Corcoran is a diverse and active neighborhood in the heart of South Minneapolis. Predominantly residential, the neighborhood has great connections to downtown via the Hiawatha LRT and Hiawatha Avenue as well as to other parts of South Minneapolis via Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway.
Cynthia Frost is our neighborhood correspondent for Corcoran, and she wants to hear from you. Tell her about the garage sale, or the big bang on Sunday night - and ask her how to register and get your profile on TC Daily Planet!
Cynthia Frost is a real estate agent, attorney and investor who has purchased and renovated dozens of homes in Minneapolis. She has a store-front office in Corcoran, and loves her daily ½ block commute from home. Cynthia serves on the Board of Directors of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and chairs the CNO Housing Committee. To see her complete profile, click here. Email Cynthia at Cynthia [at] MidtownMpls [dot] com.
Lake Street is Corcoran's main commercial area and the Midtown Farmers' Market, a project of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO), brings the all-local food and goods of 70+ farmers and vendors to 40,000 people each year. Corcoran Park provides neighborhood residents with a recreation center, wading pool, playground, volley ball court, and playing fields.
Neighborhood murals are becoming new landmarks in the Corcoran and a map of them can be found here.
Recently I've enjoyed finding new ethnic markets in the Twin Cities suburbs—but with the price of gasoline spiking, I needed to find an ethnic grocery a little closer to home. I headed up Chicago Avenue toward the Lake Street, then turned east keeping my eyes open for some place interesting. That’s how I ended up at La Alborada Market at the corner of Lake and 19th, a mostly Mexican grocery owned by the Cruz family.
Miguel Goebel, new manager of the Midtown Farmers Market
The Midtown Farmers Market and the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization are pleased to welcome Miguel Goebel as the new manager of the Midtown Farmers Market, which will begin its eleventh season of bringing fresh, local flavor to the community on Saturday, May 4.
How could this weekend be bad with spring finally here? We’ve got lots of great activities to get you out in the sunshine. As always, check the events calendar for the complete collection of everything that’s happening in our neighborhoods.