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Photo: Bill Kelley
Cuisine at the Royal Bangkok
Photo: Bill Kelley
This is a complex neighborhood with a bit of everything: plenty of green, leafy streets; a Lutheran university (Concordia), a Catholic university (St. Thomas), an interstate (94), and several bustling business districts, including Snelling-Selby, where there's a clutch of stylish shops that are so Francophile that they hold their own Bastille Day celebration, and Marshall at Cleveland, where a great ice cream shop, Izzy's, shares the street with an eccentric martial-arts-goods emporium.
Union Park Features
Serious Java: The Twin Cities' new generation of artisan coffee shops
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A handful of local coffee shops are redefining the coffee experience as an art form. From sourcing to roasting, grinding to "latte art," their watchword is quality. If you're looking for quick joe to grab and go, you may need to adjust your expectations upward.
A Line or Two: Five More from My Top-Ten List
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
In A Line or Two, I share some of my discoveries and enthusiasms as I make my way around the Twin Cities--call it an editor's-note-as-blog-entry. This week: five more of my Top Ten Reasons to Visit (and Love) the Twin Cities. It's a list of offbeat but worthy places and happenings that you might miss if you only visit our big-ticket attractions.
"Our house is catching up with us"--a creative family's ever-evolving Saint Paul home
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
He's an architect in a hot firm who also builds model rockets and raises African desert tortoises. She's a psychologist. artist, and author. Their Merriam Park house is as vibrant and unconventional as they are. But getting it built required convincing the neighborhood that they weren't "the enemy."
On a once-stodgy Saint Paul corner, boutiques blossom
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Time was when the northwest corner of Snelling and Selby was a meat-and-potatoes kind of locale: A sporting-goods store was there, and a shoe shop and a day-labor place. Then along came developer Ed Conley, who remade two buildings on the corner. The result: one of the city's
shopping destinations, home to a designer handbag shop, hip vintage wear, lingerie, couture, and more. It's a peaceful, colorful touch of European-style
at one of the capital city's busiest intersections.
The Central Corridor's funky treasures: A slideshow of offbeat "stops" on the future light rail line
Jon Spayde,Bill Kelley
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
In one magical zone in the Twin Cities, there's a loon made of junk, a chimney covered in shattered glass and ceramic shards, a place to buy tarantulas, and a hotel straight out of the Coen brothers. It's called the Central Corridor. The Line's ace managing photographer, Bill Kelley, and its managing editor, Jon Spayde, traveled University Avenue and Washington Avenue, where much of the light rail line will run when it's completed in 2014, seeking out their favorite offbeat, oddball, one-of-a-kind, things, things they hope and trust will be preserved through the construction of the line and the development of the Corridor neighborhoods. Herewith, their top ten.
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