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About Uptown Minneapolis
Uptown Minneapolis is the hub for art and diversity in the Twin Cities. This relatively small neighborhood has a fashionable, contemporary edge which its Minnesotan residents are proud of. This urban district is a Mecca for artists, musicians, and Minneapolis' GLBT community. The best tattoo parlors, international dining, music and nightlife in the Midwest can be found here. The locals give Uptown its charm. The area is a direct reflection of a city that is known for being extraordinarily accepting of different cultures and lifestyles. For locals and visitors alike, Uptown is the place to go for a unique dining experience. It's a hodgepodge of big chain and independent restaurants. Dine at places like La Belle Crepe, Chino Latino, Delights of India, and Chaing Mai Thai. If a cup of coffee is needed to warm you from a Minnesota winter, go no further. Visit the trendy Dunn Brothers or the charming Uncommon Grounds (a coffee house located inside a renovated Victorian house built in 1877). The Uptown Theater is the center of this culturally-enriched district. The historical theater is an iconic landmark which has been host to concerts, films, weddings and events. Close by is another theater called The Lagoon which plays rarely screened independent movies. During the first week of August, the Uptown Art Fair offers affordable and unique handmade crafts from over 365 artists. The fair has become one of Minnesota's most popular events as Uptown is one of Minnesota's most popular places to enjoy.