Downtown East

Winter Market Coming to Minneapolis

Nuremburg Winter Market- Tourismus Nurnberg

The announcement that 2013 would be the last year of the Holidazzle Parade came as a head-scratcher to many (including myself). Why would Minneapolis abandon its event of more than two decades? Didn't it annually attract 300,000 spectators? The official "tough economic situation" line didn't stick. The real answer: the Minneapolis Downtown Council wanted to create a much...

12 Possible Names for the New Stadium's Plaza

[caption id="attachment_227476" align="aligncenter" width="570"]A version of the plaza, with light-rail, facing toward the stadium A version of the plaza, with light-rail, facing toward the stadium[/caption] The design for the new Viking's stadium calls for a large open plaza. It will include a transit station for the light-rail, a wonderfully glassy entrance to the venue itself and a not so glassy view of the (also newly constructed) Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center (which will be directly across from the doors). Yet a large question mark remains: what will this plaza be called? The proposed "Downtown East Plaza" isn't very...