Positioning Minneapolis’ cosmopolitanism is Midtown Global Market, a “place of cultural exploration, culinary discovery and ethnic unification.” As an internationally-themed public market, it is home to over 50 vendors for restaurants, specialty produce and grocery items, and locally made crafts and goods. Opened in 2006, the market was the vision of local Latino business owners who convinced the City that the vacant Sears building could be reinvented as a place to jumpstart immigrant and minority entrepreurnship as well as reflect the city’s ethnic diversity, from African to Mexican, Hmong, Native American, Indian, and Arab. Today, over 1.5 million people visit the market every year. The 15-story tower above the market contains 350 condominiums and apartments along with a large corporate office. See gofundme for Pham’s Rice Bowl that was also helping deliver meals to healthcare workers.