Nicollet Mall

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Shag, a '70s-themed sushi restaurant, to hit the North Loop

    Just when you thought it was impossible to squeeze another sushi restaurant into the Minneapolis city limits, BOOM, another one has dropped down from the heavens -- and this one's got a theme. Straight from the folks who brought you Rojo Mexican Grill in the West End and the soon to open Ling & Lou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    At the intersection of music and basketball

    Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.First Ave and 7th Street. It's a loaded sentence because to anyone who follows sports o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon October '13

    NOW OPENBang Brewing2320 Capp Rd., St. PaulEat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge2550 Nicollet Ave., MinneapolisThe Hideout3301 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisIzzy's Ice Cream - new Mill District location1100 2nd St. S., MinneapolisKitty Corner Cafe806 Washington Ave. SELake Monster Brewingavailable on t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 15, 2013

    Scrumptious twists on sandwiches in the Twin Cities

    Startling and sublime, these are some of our favorite concept sandwiches around town

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Twin Cities' farmers markets are ready for business

    It looks as if this is finally happening. Spring has fought through those epic snowbanks and is finally forcing its way back into our backyards. Farmers markets are making a comeback. One starts today, while others have had to push back their opening date for the first time ever. Here is a guide for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Dandelion Kitchen's braised beef sandwich, 50 Favorite Dishes, no. 13

    Today we speak in defiance of this ridiculously lame excuse for a spring. We speak of that sunshine colored truck that usually would be parked outside the IDS building on the sidewalk along Nicollet Mall. We speak of freshly-made sodas with bright ingredients and nose-tickling carbonation. We speak ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 26, 2012

    World Street Kitchen is a tasty winner

    Fast-casual menu packs in lots of bold flavors without hurting your wallet

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Nicollet Mall reportedly at risk of collapse following water main break [UPDATE]

    :: ORIGINAL POST :: 2:50 p.m.A water main broke under Nicollet Mall this afternoon, raising concerns that the street could collapse. WCCO anchor Jason DeRusha tweeted the above picture of workers pumping water from under the street."[I]t's 10 times worse underground," DeRusha wrote.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Get a free Dove Ice Cream Bar today and tomorrow. You're welcome.

    If you happen to be in downtown Minneapolis today and tomorrow about lunchtime (or if you really like ice cream and want to make the drive), a Dove ice cream truck will be on hand passing out free ice cream bars. Here are details, and what else you can get for free.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Peavey Plaza back on path to destruction

    The city's appeal to demolish Peavey Plaza in Nicollet Mall was approved by a City Council committee Thursday, meaning the 37-year-old park is one step closer to destruction. Designed in the 1970s by landscape architect M. Paul Friedberg, the city's plan to completely replace Peavey with a slick, n ... More >>

  • News

    April 11, 2012
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    April 9, 2012

    KSTP wants answers from Minneapolis police over cameraman shoving incident [VIDEO]

    During a "Re-Occupy" Minneapolis demonstration on Saturday night, protesters learned from police they would not be allowed to erect tents in Peavey Plaza. After they marched in the street in protest, 12 people were arrested on Nicollet Mall for public nuisance and impeding traffic. KSTP cameraman C ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 14, 2012
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    October 19, 2011

    Rogue Valley tour diary, Vol. 1

    ​Rogue Valley is a Minneapolis-based theatrical folk-pop band who are currently on tour. On the road are drummer Luke Anderson, bassist Paul Engles, keyboardist Joey Kantor, guitar/vocalist Chris Koza and guitarist Peter Sieve. Their tour diaries are written by Koza and edited by Sieve. The road ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Viking Jared Allen serving coffee at Caribou today

    From footballer to cookbook author to barista, the multitalented Jared Allen.​Caribou Coffee Co. has mostly been concentrating on expanding its franchise business lately, but it opened its first company-owned store since 2008 yesterday, near the site of a shuttered Caribou in Gaviidae Commons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Chipotle protest: Eight arrested downtown

    Police escort one of the arrested demonstrators out of the Chipotle.​A demonstration by fired Chiptole workers and their union allies ended with eight arrests at a downtown Chipotle restaurant this afternoon. The action was only the latest in a series of protests by the workers, who were fired fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    8-bit music fest, Hotel dance night: Freeloader Friday

