07 Mei 2011

Nicollet Mall, an appealing venue for the visitor

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Nicollet Mall, a section of Nicollet Avenue which runs through the downtown area of Minneapolis, is renowned as a premier shopping and leisure venue. Functioning as a transit and pedestrian mall, the sector is well known as an upmarket dining and shopping area. Along with the neighboring Hennepin Avenue, the region forms the commercial and cultural focus of the famed city.

Premier standard shopping is a distinctive feature of Nicollet Mall. Macy’s, formerly known as Dayton’s, and in a subsequent period as Marshall Fields, has long retained the status of the shopping hub of the district. It is well known for the special events it hosts, such as its spring flower show and holiday showcase.

For exclusive shopping the vicinity of choice is the Gaviidae Common, a location where upmarket designers hold sway. Here you will find such notable names as Talbots, Neiman Marcus and Ann Taylor just to name a few.

On a different note, the Farmers’ Market which takes place in the locale on Thursdays is a perfect place to buy farm-fresh vegetables, fruits and organic produce.

Nicollet Mall features several prime entertainment venues, with pride of place going to its renowned Orchestra Hall. Well-known classical and popular music artistes provide performances throughout the year at this acoustically ideal arena. The well-recognized Minnesota Orchestra makes its home here. Just outside you will find Peavey Plaza, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the music, and, in the winter, to skate in.

For the jazz lover, the venue of choice is the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, which features recognized as well as up-and-coming performers; it also provides excellent dining with an attractive ambience.

Excellent restaurants and bars may be found at Nicollet Mall offering wining and dining of a high standard. Vincent: A Restaurant is one of the most appealing restaurants in the city, offering fine French cuisine as well as some exceptional reasonably-priced deals. Not be missed is Barrio with its superb cocktails and delightful dining options.

When selecting Minneapolis hotels an excellent choice would be the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis. Located in the charming environs of Nicollet Mall this well-appointed accommodation is one of the exceptional hotels in downtown Minneapolis.