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Our Downtown Elk River at the River's Edge

Downtown is Elk River's heart and soul. The place where it all began and a place where our community continues to gather. Streets, blocks, parks, bridges, tracks, and storefronts rich with history that help connect us to our past and stay grounded in our future. 

In an age where people are disconnecting from our community and it's businesses through technology, Downtown Elk River is a place where you can still have the feeling of connection. We encourage you to stay connected, to shop local, and to show your appreciation to the businesses that are truly the roots of our community. 


Eat & Drink

Jackson Avenue and Main Street in Downtown offer a great selection of cozy places to eat and drink with friends, family, or colleagues. LEARN MORE!

Health & Beauty

In Downtown Elk River you can find a pharmacy, chiropractors, massage, tattoos and salons all within a stones throw of each other. LEARN MORE!


Looking for that perfect gift, treasures and antiques, greeting cards, or something to remind you of Elk River, find it Downtown. LEARN MORE!

Banks & Services

Our Downtown offers expert services in banking, law, accounting, finance, insurance, marketing, even advanced engineering! LEARN MORE!


Shop local. Connect with your community.


Who is Downtown River's Edge Business Association?

Downtown Elk River has a storied history of small businesses and community events dating back to the earliest days of the city's existence.  As time goes on, shopping habits change, traffic patterns change, products and technology change. We want to make sure that one thing never changes and that is for the community to have a place to eat, shop, and connect with their friends, neighbors, and even friendly strangers. 

The Downtown River's Edge Business Association is a small organization made up of participating businesses that call Downtown Elk River home. These businesses pay dues and meet monthly to plan events to help connect the community at large to their Downtown. Whether it's a concert, a 5k fun run, or sitting on Santa's lap and meeting his reindeer, this volunteer group of business owners is the driving force behind it.

Remember to shop Downtown and support these businesses who do so much to support our community.


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