Looking east on Lake Street towards Hennepin Avenue

Image and text provided by Hennepin History Museum. Learn more at hennepinhistory.org.
Image and text provided by Hennepin History Museum. Learn more at hennepinhistory.org.

The Hennepin-Lake intersection in Uptown was dressed for the season in this photograph from Hennepin History Museum’s collection. On the far left is the Hove’s grocery store, now Lunds & Byerlys. Also on the left is the old Rainbow Café. Founded in 1919, the Rainbow was a local icon and a popular destination for diners from across the Twin Cities. Both buildings remain today, although the parking lot in the middle has been replaced by retail and office space.

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