Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Minneapolis police, fire departments evacuating residents.
Update 10:10 p.m. 3/13/13: Public school parents are in an uproar over how the district communicated with parents about the incident, and about how some students did not get a bus ride home until 6 p.m. Update 6:50 p.m. 3/13/13: City spokesperson Matt Laible emailed Patch at 6:45 with the news that all residents of the evacuation zone can now safely return home. Some residents of the 4000 block of Xerxes Ave South, near the original gas leak, had not been able to return home after the initial all-clear was been given. Update 6:44 p.m. 3/13/13: We just got off the phone with a CenterPoint spokesperson. She said it wasn't construction crews that caused the leak, but rather "weather-related" freezing and thawing in the ground that displaced a…
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Bakken Museum's theme for this month's "Free Second Saturday" is "Gadgets and Gizmos."
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Honeyshine opens this spring.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
City Velo slated for a mid-march opening.
The rumors are true—in mid-March, the first of an expected three new stores will open in Linden Hills. City Velo, a custom bicycles dealer, expects to open in the former salon space next to the former Linden Hills Florist space on or about March 12, according to manager Randy Fox. City Velo's stock-in-trade will be custom-fit, high-end bicycles. Think of them a bit like a local Savile Row for two-wheelers, applying boatloads of technical knowledge and some sophisticated tools to find the perfect bike for long-haul road riders, racers, and cyclists with health issues. The model has proved highly successful at City Velo's other location in Denver, CO, Fox said, and the small company wanted to expand to another bike-heavy city. "We'll be like…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Honeyshine opens in former Linden Hills Yarn space this spring.
For Linden Hills residents who haven't yet made the trek up to Bryn Mawr to sample Honeyshine, the creative home goods store that will soon move into the former Linden Hills Yarn & Textile space, co-owner Adam Braun explains the store's ethos by way of a cocktail recipe: The Honeyshine Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with moss. Braun and co-owner Daisey Mitchell hope to be serving up a lot of that starting early this May. Like several shops in the Linden Hills and Fulton areas, Honeyshine's owners curate a mix of new design and old objects and gifts. At Honeyshine, though, the overall effect—perhaps enhanced by an impeccably-dressed manequin sporting a goat's head, named Bruce—is self-assured, youthful, and funky yet very carefully …
Friday, February 22, 2013
James Beard award is top accolade of the foodie world.
Southwest Minneapolis is well-known as a top foodie destination in Minnesota, but who knew it might be in the running for a nationally-important food award? Earlier this week, the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its 2013 awards, to be presented in May. Among the scores of candidates are three of Southwest Minneapolis' own—Chefs Steven Brown (Tilia) and Doug Flicker (Piccolo), and Restaurateur Kim Bartmann (Gigi's, Bread and Pickle, Barbette, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Red Stag Supper Club, Pat's Tap). Brown and Flicker will face off against 18 of their fellow Midwestern chefs for a shot at the "Best Chef: Midwest" title, while Bartmann is up against 19 peers from across the country in the "Outstanding Restaurateur" category…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Join fans of the Linden Hills Farmers Market for (free) sledding, followed by a (fundraiser) chili feed at Tilia!
Planners surveying residents for their "aspirations" for the neighborhood, which will help build the area's Small Area Plan.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Thursday, February 21
For the last three weeks, city planners have been asking Linden Hills residents to confide their hopes and fears for the neighborhood, to help them shape a plan for its future development. The survey, however, is set to close on the evening of Friday, Feb. 25. Once that happens, residents will have far fewer opportunities for input on the plan—many community workshops are scheduled, but according to the project's webpage, most of those meetings will only offer Linden Hills residents a chance to react to proposals and ideas. The survey, available online, is seeking information on everything from how respondants get around Linden Hills in the winter, to things about Linden Hills that should be preserved or changed, and special places in the …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Bayers' Hardware building has been vacant since fall 2012.
With construction work evident within the walls of two once-bustling storefronts in the Linden Hills village, speculation is rife over just what exciting new businesses might be in store for the neighborhood. Rumors fly that Zumbro Cafe is expanding into the former home of Linden Hills Florists, although the building's owner refused to comment on the space's new tenant when contacted by Patch. As of publication time, Zumbro's owner has not returned our call seeking comment. Given the brisk business Zumbro does, an expansion of the breakfast-and-lunch eatery might seem only natural. What might not seem quite as self-evident, though, are rumors that downtown staple Brit's Pub is planning to open a branch in the Bayers' Hardware building. …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The childrens music duo were once frequent guests at the Wild Rumpus bookstore.
The Twin Cities' own Okee Dokee Brothers went and won the Grammy Award for Best Children's Album Sunday, for their CD Can You Canoe? The YouTube above shows them playing a pre-Grammy show Saturday in Los Angeles. Until last year, the popular duo were frequent guests at Linden Hills bookstore Wild Rumpus, playing everything from "Tall Tale Time" to a Haiti relief concert. The band is playing a fundraiser for Upstream Artists at the bookstore on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. Related: Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter