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Our Mission

The France 44 Event Space is designed to help create community and connection through sharing good food and drink, providing unique experiences and education, and telling the story of where and who our products come from.  
From our immediate Linden Hills neighborhood to our larger metro area and beyond, our aim is to provide a comfortable, creative environment to foster meaningful and lasting connections. 


Since 1975 we’ve been proud to call the Linden Hills neighborhood of south Minneapolis home. Our business has gone through several chapters of growth since then, and what used to be just a humble bottle shop in a defunct gas station has grown to include a foods business with a cut-to-order cheese counter, whole animal butcher shop, curated gourmet grocery, scratch deli, robust catering program, and a beautiful event space for classes and private events.

All that France 44 is exists because of the people who walk through our doors everyday—from our invaluable staff to our incredible customers. Connections are created, knowledge is shared, and appreciation is deepened for the products and experiences we provide. 

We love change and growth at France 44. We’re constantly looking at what we can do better. We challenge and encourage our staff to grow professionally and refine their respective crafts. We like building things and hatching new ideas. 

Interested in learning more and following our progress? Explore this website for additional information and check back often for the latest updates. And if you want to be the first to know about new announcements, event dates, and Club 44 member perks, make sure you’re on our email list to receive the latest news on the France 44 Event Space! 


Over the past 60 years we’ve refined our business model and figured out how to do a lot of things well. It’s important to us to champion small-production family artisans and the goods they produce. We thrive on creating memorable experiences that go beyond expectations when customers walk into our shops. We know that the key to running a successful business is to employ people who are hardworking and passionate about what they do. Supporting our employees and treating them with respect and kindness is essential. There’s nothing difficult about providing excellent customer service if you set the same expectations in the workplace.  

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