    Image by tao_zhyn​It's a long weekend for most of us here in the Twin Cities, and in many ways the next three days mark the end of summer. It's your last chance to check out the Minnesota State Fair, and for some it's the last weekend before school starts up again. But fear not: There is still ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Sophea Fresh Fruit joins street cart lineup

    Michelle BruchReal-fruit smoothies are now selling outside the Central Library.​Seafood refugees from Louisiana have come to help launch the Sophea Fresh Fruit stand in downtown Minneapolis. "My grandfather is a fisherman," said Anna Dien, an employee at the family-owned food stand. "They st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Cruz'n Cafe rolls into downtown

    Michelle BruchCruz'n Cafe is the mall's newest coffee stop. ​Staff at the Cruz'n Café street cart are working long hours outside Central Library, pouring coffee early in the morning and serving pulled-pork sandwiches at night. You might have seen the food truck, formerly called Mochas to Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Dandelion Kitchen cooks up farmer fare

    Michelle BruchDandelion Kitchen launched at farmers' markets this summer​Fresh off a yearlong bike expedition from Prague to Bangkok, the owners of Dandelion Kitchen are still on wheels. The Farmers' Market vendor is parking a bright yellow trailer in front of the IDS building on Nicollet Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cinco de Mayo: Top 5 Mexican restaurants (plus bonus pick)

    If you can't make La Fiesta mas Caliente de Minnesota--Minnesota's spiciest celebration--this weekend in West St. Paul's District del Sol (Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., includes a parade, low-rider car show, music, dancing, and more) you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with a Mexican m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Freeloader Friday: Cheese, burlesque, and ice skating

    This weekend doesn't have to be a turkey. Check out this list.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Solid Gold take over U Otter Stop Inn

    Dressed as colonial pirates, no less.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Get milked: Minneapolis mustache time!

    Time to chug some milk (or get a milky substance all over your upper lip) for a sexy photo op. The "Got Milk" mustache mobile is heading to Minneapolis Tuesday, so don't miss this opportunity.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Minneapolis goes 'lights out' Saturday for Earth Hour

    As part of a worldwide event Saturday involving 2,712 cities, towns and municipalities in 83 countries, Minneapolis will dim many of the city's most notable lights to make a statement about climate change.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    The Local sets world record for most Jameson Whiskey sold

    For the third year in a row Minnesotans have drunk themselves into the record books.

  • Restaurants

    December 31, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008
  • Restaurants

    July 2, 2008

    High Cuisine

    A search for Minneapolis's best rooftop dining

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Mall Of America to huggers: No Mas!

    In their short time together, the Hug Brigade has gathered to hug strangers in numerous public places -- all without incident. Until last week, that is, when a small contingent of Huggers took to the Mall Of America...

  • News

    May 18, 2005

    Happy Outsourcing Day!

    A moving Target: Local retailer creates new Bangalore, India

  • Restaurants

    September 22, 2004

    Social Studies

    It is a happy, happy thing indeed that the happy hour endures

  • Restaurants

    August 11, 2004

    Serve Somebody

    The all-but-forgotten art of service is equal parts craft, dedication, and benevolent management

  • Restaurants

    February 11, 2004

    Hot Licks

    Offering upscale midwestern classics, the New Dakota is a welcome addition to downtown Minneapolis

  • Music

    August 2, 2000

    Molly Hatchet

    In a sad, familiar pattern, Mollycuddle release their best album, then break up

  • Restaurants

    July 12, 2000
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    February 16, 2000
  • Music

    January 26, 2000

    A Moving Target

    What's new in clubland? An intimate downtown dance floor; a new home for Jitters; and a gay "theme bar" in Nordeast

  • Books

    December 29, 1999

    Overdue Books

    A pricey new library in downtown Minneapolis has boosters of the underfunded branches seeing red

  • Restaurants

    September 1, 1999
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    January 27, 1999
  • News

    November 25, 1998
  • Music

    October 21, 1998

    Grandmaster Clash

    Connie Francis meets Nurse with Wound on the unruly turntables of DJ Ts

  • Restaurants

    July 15, 1998
  • News

    November 19, 1997

    Paper Trail

    How five loudmouth newsies built an information dynasty.

  • News

    January 8, 1997


    Last Friday, on a balmy afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, our thoughts turned to spring,

  • News

    September 4, 1996


    On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.

  • Books

    November 1, 1995
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