North Loop Neighborhood News and Events


The North Loop Neighborhood, located in what is frequently referred to as the Warehouse District, offers unique housing options, entertainment, fine dining, and specialty shops-many within the original warehouses of the North Loop's historic heyday. True to the unique nature of this neighborhood, you won't find any chain restaurants in this part of town. You'll discover one-of-a-kind retailers, quaint coffee shops, eclectic restaurants, and lively nightclubs nestled in the historic buildings; many owned and operated by neighborhood residents. The North Loop Neighborhood is immediately adjacent to downtown; served by LRT and many bus routes; and is the home of the Minnesota Twins Target Field (opening in 2010), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Farmers Market, and the headquarters of Metro Transit.

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Urban photography: Highlights from Wing Young Huie's TCMA workshop

(Photo by Jeremy Kleider) Workshop participants walked the streets of South Minneapolis photographing the urban surroundings. Above, Minneapolis denizen Stephen sits on a residential retaining wall near 10th Ave. and Lake St.

Last month, Twin Cities’ award-winning photographer Wing Young Huie took 19 local photographers down Lake Street to help them develop their skills behind the camera and overcome their inhibitions to photograph intimate subjects.


MUSIC REVIEW | Sarah McLachlan charms the State Theatre

Photos By: 
Patrick Dunn

Sarah McLachlan’s 25-year career may seem to have stalled a bit of late, with her perhaps being best known at the moment as the artist behind the song which plays along to the world’s most depressing ASPCA commercials, but last night’s performance at the State Theatre was an unforgettable reminder that McLachlan has both the musical chops and the stage presence to put on an amazing live show.


MUSIC PHOTOS | Bobby Z & Friendz Benefit 2 Celebrate Life returns to First Avenue

Longtime fans of the Minneapolis sound returned to First Avenue Saturday, June 28 for the 3rd Annual Bobby Z & Friendz Benefit 2 Celebrate Life. There was much anticipation to see special VIP host Apollonia for her first appearance back at First Avenue since the filming of Purple Rain in the early 80s. In addition to her accepting an Oscar from Bobby Z for her role in the movie, the crowd was thrilled with her performance of “Take Me With You.” The show's lineup was rich with Minneapolis talent including Brian Setzer who stepped in to perform hits like “Stray Cat Strut,” Atmosphere’s Slug belted out an enthusiastic version of “Let’s Go Crazy,” a stirring version of “When Dove’s Cry” roared out from the Sounds of Blackness, and a playful version of “Baby I’m a Star” featured American Idol contestant Paris Bennet. After the star packed concert, the audience was invited to stay and mingle while the full length version of the movie Purple Rain streamed on the big screen.


MUSIC PHOTOS | Neon Trees in black & white at First Avenue

Photos by Tom Baker

Neon Trees played to a completely sold out crowd at First Ave on Monday, June 23, 2014. Electrifying, eccentric, passionate, and downright fun they gave the audience exactly what they went to the show for; a stellar performance. Frontman Tyler Glenn mesmerized the crowd with his dance moves and swooping vocals, and expressed his appreciation throughout the night to fans, who gave plenty of love back to the Trees.


THEATER REVIEW | "Ghost The Musical" flashes more than shines at the Orpheum Theatre

Photo Credit ©Joan Marcus 2013

What is the key to a successful movie-to-musical transformation? Ghost (1990) was a sleeper blockbuster and is now considered a classic. The story is a bitter-sweet, cliché-ridden good vs. evil, embellished by the spirit world and ultimately crowned by the satisfying power of love. The movie starred Patrick Swayze at the height of his career, Demi Moore donning a cute pixie haircut and tearing up on demand, and Whoopie Goldberg, who won best-supporting-actress Oscar for the role. Ghost The Musical is anything but quiet or intimate, but remains true to the story.