A bustling neighborhood with an eclectic mix of shops and patrons

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Located just southwest of downtown Minneapolis, this eclectic neighborhood caters to a younger crowd, whether they are taking a seat in a trendy restaurant before seeing an indie flick or working away in local coffee houses. And there are shops to please this entire mix of people that frequent the streets. In the center of it all is Calhoun Square, found at the intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, where inside you’ll find retailers like CB2, H&M, Francesca’s Collections, Blush by Kay, Atmosfere, Timberland and Kitchen Window. Outside the square’s doors are nationally recognized retailers such as Apple, The North Face, Goorin Brothers Hat Shop and John Fluevog Shoes, cementing that intersection as the dominant retail center. Plenty of other shops fill the surrounding streets, though. There’s Local Motion, which sells locally designed clothing as well hand picked collections from Los Angeles, New York and Europe; Cliché, where you’ll find hip clothes and accessories; and Magers and Quinn, an independent bookstore selling hard-to-find editions as well as current titles.


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