Melody's attended and wrote a story about Tuesday's Business, Housing, Inspections, and Zoning Committee meeting. From the piece: "In a voice vote done over the shouts of protestors, the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee approved funding for homelessness programs, including street outreach and Avivo Village housing. The funding is a continuation of a joint partnership between the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County.Numerous people, including residents of the encampments, showed up in protest of the recent encampment sweeps. In recent weeks, Minneapolis police cleared encampments in Near North and South Minneapolis. Residents at the camps are still trying to track down their belongings cleared from the sites."
In case you missed it when we published on Friday, Loring Park is getting a great new coffee shop, Fawkes Alley. The shop is the brainchild of the organizers behind the Futsal Society organization. As a bonus, it will be located in one of the city's most photogenic alleys – the one that connects Harmon Place and Maple Street directly off Loring Park.
Did you know you can go vote today? You can literally go fill out your ballot and be done! As a bonus, a bunch of campaigns will then take you off their lists, so you won't be bothered with calls or door knocks. You should be able to get in and get out in minutes with no waiting.
You can vote at the Minneapolis Early Voting Center, located at 980 E Hennepin Ave.
You can also vote in the skyway level of the Hennepin County Government Center, located at 300 South 6th St. While it's highly unlikely there will be a line, they have a cool option if you're really worried about doing it as fast as possible – you can text them to join the line. Details below.
- Text "Elections" to 612-662-8436.
- This will add you to the queue before your arrival
- If prompted for the name of the location whose line you are trying to join type "Elections"
- Respond "1" for Agent Delivery/Ballot Drop off
- Respond "2" for Early/Absentee voting
- You will be prompted for your name and then receive your estimated wait time
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Prieto Taqueria at 48th & Nicollet has announced that they'll be temporarily closing their doors starting Saturday. They will be "switching things up under new leaders, new menu and new cocktails," so it sounds like this is not goodbye for good. In October 2020, Prieto moved to Tangletown from their previous location at LynLake, which has since been taken over by Wrecktangle. (Instagram and Southwest Journal)
On Friday, you can go see Council President Andrea Jenkins' 10 minute play in the lobby of the Jungle Theater at 6:45 p.m. before "Of Pigs and Pianos" kicks off. (Instagram/Jungle Theater)
Kyatchi is opening for lunch on the weekends. They'll be open at 12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. (Instagram)
Representatives from the city of Wichita are in Minneapolis right now to learn about the City of Minneapolis's "community dashboarding and collaborative partnerships, economic development, downtown development along the river, and tourism." (Witchita Chamber of Commerce)
Hennepin County will be funding new grants for youth music and arts programs. (Star Tribune)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES ✊
Park Board Superintendent Al Bangoura gave his yearly budget speech yesterday. The full presentation can be found here. As with last year, there was a large focus on youth programming, including a continuation of free youth programming in areas of the city with the greatest need. He proposed a 6.16% tax levy increase to the Board of Estimate and Taxation, which will be reduced to 5.4% after "the Mayor and BET did not support the care for park assets request," according to the presentation. The request for care for park assets that won't be fully funded include "professional staff to enhance current work to identify and implement asset lifecycles to maximize maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and capital investments."
The Nokomis Fundraising Pop-up Market is today from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m in the parking lot at 52nd & Chicago. This market is a fundraiser to try to bring the Nokomis Farmers Market back in 2023. Go get some delicious food – if you can't make it, you can donate to the market here.
A representative from the City of Minneapolis will meet with business owners and entrepreneurs to share resources and assist those who want to start, maintain or expand a business in the city from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at 2200 Central Ave. NE.
OUT & ABOUT 🎨
The Bryn Mawr Sip and Stroll is taking place from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Here's how it works: Begin at Spruce Salon, 404 Penn Ave S. and pick up a list of participating businesses. Visit each business on the list. Meet the owner and have your checklist initialed. After you have visited every business on the list, drop your completed checklist in the Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association box at Spruce Salon. Prizes will be handed out at Cuppa Java after the event.
Make some fresh alfredo pasta at Lakes and Legends.
Check out the kickoff party tonight at La Doña for the MSP Film Society's 10th Annual Cine Latino Film Fest, which runs October 13-20.
26 BATS! will be playing a vinyl release show w/ Huhroon + Alien Book Clubtonight at Icehouse.
The high school soccer playoffs kick off tonight. At 5 p.m., Washburn's girls will be at home against Armstrong/Cooper and Southwest's girls will be at home against the combined South - Wellstone team. At 7 p.m., Southwest's boys will play at home against St. Louis Park and Washburn's boys will play at home against Hopkins. (MN Soccer Hub)
If you like games, check out the Age of Sigmar Open Play at Tower Games.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art presents Twin Cities artist Ta-Coumba T. Aiken; "Instant Memories: The call and response of past, present, and future times" at 11 a.m. Register here.
Scott Keever will be playing solo guitar in the Uptown Lobby of the Granada Theater.
Go do some trivia at Fire & Nice.
Buck & Rail are at Driftwood Char Bar at 7.