The Midway area of Saint Paul is bounded by Pierce Butler Route on the north, North Lexington Parkway on the east, University Avenue on the south and Cleveland Avenue on the west. The name comes from the fact that the area is almost literally midway between the downtown metros of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
The Midway is also home to St. Paul’s warehouse district, and a diverse mix of residential and commercial properties, including Midway Center, one of Saint Paul’s shopping areas. A variety of retail stores, grocers and restaurants, operated by owners representing a variety of nationalities, provide a bustling mix of commerce and traffic on any day of the week. The key Midway intersection of University Avenue and Snelling Avenue is one of the busiest in all of the Twin Cities – a far cry from a century and a half ago, when the area was a giant prairie between Minneapolis and Saint Paul.