There’s no shortage of options in the Twin Cities for those with a passion for midcentury design, but we like the “retro-ghetto” that’s developing along University Avenue in St. Paul, where you’ll find Spinario, Classic Retro@Pete’s and MidModMen, which is one of our favorites. We like it because the shop has quickly evolved from a “pop-up” to a real bricks-and-mortar haven for midcentury devotees, especially those with a passion for furniture. Reason No. 2: The folks behind MidModMen have helped nurture a rich digital community that celebrates and promotes the shop’s latest offerings and the midcentury lifestyle. 2401 University Av., St. Paul; 612-234-1201,

Runner-up: Retro Rehab