MPLS: North Loop
Posted on Jan 20, 2016

Nestled along the Mississippi River within the Warehouse District, the North Loop is arguably one of the fastest growing and most coveted neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

It wasn’t always that way. The area was lifeless during the 1960’s and 70’s before artists began moving into its abandoned warehouses. By 1990, waves were opting to call these facelifted factories home.

Today the North Loop is known for its restored lofts, stylish boutiques and award-winning restaurants. Included on that list are Spoon and Stable, a 2015 James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant, the James Beard nominated hotspot The Bachelor Farmer and the acclaimed Italian eatery Bar La Grassa. Retail is also evolving in the North Loop with an ample supply of quaint and edgy shops. For those who enjoy happy hour, the North Loop offers plenty of perches for good people watching and a cold (locally brewed) beer.

Residents consisting of artists, young professionals and empty nesters, often called “loopers,” continue to fill the North Loop. It’s just a quick walk or bike ride for those who work downtown and has its own fill of creative agencies and small businesses. But it’s definitely not all work in this buzzing neighborhood. With Target Field just one block away and the new Viking Stadium nearby, sports fans in the North Loop are definitely close to the action.