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The Loft Literary Center

The Loft Literary Center is a nonprofit arts organization offering services for readers and writers at every level. From novels to children’s literature, from playwriting to poetry, from spoken word to memoir, there’s something for everyone at the Loft.

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The McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, coalition-building, and encouragement of strategic policy reform.

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The Shop at MCBA

The Shop at MCBA offers an array of bookish gifts, stationery, cards, handcrafted journals and paper, artists' books, original prints, book art supplies, instructional books, and more.

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The Southern Theater

The Southern Theater cultivates artistic exploration by providing a vibrant home for performance, fostering a multiplicity of voices, and catalyzing connections among artists and audience.

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Theatre in the Round Players, Inc. (TRP)

One of the oldest theatres in the state, Theatre in the Round Players, Inc. (TRP) has established a national reputation and has received numerous awards for artistic and managerial excellence.

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Trader Joe's

It’s not complicated. Trader Joe's focuses on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.

721 Washington Avenue S


Phone: 612-339-2110

Open 8a - 9p daily


University of Minnesota Health Nurse Practitioner Clinic 

University of Minnesota Health Nurse Practitioners Clinic is located between the new Vikings stadium and the Guthrie Theater and one block from the Downtown East light rail station, the clinic is accessible and convenient to downtown. Free wi-fi is available for patient and family use. 

Same-day and walk-in appointments are available at our nurse practitioner-led clinic, located one block from the U.S. Bank Stadium light rail station. Our providers are available for urgent medical needs as well as ongoing primary care. We offer compassionate, innovative, comprehensive care for adults, children and families. 

814 3rd Street S, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone -  612‑888‑9792

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Hours - Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm 


Verve Realty

Northeast Riverfront District Specialists

Verve Realty, (formerly Hoffman Parkin, Ltd.) is a full service real estate brokerage with over 30 years of experience and $700 million in sales. They offer a full array of services to buyers, sellers, & renters, specializing in unique residential homes in prime locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. Verve agents are well-versed on the wide variety of housing in the cities and neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities.

17 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 623-1199



Vet Partners Pet Hospitals (formerly Minneapolis Veterinary Hospital)

Minneapolis Veterinary Hospital is a client oriented, service based hosptial for small animal medicine and surgery.

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Wasabi Fusion Restaurant

Sushi and more. Wasabi Fusion Restaurant

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Water Power Park

Never before has the general public been able to walk on this piece of land and experience the power of the mighty Mississippi River as it flows over St. Anthony Falls.

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Wilde Cafe & Spirits

The Wilde Cafe & Spirits is a neighborhood restaurant with an updated Victorian feel, but it's not your typical cafe. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus featuring an array of sandwiches, individual-sized pizzas, appetizers and other great comfort food.

65 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone - 612-331-4544

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Summer Hours April-October
Everyday 7am- 11pm

Winter hours November-March
Sunday: 7am-9pm
Monday-Thursday: 7am-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 7am-11pm


YogaFit Studios

YogaFit Studios, part of the Lift Brands family of elevated wellness companies, is the industry’s fastest-growing yoga concept. YogaFit originated as a training certification program over 15 years ago. Its partnership with Lift Brands in 2014 led to the creation of the first-of-its-kind 24/7 yoga franchise.  Members get unlimited access to live and virtual classes – the most offered over any national competitor. For more information, visit

Address - 520 First Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone - 612-444-2151

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Zen Box Izakaya

Zen Box Izakaya Japanese Pub and Kitchen

602 Washington Avenue South, Minneaspolis, MN 55415

Phone - 612-332-3936

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ZeSa Fitness

Shanti Rainey, Creator of ZeSa, has built his innovative program on a scientific base – an understanding of how the human body achieves peak performance and maintains maximum health and wellness. ZeSa, a high performance, low impact regimen is comprehensive in its approach, unique in all aspects, and FUN. Every ZeSa practitioner will be able to move from wherever they currently find themselves fitness-wise, through to whatever levels of performance and capability is desired.

Address: 1024 Washington Avenue South

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