All in all there are over 220 businesses that call Lyn Lake home.
Non profits at Lyn Lake
The non profit organizations that live at Lyn Lake create an energized atmosphere of artists, actors, and social activists. The Jungle Theater, Intermedia Arts, High Point Center for Printmaking, SooVac, Pangea World Theater Company all are busy serving their diverse constituencies.
The Jungle Theater was pivotal in starting the reclamation of the Lyn Lake intersection with it’s multi million dollar makeover of the old Knickers Bar. Today it is one of the premier small stages in the entire cities.
High Point Center for Printmaking has built a spectacular new building to house their educational and printmaking capabilities at their new permanent home at 912 W. Lake Street. Intermedia Arts has been responsible for building community with its many installations, artcar parades, hiphop and graffiti artist projects.
Regla De Oro Gallery opened on November 23rd in the Minneapolis Lyn-Lake area. We offer consumers a conscientious alternative to meeting their buying needs, while providing a market for unique art and quality fair trade products. Future plans include increasing the number of local and international represented artists, participating in local public exhibits, and providing a percentage of net proceeds to Arts Education and Social Justice Non-Profit organizations.
Retail and Service Businesses
Businesses like Schatzlein Saddle Shop, Smitten Kitten, The Ink Lab, Top Shelf, Thurston Jewelers, The Corner Store, Sherwin Williams, Tatters, and countless others have existed on the corner for decades. Recent arrivals generating fresh excitement like Robot Love and ZRS Fossils have brought fresh life to the corner.
Service businesses like Hair Police, The Loft Hair Salon, Irina’s Stitch in Time, Old World Cobbler, Royal Pet Grooming, Lyn Lake Barbershop, Barbers on Bryant, Paul Williams Tire, Car-X, Mohn Electric, Park Upholstery, Opening Night framing services, Fiant Dental, Lyn Lake Chiropractic and numerous others just scratch the surface of what surrounds us.
Lyn Lake is also at the center of Minneapolis’s teeming bike community. The Alt, Penn Cycle, Sunrise Cyclery, and Flanders Bike Shop service riders from across the metro.
Living at Lyn Lake
A new and exciting force at the intersection have been the newly developed apartment complexes. Lime, Blue, Flux, Aqua, Murals of Lyn Lake, and Track 29 represent private dollars invested in building high density living units that reflect the vibrancy of urban lifestyle. Almost 1000 new sophisticated rental units have come online in the last year that take advantage of the dozens of restaurants, galleries, and extensive bike trails that traverse the neighborhood with the Midtown Greenway.