Friday, May 17, 2013
The new Linden Hills bicycle shop opened its doors in former florist storefront.
City Velo, a custom bicycles dealer, is now open for business in the former salon space next to the former Linden Hills Florist space. The shop takes a liberal approach to letting customers get a feel for its bikes, according to the Southwest Journal: "Even if you don't buy a bike from us ... you can leave with your numbers, and we'll help you figure out, 'What's my size?'" said Manager Randy Fox. ... Customers are free to test-ride the shop's bikes for half an hour, or even half a day. "It's the only way to know how it will perform," Fox said. "You can take that scary corner on your weekly loop ride." Read the full article at swjournal.com. Related at Southwest Minneapolis Patch:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 18.
Editor's Note: The following is a Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board press release. Come one, come all—the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), with Commissioners Brad Bourn and Bob Fine, invite the Linden Hills neighborhood to the Grand Opening of the Linden Hills Athletic Courts. The event will take place at Linden Hills Park, 3100 43rd Street West, Minneapolis. In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the event will include on-court games and clinics led by USTA and ‘LOVE at Linden Hills’ volunteers. See official invitation “Thanks to a dedicated community effort, these courts have been revitalized with new fencing, net posts and basketball hoops, and full court replacement on all tennis and basketball courts,” says MPRB …
Monday, May 6, 2013
A 13-year-old girl was riding her bike when she was approached by three males near Linden Hills on Sunday.
Editor's Note: The following information was taken from a Monday crime alert for Linden Hills and chain of lakes area residents. A 13-year-old girl was almost taken by three males near the 3600 block of Zenith Avenue Sunday. According to a Minneapolis Police Department release, the young victim was riding her bike around 2:25 p.m. on May 5 near 36th Street and Zenith Avenue when she was approached by three males. One of the suspects grabbed her by the wrist and said they would hurt her if she made any noise. The victim screamed and the suspects looked at one another and fled northbound on foot. It's unknown if a vehicle was parked nearby. There have been no similar incident reported, according to police. The suspects were described as …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Linden Hills is "skinny women pushing strollers in designer jeans."
Judgemental Maps has posted a map of Minneapolis with labels applied to neighborhoods citywide. Here is how the satirical effort has Southwest Minneapolis neighborhoods pegged: City Pages' Blotter calls it a "snarky, possibly offensive look at the City of Lakes," noting that "the 'Compton of the North' crack is proving to be particularly controversial" in Judgemental Maps' comments section. See all the comments on the map here. And add your own thoughts in the comments section below. Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Two identical meetings are being held next week, after needing to be rescheduled from earlier in the month.
The road to a small area plan for a handful of Linden Hills business nodes is nearing the end of Phase II. The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) and the City of Minneapolis' Community Development and Economic Development Department is hosting its third public engagment opportunity next week. Two identical community workshops will be held from 6-9 p.m. on April 24 and April 25 in Southwest High School's Media Center, 3414 W. 47th St. LHiNC began its quest for a small area plan in March 2012 after the controversial Linden Corner development was shot down by the city council. Small area plans are fairly common throughout Minneapolis, and allow neighborhood preferences to be embedded in the city’s zoning code. What do you want Linden …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A multi-year project, Linden Hills, as well as Lyndale and Penn avenues are included in the CenterPoint construction zones. Linden Hills is up first.
CenterPoint Energy crews recently began the task of replacing and rehabilitating steel piping that supplies natural gas to thousands of homes and businesses in the metropolitan area. On Monday, work begins in Southwest Minneapolis. According to the CenterPoint Energy website, crews will start replacing approximately 1,800 feet of distribution pipe between 47th and 50th streets on Upton Avenue in Linden Hills on April 8. Winter Street NE in Northeast Minneapolis will also start construction Monday. In addition, about 5,700 feet of 8-inch cast iron and bare steel distribution pipe needs to be replaced between 50th Street West and Highway 62 on Penn Avenue South. Approximately 150 service lines in this area also need to be rehabed. Work on …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
We are all impacted by issues of addiction, either personally or simply as a person living in our society. Dr. John MacDougall will join us on April 7th to explore spirituality and recovery.
Two new locations are coming soon to Southwest.
By the end of April, Southwest Minneapolis will be home to a couple new Nice Ride Minnesota bicycle stations. Twenty-four new locations will be added throughout the Twin Cities, including a station in Linden Hills at 43rd Street and Upton Avenue, and another near the Lake Harriet Bandshell, according to Melissa Summers, customer care manager for Nice Ride Minnesota. "This year, our new locations focused on the lakes and [rivers] due to a grant from the National Park Service," Summers told Patch in an e-mail. However, funding for the new stations come from a few different places, according to Nice Ride's website: Funding for the new stations comes from three different sources: the National Parks Service, intended for creating alternative …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Not similar to 2010 Windom gas explosion, CenterPoint spokesperson claims.
Wednesday's large gas leak in Linden Hills wasn't caused by construction crews, as originally reported, but rather by the same conditions that cause potholes. Follow us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter CenterPoint Energy spokesperson Becca Virden said the leak began around 12:30 p.m. when "weather related thawing and freezing" of the ground caused a six-inch gas main to shift and begin to leak. To prevent an accidental ignition of escaping gas, Minneapolis emergency personnel created an eight-block evacuation zone around the leak on the 4000 block of Xerxes Ave South, an area stretching from West 39th Street to West 42nd Street and from Upton Ave South to Zenith Ave South. Read our liveblog of the incident—mistakes and …
Gas line in Linden Hills breached Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday's large gas leak in Linden Hills didn't produce the same kind of towering inferno that exploded from a Windom street two years ago, but it still produced a figurative flame of parental anger directed at public school officials for leaving parents in the dark about their children's whereabouts during the gas emergency. "The communications dept has got to do a better job getting this info to parents. When kids don't come home on time, parents worry, when there is no explanation, parents worry A LOT!!!" - Bridget, MPS parent. Follow us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter The district's Facebook page was filled with messages from angry parents demanding to know where their children were after some schools near the …