Sunday, December 07, 2008

In Plain Sight | Northrup King Building


Think of it as Indie-dale.

Personally, those other malls make me sleepy, and I find their goods are equally as tired. So if you're looking for unique holiday favors, old and new, the Northrup King Building boasts more than 170 art, design, and non-profit storefronts to choose from.

There's something here for everyone. Sis just passed the bar exam? Give her a David Bowman print to hang in her loft. Mom wants a new kitchen? Call up Locus Architecture to schedule a consultation. Is crazy uncle Ray still tinkering with that time machine in the basement? Give him some antique scientific equipment from the PPL Shop.

Special shopping hours every Saturday until Santa arrives.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice. I've never heard of this place in my 8 years of living in MPLS. I'm honestly going to check it out, thanks for sharing.

Tom Wasmoen, AIA said...

I have driven by this building a number of times and thought there must be something intersting going on here. Thanks for the tip, we will be planning a Saturday trip to explore!

Brandon Stengel said...

I haven't been in many of the artist studios, but the PPL Shop on the first floor is a wonderland of surplus office furniture, industrial equipment, and other indescribable miscellanea. Fans of Ax-Man, Room and Board Outlet, the Habitat ReStore, and olde tyme auction sales will not be disappointed.