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Open Book

Open Book is a haven for flourishing creative writing, publishing, and printing arts activity in Minnesota.

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Pacifier North Loop

Pacifier offers an eclectic collection of cool and modern baby gifts, clothes, wooden toys, slings, diaper bags, and furniture that they found.

219 N 2nd Street #102, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone - 612.623.8123

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Pad & Quill

Pad & Quill is a family business, who's aim is to make versatile artisan-made bags and leather tech accessories that blur the line between profession and play. Using only the highest quality materials and workmanship, each piece is thoughtfully designed to meet the demands of our modern age while honoring the traditions of the past; where so many brilliant ideas begin with a Pad & Quill.
2400 N 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone - 844-665-2142

People Serving People

614 South Third Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415


From the People Serving People website:

Our Mission: To serve homeless children and their families and provide new opportunities for healthy, stable family life.

People Serving People achieves its mission and goals by providing emergency housing and community services that assist families experiencing homelessness in becoming self-sufficient and reconnected with the community. In a safe, secure and sober environment, PSP provides services which cultivate independence and accountability.

What distinguishes PSP from other emergency shelters is the broad range of on-site programs and services designed to address common barriers that homeless families are faced with. To provide a new opportunity for families, it is necessary that we help them find ways to break through these barriers and stop patterns that lead to poverty and homelessness. Housing and employment issues are addressed, along with educational, emotional and life enrichment needs


Real Ghost Tours

Real Ghost Tours is not a gory haunted house experience - it's a history-packed tour during which you'll learn about (and maybe encounter the spirits of) people who shaped this area.

125 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Robbin Rouillard | Luxury Travel Consultant with Boom Travel

Robbin Rouillard | Luxury Travel Consultant, Boom Travel

I am a Travel Consultant in downtown Minneapolis. My focus is helping downtown Minneapolis residents plan personalized, custom and private travel experiences.

My background is particularly working with the Boomer population which is growing in the downtown Minneapolis area. I help to coordinate trips for groups of friends and family around the world.


Address: 606 3rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone: 612-710-9938




Saint Anthony Falls

In 1680, the falls became known to the Western world when they were observed and published in a journal by Father Louis Hennepin, a Catholic friar of Belgian birth, who also first published about Niagara Falls to the world's attention. Hennepin named them the Chutes de Saint-Antoine or the Falls of Saint Anthony after his patron saint, Anthony of Padua.

Saint Anthony Falls, located in the Historic Mill District of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the only natural major waterfall on the Upper Mississippi River. The natural falls was replaced by a concrete overflow spillway (also called an "apron") after it partially collapsed in 1869. Later, in the 1950s and 1960s, a series of locks and dams were constructed to extend navigation to points upstream.

The early dams built to harness the waterpower exposed the limestone to freezing and thawing forces, narrowed the channel, and increased the damage from floods. A report in 1868 found that only eleven hundred feet of the limestone remained upstream, and if it were eroded away, the falls would turn into a rapids that would no longer be useful for waterpower. Meanwhile, the St. Anthony Falls Water Power Company approved a plan for the firm of William W. Eastman and John L. Merriam to build a tunnel under Hennepin and Nicollet Islands that would share the waterpower. This plan was met with disaster on October 5, 1869, when the limestone cap was breached.

The leak turned into a torrent of water coming out the tunnel. The water blasted Hennepin Island, causing a 150-foot (46 m) chunk to fall off into the river. Believing that the mills and all the other industries around the falls would be ruined, hundreds of people rushed to view the impending disaster. Groups of volunteers started shoring up the gap by throwing trees and timber into the river, but that was ineffective. They then built a huge raft of timbers from the milling operations on Nicollet Island. This worked briefly, but also proved ineffective. A number of workers worked for months to build a dam that would funnel water away from the tunnel. The next year, an engineer from Lowell, Massachusetts recommended completing a wooden apron, sealing the tunnel, and building low dams above the falls to avoid exposing the limestone to the weather. This work was assisted by the federal government, and was eventually completed in 1884. The federal government spent $615,000 on this effort, while the two cities spent $334,500.

The story of Minneapolis begins at the Falls of St. Anthony, the only true waterfall on the Mississippi River. This waterfall was transformed from a beautiful and sacred site to an engine that powered the city and the region. Today St. Anthony Falls is the center of a thriving Minneapolis Riverfront District, where past and present combine to create a new destination for recreation and commerce.


Samantha's Mini Spa

Betty Vegas is a full service salon located in the Bridgewater, adjacent to the Guthrie.

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Sanctuary the Restaurant

The Sanctuary features New American Cuisine prepared and spiced with classic Mediterranean and Japanese influences.

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Sarpino's Pizzeria

Sarpino's Pizzeria offers high-quality traditional and gourmet pizzas, authentic pastas, chicken wings, salads, cheese bread, garlic bread, deserts, and beverages.

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Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant brings fresh, authentic food from Thailand to Minnesota.

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Sea Change Restaurant & Bar

Sea Change Restaraunt & Bar at the Guthrie Theater

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Smith & Porter Restaurant + Bar

Smith & Porter Restaurant + Bar brings a modern flare to the food and cocktails you already know and love. This restaurant allows you to experience our contemporary cuisine in a casual and comfortable setting. Our wide selection of wines and local brews paired with sophisticated, yet classic, small plates and entrées offer something for every taste.

Address: 428 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-249-5503





Serving the finest gourmet natural cuisine.

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St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board

Since 1988 the Board has provided both funding and leadership to accomplish their mission of preserving and interpreting the St. Anthony Falls Historic District.

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Stone Arch Bridge

Built in 1882-83 by James J. Hill's Minneapolis Union Railway Company, the Stone Arch Bridge is recognized as a National Civil Engineering Landmark.

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Stonebridge Bank

Stonebridge Bank

903 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415


From their website:

Stonebridge Bank has no exhaustive history and is definitely not traditional. We simply believe that there is a better way to bank. Many businesses start out this way, but, over time, grow internally focused and forget that YOUR story is more important than ours.

Our goal is to make this simple belief the benchmark for serving clients who think there is value in a person answering our phone rather than a machine.

The future of Stonebridge won't be measured by the bank, but rather by the success of our clients and friends who choose us as their partner everyday.


The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

What was once a train station is now a huge entertainment complex containing two hotels (Renaissance and Residence Inn), a waterpark, ice rink (winter only), party and meeting facilities with catering, Charly's Grill and Stone Arch Bar.

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The Doorway for Massage Therapy, Bodywork & Better Health

The Doorway for Massage Therapy, Bodywork & Better Health is dedicated to helping you feel better. Massage offerings include Neuromuscular, Sports, Swedish/Relaxation, Myofascial, Pregnancy, Shiatsu, Hot Towels and more.

1011 Washington Avenue South (Located on the lower level of Open Book.)

Phone - 612-619-0881

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Appointments available 7 days a week from 9am-9pm
For an appointment: Click on the Appointment tab on the left or call (612)619-0881.

Free parking for clients in the lot on the southeast side of the building.  On street meters are $.25/15minutes.


The Film Society of Minneapolis St Paul

The Film Society of Minneapolis St Paul presents the best of classic, contemporary and cutting-edge cinema from around the world, celebrating the diverse art of the motion picture as it was always intended-as a shared, community experience on the big screen.

125 SE Main Street, Suite 125A, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612-331-7563