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Summit Hill and Crocus Hill
The large, comfortable houses that repose on green lawns here are within walking distance of one of the liveliest retail areas in Saint Paul: Victoria and Grand. Café Latte, right at the intersection, is a civic institution, famed for its beyond-rich desserts, and for many blocks in both directions some of Grand Avenue's best-loved businesses can be found: the independent Red Balloon kids' bookshop; Sunny Sky, a Chinese antique store that also sells rare teas from the Middle Kingdom; the brand-new, design-savvy Dixie-Caribbean eatery called Brasa, and a host of other establishments, many of them in converted family houses.
10 Independent Bookstores To Get Cozy With This Winter
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Searching for a book to get lost in? Ditch your computer and mobile devices, and plan a day trip exploring these distinct and community-minded local bookstores, many of which are celebrating decade birthdays in 2015.
Forget Midwest. We Are North: Repositioning MSP's National Identity for the 21st Century
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
According to a recent panel discussion, we need to own our cold climate and our ingenuity in order to attract new talent, continue fueling the innovation at the heart of our economy, and create a new and authentic national identity. Shall we call ourselves the North?
Cycling in the Cities: Seven New Local Inventions for Bike Enthusiasts Here and Around the Globe
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Twin Cities is a leader in bicycle use and a major innovator in bicycle design and technology. The seven inventions profiled here have, or will have, an impact on the local and global cycling industry. And the pace of innovation shows no sign of slowing down.
Q+A: Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT's Transit Advantages Coordinator
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
We recently sat down with Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT’s Transit Advantages Coordinator for the Twin Cities Metro District to discuss alternative transportation in the Twin Cities, what local entities can do to promote transit use, and how easy it really is to be car-free.
Turning Trash into Treasure, Creative Reuse Movement Boosts Urban Economies
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Across America, creative reuse organizations are popping up to "upcycle" and sell stuff that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Artisans and artists are, in turn, turning this would-be detritus into artworks and products.
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St. Paul's Legendary Commodore Bar to Reopen
Just as two high-profile restaurants in Minneapolis are saying adieu—La Belle Vie and Vincent—a St. Paul institution, long removed from the public eye but operating as a banquet facility, is about to say bon jour!
The Commodore Bar
, an ...
Arcanum's secret society promises immersive experience
St. Paul Bicycle Plan widens its scope
Field guide explores Green Line's natural history
Subtext bookstore goes into old Common Good space in St. Paul
$500,000 to turn around a vacant, foreclosed mansion on Cathedral Hill
In Crocus Hill, 39-condo complex to reflect area's Victorian style
Segways settle into St. Paul, offering three-hour, 7.5-mile tours
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Adventures with a Locavore Offers Fitzgerald Art Deco Walking Tour
Any attentive MSP citizen knows that F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of
The Great Gatsby
, was a born-and-bred St. Paulite. Fitzgerald’s most famous novel explored the excesses of 1920s “Jazz Age” culture in the New York City area, but ...
Beekeeping chocolatier grows hyper-local product with national placements
Film in the City connects at-risk youth with creative potential
One Day on Earth gathers Twin Cities stories
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Republic and Happy Gnome on list of 100 best beer bars
recently published its annual list of
"America's 100 Best Beer Bars 2014."
, at 7 Corners on the West Bank in Minneapolis, and
The Happy Gnome
, on Selby in Saint Paul, made the list.
divides its list into ...
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