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Neighborhood Series: Victory, Minneapolis

Posted by VIBE Realty on Thursday, December 9th, 2021 at 10:59am.

Welcome to Victory! This Northern Minneapolis neighborhood is located within the Camden community just east of the Mississippi River. It is bordered by the Humboldt Industrial Area on the north, Penn Avenue on the east, Dowling Avenue on the south, and Robbinsdale on the west. 

Referred to as up-and-coming by MSP Mag, Victory is appreciated by locals, and for many north-side residents, the area’s diversity is a key draw. It’s named for the historic three-mile Victory Memorial Parkway which runs through the community. ‘The Drive’ was dedicated in 1921 as a memorial to the Hennepin County service members who died in World War I. Each casualty is recognized with a tree planted in their honor and a marker noting their service, making the parkway the largest outdoor World War I memorial in the US. Check out the small businesses, restaurants, and local spots to hang in Victory below.

Dancing Bear Chocolate

‘Tis the season for gifting (and eating) all the chocolate you can get your hands on. Dancing Bear Chocolate is an adorable 1929 corner store slinging artisan crafted chocolates and sweets. But that’s not all. They also make gelato, pastries, jams, fruitcakes, curated gift boxes, and other sweets that you won’t be able to turn down. A good idea? We think so.

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Victory Park

Victory Park is located at 44th & Upton Avenues and is adjacent to Loring Community School. Between a tennis court, two half-court basketball courts, two playgrounds, picnic and grilling areas, and a recreational field - it’s safe to say this is the neighborhood hangout.

Photo Courtesy of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board


Hot Comics and Collectibles

If this place brings excitement to you, then we’ve done our job by putting it on your radar. Hot Comics and Collectibles has an impressive collection of, well you guessed it - comics and collectibles. And actually, they claim to have the largest selection in the Twin Cities. Pop in to shop a variety of new comics, back issues, new and vintage toys, apparel and more!

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Corner Coffee 

One of three Minneapolis locations (also located in North Loop and Uptown), Corner Coffee in Victory is a local coffee shop that seeks to add value to the community through friendly staff, great coffee, ice cream, and comfortable space. Grab an espresso, bring your laptop, and lay low in this sleek neighborhood coffee shop.

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Tori 44 Ramen

Who doesn’t love a classic ramen spot. At Tori 44, the recipes have been brought to a fullness with house-made ramen noodles and fresh ingredients. From a large variety of ramen dishes, to Kimchi and rice, you likely won’t be upset with this menu. Quick tip, they have a patio for warmer months (and another location in Saint Paul).

Photo Courtesy of Tori Ramen


The Pickles Cafe & Catering/ Mama Donato's Woodfired Pizza

Pickles Catering is a Twin Cities catering service in Victory and also serves Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and other surrounding suburbs. On Wednesday nights, they host “Little Italy Night” with Mama’s wood-fired pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, caprese salad, and special family and individual meals in the parking lot of Pickles catering. Cheers to italian.

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