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“A couple of decent places to eat, several to drink and Antique Stores galore.”
Review of Historic Downtown

Historic Downtown
Twin Cities, Minnesota
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202 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A couple of decent places to eat, several to drink and Antique Stores galore.”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Hastings Downtown is kind of suffering from identity crisis. The majority of the business has moved up the hill by Wal-Mart and Target. Or further along 61 (Vermillion Street). I live in Hastings, I love Hastings, and I shop in Hastings as much as I can. But to be honest I dont think our wonderful town is that exciting. It is a great place to live. Karls Red Rock Cafe is downtown and a great place for breakfast. Karl is often there with his wife and they are really working hard to make it a good place to go. The Levee was replaced by the Onion Grill which isnt bad. I would say give it a try. RJ's has been there forever. Some like it after the remodel, others do not. I think it lost some of it's charm, but still a worth while stop. The Busted Nut is another local watering hole. Meyers Department Store is an old fashioned family run department store in downtown Hastings. They are really trying to survive. I do shop there. They are helpful, and very nice people. Other than that, lots of Antique stores. Not as glitzy as Stillwater, but a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Oh, and when the old cars come to town for the Saturday night car show, always worth seeing.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Saint Paul, MN
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Charming Small Town Main Street”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Downtown Hastings is walkable, charming, everything a small town should be. It abounds in antique stores, specialty stores, and some great places to eat (especially loved The Onion Cafe).

Visited May 2012
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138 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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“Nice downtown”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

The Hastings cruise-in happens every other Saturday during the summer. Hundreds of fantastic looking cars are available for your viewing pleasure.

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Orlando, Florida
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54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice little downtown”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Most of the good shopping is at the malls outside of town

Visited June 2011
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Saint Paul
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9 reviews
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“Antique Paradise”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

Have antiqued in Hastings for years. Always friendly proprietors and reasonable prices. I've found some of my favorite treasures in these shops.

Visited December 2011
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