I (Charlie) enjoyed meeting a handful of you at the Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association meeting last night. We're very excited to have Bryn Mawr officially in our coverage area, and can't wait to hear from you. Forward this email to spread the word to your neighbors to sign up!
Speaking of Bryn Mawr, there's a groundbreaking happening at 2800 Wayzata Boulevard at 3 p.m. for the Wirth on the Woods building. Sited on the location of the old Quest & CenturyLink office, the project will include two six-story buildings of senior housing, 100 units of which will be designated affordable and the 100 which will be market-rate. The two buildings will share a greenhouse, courtyard, and garden. The rest of the site will feature 109 units of multi-family housing and 59 units in three story townhomes (helpful diagram on slide 4).
All told, the project will feature hundreds of units of housing a short walk from Theodore Wirth Park, much of which is either slated for seniors, affordable, or both.
Tomorrow, Chicago's Very Own will finally come to life at the corner of Lyndale and Lake. We covered their plans for opening a couple of weeks back, and after a slight delay, they'll be up-and-running at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, serving their signature hoagies (read the article before you yell about the spelling), cookies, and popcorn.
In our article, we talked about what the opening means for the area That space will be occupied for the first time since 2015, and all four corners of Lyndale and Lake will have businesses operating for the first time in years. The timing could hardly be better, with the LynLake Street Art Series coming up this weekend (which we'll have an article up on by tomorrow).
We're working on another election guide for the school board races this year, which means we have to ask you – what questions do you have for people running for school board this year? Reply to this email or text us (number below) with what you want to know and we'll add what we can when we send it to the candidates.
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Rochelle Cox has announced a reorganization of her cabinet. Eric Moore, who has been on leave, will be staying in another role. Several other cabinet members will be moving into new roles. The total cabinet staff size will be reduced to 12, from the 15 that Ed Graff had at the end of his term. (Star Tribune)
Tosca officially had their opening night last night on 44th Street in Linden Hills. Go check them out. (Tosca)
How to trim a brisket, by Revival Smoked Meats. If you're into this, we share things like it on our Instagram stories all the time. Give us a follow? (Instagram)
Some background information on candidates running for school board in Minneapolis. (Star Tribune)
Want to know more about some of the people street racing and doing donuts in Minneapolis? Here's a mini doc on YouTube with a bit of background on one group and why they do it. (YouTube)
Have you checked out the new Loring Park playground yet? (Instagram)
The wild storm cloud rolls in over Bde Maka Ska. (Reddit)
Someone found a loose dog at 25th and Hennepin yesterday morning. Do you know who it belongs to? (NextDoor)
Lions Den Barber Shop is coming to 36th and Bryant Ave S. (Twitter)
Lowry Hill Meats is back from summer break and has picnic tables out back ready for you. (Instagram)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES 💪
Have you told us about your favorite spots in Whittier yet? We need your help filling out our reader-created neighborhood guide. Help us give some love to your favorite stores, bites, activities, and people. If you don't, your boring neighbors will, and nobody wants that.
We got a question about the Walgreens at Lake & Pillsbury that burned in the 2020 riots, which has been closed and operating out of a trailer for months. As of three weeks ago, it's back open in the former Office Max space at 3001 Nicollet Ave S. They aren't fully operational (passport services, in particular, will take a few more weeks) but they've got most of the basics.
The Public Works & Infrastructure committee meets today. Despite the published agenda, we confirmed with Ward 10 Councilmember Aisha Chughtai this morning that the Hennepin Avenue South discussion item will be delayed until the next committee meeting on July 28.
OUT & ABOUT
Jennifer Reeder’s Feminist Parking Lot, "an all-ages, all-genders celebration of the radical handmade with artists and friends" is tonight at The Walker at 5 p.m. Make a zine! Create a banner! Learn to screen print!
Tonight at Washburn is the kickoff of the Legally Blond musical put on by Minneapolis Public Schools' continuing education program. No word on who is playing Bruiser but the only way to find out is to get tickets. The show runs through July 23rd.
Josh Cleveland Band, an original americana indie rock band, will be playing at the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 7:30.
Preston Gunderson will be putting on a "thoughtful, expressive performance" at Bryant Square Park at 6:30.