Remodeling a commercial building is a lot like remodeling a house; you never know what you’re going to find when you start knocking down walls. That was the experience for Josh Blanc, Layl McDill, Malcolm Potek and Kara van Wyk soon after they purchased a tax-forfeited property from Hennepin County. The building(s) on Lowry Avenue and Monroe Street NE had been neglected for years and had most recently been used to store junk. As they tore down walls and put up new ones, they researched the history of the buildings that they converted into the Flux Arts Building.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is currently conducting a study specifically for that part of I-35 from the commons (Where I-35 and I-94 intersect, south of downtown) to County Road C in Roseville. The study includes 13 miles of pavement, 18 crossings, 47 bridges (and two pedestrian bridges) and seven interchanges, used by 110,000 vehicles per day. This study may help address some of those complaints.
A two-story building at the corner of 5th Street and 5th Avenue NE, which began life as the first Church of All Saints, was demolished recently. “Old Yeller,” as it was affectionately known for its yellow exterior paint, had served generations of its predominately Polish-American parishioners as a place of worship and as an elementary school.
The Minneapolis 2040 plan, the overall guide to the city’s future is done. Now work is beginning on one key element of the plan: Transportation. The Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan is a 10-year Public Works program that will guide planning, design and use of city streets. It used to be […]
When he started making fly fishing rods, Norling didn’t even have a sander in his workshop; everything was done by hand. He worked mainly with plastic, fiberglass, and graphite, and was churning out rods with such frequency that he had one made for just about everyone he knew. These days, Norling works with his son, Dave Jr., who has a more equipped workshop where he machines the raw materials for new rods before giving them over to his father to finish.
It’s out with processed foods and in with the fresh stuff. Next fall, when kids from Northeast and other neighborhoods return to class at Marcy Open School, 415 4th Avenue SE, their school lunches will look and taste a whole lot different.
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) broke ground March 28 on a nearly $8 million project that will provide the school with a new kitchen and lunchroom, new music rooms and a more secure entrance. Stahl Construction is handling the project, which, outside of a few touch-up chores, is expected to be complete by the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.
A shady corner at Central Avenue and St. Anthony Blvd. seems like the logical choice for a parking lot for the Masjid Salaam Cultural Center, located in the former Falldin American Legion Post at 3141 Central. There’s just one hurdle, a big one: The land belongs to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), an organization that takes its charge to protect Minneapolis’ green spaces seriously.