Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wow - The Lyric Apartments in the Midway




This is Great!!


The Lyric at Carleton Place - at University and Hampden - is being built across the street from our Midtown Commons campus. You have to check out their website to believe something this fabulous is being built right here.I have included a photo of the rooftop patio area. It is amazing. The apartment models open this month, with occupancy this spring - the same time as the opening of our Raymond Station Place office building. Check out the amenities: Roof top hot tub and patio area, eco countertops, gorgeous skyline views of Minneapolis, entertainment and workout rooms.

This will be the nicest place to live in the whole Midway! http://www.lyricliving.com/

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Victoria Theater is Saved from the Wrecking Ball - For Now


We're making progress on saving the Victoria Theater.

Here's a story from MPR.org ---
The building has a really interesting past. Click on the link to see what was going on in the Midway in the 1920's!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nov 20-21 Art at 2402 University

Start Your Holiday Shopping!
25 artists - one building. This weekend is a great opportunity to see work from a large variety of artists all in one setting. The artists of the Chittenden-Eastman building at 2402 University have an event this Friday and Saturday. Pottery, photography, and much more.
Check out their blog: www.artat2402.blogspot.com

Friday November 20 noon til 9:00 p.m.
Saturday November 21 noon til 7:00 p.m.

Fighting for the University Raymond Historic Area

This week I am lobbying the City of St. Paul to deny the sign permit applied for by the owners of 2356 University - the Specialty building, right at the corner of Raymond and University.

They want to install a 27' long sign with LED illuminated characters on a raceway along the roofline of their building - the sign will read "North Star Mini Storage".

What do want our signage to say about our neighborhood? Do we want to scream "We have cheap space that we can't rent out as office?" We are a historic district. We are the future home the Central Corridor LRT Raymond Avenue Station. We're growing, we're cool and the next hip place to live and work. Let's give ourselves some credit and hold ourselves to a higher standard.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

OK, so it's in Minneapolis......


The Overflow Espresso Cafe is such a relaxing spot for a latte or a sandwich that I'm putting it on my blog even though technically IT IS in Minneapolis. Located at 2929 University, this two level cafe has delicious sandwiches, salads, and of course coffee. I like the beautiful outdoor seating area with ponds and fountains. Really - the only pond along University Avenue except Iris Park.


My favorite spot to sit is next to the giant coffee cup sculpture/fountain inside - covered with inspirational quotes. COOL!


Give it a try for coffee break or lunch - just 5 or 6 blocks west of 280 at 2929 University Ave.http://www.overflowcoffee.com/ Catering available too!