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Street Banner on Lake Street
Running from the Mississippi River to Lake of the Isles, Lake Street is a complex, colorful thoroughfare that showcases the city's immigrant/ethnic soul. Here Schatzlein's, a venerable horse-tackle store and Ingebretsen's, one of Minneapolis' only remaining Scandinavian grocery and gift shops, share the sidewalk with taquerias, panaderias, Latin record stores, and Somali souqas (markets). Near Patrick's Cabaret, a home for edgy performance art, there's fine Indian and Japanese fare at Gandhi Mahal and Midori's Floating World, and farther west two of the city's most ambitious marketplaces, the multicultural Midtown Global Market and the very Latin American Mercado Central, add their energy to the street.
Lake Street Features
10 Local Apps for Mobilizing Summer in the Cities
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Summer in Minneapolis-St. Paul is all about getting out and about. Here are 10 homegrown apps to help you make the most of your summer in the cities.
Moveable Feasts: MSP's Food Truck Boom Inspires Appetites, Community, Culinary Startups
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
What turns a pint at the local microbrewery into a feast? Transforms ho-hum lunch hours into culinary adventures? Generates curbside communities? Tests an entrepreneur's appetite for a new business? Twin Cities food trucks!
Twin Cities Brew Boom Taps Into Placemaking, Entrepreneurship, Neighborhood Synergies
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Since the passage of the Surly Bill 2012, craft-beer entrepreneurs have rapidly opened breweries with taprooms in neighborhoods throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. All are doing their part to turn neighborhoods into top-of-mind destinations.
Alley Activation: Pathways to Urban Revitalization
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
From Seattle to Washington D.C., alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly spaces. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.
Cooking Up Entrepreneurship in Twin Cities Incubator Kitchens
Anne Jin Soo Preston
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Incubator or community kitchens have been gaining momentum in the Twin Cities, bringing together food entrepreneurs, ingredients, and innovation.
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