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Kim Bartmann of Placemaker Hospitality has been working in the Uptown neighborhood since the mid 1980s. The owner of the French bistro Barbette (1600 W. Lake St.), as well as Trapeze, Gigi’s … more
Meet some of Uptown's women business owners, courtesy of the Uptown Association. Women's History Month may be over, but you can support  women-owned businesses can be year-round. Kim Bartmann … more
The area around Nicollet Ave. and Lake Street is slowly being rebuilt after damage from the Uprising following the murder of George Floyd. The new Lake Street Post Office at 110 E. 31st St. is … more
Hi! I’d like to introduce myself to the Southwest Connector readers. My name is John Wilson and I have been a transit enthusiast since the 1970s. You may have seen my Metro Transit column in … more
WALK & TALK IN LORING PARK Walk & Talk with a Naturalist: Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon at Loring Park during a guided stroll. The leisurely pace includes stops to observe and discuss different … more
One year after law enforcement officers killed 32-year-old father and comedian Winston “Boogie” Smith Jr. at the top of an Uptown parking ramp, his family, friends and community members … more
HYPE is a new, high-end sneaker store in Uptown at 2835 Hennepin Ave. S. It offers a mix of high-end, hard-to-find kicks such as Air Jordans, Yeezy’s and Dunks, as well as clothing from local … more
After a city council committee meeting that revealed deep differences of opinion over the operations of dedicated bus lanes, on May 26, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to postpone the … more
Dionne Sims has loved books since before she could read, when her mom would read out loud to her. Once she could read, books were a consistent refuge whenever the world felt too overwhelming. They … more
STAFFING CHANGES AT UPTOWN ASSOCIATION The Uptown Association Board of Directors have selected David Frank as their new executive director. Frank brings many years of experience in urban development … more
PAINTER PARK UPGRADES A skate park is being planned for Painter Park when the area is upgraded this year. A basketball court will be added, and the tennis/pickleball courts will be improved. A … more
LHENA ORAL HISTORY MARCH 16Oral historian Dr. Kim Heikkila of Spotlight Oral History will be joining the LHENA board meeting on Wednesday, March 16 to present the Lowry Hill East Oral History … more
If the proposed reconstruction plan for Hennepin Ave. passes, Kristin Traynor says The Corner Balloon Shoppe will be moving from 2455 Hennepin Ave. “I have an extremely diverse group of … more
As woman of color, Wedge resident Chandra Lalla says she knows how “our streets don’t serve everyone well.“For generations, city streets were built solely with car travel in mind, … more
DAY of SERVICE Mark your calendar and join TRUST Inc as they honor Dr. King’s life and legacy with a free “Day of Service” Event packing cold weather kits for neighbors in need on … more
Linden Hills businesses are concerned about a Metro Transit plan to reduce street parking and remove eight mature trees at 43rd and Upton for the E Line, which will run 13.3 miles between Southdale … more
B Line bus rapid transit service is to start in 2024, providing a faster connection between St. Paul’s Union Depot and Uptown Minneapolis. The $65 million project’s final corridor and … more
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