Our Story

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what France 44 is.  

Sure, we’re a liquor store. But we’re also an artisan cheese shop, scratch deli, whole animal butcher, gourmet grocery, catering business, happy hour locale, education hub, event partner, food and beverage consultant, corporate gift specialist… the list goes on.  

It all started with a
liquor store...

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.  


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. 

This summer, we’re channeling the best of what we do into a brand-new experience: a dedicated space to bring people, food, drink, and unique experiences together. We’re adding a beautiful event space onto our Minneapolis building, complete with a demo kitchen, cocktail and fireplace lounge, rooftop patio, and herb garden. You can look forward to new programming like corporate team building events, brand new classes for the public, pop-up tastings and events, certification courses, private rental packages, and more.   

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! 

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