There's a new piercing shop coming to the Lake and Irving area – Melody wrote a piece yesterday on Bevel, the new place that will take over from Saint Sabrina's (which closed in 2020) as the go-to Uptown-area piercing shop.
Lake & Irving, in particular, has gotten a ton of new life in the past couple of months, adding Legacy and Les Sól down the street from Barbette and Trapeze. Now, Bevel will join the party when they open in about a month. They're tracking their journey on Instagram if you want to follow along.
Two important meetings at the City Council today.
The Committee of the Whole meets at 1:30 to discuss a presentation on the Mayor's proposed government structure, which will fully restructure the city's government following the passage of the "strong mayor" amendment last year. Final action is expected from the City Council on November 17.
They'll also discuss American Rescue Plan allocations for August (including a $250k grant to the Metropolitan Visiting Nurses Association to "provide in-home care to low-income seniors that did not yet qualify for Medicare" and $277k for rental assistance funds), and to approve the city calendar for 2022-2023.
The Budget Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. to hear presentations on the Mayor's proposed budget along with budgets for the Police Department and Office of Neighborhood Safety.
Did you know the Park Board is offering a ton of Fall programming?
Lots of options for kids, from art classes for preschoolers to playtime for toddlers to Friday night movies/dinner for 5-12 year-olds. Adults can join exercise classes, a monthly Senior luncheon at Lyndale Farmstead Park, and Halloween Lunch & Bingo. Check out your options here.
Congrats to Kingfield's own Petite León for being named one of the 50 best new restaurants in America. (New York Times)
Taking you inside the Slow Glow night bike rides, an illuminated bike ride at night across Minneapolis. (Ben Hovland/Twitter)
A 1954 photo of a streetcar at Hennepin & Franklin. (MPLS Photo Bot /Twitter)
Jaba Noodles is pressing pause on their delivery service, so make sure to get your order in or pickup at the 36th Lyn Refuel Station or Lowry Hill Meats in the next couple of weeks. Do not fear, it sounds like they'll be back soon, "reenergized and smarter so that we can continue to share Taiwanese dishes that we love." (Jaba Noodles/Instagram)
"In Minneapolis, nearly 38% of the Southwest community is protected from the hot summer sun by a lush tree canopy — and in some areas it’s more than half... A few miles away, most of Near North has tree coverage of 30% or less." (Star Tribune)
A four-plex planned for 4532 Zenith Ave. S. was delayed by two weeks at the Planning Commission last night. (Wedge Live/Twitter)
An uptick in thefts of Kia and Hyundai cars around the country and in the Twin Cities due to a design flaw has led to a class action lawsuit against the companies. (Star Tribune)
Happy National Voter Registration Day! Info from the city: "As of today, Minneapolis has nearly 250,000 registered voters. That’s about 77% of the estimated number of voting age citizens (18 or older) in the city, which means approximately 73,000 potential Minneapolis voters are not yet registered." Check here to see if you're registered at your current location.
The School Board is looking for proposals from organizations and individuals that want to help their search for the next superintendent.
Youth 18 years and under can receive nutritious meals and snacks free of charge at parks, libraries, and other community spaces. These free meals and snacks are part of Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) participation in the federally funded At-Risk Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Here's a list of locations.
If you need to recycle old electronics, a bunch of neighborhood associations are teaming up to help you do that this weekend.
The Armatage Neighborhood Association's Monthly Meeting is happening tonight at 6:30.
The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association's Environmental Committee meets tonight at Common Roots. Free food!
Here's the latest City of Minneapolis Minute that the city uses to share information on what's going on.
OUT & ABOUT
Hope to see all of our members at our meet-up this evening! If you don't have the details and are already a member, shoot us a note.
Be sure to check out the Lake Street Taco Tour this weekend.
Black Forest is hosting the monthly Birds & Beers meeting tonight from 6 - 9 p.m. Come drink beers with other birders.
It's Future Millers Night at Washburn, where middle school students get in to the soccer game for free. The Southwest boys will be taking on South.
Utepils is hosting a meat & cheese raffle featuring Kramarczuk's & RedHead Creamery tonight from 6 - 8 p.m.
Gigi's Cafe is hosting Board Game night tonight from 5 - 8 p.m.