Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The sweet-treat shop will open next to Prima.
The newest addition to the 5300 block of Lyndale Avenue, FreeStyle Yogurt, is set to open its doors Tuesday, April 16. Owner Dave Brandner confirmed the opening with Patch Tuesday afternoon. With other locations in St. Paul, Roseville and Hudson, WI, FreeStyle boasts that it can offer a healthier alternative for locals with a sweet tooth. "Our product has around one-third the calories of ice cream, half the sugar, and 95 percent of our flavors have no cholesterol," Brandner told Patch in a previous interview. "Plus, every yogurt flavor is full of live and active cultures." Those bacteria, yogurt boosters say, promote gastrointestinal health and help the body's immune system. Are you excited for this new shop to come to town? Tell us in the…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Beeks, Diamond Lake Rental the victims.
Thrusday night, Beeks King of Pizza and Diamond Lake Rental met a sad end at the hands of a three-alarm fire. Southwest Minneapolis residents captured the event—including some fantastic pictures—on Twitter. Star Tribune: Firefighter suffers minor injuries Fox 9: Building expected to be a total loss Update 10:15 p.m. 1/24/13: According to a written statement issued by Minneapolis Fire Marshal Perry Ebner, the Beeks fire started shortly before 6 p.m. The cause is still unknown. When fire crews arrived, the Beeks' customers and employees had already evacuated. Ebner's statement explains the course of events: Crews first conducted an interior attack from the rear of the building. Fire grew rapidly and forced firefighters out of the structure…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
If city is trying to boost density, could that come to Southwest Minneapolis?
Shortly before I left for Boston to enjoy some family time, the Star-Tribune ran a story outlining city officials' quest to get more higher-density housing built in Minneapolis. Several major projects underway illustrate a trend toward tightly packed, urban living that is playing out in cities across the United States, giving Minneapolis planners hope of recapturing population the city lost starting in the 1950s. More apartments and condominiums got the green light in Minneapolis this year than any in recent history -- about 2,800 in 22 new buildings so far. "If we're going to compete in the 21st century as a competitive global city, we have to attract people who want to live in cities. And cities are dense, urban environments," said the…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Doors will close at end of December.
When 2012 gives way to 2013 in a few weeks' time, the Windom neighborhood will lose one of its many small businesses. Yoga studio Sigh Yoga will go out of business on Dec. 28, according to an email owners Mario and Brandyn Negri sent to fans last week. "Our lives have changed for the good because of each of you. We are forever grateful," the email read. "While it has been gratifying to create a new studio and meet so many new friends, it has been challenging to build a business that is sustainable." In an email to Patch, Mario Negri declined to elaborate on those challenges. When asked if either the year-long reconstruction of Lyndale Ave, or prenatal yoga studio Blooma's decision to relocate nearby influenced their decision, Negri would …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
New bridge inaugurated by parade of bicycles, dignitaries, a motorcycle, a St. Bernard, and a wheelchair.
To residents on both sides of the brand-new Lyndale Avenue Bridge, Monday afternoon must have been a bit of a "hallelujah" moment. Shortly after 1 p.m., local business and civic leaders including City Councilmember John Quincy (Ward 11) and Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA) President Matt Perry snapped five pairs of scissors on a bright red ribbon stretched across the bridge's southern end. The crowd then parted, allowing South Lyndale Liquors owner Dan Campo and his St. Bernard to motor across the bridge on Campo's distinctive motorcycle in the company of a herd of cyclists and lead by a woman in a powered wheelchair, holding her coffee cup aloft like a victorious banner. "I felt like I was living in a gated community" …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Bridge ribbon-cutting at 1 p.m. Monday
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- James Sanna
Monday, October 15, 2012
This week is poised to be one of celebration for the communities along the southern end of Lyndale Avenue in Southwest Minneapolis. Monday afternoon, the brand-new bridge will be dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. All day Saturday, the new bridge and the rebuilt South Lyndale roadway will be the subject of an all-day block party. “In 1997, residents from the 10 neighborhoods along this corridor developed a vision for a 21st century Lyndale Avenue that connected the neighborhoods, was safe for pedestrians and vehicles, and restored the grandeur of the avenue. Completion of this project is the realization of their vision,” said Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman in a written statement sent to Patch last week. “Lyndale …