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Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Shopping Malls, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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Nicollet Mall is a twelve-block portion of Nicollet Avenue running through downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Historically, the shopping and dining district of the city, it is also a pedestrian and transit mall. Along with Hennepin Avenue to the west, Nicollet Mall forms the cultural and commercial heart of the city.Many iconic Minneapolis buildings line the Mall, notably the IDS Center, the former Dayton's flagship store (now Macy's), Orchestra Hall, and the Hennepin County Library. On Thursdays in the summer, Nicollet hosts a farmers' market; in the winter, the Holidazzle Parade and now Holidazzle Village traverses the Mall.HistoryThe first commercial district in Minneapolis centered on the intersection of Nicollet and Hennepin Avenues, an area known as Bridge Square and (later) the Gateway. As the city grew and the area became more congested, businesses started moving south from Washington Avenue.By the end of the 19th century, Nicollet Avenue had defined itself as the city's primary shopping street, as department stores such as Powers Dry Goods, Donaldson's and Dayton's all opened on this stretch. Elizabeth Quinlan, the first woman clothing buyer in the country, opened her store in the Young - Quinlan Building, also on Nicollet.
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  • It's very torn up right now as they work on it but the stores are all still accessible from the street and skyways. It has a lot of great variety of stores, small shops and businesses and places to ea...  read more »
  • Went to the mall as Sports Authority was advertised on the outside of the building. But nowhere to be found! Lots of other stores though with big name brand stuff. The skywalk is great to get around b...  read more »
  • Nicollet Mall is the Center: neboksrëbami Street, where concentrated large shops, restaurants, banks and the headquarters of the company (for example, Target). The main chip of this place is the so-called skajvèev (skyways), which connects the buildings around the center of Minneapolis so that you can walk, staying at home) convenient for the days of the nasty weather.
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  • I always like to pick a hotel in this area when I am visit Minneapolis. It's close to theatres, great restaurants, sports, and shopping. There are also a ton of fun bars and it's not too far from the Nordeast district either. Hotwire usually has great deals on 4 and 5 star hotels here. I usually have a great stay and never pay more than 60 bucks per night.
  • A key place to visit for people from our of town. Spend a couple hours walking and visiting different restaurants and bars in the area.
  • Nicollet Mall is a lively atmosphere with a good variety of stores. Some with much better prices than others... but generally, all relatively expensive. Still a great place to visit.
  • You can walk around the majority of this place on the second floor, above the streets. Very cool and great when it's raining.
  • Good crowds of restaurants, food stores, work places. Nice skyways for walking
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