This Sunday, July 26th is the day we planned to hold Open Streets East Lake. Unfortunately, the event will not happen this year due to risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can learn more about how we came to this decision here.
Open Streets Minneapolis events do more than close streets to cars. Each event connects people to local businesses, community resources, and each other. While we are unable to come together to celebrate Open Streets Franklin this year, we can still support those local businesses and community organizations that help make Open Streets events on East Lake St so fun and unique.
Check out the list below to learn just a few ways you can support East Lake St on Open Streets day. Have another suggestion? Let us know on social media or in the comments!
Order takeout or delivery from a restaurant
Midtown Global Market | 920 E. Lake Street
Midtown Global Market is an internationally-themed public market with great food, cultural experiences and unique gifts. You can see a list of all merchants on their website. Some merchants offer curbside pickup and delivery.
Super Mercado Morelia | 1417 E Lake St
Stop by Super Mercado Morelia for food, groceries, and other necessities. See more details on their Facebook page.
Abi’s Cafe | 1532 E Lake St
Check out the Abi’s Pupuseria Food Truck right outside their store. For menu details and hours, check out their website.
El Pollo de los Santos | 1700 E Lake St
Always a hit at Open Streets, you can get the amazing grilled chicken from El Pollo de los Santos any day from their food truck at 1700 E Lake. Details on their Facebook page. See photo.
Himalayan Restaurant | 2910 E Lake St
Experience the flavors of Nepal, Tibet and India at the Himalayan Restaurant by ordering takeout or delivery. More information on their website.
Urban Forage Winery & Cider House | 3016 East Lake Street
Have natural wines, cider, and meads made in south Minneapolis delivered to your doorstep. Check out their website for details.
Support a community organization
The Family Partnership | 4123 E Lake St
Through counseling, education, and advocacy, we support children, families, and communities in need, and empower them to solve their own problems, regardless of income or origin. You can read more about their work and donate on their website.
Isuroon | 1600 E Lake St Suite 1
Isuroon is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to promote the well-being and empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and beyond. You can read more about what they do and support their work on their website.
Lake St Council
Since the uprising began in May, Lake St Council has been raising funds to help rebuild small businesses and community organizations on Lake St. You can give to their We Love Lake Street fundraiser on their website.
Support the arts
In the Heart of the Beast Theatre | 1417 E Lake St
While their performances are postponed, you can support In the Heart of the Beasts Theatre’s community work by investing in future MayDay celebrations on their GiveMN page.
Support a local business
Longfellow Market | 3815 E Lake St
Shop your family-owned neighbourhood grocer for everyday needs. See product details on their website.
Forage Modern Workshop
Find unique furniture, gits, art, and home decor at Forage Modern Workshop. You can browse their offerings and order with free shipping online.
Ingebretsen’s | 1601 E Lake St
You can order online for curbside pickup from Ingebretsen’s meat and gift shop on their website.