North Loop gets new parklet

Updated: June 10, 2016 - 10:32 am

Hyde Development and The Musicant Group have collaborated on a new parklet in the North Loop — a bench with a trellis lined with vines near the Velo apartments at 2nd Street North and 1st Avenue North.

Max Musicant of The Musicant Group said the space will make the street experience more vibrant.

“The parklet will make the experience of being in this corner of the North Loop even more dynamic and inviting for residents, office workers, and visitors alike,” he said. “A relatively small improvement like this parklet can make a dramatic difference in the life of a street and neighborhood.”

Paul Hyde, co-founder of Hyde Development, which owns the 116 1st Ave. building near the parklet, said he hopes the pop-up park attracts a mix of users, including Velo residents, Red Cow patrons and area office workers.

The new North Loop parklet. Photo by Sarah McKenzie
The new North Loop parklet. Photo by Sarah McKenzie

Here’s the location of other parkets in the city this summer:
— 1603 Chicago Ave. S. by Twin Cities Coffee & Deli
— 3733 Chicago Ave. S. by Smoke in the Pit BBQ and CANDO
— 4208 28th Ave. S. hosted by Angry Catfish Bicycle + Coffee Bar
— 913 W. Lake St. hosted by CARAG near Morrissey’s Irish Bar.