Mayor Betsy Hodges and the Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution Dec. 12 declaring Minnehaha Ave., from Lake St. to Minnehaha Falls, as the “Minnehaha Mile.” This street contains nine antique, vintage, retro, and secondhand shops, more than any other commercial corridor in the state of Minnesota.
The declaration was made in recognition of the important role Minnehaha Ave. plays in making the city more livable, attractive, resilient, and healthy while adding charm and character to the community.
“Minnehaha Ave. is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon, hopping from store to store where you can find things like they used to make them,” said Council Member Andrew Johnson. “Each shop has a warm and inviting atmosphere which conjures up memories from the past, while the owners themselves are as charming and full of character as the items that fill their stores, exuding a sense of neighborliness that seems cut out of those same decades past.”
The Mayor and City Council are encouraging residents and visitors alike to visit and experience the shops located along the Minnehaha Mile. Entrepreneurs and business owners—particularly those specializing in antique, vintage, and reuse shops— are also encouraged to consider locating along this special corridor in Minneapolis.