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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.

Best Restaurant for a First Date (2014) Midtown Global Market

Best Holiday Shopping (2013) No Coast Craft-o-Rama

Best Cheap Eats (2013) Quang Restuarant

Best Candy Store (2009) Fiesta in America

BEST PLACE TO HANG OUT WITH THE KIDS (2010) Midtown Global Market

BEST CRAFT SHOW (2008) No Coast Craft-o-Rama

BEST FLAN (2008) La Sirena Gorda

BEST CANDY STORE (2008) United Noodles

BEST MALL (2008) Midtown Global Market

Best Clothing Store (Vintage) Via's Vintage

Best Place to Buy Furniture FindFurnish

Best Lingerie Flirt Boutique

Best Boutique Proper & Prim

Best Clothing Store (Men) Atmosfere

Best Clothing Store (Women) Nordstrom Rack

Best Clothing Store (Children) Nu Look Consignment

Best Mall Southdale Center

Best Thrift Store Steeple People

Best Place to Buy Jewelry Jewelry Artist Mart at Walker Art Center

Best Haircut Moxie Hair Salon

Best Salon Honeycomb Salon

Best Massage Sanctuary Salonspa

Best Place to Buy Makeup Sigma Beauty

Best Bookstore (New) Common Good Books

Best Bookstore (Used) Uncle Hugo's and Uncle Edgar's Bookstores

Best Comic Book Shop The Source Comics & Games

Best Gaming Shop Fantasy Flight Games Center

Best Toy Store Creative Kidstuff

Best Gift Store Paper Hat

Best Place to Buy Vinyl Treehouse Records

Best Art Supplies MCAD Art Cellar

Best Smoke Shop Golden Leaf Tobacco

Best Head Shop The Hideaway

Best Adult Store The Smitten Kitten

Best Hotel Hotel 340

Best Garden Center Leitner's

Best Pet Store Urban Tails Pet Supply

Best Outdoors Store Midwest Mountaineering

Best Dog Daycare Metro Dogs Daycare and Boarding