Lake Street News Brief
Lake Street Council's
mission is to build
a cohesive strategy to ensure the ongoing vitality
of the Lake Street Corridor business community.
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- At Lake Street Council's gang awareness
meeting last week, Officer Francisco Porras shared his expertise on
the gangs in Minneapolis, where they operate, what signs to look out for, and
when to call 911 or 311. Other police officers, Council Member Gary Schiff,
and other local community leaders also shared their experiences and asked
insightful questions. The notes we took from that meeting are now on our
website, and can be browsed or downloaded.
- Phillips West and the
Coalition are looking for public input on a proposed walkway
along the street level rim of the Midtown Greenway from Chicago Ave. to
Portland Ave. To that end, they're hosting a barbecue from 6
- 8 PM on August 27th at the top of the Columbus Ave.
stairway to the Greenway. They'll take
your ideas and create drawings of the proposed walkway, and later have a
public comment period with designs and images hosted at the Greenway Coalition
office. Everyone who lives and works in Phillips West is encouraged to
- The Lyn-Lake Small Area
Plan is progressing, with the website updated
to reflect steering committee notes and other information. The next community
meeting is planned for September 15th from 7 - 9 PM, with the
location yet to be determined.
- Renee Allen will soon be
leaving the Midtown Safety Center to take a job with the
Metro Transit Police Department. The Safety Center has planned a farewell
party for, from 3 - 5 PM on August 21st, at their
Chicago & Lake. The surrounding community is welcomed to drop by and wish
Lake Street Calendar - Upcoming
August 20th: Lake Street Construction
2:00 PM, 105 West Lake Street (Champions)
City project staff discuss the latest construction updates and listen and
respond to business concerns.
August 22nd & 23rd:
Elements in Translation/Revolution, at Patrick's
8:00 PM, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.
An evening of
choreography set to the theme of Revolution.
August 23rd: Live
Musical Performances, at Midtown Farmers'
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, corner of 22nd Ave. & East Lake
Gustafson plays from 9 - 11 AM. "Guitar-based folk-and-roll that knows the blues
and loves to swing!" Gumption Trap plays folk music from 11 AM - 1
August 23rd: Southside Community Festival and Get
Out the Vote Drive
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 3400 4th Ave. S. (Green
Central Park & Gym)
Food, games, awards, voter information, and live
August 23rd: Author Reading at Magers &
6:00 PM, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S.
poets read from the international anthology Letters to the World: LouAnn
Muhm of Park Rapids; Athena Kildegaard of Morris; Francine Sterle of Duluth; and
Argie Manolis of Morris.
August 23rd: Tropical
Zone Orchestra, at La Bodega
10:30 PM, 3005 Lyndale Ave. S.
real salsa comes back to Minneapolis." Free appetizers and drink specials
August 24th: Movie in the Park-ing Lot, at Patrick's
Beginning at dusk, 3010 Minnehaha
Conventioneers: "A young Republican man comes to New
York for the first time to be a delegate in the Republican National Convention
and falls into an unlikely affair with a girl he knew in college - a Democrat
who has returned to the city to protest the convention."
29th: Breakfast with Gary Schiff
7:30 - 9:00 AM, 1515
E. Lake St. (Mercado Central)
City Attorney Susan Segal and Police Chief Tim
Dolan will talk about new strategies for prosecuting livability crimes such as
drug dealing and prostitution. $5 buys
Through August 31st:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, at Jungle Theater
"This cult production about an 'internationally ignored' rock-n-roll
goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex change operation is
an inspiring anthem to anyone who has ever felt life gave them an inch when they
deserved a mile."
Beginning September 12th: Bad Jazz in
Tickled Pink, at Open
Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th St.
"Conceived on the banks of the Mississippi River in 1983,
Tickled Pink, serves up the old familiar with three men playing to the best of
their abilities, both rare and well done."
Mexican Independence Day Celebration
12:00 - 6:00 PM,
4th & Lake
An 11:30 parade from Bloomington Ave. to 3rd Ave. followed by
a celebration featuring many local Latino businesses,
food vendors, schools, churches and nonprofit organizations serving the Latino
community. 20,000 - 25,000 people are expected to
Fridays & Saturdays
this summer: Live Music on the Patio at Vera's
8:00 - 10:00 PM, 2901 Lyndale Ave.
Live quality music most Friday & Saturday nights, see the website for