The West Bank is a destination for some of the most unique shopping in the region. Full of shops for yarn, outdoor gear, bikes, and global goods, there’s something for everyone to enjoy a casual walk around the neighborhood.


Al Maqdis African International Mall
620 16th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

An African market featuring clothing, jewlery, and other exotic goods on the West Bank.


Al-karama Mall Cedar Square
419 Cedar Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

A unique and exotic experience where cultures combine and create a bazaar of ethnic merchandise from around the globe. Bring along your appetite, as your senses will undeniably develop cravings for African, Asian, Mexican and other fine global cuisines.


Cedar Dollar Store
410 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

An urban storefront with cheap treasures–the perfect place for a last-minute gift!


Cedar Tobacco & AAA Home Health Care
425 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454


Cedar Wireless
521 Cedar Ave South # 251
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Retail for all your wireless needs. Open 7 days a week.


Depth of Field
405 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Fine quality natural yarns for hand knitting and weaving, fashion yarns, fiber for spinning and felting, and an impressive array of low-key classes to refine your technique. Free or validated parking. Yarn. Organic yarn. Worsted yarn. Burly spun yarn. “Where the elite meet to use pointed sticks.”


Freewheel Bike
1812 S. 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55454

A complete bike shop. Freewheel Bike was created by cyclists for cyclists, and has always been focused on serving and improving the Twin Cities cycling community. Quick repairs, non-pushy sales people, friendly, smart staff. They love to ride and help spread the love. Sponsoring weekly rides and special events.


Harry’s Travel, Electronics, & Shipping
1810 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

All the items you need for a safe and comfortable travel experience.


Intercontinental Video
521 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 333-6666

The source for rare and esoteric titles. This shop’s collection of their Italian zombie flicks, or that timeless German classic “Necromancer II” is darkly unique. On the lighter side, carry everything by Nicolas Roeg, and just about every other European director of note.


International Tobacco Shop
611 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

A friendly shop for all your tobacco and smoking accessory needs.


Mayday Bookstore
301 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mayday Books is a volunteer collective dedicated to selling left-wing literature and providing a space for political education and camaraderie. A non-profit organization with a progressive educational mission independent of the corporate fat cats who run the country and control the media. It is also a progressive political hub for educational events and information on social movements in the Twin Cities. We regularly host public events and private group meetings.


MGM Home Heath Care, Inc.
325 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Caring for the community is their goal.

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

A Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, providing the best gear and clothing for adventure travel, backpacking, canoeing, cross country skiing, Frisbee golf, hiking, ice climbing, kiting, mountaineering, Nordic skating, Nordic walking, sea kayaking, rock climbing, telemark skiing, ultralight backpacking, and whitewater kayaking. Offering clinics and programs, many free of charge, that inform and inspire. Test a canoe or kayak at one of our boat demos. Try your hand at Nordic walking. Learn to wax those old cross-country skis or learn what to wear when snowshoeing. Experience sports you never knew existed!

Are you looking for a meeting room for your club, non-profit or seminar? Midwest Mountaineering’s Expedition Meeting Room is available. Seats 60, DLP projector, DVD player, wireless Internet, sound system.


Riverside Kello Floral
2508 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Send flowers. It’s the perfect way to bring a little unexpected joy to a loved one, co-worker or friend. Call the flower shop or order flowers online, anytime. Family owned & operated. Order flowers online 24/7 on the website!


Ross West Bank Pharmacy
327 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

An independently owned family licensed pharmacy serving the community for over 20 years local, differentiating themselves from large corporate chain pharmacies by building strong relationships with customers and providing exceptional customer service with quality and safety. Free delivery. Pharmacist consultation. Price matching.


Samiya Store
408 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Treasures, trinkets, and curiosities in this quaint storefront on Cedar Avenue.


Super Bazaar
1423 Washington Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Pure Opulence by taj Salon & Spa
1851 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Aveda haircare and skincare products. Aveda is an all natural line of products that are made of naturally derived minerals, herbs, and elements. Pure Opulence is a full-service salon and spa. Stop in for nails, hair services, massage, facials, waxing and make-up with our experienced team.

The Hub Bicycle Co-op
301 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Carries a larger selection of high-end bikes and components. Stocking new bikes from Orbea, Surly, Vicious Cycles, Giant, Marin, and Torker. Full repair services are available. Fittings are available by appointment. Cooperatively owned and operated. Everyone working here is either a co-owner of the shop, or on track to become a co-owner (membership is voluntary). The Hub regularly sponsors, volunteers, or donates to local organizations and events. Promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.


Thrifty Outfitters
309 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-339-6290, x4

A locally owned outdoors store in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Great deals on closeouts, factory seconds, salesman samples, and used gear for outdoors people on a budget. Expert repair service. Get your worn or damaged equipment and clothing back in action in no time. Authorized Gore and Coleman repair center.