• Meet Minneapolis Grieves Death of Mary Tyler Moore

     
    POSTED February 6, 2017
     

Minneapolis residents have been mourning the death of Mary Tyler Moore since her passing last week on Jan. 25, 2017. She was well known for her 1970s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which helped put Minneapolis on the map.

“The 1970s were a time when IDS Center was rising from the ground, Nicollet Mall was still new, and lots of change was coming to Minneapolis,” says Melvin Tennant president and CEO, Meet Minneapolis. “The Mary Tyler Moore Show, with its images of Minneapolis and frequent references to the city, really brought our growing city onto a national stage.”

Minneapolis Visitor Information is the proud home of the Mary Tyler Moore statue, which TV Land originally placed in Nicollet Mall in 2001. The center is allowing visitors to place flowers near the statue to commemorate Moore’s life.

“Mary Tyler Moore played the most famous TV resident Minneapolis has ever had,” says Tennant. “Mary Richards was a character so many people looked up to for her independence, her humor and her spirit. To have her associated with our city has been an honor over the years.”

For those who would like to visit the statue, Minneapolis Visitor Information is located in CenterPoint Energy Building at 505 Nicollet and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends.

D'Amico Catering has officially opened Bushel & Peck, the Mill City Museum's new cafe. 

An approachble lunch menu, new weekend brunch, and wine and beer options round out the menu. Later this spring, the cafe will fill with fully updated décor; a food truck also is in the works.

 

The historic Machine Shop has returned in full force as one of the hottest venues in the city. Originally built in 1916, the building was originally used a machinery shop for the Pillsbury A-Mill. Now, it’s an industrial-chic event space as of July 2016. “The building has been carefully restored, keeping the surviving original 1916 architectural details intact,” says Stephanie Guidera, director of sales and marketing.

 

Two Minneapolis hotels are offering new programs to get guests’ creativity flowing and legs moving.