The intersection of 50th & France has long been a cornerstone of Edina life. However, what was once a thoroughfare for the local farming community has become a humming center of activity for not only neighborhood residents but also area visitors alike. Boasting 175 different retailers, service providers and restaurants, the popular area has become a destination for those seeking small-town charm with big-city amenities. Therefore, the redevelopment of 50th & France will honor the 150-year history of Edina while adding to the future of one of Minneapolis’ most treasured suburbs. A Peek At The Past Travel back to 50th & France a century ago, and you’d find.