June 2016

Found 4 blog entries for June 2016.

July 4th Events in MinneapolisWith the 4th of July rapidly approaching, we thought now might be a good time to get you up-to-speed on all the events and festivities that are taking place throughout Minneapolis over the holiday weekend. So if you’re planning to spend this year’s Fourth here in Minneapolis and are looking for something to do, here’s a short list of what’s going on:

Red, White, and Boom!

An annual celebration that’s hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Red, White, and Boom festival brings 75,000 people to the city’s scenic riverfront for live music, tons of good food, family-friendly activities, and of course a spectacular fireworks show for the grand finale.

Red, White, and Boom! Twin Cities Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K

Before you gear up

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Minneapolis Rent PricesAs you might have noticed, demand for apartments in Minneapolis seems to be higher than ever. And while developers also seem to be building new apartment projects faster than ever, the high demand is continuing to push rent prices higher and higher not only in downtown Minneapolis but all over the Twin Cities region.

According to a recent study done by Zumper, a rapidly-growing apartment finding company, Minneapolis now ranks as the 15th most expensive city in the U.S. in terms of rent prices, which puts it ahead of cities like Baltimore and even Denver, which is also seeing tremendous growth right now.

From May to June, one-bedroom rentals in Minneapolis saw a 2.4% hike, putting the median price right at $1,260 per month. On the flip side, however,

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One of Minneapolis’ premier downtown hotels will now be offering bike sharing to its already long list of lifestyle amenities, which is a trend that’s catching on in cities all across the country. Radisson Blu, a brand under the Carlson Resider Hotel Group, is reportedly testing out a new bike-sharing program at two of its hotels, with one of course being the Radisson Blu location in Minneapolis.

According to a release, hotel guests at the Radisson Blu Minneapolis and even locals living in the city will now be able to rent bikes at three different rates: $11 for one hour, $22 for four hours, or $33 for eight hours.

For guests staying at the hotel, the idea seems like it should be widely successful given the Radisson Blu sits just minutes from Target

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New Minneapolis Riverside ParkA fabulous new riverside park seems to be in the works, as the Minneapolis Park Board has officially approved a project that involves demolishing the vacant Fuji-Ya restaurant that overlooks St. Anthony Falls and replacing it with a new public park space.

According to reports, the city has agreed to a $2 million contract with a design team that’s led by Damon Farber Associates of Minneapolis, but will also include HGA Architects and Engineers, MacDonald & Mack Architects, Barr Engineering, Kimley Horn and Associates, Toole Design Group, The Musicant Group, Mortenson Construction and 106 Group.

In all, the new park, which will completely revitalize a four-block area surrounding Mill Ruins Park, is expected to cost around $27 million, but much of that

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