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Historic Walker Lake District

The Historic Walker Lake District is a newly revitalized area in St. Louis Park, centered around the intersection of Walker St. and Lake St.

Exterior of Historic Walker Lake building

A highlight of the area is the historic Walker Building, the oldest commercial building in St. Louis Park. Built in 1892, it’s now the home of sota clothing.

Visitors to the area will delight in the murals lining the west side of the building. Stop and have your picture taken with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox or the “You Betcha We Love It Here” Instagram-worthy photo station, whose surrounding décor changes with the season. Be sure to show off your newly purchased, distinctly Minnesotan, sota swag!

Grab a bite to eat at one of the neighborhood restaurants, get a massage or have your hair done. You can even pamper your favorite furry friend!

Before you leave, stop by the amazing 1,500 sq. ft. mural on the south side of the Minneapolis Window Shade building, located at the corner of Walker St. and Dakota Ave. The mural depicts the past, present and future of this vibrant area.


sota clothing – Laid-back apparel with creative and original designs organic to Minnesota, including graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats.

Petropawlis – Your neighborhood pet care store offering food, toys and supplies, grooming and daycare.

Minneapolis Window Shade Co. – A top provider of window coverings for over 100 years. They carry a wide array of options and are an authorized Hunter Douglas dealer, as well as a fabricator of high-quality roller shades.

Park Vacuum Center – One of the largest vacuum showrooms in Minnesota, providing sales and service for nearly 40 years.


The Block SLP – A dog-friendly American restaurant with a year-round “paw-tio” known for their broasted chicken, vegan entrées, shakes and “block”tails.

Mexico City Café – A family-owned café serving authentic and modern Mexican food, including street-style tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and tortas.

Muddy Paws Cheesecake – Choose form 222 flavors of artisan cheesecake baked from scratch using the finest, most natural ingredients available.

Park Tavern – A family-friendly restaurant/bar for 60+ years, featuring bowling, an arcade, billiards, darts, a large outdoor patio and event space.

SLP American Legion Post 282 – An American restaurant serving burgers, sandwiches, salads and wraps.

SLP Nutrition – A smoothie and juice bar aimed at making the world a healthier and happier place.

McDonald’s is also nearby.

Personal Care

Alotapilates – A leading Pilates studio whose mission is to inspire and encourage you on your path to optimal health.

Epic Bodyworks – A massage studio specializing in corrective massage techniques including deep tissue, neuromuscular, myofascial release, trigger point and passive/active stretching.

Function MN Massage & Acupuncture – A health facility providing functional, outcome-driven massage and acupuncture services for people on the move.

Harlowe Salon – A full-service salon offering a range of cuts, color techniques and bridal services.

Hour Rose Salon –  A full-service hair salon offering haircuts, color, bayalage, extensions, French braids, blowouts, updos and bridal services.

KATS Airbrush Tanning Studios – The first airbrush only tanning studio in the Twin Cities providing services for all skin tones.

Minneapolis LocStarz: Natural Hair Salon – A natural hair beauty salon with an array of services for gorgeous locs.

Swoon Lash + Beauty Lounge – A friendly, upbeat and lively spa offering the highest quality eyelash extensions, as well as brow waxing + tinting and lash lifting + tinting.

Vinna Fitness – A sports medicine-based fitness facility that coaches, trains and educates people who want to get moving.