Best Place to Buy Local
Midtown Global Market
As far as community successes go, Midtown Global Market is a colossal case study in the powers of aggregated creativity. Award-winning independent restaurants, musicians, and artisans have set up a rainbow bazaar of locally produced treats and handmade crafts by Minneapolis's immigrant entrepreneurs. Every weekend, live music takes center stage, and Wee Wednesdays attract hordes of tiny Minneapolitans to watch puppet theater and pet zoo animals courtesy of Como. There's salsa dancing every other Sunday morning and cooking classes at night. The vendors are attuned to a spirit of social collaboration that says a community's economy is only as strong as its weakest partner.