Category Archives: Retail & Shopping

Franklin Bank

At Franklin Bank, we have a mission… well, actually, it’s a passion for improving the urban community.

Our vision is to be the Leader in Improving the Urban Community. Everyday we work hard to find new ways to use our resources to improve life in urban Minneapolis. We believe social responsibility based on solid partnerships is vital for the success of our communities. We embrace diversity and support the individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations who work tirelessly to: create jobs, build affordable housing, help individuals reach their goals, and improve the quality of life for all of us.

May we serve your financial needs? We are a locally owned, community bank, offering all the financial tools you need. Partner with us and together we can accomplish great things!

Franklin Bank has four locations in Minneapolis to serve you, and additional depository locations for your convenience. Plus, our 24-Hour TeleBank and Online Banking allow you to conduct most of your banking anytime, anywhere.
Looking for additional depository locations? Click here for locations and a map.

Our roots run deep in Urban Minneapolis.

In 1961, Franklin National Bank was founded. We opened our doors on the corner of LaSalle and Franklin, in this beautiful limestone building built in 1899. The building was a home of splendor to many prominent Minneapolis families over the years, complete with a third floor ballroom. The bank enjoyed its years in the italian provincial building, until it relocated nearby to a new building in 1973. Today, that office at 2100 Blaisdell Ave. So. remains a cornerstone of our business. In January 2002, we celebrated our expansion into the Warehouse District/North Loop community. This new headquarters allows us to bring our services closer to Downtown and North Minneapolis communities.

We are proud to support the exciting growth and revitalization of urban Minneapolis!

Franklin Street Bakery

The Franklin Street Bakery encompasses both a wholesale commercial bakery and a retail operation. Along with providing the sinfully delicious pastries and breads to Tejas and Bar Abilene, our products are available to the finest restaurants, hotels and retail establishments through your food service distributor. Our bakery started as an in-house bakery , but moved to South Minneapolis in 1994 to accommodate the growing demand for its products.

Address: 1020 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: General Administrative/Wholesale Inquiries: (612) 871-3109
Retail Store/Retail Orders: (612) 879-5730
Fax: (612) 871-3286

Hours: Monday – Friday, 7am to 5pm
Saturday 8am to 2pm
Sunday 8am to 12pm

The first retail operation of the Franklin Street Bakery opened in October of 1998 in the Marketplace of Dayton’s (now Macy’s) flagship store in downtown Minneapolis. In the spring of 2001, our popular line of made-to-order personal gourmet pizzas were introduced and became an instant hit to an eager public.

Maria’s Café

Over the past 20 years, restaurateur Maria Hoyos has been pleasing customers with her honest dedication to home-cooked foods. Twin Citians have come to regard Maria’s Cafe as one of the metro’s prime breakfast destinations. Each of her famous breakfast, lunch and dinner options is prepared from scratch.

Address: 1113 East Franklin Ave. Mpls, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-9842
Hours: Mon-Sat 7-3, Sunday 8-3

Northland Visions

Northland Visions offers unique, all Minnesota gifts like sculptures, paintings, beadwork, jewelry and original native and traditional art. Perfect for corporate and convention mementos – a gift of Minnesota!

Address: 1113 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: 612.872.0390
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9am-5pm

Roger Beck Florist

Roger Beck Florist is recognized for exquisite floral works of art and delivering them beautifully wrapped. Each creation is unique and is a reflection of who you are and will express your most profound emotions.

Located on the southeast side of downtown Minneapolis in a 1907 corner brick building, this shop has a highly professional team of just a few — imaginative, kind, and helpful — who share a common passion. They create magic with their hands, giving life to your most secret, tender, or crazy dreams.

Roger Beck Florist’s attention to detail and commitment to quality have earned them an impeccable reputation, admiration from clients, and numerous awards.

Stop in to visit — flower design with the power to excite, entrance, engage.

Address: 1100 East Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-871-7080 | 800-368-0947 | Fax: 612-871-5432