This week in review…
Major parking restrictions put in place
Due to incredible snow volumes and limited space to plow the snow, the City of Minneapolis enacted parking restrictions that restrict parking to the ODD side of non-snow emergency streets. No parking on the EVEN side of non-snow emergency streets. Snow emergency routes typically are the larger streets like Hennepin, Lake, Lagoon, Lyndale, 28th Street, Franklin, 24th Street, etc. Bryant Avenue and Grand Avenue south of Lake Street have parking restrictions on the even side of the street, please look for signs. For more information on the restrictions, visit the City’s website.
No Parking at Juut
A drunk driver slid into the entrance of Juut at the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, injuring two pedestrians with projectiles, according to this Fox 9 article. The store is operating as normal and made light of the situation by posting no parking signs on their boarded windows. Read more: Star Tribune
Lyndale Avenue-based marketing company produces local promotional website
Zeus Jones, a marketing/branding firm located on the northwest corner of 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue, created the website UpAndDownLyndale.com, which highlights the commercial corridor they’re located on. It’s a neat site that’s displayed a little bit differently than most area specific promotional sites. Check it out.
CB2 plan approved for Calhoun Square, no second story required
The Minneapolis Planning Commission approved Calhoun Square’s plans for a CB2 store on the northeast corner of 31st Street and Hennepin Avenue. Despite some in the community advocating for Calhoun Square to construct the building with structural support for two stories, the Planning Commission opted to approve it without that condition. Calhoun Square had indicated in a recent letter that they would build it structural strong enough for a future vertical expansion. A Southwest Journal story stated that at least one Commissioner felt that it’d be better to knock down the new building in the future than to try and have Calhoun Square add a floor that would be sub par. The article quotes Calhoun Square management stating that construction will begin when the ground thaws and that will be complete in November 2011.