New business alert! Kruse Markit will be opening soon at 4237 Nicollet Ave S. According to the owner's LinkedIn page, Kruse Markit will be "a modern curated corner store based in Minneapolis... Dine in or bring your goodies home for the perfect night in. Kruse Markit will create that space where you can enjoy coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening."
Heidi Stark, its owner, writes, "Kruse Markit has a strong belief that it will be important to bring diversity and hire talent that matches the complexity of the world and city it operates in. Diversity, equity, and inclusion will be a focus at Kruse Markit in both product procurement, vendors, and having a team that mirrors the community in which it serves. This will be a key component of the company's vision, values, and success."
Kruse Koffee & Markit Co. is seeking a permit for a sidewalk cafe and a wine license during this week's Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee meeting (see details below).
There are a lot of budget meetings this week at City Hall and we'd like to point you to the City of Minneapolis's budget book to help you navigate the discussions and presentations this week.
In the budget book, you can click on a department and see an overview of the department's structure, it's purpose/services, and how it's spends its money. Here is the 911 page, for example.
Monday Meeting Review
Minneapolis City Council and committees
City Council will discuss the mayor's proposed 2023-24 budget today at its Budget Committee meeting 1:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the Budget Committee will meet again at 10 a.m. to hear presentations from specific city departments and their proposed budgets. The committee is also meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. (no agenda posted yet).
The Rent/Housing Stabilization Work Group is meeting for the first time on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. This work group stems from a 2021 voter referendumthat gave City Council the green light to develop rent control in Minneapolis. They are meeting at the Central Library.
The Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee meets tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Harry Singh's Original Caribbean Restaurant is facing a business license revocation due to unpaid taxes. Also on the agenda is a new business near 43rd & Nicollet, Kruse Koffee & Markit Co., which is seeking a sidewalk cafe and wine license (details above).
The Public Healthy & Safety Committee meets Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. (no agenda posted yet).
The Public Works & Infrastructure Committee ism eeting Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (no agenda posted yet).
Most city meetings are on Comcast Channel 14 or 799, City Council TV, or the City's YouTube channel. Here is how you can participate in the meetings.'
Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education
The school board meets for a regular business meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Interim Superintendent Rochelle Cox will report on enrollment numbers and the board will hear a presentation on math and reading proficiency data.
All Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education meetings are held at the John B. Davis Education Service Center at 1250 W. Broadway Ave. You can watch livestreamed meetings in real time or recordings of the meetings after they conclude.
The Met Council meets Wednesday at 4 p.m.
You can access Met Council meetings through the agendas, which include a live YouTube link to the meeting.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Hennepin County meetings can be watched live via Microsoft Teams and meetings recordings are also made available. Closed captioning for board meetings can be accessed here.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
There are no meetings scheduled for this week
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Deshaun Hill was honored at the first North High football game of the season. Deshaun, the team’s quarterback, was tragically shot and killed in February. He was 15 years old. (MPR News)
Elsie Carmona Quiterio, a Washburn graduate, is this year's recipient of the Be the Change George Floyd Legacy Scholarship. Elsie is attending Florida Memorial University, a historically Black university. The Achieve Twin Cities partnered with the Minnesota Vikings to award a scholarship each year to an African American graduating senior in the Twin Cities. (Achieve Twin Cities)
Peter Callaghan dove into the Southwest light rail audit report and highlighted what we learned and didn't learn in the report. (MinnPost)
Josh Martin covered last week's Charter Commission meeting. Martin notes there are still vacant commissioner seats that need to be filled. The commission also received a proposal from two residents to amend the charter to provide for recall of elected officials. Charter Commission meetings are no longer livestreamed. (Documenters)
A NextDoor review of Jones Coffee, the new coffee company that replaced two Dunn Brothers in Southwest Minneapolis. (NextDoor)
A collection of photos, by Jeff Wheeler, from the 9/11 tribute concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. (Instagram)
Rest in peace to the Queen of England, who used to own a house over by Cedar Lake, but never lived in it. (Racket)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES ✊
There is a fundraiser for the Roberts Bird Sanctuary to construct a wooden deck adjacent to the existing visitors shelter. It's only a few thousand dollars short of their fundraising goal. Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary is a 31-acre undeveloped natural area located in Lyndale Park, north of Lake Harriet, just west of the Peace Garden.
OUT & ABOUT 🎨
A special treat for State Fair pickle pizza fans – Pizzeria Lola has a special Perfect Pickle Pie as its Monday special tonight. Get it before it runs out.
Bryan Nichols starts his month-long jazz residency at Icehouse tonight.
Uproar continues its open-mic night on Mondays at Bryant Lake Bowl.
It's date night at Unleashed Hounds & Hops. Two drinks, two pizzas, one dog. $45. Bring your own dog, though.