Misfit Coffee at 2401 Lyndale Ave. is closing at the end of September, per an Instagram post.
Here is an article from the Southwest Journal when Misfit opened in 2018. Urban Bean and the original Muddy Waters also operated in the space. “The whole purpose is to make it more social and bring more energy into it,” said founder Marcus Parkansky, regarding Misfit's opening.
Misfit's neighbor, Rock, Paper, Scissor Goods, closed its shop on September 18.
In a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal article from January, Misfit requested "a rezoning for the property at 207 Humboldt Ave. N., as well as an adjacent vacant lot, and seeking a restaurant and liquor license." That location is on the other side of Bassett Creek from Bryn Mawr Meadows Park. We'll keep you posted when we know more about their plans.
Bad news for BBQ fans. Q Fanatic BBQ at 60th & Nicollet has closed because of staffing issues. Their Champlin location will stay open.
They had several student workers over the summer and couldn't replace them when school went back, so they have had to consolidate around one location. They had been temporarily closed earlier this summer because of the same issues hiring and retaining staff members.
Monday Meeting Review
Minneapolis City Council and committees
The Policy & Government Oversight Committee meets today at 1:30 p.m. The agenda includes only consent agenda items which are typically on the agenda to be voted on and not discussed at length.
The Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets today at 4 p.m. They are discussing winter maintenance. In March of this year, the committee sent a letter to City Council letting them know that the committee's request for winter maintenance updates from Public Works have gone unfulfilled.
The Planning Commission meets today at 4:30 p.m. On the agenda is the Seven Points' building plans to create five new lots on the existing property. A project aptly named Trolley Line Condos (due to its location on a pre-existing trolley line) is also on the agenda. The project is four-unit building set to be developed at 4325 Zenith Ave. S.
The Budget Committee will hear presentations Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Minneapolis Police Department, Neighborhood Safety, and the Mayor's Office.
The Committee of the Whole meets at 1:30 on Tuesday to approve the 2023 calendar and discuss the new Minneapolis government structure recommended by Mayor Jacob Frey.
The full City Council meets Thursday at 9:30 a.m. There is 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's Finance Committee meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. The committee will receive bdget reports and an enrollment update. Finance committee meetings are not livestreamed.
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.
Various Met Council committees are meeting this week. Here is the full calendar.
You can access Met Council meetings through the agendas, which include a live YouTube link to the meeting.
Various county committees are meeting this week. Here is the full calendar.
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 this week
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Mpls.St. Paul Magazine talked with Les Sól 2.0 about its move to Uptown from Linden Hills and the new boom in businesses at Irving and Lake Street. (Mpls.St. Paul Magazine)
Star Tribune food writers give a shout-out to Wrecktangle's breakfast bungles and Nightingale's octopus. (Star Tribune)
Visual coverage of Lakewood's lantern lighting ceremony this weekend. (WCCO)
New coffee shop alert! Saina just opened up at 317 W Lake St. right by Popeye's. (Instagram)
Students at Southwest High School had a blast on Friday with the club/activity fair, a food truck, freshmen dance, and a football game. According to The Navigator, "The second Friday of the school year is what Southwest students call First Friday...During First Friday students spend a bulk of their time walking from booth to booth, investigating the various activities Southwest has to offer." (Instagram/The Navigator)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES ✊
Do you know of an area that could use some traffic calming? The City has launched a new traffic calming reporting process. An interactive map allows you to select a street and check whether it qualifies for traffic calming. The map will then link you to an application.
North Minneapolis residents can book rides on Metro Transit's Micro bus system. All you need is the app. (Metro Transit/Twitter)
OUT & ABOUT 🎨
The Uptown VFW premieres its new Monday night event: Salsa Brava. ¡Noche de música salsa para bailar! Proporcionando una experiencia de baile de salsa clásica curada. (You don't need experience to attend this dance night!)
Uproar hosts its weekly open mic night at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Admission and laughs are free.
Tonight the American Swedish Institute is hosting Coalesce Collective MN and its Coalesce: 1922 show. "An experience bringing a significant focus on art, beauty, and fashion." Coalesce Collective MN, an Asian American and Pacific Islanders organization with a mission to celebrate creatives in the AAPI + BIPOC communities.