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About Our Uptown Market
Whether you call it the "Hennepin" or "Uptown" market, our store located between 24th and 25th streets on Hennepin Avenue is one of the busiest of our 11 locations. Just five blocks north of the unofficial center of the Uptown district (Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street), our Hennepin Market has one of the most devoted customer bases, many of whom live within walking distance of the store – so close, in fact, legend has it that carryouts have even carried groceries right to some customers' doors!
The Hennepin store became a Kowalski's in 2002 after Jim and Mary Anne Kowalski purchased three GJ's SuperValu stores in Minneapolis (the others are now the Lyndale and Parkview Markets). At that time, Hennepin was one of the smaller markets in the company. In 2017, it was remodeled and expanded to incorporate the neighboring former Walgreens store to better suit the needs of this bustling community.
Uptown, an unofficial district in Minneapolis, is home to some of the best recreation in the Twin Cities, encompassing Minneapolis' largest lake, Bde Maka Ska, as well as Lake Harriet and Lake of the Isles. The vibrant, easily walkable neighborhood of Uptown is well known for its amazing local shops and boutiques and for hosting important community and art events, like the annual Uptown Art Fair, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area each summer. People also visit the community to take part in its exciting nightlife. Uptown offers many unique theaters, bars, restaurants and coffeehouses. Kowalski's fits in well in this respect, offering customers a made-to-order Hibachi Bar, custom Pasta Bar, make-your-own Phở & Ramen Bar, self-serve Wing Bar and fresh sushi, plus a full-service Pastry Case, Starbucks Coffee and a Wine Shop.