The walkable “heart” of Northeast Minneapolis is an area once known as the Old Saint Anthony business district. Flanked by the Mississippi River to the south, 3rd Avenue to the west, Broadway to the north, and I-35W to the east, the area is known for eating and shopping options. Just a stone’s throw across the river from Downtown Minneapolis, this part of Northeast – the Heart – has become a vibrant residential and business destination in its own right.
You will find a mix of old and new which fit together well here. From kitschy Nye’s Bar (formerly the beloved Nye’s Polonaise) offering live polka music to the alluring Herbivorous Butcher, the first vegan butcher in the country, and everything in between, the Heart of Northeast provides a buzz and energy not found many other places.
Office Space In Northeast Minneapolis
The Heart of Northeast Minneapolis provides a small-town feel nestled in the city. Because of its layout and location, it’s like its own enclave within the greater Northeast Minneapolis area. Here, you can ditch your car and walk to lunch, happy hour, the grocery store or other shops. And, the business-friendly area is vibrant and strong with an active chamber association and business networking groups. The history of the area coupled with the modern amenities that abound has made this part of Northeast a desirable place to be.
Eating, Drinking and Entertainment
We could spend hours and hours on the entertainment, food and drink options available here. Let’s just say there truly is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for casual American fare, or something a bit more ethnic and immersive. Plus, you’ll find some innovative options (we already mentioned the vegan butcher; how about the state’s first LEED-CI registered restaurant, Red Stag Supper Club), local craft breweries, annual festivals and more.
Photo: Matt Lien
Getting Around Northeast Minneapolis
With easy access to 35W and Downtown Minneapolis, the best bets for getting to Northeast are by car, bike or public transit. If you drive, you’ll find plenty of metered parking, as well as some unmetered spots, tucked away here and there. If a bicycle is your mode, you’ll feel right at home in the marked bike lanes. And, because everything is so close, walking is always a good bet, too.