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Warehouse/North Loop


The artists who resurrected the Warehouse District, SoHo/Tribeca/Nolita-style, are mostly gone, their galleries replaced by bars and restaurants catering to a young club-till-you-drop crowd. But the neighborhood's elegantly rehabbed brick and stone buildings are also home to boutique design firms, ad agencies and high-end furniture and antique shops. The brand-new Twins stadium, aka Target Field, has brought both architectural beauty and fan-fueled energy into the mix, and the northwestern end of the neighborhood is spawning new offices, restaurants, and cafes at a brisk clip.

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An L.A. Native and Her Husband Embrace the Pedal-Powered Lifestyle

Janis LaDouceur relocated to The North in the late 1980s and began a two-decade process of disengaging from car culture.Today, LaDouceur and her husband, Sean Burns, live an almost totally car-free lifestyle.

Water Works Park, rendering courtesy of SCAPE

10 Development Projects That Will Transform MSP in 2015

Enjoy this roundup of 10 exciting architectural and development additions to Minneapolis and St. Paul that promise to transform neighborhoods, enrich our quality of life and add to the roster of “must see” attractions for out-of-town guests.

Askov Finlayson's sold-out North hat

Forget Midwest. We Are North: Repositioning MSP's National Identity for the 21st Century

According to a recent panel discussion, we need to own our cold climate and our ingenuity in order to attract new talent, continue fueling the innovation at the heart of our economy, and create a new and authentic national identity. Shall we call ourselves the North?  

Michale Sevy, photo by Brian Martucci

How a Car-Free Lifestyle Led to a More Experience-Based Life

A transit user and cyclist explains why he traded the conveniences of car ownership for an “experience-based lifestyle.”

Shawn Combs Walding, photo by Brian Martucci

Q+A: Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT's Transit Advantages Coordinator

We recently sat down with Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT’s Transit Advantages Coordinator for the Twin Cities Metro District to discuss alternative transportation in the Twin Cities, what local entities can do to promote transit use, and how easy it really is to be car-free. 
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