Lake Street Council's
mission is to build a cohesive strategy to ensure the ongoing vitality
of the Lake Street Corridor business community.
The Latest on
As the Star Tribune reports, two new murals have
gone up on Lake Street to commemorate the 35-W bridge collapse. The pictured
mural is at 13th & Lake, and was painted by teenagers at the spot
where Artemio Trinidad-Mena, who was killed in the collapse, worked.
Intermedia Arts has a new mural as well, painted by the Waite
House kids, that will be on the building for a full year.
There's been lots of recent good press about
the Lake Street dining scene. The pioneer press interviewed
Arshad, co-owner of Gandhi Mahal at 27th &
Lake, and also mentioned The Craftsman at 43rd & Lake as
one of its "25 great
places to eat right now." Jeremy Iggers of The Rake
things to say about La Poblanita at 17th & Lake.
And finally, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl rediscovers
Rotisseriaat its Bloomington & Lake
location and reports that it's "everything I remember...delicious, healthy,
Lots is going this week at Calhoun Square. Construction
work has started, with a parking ramp renovation coming first, to be
followed with work on the mall itself. A ground breaking ceremony
has been scheduled for this Wednesday, the 6th, at 11:00 AM. And
LA Fitness has signed
on to be a part of the renovated building.
August's edition of The
Alley newspaper is now available on our website.
Read our executive director Joyce Wisdom's piece on the value Lake Street
brings to the surrounding communities, and don't miss another great story from
Sue Hunter Weir about the Pioneer & Soldiers
La Vina Restaurant & Bar
at 4th & Lake just had a happy hour kickoff this past Friday and
they'll continue with 7 day a week happy hours from 3:30 - 7:00 PM. It's
another great Lake Street spot for good deals on both food and
Lake Street Calendar - Upcoming
August 5th: National Night Out Neighbors gather
Minneapolis to strengthen their neighborhoods and keep the streets
August 6th: Lake Street Construction
Meeting 2:00 PM, 105 West Lake Street (Champions) County &
City project staff discuss the latest construction updates and listen and
respond to business concerns.
August 6th: Author Reading
at Magers &
Quinn 7:30 PM, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S. Laurel Means reads from
her new novel The Long Journey Home, "a fascinating saga set in the
Minnesota prairie and the
August 6th - 11th: Come
And Get It, at Open
Eye Figure Theatre 7:30 PM (with 4:00 PM shows Saturday and
Sunday as well), 506 E. 24th St. "Come and Get It tells
the story of Marty, a Minnesota farm boy, who finds himself the recipient of a
live threatening accident. While floating in his coma Marty reflects on his
family, his wife Shelly, his art, and the family farm." From
local author and playwright Kevin
August 9th: Latino
Family Resource Fair, at Midtown Farmers'
Market 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, corner of 22nd Ave. & East Lake
St. This fun and informative event
features a wide range of useful community resources for Latino families. This
year's theme will focus on social services and will highlight a holistic array
of community-based bilingual and
culturally competent servicesto
children and families.
August 9th & 10th: Latin
American Festival, at New York Plaza 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday,
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday, 13th &
Lake Celebrating the anniversary of the
independence of Ecuador.
August 10th: Movie in the
Park-ing Lot, at Patrick's
Cabaret Beginning at dusk, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. "Medium Cool":
Directed by Haskell Wexler, this archetypal 60s and 70s film depicts the journey
of a television cameraman during a time when the country was experiencing great
violence and turmoil with the Vietnam War.
August 12th: Gang
Awareness Meeting 3:00 - 4:30 PM, 1516 East Lake Street (Plaza Verde
Celebration Hall) Come join us and Officer Porras to learn more about gang
awareness, solutions, and prevention tips.
Book Signing at Uncle Edgar's Mystery
Bookstore 6:30 - 7:30 PM, 2864 Chicago Ave. S. Local author
Bart Schneider will discuss and sign his book The Man in the
Blizzard. "Overweight and pot-smoking Twin Cities private investigator
Augie Boyer uncovers a plot to murder area abortion doctors during the
Republican National Convention."
Early Mornings with Elizabeth Glidden 7:30 - 9:00
AM, 4762 Chicago Ave. (Turtle Bread) "Author, editor, and
sought-after-speaker Jay Walljasper will talk about creative solutions
for traffic calming issues and how to create great spaces for
pedestrians, bikers, transit and cars."
Home Buyer Assistance Information Session 6:30 - 7:30 PM,
3137 Chicago Ave. S. (Neighborhood Housing Services) Learn about unique
opportunities for home improvement financing and home purchase financing in the
August 19th: Uptown Association
Board Meeting 7:30 - 9:00 AM, 2841 Hennepin Ave. The latest news
and updates in Uptown.
August 22nd & 23rd: Elements
in Translation/Revolution, at Patrick's
Cabaret 8:00 PM, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. An evening of
choreography set to the theme of
Through August 31st:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, at Jungle Theater 2951 Lyndale
Ave. S. "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
Fridays & Saturdays
this summer: Live Music on the Patio at Vera's
Cafe 8:00 - 10:00 PM, 2901 Lyndale Ave.
S. Live quality music most Friday & Saturday nights, see the website for