They've really made an effort to spruce up the Grand/Victoria area. J.Crew, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware and the bookstore are nice additions. If you are a Minneapolis person, you won't be impressed, however. AND WHATEVER you do, DO NOT park in that new ramp. The exit and entrance are the same door, not to mention the poor design can cost you 30 minutes just to get down one level and out the door (but only after paying a HEFTY sum. I park downtown Mpls for work for $10/day and I gulped when - after an exasperating 20 minute wait just to get out of the ramp - I was charged $14. My advice: Use that time to find (free) street parking.
Pros: Improved, Walkable
Cons: Crowded, Parking is Bad