The Warehouse District is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the district is a place for visitors to stop in for a bite to eat, dance or listen to live music at the Target Center or Theatre District or purchase items from one of the many specialty shops or retail stores.
There are 43Restaurants, bars and caf‚'s located at the district include Applebee's, Block E, Bradstreet Craftshouse Restaurant, Brothers Bar and Grill, Cold Stone Creamery, drink, the original fun bar, Gay Nineties, Hard Rock Caf‚, J.D hoys, Lyon's Pub, Murray's Restaurant, Shout House Dueling Pianos and The Imperial Room. There are 16 Nightclubs in the district, which include 3 Degrees, Block E, D‚ja vu, Envy Nightclub, Epic Concert and Special Event Venue, First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, Karma Nightclub and The Seville Club.
The 12 theatre and galleries Hennepin Center for the Arts, Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, State Theatre, The Lab Theater and Zenon Dance Company and School. There are 17 retail stores within the district, which include American Surplus, Century Studios, House of Balls, Indigog, Lowell Lundeen Jewelry, Maxine's, Ribnick Fur & Leather and Rosenthal's Contemporary Furniture.
Services within the mall include a U.S Post Office, Franklin Bank, InHouse Media, Mariner Software, OffiCenters, Park State Bank, Yoga Center of Minneapolis, Edina Realty Downtown, Ann C. Viitala, Attorney at Law, Attune Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and Bark Avenue.
The district is part of the North Look, which was an industrial area and home to a large railroad yard, warehouses and factories. The district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The warehouses in the district are around six to eight stories high with around 62 structures on a seven square block contributing to the district. The design of the district is predominantly Chicago Commercial, along with Italianate, Queen Anne Style and Classic Revival. The district was associated with the railroad transportation network when it was under developments. The warehouses were used for wholesale and storage of milling and manufacturing goods.
The district became the epicenter of the Minneapolis art scene in the 1980s until the area became commercially desirable in the 1990s. More than twenty contemporary art galleries were located in the Wyman Building on First Avenue North.
Some of the buildings are still occupied with industrial tenants with the majority being converted to commercial space or condos and apartments. The newer building have attempted to replicate the style of the old warehouses to retain the feel of the industrial past. Thousands of people have moved into the loop since the mid-1990s, particularly people who work downtown, which allows them to walk, bike or take the bust to work.
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