The Mall of America is about to get a facelift... 14 stories, to be exact. For a mall that boasts hundreds of stores, a theme park, a sea-life exhibit, a movie theater, and countless other attractions, what's missing? Here are a few of our requests for the mall's expansion. What would you like to ... More >>
For a good while now, the Hard Rock Cafe has been a dinosaur that isn't aware that it's already extinct. This summer, the international eatery chain will open a new location at the Mall of America, but the news was rightfully overshadowed by the 400 Bar moving there with the promise of actual rock o ... More >>
After a three year break, Hard Rock Cafe is returning to Minnesota -- and this time it's headed for the Mall of America. The Orlando-based franchise recently posted listings on its corporate website for general manager, restaurant operations manager, kitchen manager, and sales manager positions at ... More >>
First the folks that brought you the original Masu Sushi & Robata in Northeast Minneapolis gave us a new location at the Mall of America. Then they opened One, Two, Three Sushi, a fast casual version of their sushi and ramen concept, in the skyway level of the IDS Tower. Now they're reaching out ... More >>
Inside the Mall of America tundra, the knives will be sharp, the ingredients strange, and the chefs ready for an all-out throwdown. The annual Chef Challenge competition from Minnesota Monthly magazine pits many of the area's top chefs against one another to win the title and an oversized check. Thi ... More >>
One year to the day after a violent melee at the MOA was caught on camera, folks listening to Dave Sinykin's drive-time show on KFAN yesterday evening got quite the scare.Just before a commercial break, Sinykin's sidekick hit the breaking news sounder and relayed reports that nobody wanted to hear: ... More >>
Just so we're all caught up, One Direction is a British boy band. They are an extremely popular British boy band who got a springboard from the talent competition The X-Factor. So popular, in fact, that they can fill New York's Madison Square Garden with little more than a couple of grins from their ... More >>
Public transportation is about to get a whole lot sexier.This Sunday, hundreds of pantless people will look to bring a little (more) strangeness to everyone's favorite local mass transit with the fourth annual No-Pants Light Rail Ride. The event, which is being held in conjunction with several ... More >>
Multiple fights broke out yesterday afternoon in different parts of the Mall of America, some of it captured on shoppers' cell phone cameras. Various estimates put the size of the brawling crowds between 50 and 200 youths, who fist-fought and threw chairs as shoppers caught in the middle darted ... More >>
See cake contest Sunday, Cake Boss's Buddy Valastro on Tuesday.If you're crazy about cakes, this is your week, with not one but two special events for bakery buffs. On Sunday you can watch professional cake decorators put their craft to the test at the Mall of America. And on Tuesday, cake de ... More >>
Image courtesy of Mall of AmericaThe Lego Mall of America store is rebuildingDespite what it may look like, the Lego store at the Mall of America hasn't fallen apart. It's just rebuilding. The store/awesome free kiddie playground darkened its doors two weeks ago, leaving small children and adult ... More >>
It's festival week! Pay homage to the state's dietary staples: rhubarb, beer, and dairy products. Enjoy free bacon and set your sights on making the world's largest meatball. God bless a Minnesota summer. Tuesday 6/1 Did you know? The record for the World's Largest Meatball was set three time ... More >>
Just in case actually visiting the thing isn't enough to whet your curiosity/appetite/desire to wander inside large cacophonous buildings, hear this: The Learning Channel is set to launch a reality series devoted our monument to consumerism."Mall Cops: Mall of America" kicks off at 9 p.m. May 27. ... More >>
No, they weren't in drag. It was Walk-A-Mile In Her Shoes Day on Sunday at the Mall of America, and plenty of guys showed up, game to hoof around for a good cause: The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, & Gender Violence. The tube socks are a nice touch, don't you think?
Don't even think about your pending Christmas credit card bill. All of the following stuff is free.
Survey says: Get over to Mall of America.
Millville, Minn. hosted the motocross Lucas Oil AMA Pro National this weekend, which is probably the most exciting thing that happens in those parts.
While his athletic accomplishments are great and all, it might be nice to go and casually ask him about a few things that make him quite an embarrassment to the sport and all men on earth.
Your amazing modeling career begins now at the Mall of America's Sears Court.
Nerds, freaks, and the weirdly talented: Your summer job awaits you.
You probably missed the Hannah Montana karaoke contest out at the Mall of America where creepy dads dressed hot like the teen sex symbol and belted their hearts out for their young daughters. It just feels too wrong to attend.
The Mall of America (all retailers in fact) got us to where we are. And the only way out? Reward retailers with more spending.
Are you so addicted to shopping on Black Friday that you are willing to leave your family get together to go cuddle up at the Mall of Americ ... More >>
At least one witness reports FBI agents were present at confrontation.
In a disturbing/awesome instance of shark-on-shark cannibalism, the Mall of America's Underwater Adventures was the scene of feral aggression Friday when a sand tiger shark took a bite out of a white tip reef shark half its size.
Think Black Friday was bad? Try living at the Mall of America for a whole week
Celebrating the end of Ramadan at the Mall of America
Love Relocates a Great Chef to Minnesota and the Mall's Napa Valley Grille
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The Metropolitan Council wants to know that sort of stuff. It helps plan for the future. So in late 2005, the council sent a survey to 3,600 residents in the seven county metro area, 1,182 of whom bothered to fill out the form.
Enjoy your new home, and please call haz-mat crews before digging; do jets really need reverse thrusters? In the Strib: Minneapolis lays plans for citywide wireless network; pimpin' for a casino at the Mall of America is hard work; rising oil prices put a crimp in Minnesota's economic projections; a ... More >>
Eight months ago, a man jumped from a Mall of America parking ramp. Medical examiners still don't know who he was.
"The Gruen Effect" is what happens when a good mall layout causes task-oriented shoppers to forget the purpose of their quick trip to the store and begin shopping aimlessly. It's also the very threshold that the designers of the Mall of America want visit
Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea