Parkway Pizza Opening on Johnson

There’s pizza back in Audubon! And ice cream!

Photo of Sam NestingenParkway Pizza is scheduled to open in December in the old Nuff/Amici space. Owner San Nestingen says he has been looking at the neighborhood—Johnson Street in particular—for the past six years. However, his involvement in a currently owned restaurant in South Minneapolis has prevented him from obtaining the property when it was previously available.

That restaurant, also “Parkway Pizza,” opened iin the Longfellow neighborhood in 2006. Sam moved the restaurant to its current location at 4359 Minnehaha last March because of its larger capacity: double the seating and 50 percent more kitchen capacity.

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Empty Bowls Comes to Northeast

Empty Bowls, an international grassroots effort to address hunger, is coming to Northeast Minneapolis for the first time—December 14th at Eastside Neighborhood Services, 1700 NE 2nd Street. Its concept is simple: Empty Bowls asks potters to provide ceramic vessels, local restaurants provide soup. Guests of the community event pay whatever they can, keep the bowl itself, and one hundred percent of proceeds raised go towards hunger causes. While local food shelves, or similar services might typically be the recipients, Empty Bowls NE is considering urban gardening endeavors and other efforts that promote a sustainable, healthy food culture at a neighborhood level.

Similar projects have been held for years in nearby communities: St Catherine's University, Columbia Heights, Hopkins, Rogers, Northfield, Plymouth, Maple Grove, New Prague, and Powderhorn Park—which last year raised over $30,000 with its recent, 7th annual event.

Edison Theater Performs “The Music Man”

Edison High School Theater is proud to kick off its 2013-14 season with the classic musical: The Music Man. The story follows a con man Harold Hill who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold has second thoughts about skipping town after getting to know the town librarian.

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
Edison High School, 700 22nd Ave NE, Minneapolis
Thursday, December 5, Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7 at 7pm.
Adults: $8, Students (6-17): $6, Children (5 and under): free

(There will be a 15 minute intermission.)

$5 Yoga at GA Church

$5 YOGA! Tuesdays, 5:30–6:15pm, Nov 5–Dec 17. All are invited!

Come relax and meditate at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church located at the corner of 27th & Johnson. Please wear comfortable clothes. Bring a yoga mat, a limited number of mats will be available to use. Another session will be offered after the new year. For more information: 612.789.7256 or

Questions About Como Neighborhood Pollution

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Ranked Choice Voting

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Dear neighbors,

As you’ve likely heard, we’re using Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) to elect our mayor, city council members, park board representatives and member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation on Nov. 5. Adopted by the voters in 2006 and used for the first time in 2009, RCV will get its first big test in this year’s open, competitive mayoral election.

Ranked Choice Voting works just like two elections – a primary and a general election,– but it’s done in a single trip to the polls. It has eliminated the low-turnout August primary, when historically a tiny, unrepresentative group of voters culled the field to just two choices for everyone else.


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