Nicollet has long been downtown’s core shopping and entertainment artery. Its comprehensive remodel has enhanced the experience for visitors, workers and the area’s growing residential population.
With motor vehicles restricted to buses and taxis, this mile-long, go-to pedestrian oasis is lined by bar and restaurant sidewalk seating, art, bountiful greenery and many shopping options.
November 3, 2017 – A celebration for the new Nicollet Mall featuring remarks by Mayor Betsy Hodges, City Council members and Steve Cramer, president and CEO of the mpls downtown council/Downtown Improvement District, among other project stakeholders.
October 6, 2017 – Great news for downtown workers, residents and visitors, the Nicollet renovation is almost complete. Streets and sidewalks are finished, planting continues and light masts are being installed. By November, all trees will be planted, furniture out, lights will be on and most of the new and restored artwork installed. Nicollet sidewalk cafes have been open throughout the summer and will stay open throughout the patio season.
September 8, 2017 – As Nicollet renovations wrap up, Mpls Downtown Improvement District (MDID) is partnering with businesses along Nicollet to offer food and drink specials on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month during September and October including pop-up street activities like craft markets, live entertainers and more.
August 8, 2017 – Seventy-five percent of Nicollet intersections are now back to normal traffic flow with the opening this week of 6th and 7th Streets. Third and 9th Streets opened last week and the remaining intersections at 4th, 8th and 10th will be ready by Labor Day.
June 9, 2017 – Nearly twenty of the almost 240 trees destined for the Nicollet renovation have arrived at Peavey Plaza and will be planted in the following weeks starting at the south end of Nicollet.