Franklin Avenue is one of the main arteries that connects east and west Minneapolis. Being the site of the American Indian Cultural Corridor, Franklin Avenue was noted by Air France Magazine as the #6 reason to visit Minneapolis: “New York, LA and San Francisco have their Little Italy and their Chinatown but Minneapolis is the only place where you will find an American Indian Cultural Corridor” (Balavoine, 2013, p. 109). Plans by NACDI, the Native American Community Development Institute, to expand the intersection of Cedar and Franklin will include an American Indian owned hotel, a convention facility, restaurants, a cultural center and museum and performance center.