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Explore Downtown Living - Saturday, May 19

Free residential tours + exclusive deals from local businesses headline Explore Downtown Living on Saturday, May 19

Explore Downtown Living is this Saturday, May 19 from 10 am-5 pm, and includes the Central Business District, East Town, Loring Park, North Loop and Northeast neighborhoods.

Back for its fourth year, Explore Downtown Living is a FREE event that lets you tour Downtown Minneapolis and all it has to offer at your own pace. On May 19, visit 20 residential communities and see their roof decks, residential units, party rooms, fitness centers & more up close—all while learning about their surrounding neighborhoods and getting a sense of what the community has to offer.

New properties taking part in May’s event include East EndThe M on Hennepin (atop Nye’s) and Nordhaus.

Sign up for Explore Downtown Living at, and use an online interactive map to help you navigate around downtown. View the full list of participating properties on the interactive map:

Through four previous events, Explore Downtown Living showcased more than 17,000 unit tours. During May’s event, you can get there (and around downtown) for FREE courtesy of Metro Transit’s Free Ride Pass. Print the pass at

Participants can also enjoy promotions, deals and freebies from approximately 20 local businesses. The full list of restaurants, retail shops, fitness organizations and more can be viewed at

Explore Downtown Living is produced by the mpls downtown council’s Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan’s Development Committee in partnership with Target, VON91, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and the Mpls Downtown Improvement District. It’s goal is to help the 2025 plan’s efforts to double the downtown population by the year 2025.

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