NEW AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CORRIDOR WEBSITE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis, MN, December 6, 2011—The Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) has launched a new website for the American Indian Cultural Corridor district in south Minneapolis on Franklin Avenue. The Cultural Corridor is Minneapolis’ new destination for food, art, and culture. Located along East Franklin Avenue from Cedar Avenue to 11th Avenue, the Corridor has a unique collection of businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions, including Northland Visions, Woodland Indian Crafts, Franklin Street Bakery, Maria’s Café, Wolves Den Café, Roger Beck Florist, All My Relations Gallery, and many more. The Franklin Light Rail Transit station anchors the corridor on the east and provides easy connections to places throughout the region.
“The web site looks great, very professional easy to navigate and has the potential to really bring people to the Avenue! I can't wait to see more pictures and more places
added. People need to see how much this area has really changed and grown to a real destination location.”
-Greg Bellanger, Store Manager Northland Visions
The Cultural Corridor website highlights the many fantastic businesses of all types located in the area, and provides a central location for information about events and
activities occurring in the Corridor. The website also has information about resources available to businesses looking to open and operate in the Corridor area. The website was developed through a partnership with the City of Minneapolis Great Streets Business District Support Program and the Franklin Area Business Association.
“The new American Indian Cultural Corridor web site is terrific! Congratulations! It highlights our neighborhood's American Indian assets, it looks great and is easy to use.”
-Mary Watson, Neighborhood resident and Franklin Area Business Association member
The branding of the American Indian Cultural Corridor has been developed through the work of the Native American Community Development Institute working with Buffalo Nickel Creative. The Cultural Corridor itself has evolved through the work of many community?based organizations and community members including the American Indian Community Development Corporation, the American Indian Business Development Corporation, Ventura Village Neighborhood Association, and Project for Pride in Living. The Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is supporting the continued development of the American Indian Cultural Corridor through the Building Sustainable Communities program.
“It is exciting to move from the concept stage to the active promotion of the American Indian Cultural Corridor and its many wonderful assets. This corridor has great potential to be a regional destination that the Twin Cities can be proud of.”
-Justin Huenemann, President & CEO Native American Community Development Institute
Access the new American Indian Cultural Corridor Website at: