• 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.

Samson Desta, a room service attendant for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, was awarded the Hospitality Hero award by Meet Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association. The award is given out quarterly to members of the Minneapolis hospitality community who are nominated by their colleagues.

“Desta embodies authentic hospitality and is a great ambassador for Hyatt and for Minneapolis," says Vince Vito, director of sales and marketing.

 

Stem, a speakeasy located in Northeast Minneapolis, has introduced a new menu that will include small lot wines, craft cocktails, artisan beer and appetizers.

“The neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis is known for its beer,” says Ivy Taheri, owner. “We wanted a place where people can socialize and be comfortable in an upbeat atmosphere. We can’t wait to surprise our guests with unique wines from around the world, craft cocktail creations and fun events to suit everyone’s needs.”

 

International Live Events Association (ILEA-MSP) met at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sept. 29 for networking, lunch, a tour of the stadium and an address from Maureen Bausch, CEO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Attendees learned about the different ways to get involved in the 10-day Bold North Festival that will lead up to Super Bowl LII.