Support Franklin Ave on Open Streets day

This Sunday, July 12th is the day we planned to hold Open Streets Franklin. 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 and our plans for the rest of the Open Streets Minneapolis season 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're unable to come together in the street this year, we can still support local businesses and community organizations that help make Open Streets Franklin so fun and unique.

Check out the list below to learn just a few ways you can support Franklin Ave on Open Streets day. Have another suggestion? Let us know on social media or in the comments!

Two people playing music outside Capitol Cafe at Open Streets Franklin


Order takeout or delivery from a restaurant


Capitol Cafe
| 2417 E Franklin Ave
Enjoy delicious East African-American infusion food from Capitol Cafe. Find their menu and order online on their website.

Pow Wow Grounds | 1414 E Franklin Ave
Stop by this Native-owned coffee shop for coffee, tea, fresh pastries, and more. Check out their hours on their Facebook page

Soberfish | 2627 E Franklin Ave
Soberfish is an immigrant-owned restaurant specializing in Thai food and sushi. Visit their website to find their menu and hours. 

Project for Pride in Living build your own community engagement at Open Streets Franklin


Support a community organization


Gatherings Cafe
| 1530 E Franklin Ave
While Gatherings Cafe is closed to the public, their staff is working to feed elders in the Native community. You can support their work by making a gift to the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

Hope Community | 611 E Franklin Ave
Hope Community supports our city by doing work in housing, food systems, parks, leadership development, arts, asset building, and more. They recently acted as a donation distribution center to provide fresh produce, pantry items, and personal care products to their neighbors. Learn more and support their work by visiting their website.

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) | 1414 E Franklin Ave
NACDI is a group that supports American Indian people through a variety of initiatives including All My Relations Arts and the Indigenous Peoples Day Festival. Visit their website to learn more and donate. Plus, you can get fresh produce at their Four Sisters Farmers Market on Thursdays from 11 AM - 3 PM. 

Project for Pride in Living | 1035 E Franklin Ave
Project for Pride in Living builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of people and families who have lower incomes by providing affordable housing and career readiness services. Click here to give to their Resilience Fund.

Books displayed on a table at Open Streets Franklin


Enjoy art


Articulture | 2613 E Franklin Ave
An organization centered on creating positive change through visual arts, Articulture is offering adult classes and online youth camps. Learn more, donate, or get involved on their website.

Boneshaker Books | 2002 23rd Ave S
Boneshaker is a volunteer-run radical bookstore just off Franklin Ave. Visit their website to buy a book, make a donation, or join one of their online book clubs like The Politics of Pandemics or the Abolition Book Club.

Playwrights’ Center | 2301 E Franklin Ave
The Playwrights’ Center champions playwrights and new plays to build upon a living theater that demands new and innovative works. Be sure to check out their 2020 Summer in Conversation Series featuring livestream events with leading playwrights and theater-makers. 

Seward Co-op staff grilling under a pop-up tent at Open Streets Franklin


Support a local business


Seward Co-op
| 2823 E Franklin Ave
Bike or walk to the Seward Co-op for your next grocery trip. The Co-op is also offering online ordering and curbside pickup. 

Welna II Hardware | 2201 E Franklin Ave
Working on a home, garden, or mutual aid project? Stop by Welna II Hardware for supplies. Right now they’re offering parking lot service and delivery.


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