Thursday, November 29, 2012
Digs Studio will teach you how to make some of their decorations.
This winter, the Kingfield craft, gift, and yarn store Digs Studio is the recipient of an unusual honor. They've joined a small handful of Minnesota artists to decorate part of Governor Mark Dayton's official residence for the holidays. See more photos of Digs owner Linda Schneewind's creations on the store's Facebook page. Digs owner Linda Schneewind and Digs employee Tracy Holy were given the task of outfitting the library of the Governor's Residence. Going with a literary theme, Holy said Schneewind complimented work by several Minnesota artists with presents wrapped in bows made from old book pages and rose wreaths made from recycled felt. The best part: Schneewind and her employees will teach you how to make the wreaths and trees to …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Lynn on Bryant earns high praise after mixed initial reviews.
While reviewers initially gave The Lynn on Bryant decidedly mixed praise—"a work in progress" was a recurring theme—a new set of evaluations is loudly applauding the Lynnhurst restaurant. "The newly opened The Lynn on Bryant, as a whole, is part of a Really Good Trend that city diners should be federally mandated to embrace," The Heavy Table wrote on Wednesday, comparing it to The Kenwood, Blackbird Cafe, and Wise Acre Eatery. "Meals at The Lynn on Bryant have revealed the following pieces of information," wrote the website's James Norton. 1) In the gastronomic department, it has the requisite poise and polish to hold its own against tough company in the (general) vicinity, including but not limited to Tilia, Piccolo, and Corner Table. 2…
Kick off your holiday shopping locally, not corporately.
Looking for Black Friday shopping that doesn't involve standing in line at Target? Check out these events this weekend: 50th and Bryant On Black Friday, get 20 percent off your bill at The Malt Shop Restaurant with a receipt from Zinnia Folk Arts. On Saturday, enjoy $25 off your American Express bill at Zinnia for purchases on Nov 24th—a.k.a. "Small Business Saturday"—if you've register your card with AmEx. Santa Busts a Christmas Move At this year's free family holiday play, Santa and his trusted elf Albert present: “Santa Busts a Christmas Move" at Bachman’s Garden Center and Holiday Ideas House. Performances are Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. Here’s the scoop: Santa wants to get the boogie-loving Mrs. Claus a special …
Despite the Thanksgiving holiday, open houses are still continuing.
Many AmEx cardholders can get $25 off some purchases.
Monday, November 19, 2012
It's an indication Rincon 38 could open soon.
Kingfield could be getting a present, just in time for Christmas or Hanukah. Next Monday, Nov. 26, Kingfield residents will get to weigh in on Rincon 38's application for sidewalk cafe and liquor licenses. The tapas bar-to-be is asking for only a wine and beer license, and will not be serving hard liquor. The license applications are typically one of the last steps a new restaurant undertakes before it opens. Rincon 38's prospective home at the corner of West 38th Street and Grand Avenue has been under construction or lying idyll since last winter. Rincon 38 is the brainchild of Cafe Ena chef Hector Ruiz. As Patch reported back in January : “Rincon” means “little corner” in Spanish, and little it will be, with only 35 seats and plenty …
Sears and Walmart plan to open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, while Target plans a 9 p.m. opening.
Retail workers and shoppers are once again pushing stores to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day instead of starting Black Friday on Thursday, as many plan to do. Southwest Minneapolis has no big-box retail stores, but nearby stores on Minneapolis' East Lake Street, in Richfield, in Edina, and in St. Louis Park serve its residents. As previously reported by Patch, Target will launch its Black Friday sale at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, while Sears and Walmart have announced plans to open at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Best Buy is continuing the midnight openings it started last year. Critics say Thanksgiving Day openings prevent employees from spending the holiday with their families. Opposition is growing on online petition website Change.org. “C Renee…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Nearly every neighborhood has something going on.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Former Pierre's Bistro space has new tenant-to-be.
Doubtless many Fulton and Lynnhurst residents mourned last month's passing of Pierre's Bistro. The stalwart of 50th and Penn had been serving French cuisine for over 17 years until owners decided to "move on to another adventure," according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook Page. Now, it looks like the hole opened by the restaurant's closure will be short-lived. According to The Heavy Table, the Broder family plans to open a wine bar in the space. "Cat's out of the bag," Broder's Cuccina wrote on their Facebook page, but the Heavy Table story is thin on details, save a spring 2013 opening date.
Local businesses are getting a jump on the holiday shopping season this week.
Updated 10:59 a.m. 11/15/12: This story has been corrected from its original version to not that there is not a candlelight holiday event at 50th and Bryant the evening of Nov. 15. We apologize for the confusion. Looking to shop local and still snag some holiday deals? It turns out, you won't even have to wait for Black Friday or Small Business Saturday. This weekend, scores of Southwest Minneapolis stores are holding holiday shopping events. If you have everything you need, take a look around for something to contribute to Walker Methodist Health Center's "Give a Little Gift" program. The program works to ensure that each resident of the center gets a personalized gift during December. Larue's Open House 48th and Grand Sip and Shop …