott Pampuch as an executive chef to lead a new kitchen at the North Loop taproom.
August 1, 2017
Rand Tower, a 26-story building located on the skyway in the heart of downtown, was sold on Tuesday, August 1.
June 5, 2017
Get to know Capella Tower and its first-class facilities, comfortable surroundings, and convenient amenities. The building's interior and exterior spaces create an inviting and vibrant atmosphere.
May 15, 2017
Get to know LaSalle Plaza, a Class A property located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis adjacent to the city's thriving entertainment district on Hennepin Avenue. Learn more about how this property could be a great fit for your company.
May 3, 2017
Get to know Fifth Street Towers, two 25-story buildings in the core of downtown that currently has space available and is undergoing a significant renovation. See how this space could be right for your business.
May 1, 2017
See which office buildings in the downtown area could be right for you and your businesses. Here are a a few locations that currently have the largest vacancy space available.
April 26, 2017
Nordstrom Rack has an opening date for its new store at the IDS Center on Nicollet Mall. The popular retail shop will open its doors on September 7.
Hop Cat will open a restaurant at the corner of 5th and Nicollet, at the base of the Nic on 5th, this summer and will include 100 tap lines, 100 patio seats, their famous beer-battered "crack fries" and more.
February 9, 2017
Target CEO Brian Cornell announced at the mpls downtown council's annual meeting the company will invest $10 million in major renovations at its downtown store.
January 18, 2017
Another great local food addition joined downtown Minneapolis' vast cuisine options as Mercury Dining Room and Rail opens at 5th and Marquette.
December 8, 2016
United Properties announced it will move its headquarters from Bloomington in 2017 to Gaviidae Common on Nicollet Mall. They will join the YMCA, which is relocated to Gaviidae as well.
October 26, 2016
Select Comfort will consolidate two offices in Plymouth and move more than 900 employees to Downtown Minneapolis in October 2017. The organization will fill more than 200,000 square feet in the 1001 3rd Avenue South building.
October 20, 2016
The Minneapolis Downtown Council hosted its annual Gala featuring the 2025 Plan Leadership Awards on Thursday night at Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. The event was MDC's largest Gala on record, and it featured a great collection of individuals and companies that help create an extraordinary downtown.
September 20, 2016
Opus Group has begun site work on the Ritz Block where it will officially break ground on a 30-story luxury apartment tower later this fall. The project will feature 369 units of apartments with “condo-level finishes” when it opens in the fall of 2018 on the north end of Nicollet Mall.
August 30, 2016
Be The Match's seven-story North Loop headquarters building was designed with the next generation of workers in mind. See how they've been able to create a vibrant working environment in their new downtown Minneapolis offices.
August 27, 2016
This year Minneapolis saw $1 billion in building permits faster than any previous year on record, the city announced Friday. This is the fifth consecutive year that the city has had more than $1 billion in construction projects.
July 22, 2016
The area rebranded East Town--including Downtown East, Elliot Park and the Mill District--is now open for business. U.S. Bank Stadium, The Commons park, and the businesses, residential properties and hotels that surround them are creating a new vibrancy in the eastern side of downtown.
June 9, 2016
Amazon announced plans for a new technology development center that will create 100 full-time, technology-focused jobs.
May 25, 2016
WCCO-TV reports that more empty nesters are moving downtown in an effort to be closer to the thriving entertainment and dining scene while downsizing and enjoying convenient amenities.
May 12, 2016
Explore Downtown Living returns May 21 and offers a chance for people to see first-hand what life is like living in the heart of the city.
April 5, 2016
The Nicollet Mall Project secured five bids that will focus on the pavement and streetscape as the $50 million redesign remains on pace for beginning reconstruction this year.
March 18, 2016
The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal did an in-depth cover story on why companies previously located in the suburbs and outstate region are deciding to move to downtown Minneapolis. Their answer? Proximity, amenities, job attraction/retention and major transportation options.
March 4, 2016
Via the Star Tribune, cities along the line granted consent to move forward.
March 2, 2016
A consolidation by Olson's parent company ICF International means the Minneapolis advertising giant will expand its global reach.
February 26, 2016
The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved the anticipated sale of a city site near the Guthrie Theater to M.A. Mortenson Co. for a nine-story, 188-room Hyatt Centric hotel.
February 14, 2016
Downtown Minneapolis' residential population is rising, and its business community is growing thanks to more and more companies making the decision to relocate or make their headquarters here in the downtown area.
February 14, 2016
As the North Loop attracted more people to live in downtown Minneapolis, its former warehouses and factories began to attract upscale retailers, becoming a new destination for Twin Cities shoppers. Martin Patrick 3 is leading the way.
February 2, 2016
Downtown Minneapolis is now home to 39,960 people, a 2.7 percent increase from last year. The 2015 downtown population was 38,909, according to the Downtown Council.
December 18, 2015
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal took a look at the development and growth taking place in Downtown East surrounding the Vikings' new U.S. Bank Stadium in this in-depth piece.
December 3, 2015
Minneapolis is combating a decline in biking, according to Vox, and has become known as the most friendly bike city in the United States.
November 18, 2015
The new North Memorial Health Clinic in Downtown Minneapolis hosted an open house throughout the day to celebrate their arrival in the neighborhood. The clinic is located in the skyway level of Gaviidae Common, and they welcomed the public to stop by and take a peek.
November 4, 2015
The Star Tribune reports that Hennepin County Medical Center approved a new venture that will include groundbreaking on a new Ambulatory Outpatient Specialty Center.
October 20, 2015
Trader Joe’s is officially opening its first Minneapolis location and the first grocery store in the East Downtown neighborhood near the new Vikings stadium.
October 12, 2015
USA Volleyball announced on Friday it will host its 2017 Girls' Junior National Championships and its 2017 Open National Championships in Downtown Minneapolis, which are expected to draw an estimate 45,000 people and $65 million worth of economic impact to our city.
September 10, 2015
Field Nation, which makes software that companies use to locate and manage field technicians, has raised $30 million in financing in its first major external funding deal.
September 8, 2015
Arctic Cat plans to increase its HQ staff from 35 employees to 150-200, and it also wants to increase its revenue by 50 percent by 2020. Both were reasons why the company decided to relocate downtown.
August 26, 2015
Pandora officially opened its doors at its brand new IDS Center office space location on Wednesday with an open house event, showcasing its new facility to those in attendance and establishing permanent roots in Downtown Minneapolis.
August 12, 2015
A look at the efforts being made to create an extraordinary downtown through greening efforts across the downtown area, via the Star Tribune.
August 6, 2015
Hotel Ivy has completed an $8 million renovation on its luxury property, revamping its lobby, guest rooms and common area. The hotel has 136 guest rooms and 91 condominium residencies included.
July 23, 2015
Zayo Group announced it has opened a new co-location site located at the 511 Building data center in downtown Minneapolis. The new site will provide internet and content companies with a secure, carrier-neutral facility for interconnectivity options.
July 20, 2015
The Star Tribune took a look into how apartments are mixing efficiency with style across downtown Minneapolis and beyond, helping with affordability.
July 20, 2015
Even for those who see it each day, U.S. Bank Stadium seems to change before their eyes. Its opening can't come fast enough for local businesses, which say the stadium will mean sales like never before.
July 20, 2015
Progress on the new Vikings' stadium continues, and it is completely changing the dynamic of the Downtown East neighborhood in the process.
July 12, 2015
It really does matter to millennials that there are restaurants, breweries and outdoor activities nearby where they live and work, writes the Star Tribune.
July 3, 2015
The old Armory in Downtown Minneapolis has a new owner who plans to turn it into a destination, turning the building into a new location for events.
June 2, 2015
Mayor Hodges and MDC/DID President & CEO Steve Cramer took part in the company’s ceremonial ribbon cutting as YA officially opened up their downtown office, joining YA President and CEO Chris Behrens as well as other members of the organization.
May 22, 2015
Employees of Aimia, the global data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company, have packed up their Plymouth workspaces and moved to the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
April 21, 2015
On May 16 and 17, Explore Downtown Living will offer an exclusive tour of 22 residency communities spanning five distinct downtown neighborhoods with an emphasis on showing all the great amenities that can’t be fully shown or appreciated on a property listing.
April 12, 2015
Via the Star Tribune: The new Vikings stadium was expected to bring some development to the east side of downtown Minneapolis—but not this fast.
March 19, 2015
Kit And Ace becomes the latest retail outlet to choose Downtown Minneapolis as a location. The store, which is scheduled to open June 5, will be located on the second floor of 113 Washington Ave.
March 17, 2015
Downtown East continues to boom because of continued residential and business development, increased focus on the public realm and the impact of the new Vikings stadium. Its rapid transformation is being noticed.
March 3, 2015
Livability.com ranked Minneapolis as the city with the 2nd best downtown in the United States based on our low vacancy rate, high number of new homeowners, walkability, entertainment options and proximity to recreational activities, among other criteria.
Feb. 25, 2015
Kevin Garnett said Tuesday he "doesn't even recognize downtown at all." How much has Downtown Minneapolis evolved and grown since 2007? DowntownMpls.com took a look.
Feb. 19, 2015
Tecmark Founder & CEO Brent Harms writes why his company decided to make the move to Downtown Minneapolis, citing the Minneapolis Downtown Council and the Downtown 2025 Plan in this journal entry.
Feb. 10, 2015
The company, which was founded in the town of Norwood Young America in 1972, will bring about 100 workers to Downtown Minneapolis' historic Lumber Exchange Building.
Feb. 3, 2015
Congratulations to David Hallenberger, who was announced as the winner of the 2014 Minneapolis DID Ambassador of the Year at the 59th Minneapolis Downtown Council Annual Meeting on Feb. 3.
Jan. 27, 2015
The firm’s new “Administrative Hub” is scheduled to officially open on April 1 with a team of 130 employees moving into 30,000 square feet of newly renovated space at the end of May.
Dec. 18, 2014
Windstream Communications, a leading provider of advanced network communications, officially relocated to Downtown Minneapolis’s RBC Plaza on Dec. 5.
Dec. 3, 2014
Mayo Clinic Square Sports Medicine Center opened its doors in October for patients looking for sports medicine and musculoskeletal treatment. Take a look through the facility.
Nov. 17, 2014
Downtown Minneapolis will host the 2019 NCAA men's basketball Final Four at the new Vikings stadium, marking another major event set to take place in one of downtown's fastest changing neighborhoods.
Oct. 17, 2014
Aimia announced plans to move to Butler Square in Downtown Minneapolis in 2014
May 21, 2014
Minneapolis wins Super Bowl in 2018!
May 5, 2014
Minneapolis' quest this legislative session to secure $25 million in bonding dollars to rehab Nicollet Mall scored a victory Monday morning with the release of Senate legislation.
March 6, 2014
Wells Fargo will locate much of its Twin Cities workforce in office towers that are part of an expansive $400 million mixed-use development in downtown Minneapolis.
October 16, 2013
The nonprofit group formally announced plans for its new headquarters building at 524 N. Fifth St., across the street from Target Field.
October 23, 2012
Valspar Corp. said it will restore a vintage structure on S. 3rd Street that was once company headquarters. The investment will create about 135 full-time jobs.