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The Commons makes its official debut
A sweltering celebration featuring a ceremonial Frisbee toss, dancing and enthusiastic remarks from community leaders praising new green space for the city signaled the grand opening of The Commons park on Thursday.
Essential, illegal, misbegotten or misunderstood? Ready or not, downtown Minneapolis' 'Commons' is set to open
The Downtown East Commons park in downtown Minneapolis gets an official opening Thursday, which will include — of course — a ceremonial tossing of the first Frisbee.
Celebration marks opening of the Commons park near stadium
Meet downtown's new front yard.
Downtown East park opens to public
The Commons, a 4.2-acre public green space that even the Minnesota Vikings have called the “centerpiece” of Downtown East redevelopment, opened Thursday afternoon near U.S. Bank Stadium.
Ryan proposes new Downtown East office tower
The glass tower project at Park & 4th would feature approximately 414,000 square feet for office users and a skyway connection to the stadium and nearby towers, according to the plans. About 6,000 square feet of space on the street and skyway levels, in addition to a potential restaurant space on the top floor, is slated for retail tenants.
Ryan Cos. give more details on Minneapolis office tower
What’s big and tall and green all over? Apparently, the proposed 17-story Block One office tower that Ryan Cos. hopes to build near U.S. Bank Stadium.
New Minneapolis Wells Fargo towers showcase a sea of change and a splash of history
The company's two East Town towers are unveiled as part of a $300 million project helping to transform downtown.
Wells Fargo officially opens East Town towers
Executives and government officials praised the $300 million project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 20 for anchoring the transformation of Downtown East and Elliot Park, which are seeing U.S. Bank Stadium, the Commons park and other projects opening this summer.
ESPN Selects Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Host X Games in the U.S.
Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, U.S. Bank Stadium, Meet Minneapolis and ESPN to Collaborate on Summer Events for Two Years; 2017 & 2018 Event Dates Announced
Minneapolis is getting the X Games (twice!)
Welcome to that weird moment when a bunch of tattooed, pierced rebellious types are brought to town by a company owned by Disney, where they'll perform at a publicly funded sports stadium named after a bank. Such is life in America, circa 2016.
The Official X Games Site
For 2017 and 2018, X Games has a new home. Welcome to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
New Vikings stadium to host X Games in 2017, '18
ESPN's X Games will be held in Minneapolis in 2017 and 2018, with many of the events being held in the Minnesota Vikings' glittering new stadium, the network announced Wednesday.
ESPN’s X Games are coming to U.S. Bank Stadium
The new home of the Minnesota Vikings will see the competition the next two summers.
ESPN's X Games are coming to Minneapolis
U.S. Bank Stadium will host the ESPN extreme sports competition during the next two summers.
X Games Minneapolis: Five reasons to get excited about the event
Like the Red Bull Crashed Ice event in St. Paul or closing time after a grandstand show at the State Fair, the people watching figures to be fantastic at an event like this one.
Dignitaries, fans formally open U.S. Bank Stadium
A collection of Minnesota’s most powerful politicians and civic influencers converged on the field of U.S. Bank Stadium Friday for the formal opening of the $1.1 billion project.
U.S. Bank Stadium open house swamped with visitors, storms
"Adrian Peterson is the best," Isaac said matter-of-factly, standing in his Minnesota Vikings jersey amid throngs of visitors crowding the second level of the newly minted U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
U.S. Bank Stadium upgrades Minneapolis' aura
There might not be another place in the world with so many beautiful arenas located so closely together, not with the addition of U.S. Bank Stadium.
Broken window at U.S. Bank Stadium could take two months to fix
According to a source, someone was walking along the north side of the building, picked up a nearby rock and tossed it at the ground-level wall of glass.
New brewery, taproom coming to northeast Minneapolis
“We are very excited to bring classic, high-quality craft beers to the Beltrami neighborhood of northeast Minneapolis,” Neil Miller, head brewer and co-founder, said in a prepared statement. “The newly refurbished Miller Textile building will allow us to create a unique brewery/taproom experience for our customers.”
New brewery planned for Northeast’s Miller Textile Building
HeadFlyer Brewing is planning a nearly 9,500-square-foot taproom and brewery in the newly overhauled Miller Textile Building in Northeast Minneapolis.
Opus, Greco team on a North Loop apartment project
One of the final remaining industrial gaps in the heart of the North Loop neighborhood in Minneapolis is about to be filled with a striking white brick apartment building.
Ichiban on Nicollet Mall to close after 36 years
The Japanese restaurant, located on the southern end of Nicollet Mall, confirmed news of the closing on Facebook. Ichiban’s last day will be July 30. It did not specify why the restaurant is closing.
Gregarious Twin Cities bar owner Lokowich, 49, was a friend to all
"It's pretty evident that he loved people. People loved him. There's a lot of heartache on this one."