Melody chatted with Jessica Burge, owner of Cafe Meow, about the Hennepin redesign.

“I feel for the environmental impacts,” Burge said. “Of course we want safety for everyone. As a destination shop, she wishes the deprioritization of cars wasn’t implemented at such “an extreme level.” To Burge, “a business trip is different.”

Local businesses are pivoting due to Omicron.
b. resale is closed through Jan. 7 with curbside pickup available.
Merci Tattoo is asking people to show proof vaccine or a negative COVID test.
tilia is asking guests to once again wear a mask when not seated.
Call or check the website/social media of your favorite local businesses before venturing over.

A mural in the alley behind the southeast corner of W. 38th St. and Grand Ave. S.

Project Success (tucked behind Lyndale Ave. in Loring Park) offers cooking classes for students. "...this is way more fun than sitting at home after school." (Star Tribune)
The Heavy Table has compiled a list of restaurants, bars, and venues that ask guests for proof of a COVID-19 vaccine.
You can now sign up for sailing classes and look forward to the warmer air. (Minneapolis Sailing Center)

Bookmark and share this Hennepin County resource for neighbors needing a place to warm up this winter.
The Park Board is meeting at 5 p.m. tonight.
If you are feeling motivated, you can put all the 2022 Park & Rec public meetings in your calendar.

⛸️ OUT & ABOUT ⛸️

The Minneapolis ice rinks are open for hockey, broomball and leisure skating. The City has a map of the rinks with updated openings and closings. In Southwest, Bryant Square, Lyndale Farmstead, and Kenny are a go.