*As this story went to press, Minnesota was in the midst a new dial-back period which may affect the dining domes. Check the 50th and France website for updates.
Adaptability has been a key word for 2020, but so is creativity and ingenuity. Businesses at Edina’s 50th and France shopping district continue to excel in these areas, making visits just as enticing this holiday season as any other. Adapting to current concerns over large gatherings, the district collaborated with Hennepin County, using federal CARES Act funding, to provide a unique opportunity for visitors to safely connect within the community to enjoy local dining as well as one-of-a-kind works of art. Heated domes, reminiscent of snow globes, in select locations create space to enjoy a cup of coffee or your favorite take-out dish from a nearby eatery. Hand sanitizing stations, seating and lighting make these private bungalows a fun place to safely gather when out and about at 50th and France.
Other domes are specially designed by Forecast Public Art as creative art pieces meant for visitors to enjoy in passing. It’s hoped these installations will remain throughout the winter months, but the holiday season seems the perfect time to enjoy this and other creative experiences in the heart of Edina.