For dynamic, urban energy, there’s no place like Uptown,
the vibrant community that surrounds the intersection of Hennepin
Avenue and West Lake Street. The heart of the city’s 20- something scene,
its got everything from the fancy to the funky. Fitting with its slogan “
normally out of the ordinary. “ Uptown destinations break the mold.
Discover one- of –a –kind at places like Bobby Bead, one of the largest bead stores in the United States.
Peruse Calhoun Square with dozens of stores like
Kitchen window, named “ Best Independent gourmet Store” in the United States,
and Bay Street Shoes, often cited at the area’s best shoe store.
Dubbed 'normally out of the ordinary', its the place for
funky finds and fun people- watching. For real treasure, head back downtown,
where Nicollet Mall-a pedestrian thoroughfare –gives you plenty of options, including Saks Fifth
Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and hometown Marshall Field’s.
Here, you’ll also catch a glimpse of a famous resident,
Mary Tyler Moore. A bronze statue forever freezes her in the midst of the famous hat toss.
Bronze statue of famous resident Mary Tyler Moore