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Lake Street Council Annual Meeting

April 25, 2019

The Lake Street Council’s Annual Meeting is a morning breakfast and networking event that brings together business leaders and stakeholders from throughout the corridor. Join us on Thursday, April 25 from 8:30am-10am at the American Sewdish Insitute. This year's guest speaker is Andrian Ho! Adrian is CEO and founding...

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Winning Paid Time to Care

April 25, 2019

Two Bettys and Moon Palace Books invite you as we share stories about how paid time to care and health care affect us personally—as business owners, workers, and community members. Come out on Thursday, April 25th at 5:30 pm to Moon Palace and learn more about what’s at stake this 2019 legislative session and how you can get...

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Italian Dinner to Support LS Healthy Seniors

April 23, 2019

Please join us for Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors’ 21stAnnual Italian Dinner fundraiser on Tuesday, April 23. Proceeds from the event help about 600 community seniors live independently. The annual event includes an Italian menu, FDR portrayal (by history performer Gary Stamm), and a silent auction. The event will take place...

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Membership - Join or Renew!

You should receive our annual Membership letter in your mail this week. Please take a moment to join or renew to show your support for the networking and advocacy the LBA offers. You can pay by check or visit our Membership page to pay online. Please reach out if you have any questions regarding membership with the LBA. We appreciate...

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SolSta Record Store Day Festivities

April 13, 2019

Who's ready for Record Store Day on April 13? Some information to know:• Opening at 7am• RSD Exclusive releases• Donuts will be provided by Mel-O-Glaze Bakery• Coffee will be provided by SK Coffee• Food Truck To Be Announced• Falcon Arrow Vinyl Release Come and get it!

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Hymie's 10th Annual Block Party

April 13, 2019

Join Hymie's for their 10th Annual block party! Saturday April 13th is national Record Store Day, and Hymie's celebrates the best way they know how: with a free, all ages family friendly event lasting all day, rain or shine! Live music outside on 39th Ave from 11 am to 7pm, boxes of free records and special RSD vinyl...

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The Bungalow Club Hosts LBA Annual Meeting

April 18, 2019

Please join us for LBA’s annual meeting on Thursday, April 18th at The Bungalow Club. It's been a year since owners Jeremiah and Andrew have taken over the old Craftsman space and the restaurant is thriving. They are opening up just for us over the lunch hour and will be serving family style dishes that feature the best of the...

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Feedback on the Minneapolis Bag Ordinance

The City of Minneapolis is considering an ordinance to require a minimum fee of 5 cents on any bag given to or purchased by the consumer at all Minneapolis establishments in an effort to encourage reduced waste. The Southwest Business Association wants to know how you currently use bags and how you feel this ordinance would...

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Parklet Applications Now Open

Parklets are an innovative way to add gathering space to public streets. Parklets are streetscape enhancements and provide amenities like seating, plantings, bike parking and/or public art. They are publicly accessible and open to all. Apply to host a city-owned parklet by clicking HERE.

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Workshops to Help Comply with Min Wage Increase

Are you a restaurant that needs help planning for and complying with the new minimum wage? The City of Minneapolis is hosting free, interactive sessions to help business owners understand rising costs and build a financial plan to support them. Click HERE to see and register for upcoming workshops.

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Hook and Ladder Public Hearing for New Venue

April 9, 2019

The non-profit community Firehouse Performing Arts Center (FPAC) currently operates the Hook & Ladder Theater at Lake and Minnehaha and is preparing to launch Mission Room, another, more intimate, performance space in April, 2019. They have submitted their application to the City for a full liquor and entertainment...

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Thinking about Vending at Midtown Market?

Are you a small business owner looking to get into vending at farmers markets? The Try It! Program seeks to give small businesses an opportunity to try a farmer’s market experience at the Midtown Farmers Market with limited financial investment. Our goal is to help emerging entrepreneurs explore whether or not becoming a...

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Open Streets Minnehaha: Reserve Your Spot

July 21, 2019

We are very excited to announce that Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha 2019 is set for Sunday, July 21! Details are now live on the Open Streets website and anyone can sign up for their spot on the street.

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Commercial Land Trust Advisory Board

Renting space is expensive! We all know that. Are you interested in creating long-term affordable commercial spaces? A new Commercial Land Trust is in the works to ensure just that and they are seeking members for thier advisory board. Apply from now through March 21st. Access the application and...

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Auto Break-in and Thefts

We’ve had reports of some business and property owners of increased car break-ins and theft recently, specifcally along East Lake. Please be aware and let your customers know not to leave vaulables in sight. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hestitate to get in touch with LBA or the 3rd Precinct Police....

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Advertise at Lion's Club French Toast Breakfast

March 31, 2019

Put your business name and ad on a placemat at this popular breakfast event hosted at the Eagles Club on March 31st. Many businesses report sucess in getting their name out and reaching a new audience. Ads are $125 and 100% of the money goes to charitable organization. To reserve a spot, contact James Freid at...

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Habanero Tacos Comes to East Lake

The popular food truck is setting up shop at the former Lake Coffee House. Read the full article with mouthwatering pics on City Pages.

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Food Waste Recycling for Businesses

Implementing organics recycling programs allows businesses to expand their recycling programs, ease their burden on the environment, potentially reduce taxes and fees on waste disposal, and show customers that they care about the community. To learn more or get resources for your business, visit Hennepin County’s Business...

