Jordan Neighborhood News and Events


Photo by Ed Kohler licensed under Creative Commons

The Jordan neighborhood is bordered by businesses ranging from coffee shops and a hardware store to two major grocery stores leaving the interior of the neighborhood mostly residential and very peaceful. There are many housing styles to choose from in Jordan: painted lady Victorians and Arts and Crafts bungalows to newer construction with the latest eco-friendly features. Jordan's location is superb: just minutes from the amenities and employment of downtown Minneapolis and adjacent to the exceptional Theodore Wirth Park and Golf Course. Jordan supports the arts and is home to Juxtaposition Arts a creator of city wide murals, mosaics and street art.

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Northside pastors partner with Habitat for Humanity to increase number of Black homeowners in tornado-damaged Minneapolis neighborhood

Homeownership among Blacks on the Northside has been waning in recent years, first because of the mortgage foreclosure crisis, and secondly by the May 2011 tornado. As a result, a group of North Minneapolis pastors met a few months ago and joined collaboratively to help address this issue.


Penn Gas Stop joins Appetite for Change Healthy Corner Store Project in North Minneapolis

Fruits and veggies at Penn Gas Stop. (Photo by Makula Dunbar)

If you look closely between the two ‘No Trespassing’ signs on the outside of Penn Gas Stop, an improved addition is advertised on another sign — fresh produce. As a part of the Healthy Corner Store Project, the station located on the corner of Penn and 26th Avenue N. in Minneapois has just ramped up its supply of healthy “grab and go” options.


Avenue Eatery reopens on West Broadway

Sammy McDowell (Photos by Erin Jerabek Heelan)

The Avenue Eatery is back.


Anytime Fitness coming to North Minneapolis

(Photo by Harry Colbert, Jr.)

Drivers along West Broadway near Penn Avenue may be doing double takes as they pass 2104 W. Broadway and notice a large, distinctive Anytime Fitness sign at the top of the building.


After 21 years, North Minneapolis' Hollywood Studio has trained over 1,000 in dance, seen students receive national awards

Diane Elliott-Robinson with student (Photos by James L. Stroud, Jr.)

“So you think you can dance?” That’s not likely a question you would ask Diane Elliott-Robinson.