The local internet has been a buzz lately trying to figure out when The Malt Shop is going to reopen their location on 50th Street between Aldrich and Bryant. Well folks, it's happening. According to a comment they made on their Facebook post, the 49-year-old establishment is reopening its doors the first weekend of August.

In May, Anna got the scoop on the restaurant's epic history and talked with the new owner. “I’m glad that we’re going to be able to revitalize the restaurant,” Rebecca Illingworth Penichot said.


Big news for a couple more local businesses. TILT, a pinball bar in Whittier, is moving to the Liquor Lyle's building "in the coming months" and will apparently rebrand as LITT (clever).

Abang Yoli, currently at Malcom Yards, will be opening in the old Boludo space at 38th and Nicollet following Boludo's move to a larger space around the corner. Abang Yoli serves Southeast and East Asian food and has insanely good fried chicken.

We will keep you updated on these local business moves.


Monday Meeting Review

Minneapolis City Council and committees

The Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee meets tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. On the docket is a public hearing for Granada Theater to expand its outdoor patio to seat 22 people. The committee will likely approve affordable housing financial assistance from the Hennepin Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority for many properties including Simpson Shelter and Housing, St. Stephens Housing, and a Lyndale neighborhood development at 3301 Nicollet Ave. S.

The Public Health & Safety Committee meets Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

On Thursday, The Public Works & Infrastructure committee meets at 1:30 p.m. The Hennepin Avenue South redesign plan is likely to be on the agenda in some form. We will let you know when the agenda is posted.

You can access the meetings on City Council TV or the City's YouTube channel.

Met Council

The Met Council is meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. Metro Transit will be there to present on numerous Bus Rapid Transit routes, including the B and E Lines that go through Southwest Minneapolis. In the presentation you can see another route, in dotted lines, that is a contender for our area.  

Agenda links include a YouTube video that goes live for each meeting.

Minneapolis Public Schools School Board, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board & Hennpin County

No meetings this week.


The City of Minneapolis is hosting Black Business Week from today through July 31. There are events throughout the week. (City of Minneapolis)

Armatage Neighborhood Association is looking for local sponsors for its 2022 Summer Jam happening on Aug. 6 (Armatage Neighborhood Association)

This is behind a paywall, but look at the owner of 36 Lyn on the cover of a Wall Street Journal story about how gas stations can rebound after being blamed for high gas prices. (Wall Street Journal)


The Armatage Neighborhood Association has received funding from the State of Minnesota’s Lawns to Legumes Neighborhood Demonstration Program and the Minneapolis People for Parks Foundation to fund a pollinator garden at the Washburn Tot Lot. Community engagement will begin this fall with a pop-up event at the Washburn Tot Lot on  Sept. 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. (We will remind you)

The East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association is rebranding and wants your input.


Sketch with your neighbors at the Lake Harriet Bandshell today at 1 p.m. Draw to your heart's content and then meet up with everyone again at 2:45 p.m. to share sketches.

Calling all Magic the Gathering folks. Join Steamship Games at 4 p.m. for Elder Dragon Highlander/Commander-- a popular & casual form of Magic.

Get a hoagy at Chicago's Very Own, a Black-owned eatery at Lake Street & Lyndale Avenue South.