Lake Street News Brief
September 9, 2009
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 Lake:
- In case you missed it in August, be sure to read "A splashier
street" in the Star Tribune, about Lake Street Council's
efforts to market this area as a destination, and how perceptions of
Lake Street have been changing in recent years for many.
Day at City Hall is now coming up fast, on September 25! This
is a great chance for small business owners to participate in
discussions with Minneapolis City Council Members on important issues
and how to work together better for the success of Minneapolis and the
businesses within it. It takes place from 9:30 AM - noon on the 25th,
registration fee is $15, and validated parking will be available in
the 4th Avenue "Self Park" ramp. Call 612-370-9100 or visit
www.minneapolischamber.org to register today!
- The Midtown Farmers' Market has
gotten a couple nice mentions in the Star Tribune. First, columnist
Gail Rosenblum reported
on the market's quest for #1 in the Care2 "Love Your Farmers
Market" poll. Currently, the Midtown Market is in 5th place,
which would be worth a cash prize of $1000. Voting ends September 17,
vote now if you haven't done so yet!
The Star Tribune also ran a story on two
food documentaries coming to Riverview Theater, an event that was
organized by the Midtown Farmers' Market and Gardening Matters, another
local nonprofit. "The Garden" shows tonight (the 9th) at 7:00
PM, with "Food Fight" coming next week on the 16th, also at
- Calhoun Square was proud to recently announce the re-opening of a
local favorite – Sox Appeal. The store offers a variety of
products for all ages and in all sizes - including socks, tights and
slippers. The return of Sox Appeal to Uptown is another step in the
re-emergence of Calhoun Square as the place to find unique and fun
items all year long. Sox Appeal was one of Calhoun Square's original
retail shops when it opened in 1984.
- Uptown Bar & Cafe may
soon close, with the Minneapolis City Planning Commission recently
having approved a plan that would "replace the old Uptown Bar and Café
with a new, 3 story, 9,600 square foot retail space." At Twin Cities
Metromix, reporter Chris Kallal mourns
the passing of this old favorite.
- Lyn-Lake's moto-i recently made it on Minnesota
Monthly's list of best bars in 2009, praising their sake bar concept. "Modeled
after the low-key pubs in Japan called izakaya, Moto-i keeps the stereo
quiet and the mood mature."
Lake Street Calendar:
September 12th: Midtown
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 22nd & Lake
products are sold to you direct from MN and WI farmers,
producers, and artists. The market offers a bounty of fruits,
vegetables, flowers, plants, cheese, meat, bread, and other delicious
local foods, as well as handmade soaps, greeting cards, jewelry, and
much more. The Market accepts Visa, Mastercard, EBT, FMNP, and SFMNP.
Brunch, at Midtown Global Market
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 920 E. Lake St.
Each Sunday, a chef from a Midtown Global Market restaurant will
prepare and sell brunch in the Market's Central Plaza. This week's
brunch comes from Shelagh
Mullen of SheCooks.
September 13th: Mexican Independence Day Celebration
12:00 - 7:00 PM, 4th & Lake
This celebration empowers & promotes Latino business in the Twin
Cities, and educates the community about Mexican history. Local groups
will perform music and cultural dances throughout the day on two stages
and a variety of
other activities will be available. There will be a parade that begins
at 1:00 p.m. that travels down Lake from Bloomington Ave. to Third Ave.
September 16th: MetroIBA Twitter Training
8:00 - 9:30 AM, 2324 University Ave. S., Suite 120 (WomenVenture
Learn how to grow your business using Twitter in this working session
with Zack Steven, social media pioneer and co-founder of
BuyTheChange.com and LocalTweeps.com. You will create or enhance your
Twitter profile, learn how to connect with new and existing customers
and practice posting updates and sending messages. You’ll also get
insight into Twitter terminology, best practices for businesses and
time-saving resources. Preregistration Required. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/org/261757566
. Lake Street Council members get the $35 rate.
September 17th - 20th: B-Girl Be Dance Showcase 2009, at
2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Featuring: Rokafella, ConsciousSpirit, Nicki Cullinen (aka NLightN),
Girl-ISH, Bridget Burke, Aiko, MimotheGreat and Venus Fly Trap Crew!
As part of the 2009 B-Girl Be Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop,
Intermedia Arts is proud to present a series of hip-hop dance showcase
performances curated by local dancer and choreographer Amy Sackett.
These three amazing shows bring local hip-hop stars into the spotlight
with international dance phenomenon and choreographers to raise the
roof on the Minneapolis hip-hop scene. You've never seen anything quite
like this before.
September 18th & 19th: Here Now Show, at Patrick's
8:00 PM, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Featuring: Tristan Koepke- dance, Kari Mosel- dance theater, Undela-
music, Bryan Gerber- dance/video/photography, Phil Belknap- I R
Gadgetar, James Holdman- percussion.
Beginning September 18th: Mary's Wedding, at Jungle
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Starring Alayne Hopkins and Sam Bardwell. The year is 1914, and a young
bride-to-be dreams one last night of love and war. Even with an ocean
between them, Mary and Charlie inhabit each other's dreams. But as the
dark clouds of World War 1 gather overhead, the strength of their bond
is about to be tested. This moving and magical play is a love letter to
the power of memory, hope and innocence...
September 20th: Uptown
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Lyndale Ave. & 29th St.
Arts, crafts, produce, and prepared foods at this new farmers' market.
September 26th: "North Woods River" Author Discussion, at Magers
7:00 PM, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S.
Eileen McMahon and Theodore Karamanski discuss their book, North
Woods River: The St. Croix River in Upper Midwest History. North
Woods River is a thoughtful biography of the river over the course
of more than three hundred years. Eileen McMahon and Theodore
Karamanski track the river’s social and environmental transformation as
newcomers changed the river basin and, in turn, were changed by it. The
history of the St. Croix revealed here offers larger lessons about the
future management of beautiful and fragile wild waters.
October 2nd & 3rd: Mark The Encounter, at Open Eye Figure Theatre
7:30 PM, 506 E. 24th St.
Mark The Encounter is a new one-man show written and performed by
Chris Sullivan. His performance work explores the positions of power in
one on one communications, and specifically the notion of submission
and control, particularly as related to the dynamics of family, and in
relationships of love and hate. In this work, five characters all
played by Sullivan, are presented in twelve “acts”.
October 4th: Taste of Lake Street,
at Midtown Global Market
1:00 - 5:00 PM, 920 E. Lake St.
Savor fantastic food tastings from 40 Lake Street area restaurants plus
wine & beer tastes. Tickets $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and
include all Food and Beverage "tastes". Entertainment by local
musicians, wine auction and games. Fabulous raffle prizes, door prizes
and more! All proceeds go to Minneapolis food shelves.