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Together, Forward!

Join us in the coalition of neighborhoods and livelihoods.


Community Commons collects the hopes and dreams of Twin Cities’ small business owners and entrepreneurs displaced by the unfortunate circumstances of 2020. We celebrate through this shared space to continue the exchange of goods and services — fostering brighter futures for all people, from all neighborhoods.

The story of community commons

In the wake of civil unrest compromising the stability of a number of local businesses throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mall of America® has partnered with nonprofit and municipal organizations to provide a temporary home for the impacted independent shops.

Community Commons facilitates the continuing progress of entrepreneurs and offers the opportunity to expand into new audiences and markets inside of a cooperative retail space — free of charge.

Mall of America is providing real estate and retail fixtures as well as marketing and promotional materials for every business within Community Commons. Helping each company put their best foot forward as part of the world-renowned shopping destination.

Artistic Expressions

Juxtaposition Arts is a creative development organization in North Minneapolis that trains and employs and develops the talents of young creatives in art, design, fashion and architecture.

For this project, JXTA partnered with KNOCK, inc. and the Mall of America to bring a bright and bold art experience and energy to the Community Commons retail space.