The NEighbors Garage Sale weekend in Northeast Minneapolis will take place May 10 & 11. Participating neighborhoods include: Audubon Park, Columbia Park, Holland, Marshall Terrace, Waite Park, and Windom Park.
The City of Minneapolis is hosting three public open houses to share information on the modern streetcar and enhanced bus options being considered on Nicollet Avenue S, Nicollet Mall, and Central Avenue NE. The open house in Northeast will be Tuesday, February 12, 5:30-7:30pm. MPHA Parker Skyview Community Room 1815 Central Avenue NE Presentation at 6:00pm For more info about the project, visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/nicollet-central/index.htm
Thursday, December 6th. 6-9pm: Gettin' Gifty in the 'Hood Crafters and artists selling their wares in the back room of The Coffee Shop. Visit other local businesses on the street for sales and other unique gifts.
Sunday, December 9th. 3-5pm: Santa at The Coffee Shop NE
Friday, December 28th. 6:30-8:30: The Ladies Music Club Offering up songs profound and irrelevant from old standards to new alternative with several interesting stops in between. http://theladiesmusicclub.com/
nuff Breakfast Soup Sandwich is the newest restaurant opening up on Johnson Street this fall. Owner and manager Gary Carlson has worked in the restaurant business for most of his adult life. He ran the River Oasis Café in Stillwater from 1989 to 2008. But according to Gary, “19 years is a long time.” He was ready for a change and wanted to own his own restaurant in the Twin Cities.
Gary moved to Minneapolis to work in an environment in which he would have a steady stream of business throughout the year instead of the seasonal business in Stillwater.
“I wanted 12 months of business to pay 12 months of bills,” he said.
Our Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce organizes a community clean-up event every spring and fall. The next one is less than a month away:
Gather your co-workers, neighbors, friends and families together and help clean up Northeast. Volunteers pick up debris near local businesses, sidewalks, boulevards, area parks and neighborhood streets. We supply vests, gloves, garbage bags and area assignments. Volunteers receive t-shirts, food and our thanks for their participation!
Weed It & Reap hours are from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday & Friday and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday.
Remember to stop by the Audubon Mini Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 4–7pm. There you can find locally grown produce, herbs, and flower bouquets.
We are in peak growing season here in Minnesota so expect to find a great variety of produce!
We have kept the same five vendors throughout all four years the Audubon Mini Market has been open. This year Kim Vang’s father, Pang Vang, is filling in for her since she is taking care of her new baby.
Vendor: Pang Vang Farm location: Hugo, MN Distance from Market to Farm: 21 miles Products sold: herbs, many vegetables
Vendor: Xong Her Farm location: Afton, MN Distance from Market to Farm: 25 miles Products sold: raspberries, jam, herbs, many vegetables
The Coffee Shop Northeast will celebrate its two-year anniversary on July 1. During its first two years, business has been good. One of their toughest challenges has been that, on occasion, there has not been enough seating when a large number of customers who wish to order beverages and food “for here.”
By the end of July, that problem will be remedied.
An expansion is underway that will more than double the shop’s square footage and increase its seating capacity to around 57 (It currently seats 27). That’s good news for customers who head to the neighborhood establishment with visions of enjoying their goodies in-house.
Info about new ways to get around, plus free bicycle check-up from Recovery Bike Shop.
The Twin Cities has many new bike routes, including the Emerson & Fremont Ave bike routes in North Minneapolis. What’s a bicycle boulevard? How does this route connect to others in the Twin Cities? The Bike Walk Move table will have these answers and more. Spin the Bike Walk Move Wheel, answer the question, and you can win prizes! Bring your bike for a quick bike check-up from the great folks at Recovery Bike Shop. Bicycling is up 52% in the Twin Cities from 2007-2011. Come find out how easy it can be to bike or walk where you need to go, especially if you’re not going far.
Bike Walk Move is a campaign to raise awareness and use of new routes and programs funded through the Bike Walk Twin Cities federal nonmotorized transportation pilot program administered by Transit for Livable Communities.