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Carbon Drawdown Events with Junket: Tossed and Found

Junket vintage shop may no longer be on Minnehaha, but they are still actively at work. They are transitioning from education via retail to direct social engagement in order to help members of our community solve real world problems related to consumerism and climate change. Check out their schedule of upcoming events and...

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NiceRide Hubs Expanding - Request One Now!

After months of community input on locations for dockless parking hubs, NiceRide is finally ready to begin expansion and will be adding 1,500 more bikes throughout the City. Examples of places where we could put a station or hub include sidewalks, parking areas, and plazas/parks. If you have an idea for an additional parking hub in...

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Provide Input for the Transportation Action Plan

The City of Minneapolis is updating its Transportation Action Plan, which will guide transportation actions for the City and its partners over the next 10 years to support the City goals around climate, safety, equity, prosperity, mobility, and active partnerships. The City is asking for your input and...

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LBA Happy Hour at Minnehaha Recording Company

February 27, 2019

Join the LBA for a cozy happy hour at Minnehaha Recording Company on Wednesday, February 27th. Owner Tony Williamette will be there to show off the studio and share about how the business has settled in to the community since renovating the space in 2014. We'll have drinks and light appetizers on deck. Please RSVP through our Eventbrite...

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LoLa Winter Fine Art Exhibition

February 16, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Return of the Longfellow winter art event expands to two weekends in February and adds hands-on activities with artists. Join us February 16-17 and 23-24, from noon to 5 each day. The opening reception will be February 16, from 5–7 p.m. at Squirrel Haus Arts (3450 Snelling Ave.) Admission is free and open to the...

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How to Start a Craft Beverage Business

February 20, 2019

Ever wondered what it takes to start a business in the burgeoning craft beverage industry? Learn from a panel of entrepreneurs from the Longfellow neighborhood in the beer, wine and distilling business to learn the ups and downs of life in an alcoholic beverage startup. Panelists will include Chris Montana from Du Nord Craft...

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Tax Reform Resources for Small Business

Business may find they have questions about how 2017’s tax reform legislation affects their organization and their bottom line. IRS.gov is a great place to find answers. You can also click HERE to learn more about how tax reform is affecting small businesses this year.

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Business Recycling Assistance

The commercial sector generates more than half of the total waste in Hennepin County, and nearly two-thirds of the waste created at businesses and non-profits is recyclable. A strong recycling program conserves natural resources, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can help your bottom line and demonstrates your organization’s commitment to...

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SEO Tips and Resources

January 24, 2019

In case you missed our workshop with Uproer on SEO, we’ve got the slides for you. Just click HERE. This includes direct links to articles, tools and other resources to help you direct more traffic to your website and, as a result, more business! Thanks to all who braved the cold to come and thank you again to...

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Milkweed Cafe to replace Blue Moon

Due to open in February, Milkweed is a coffee shop and all-purpose cafe that aims to provide a meeting place for the surrounding neighborhoods. We will be making syrups, sandwiches, nut-milks, and light fare in house. The cafe will also have an extensive holistic beverage menu with a focus on medicinal and adaptogenic herbs and teas. Wine...

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Public Hearing for The Howe to Expand Patio

The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar located at 3675 Minnehaha Ave has applied for an Expansion of Premises license for its patio area. The public hearing will be held on January 22 at 1:30 pm at City Hall. Feel free to to attend, express your opinions, and/or submit such in writing. For questions or written comments,...

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Small Business Team Offers Assistance

The City of Minneapolis is committed to supporting the small business community that is at the heart of our thriving economy. The Small Business Team is here to make it easy for you to successfully start, sustain, and grow your business in Minneapolis. Our staff can assist you in navigating City permitting and licensing processes, connect you to...

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Migizi Headed to East Lake

Migizi Communications is celebrating 40 years of service to the American Indian community in the Twin Cities but is looking far ahead through training Native youth for leadership, education preparation and careers in emerging environmental, technical and renewable energy occupations. To aid its plans for the future, the nonprofit organization...

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Two Bettys Featured in Pollen

Two Bettys is a Longfellow based green cleaning service that pursues environmental justice with true green cleaning materials and procedures. They clean house, but that’s not all: They advocate for economic justice by promoting a living wage and micro-entrepreneurship, and they foster social and racial justice by engaging in the education of...

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Seward Longfellow Facebook Business Group

Have you joined the Seward Longfellow Business Facebook Group? It is a closed group for the business community in the Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods of Minneapolis to connect, share ideas, swap job postings and information, and build each other up. Check it out!

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All Square Wine and Beer License Public Hearing

June 5, 2018 - June 5, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Date: June 5, 2018 Time: 1:30 p.m. or shortly thereafter Place: Minneapolis City Hall 350 South 5th Street, Room 317 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Purpose: To gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding the application from All Square for an On-Sale...

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Restorative Justice Fundraiser Saturday April 21 Wine and Beer

April 21, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Satruday, April 21, 2018 5:00 – 7:30 pmHook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Sample beer and wine, enjoy treats from local restaurants, bid on the silent auction, and listen to music. A guaranteed fun time in support of a good cause whether you choose to sample wine and beer or not!Tickets are $25 in advance,...

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Meet Minneapolis Community Acupuncture

Acupuncture in a comfortable group setting. $15–$40 sliding scale.Minneapolis Community Acupuncture is an affordable acupuncture clinic offering quality acupuncture by an experienced practitioner. The clinic is located at the corner of E 42nd St and Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis Community Acupuncture is owned and operated by Deborah Owen...

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