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April 2013

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Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting


Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Newspaper

“Where every story has three sides”


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Where there’s Smoke there’s...well... there’s Not Really Smoke
Electronic cigarette store debuts in Wedge
LED lights up when inhale sensor activated Battery Microprocessor Heater Nicotine/propylene glycol mixture

10th Ward Environment Forum
Illustration by Kelly Newcomer

Watch the Forum Video Online


By Bruce Cochran Hoping to capitalize on the rise of electronic cigarettes or ecigarettes, a new store is opening at 2817 Hennepin in the old Geetanjoli Sari Fashion location. If the retail store is able to pass the City regulatory inspection by not selling any tobacco or related products–like bongs, then the future store will be able to bypass the City’s tobacco dealer license. E-cigarettes are still fairly new on the market and the FDA hasn’t quite got a handle regulating the product or the long-term effects of inhaling vaporized nicotine, so until that happens dealers are able to sell the products over the

counter without a license. The amount of nicotine inhaled can be customized by the user. What that means for smokers may be a relief for those stolen seconds outside buildings dragging on traditional cigarettes for a quick fix while enduring the cold during winter. In Minneapolis, e-cigarettes can be smoked inside. Grant Wilson, Licenses & Consumer Services Division for the City concedes that until the FDA makes its regulatory decision, ecigarettes which emit only nicotine vapor and not tobacco, cannot be regulated by the indoor smoking ban in Minneapolis.

(Videography by Jennifer of “4 Flash Productions Media”)

Will Steger on Climate Change 6

Photo by Bruce Cochran
Participating 10th Ward candidates were from left to right: Ken Bradley, incumbent Council Member Meg Tuthill, Lisa Peterson Bender, and Kendal Killian. Candidates responded to questions during the March 28 event regarding environmental issues and climate change in Minneapolis.

Upcoming Election Dates


Tuesday, April 16 – Minneapolis Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) precinct caucuses Saturday, April 27 – DFL 10th Ward Convention, Jefferson Elementary School November 5 – General Election using RCV (Ranked Choice Voting combines the municipal Primary and the General Election into one event, so there is no Primary in 2013.)

New Music at The Beat 8

An Open Letter to Readers, Old and New
We need your help. The Wedge newspaper has slowly watched our revenue decline over the past few years as the product of four forces: the economic downturn, difficulty in delivering to a growing number of security apartment buildings, online advertising competition, and next generation readers that get their news exclusively online. Unless we are able to maintain our financial viability again, via various new strategies, we ask that you consider two things: 1. What value you place on having relevant, local news and analysis delivered to your doorstep? 2. Do you appreciate the value of community building that only a local-news driven printed newspaper can deliver? If either of these characteristics is a high priority for you, then please consider making a donation in any amount at http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Lhena-The-Wedge. Without your help The Wedge newspaper may be required to shut down for good very soon. Thank you for your continued feedback and support through these challenging times. Bruce Cochran, Editor The Wedge newspaper

Profiles in Leadership
Seeking your vote in the 10th Ward (See page 4 for our third installment)

PrimeBar Gets the Boot
Abrupt ending catches patrons off guard
By Bruce Cochran When a fairly new restaurant opens and weathers a long winter with little pedestrian traffic, you would expect they'd be clamoring for a warm spring to return more street traffic. So much to everyone's surprise on March 25 there was a sign posted on a shuttered PrimeBar that they were closed and were saying goodbye. According to Hennepin Fourth District Court, an action was filed by Calhoun Square on February 20 against PrimeBar for lack of rent payment. Court was held on March 4 for both parties who each retained representaPhoto by Bruce Cochran

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Stop, Demo or Move?
Redevelopment at 24th and Colfax awaits HPC Decision and potential house moving
By Trilby Busch Last October, Michael Lander, the developer of new apartments, condos, and townhouses along the Uptown Greenway, presented plans to demolish two houses at 24th and Colfax Avenue South in the Wedge and erect a four-

Open not quite 9 months. PrimeBar closed on March 25. tion. On Sunday, March 24 eviction papers were served to representatives of PrimeBar.

See 2320 COLFAX page 4

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LHENA Calendar It’s Time for Spring Cleaning! OPINION
Wedge Neighborhood Garage Sale, June 1

The Wedge April 2013

April 2013

The Wedge



Candidate Support for Lisa Peterson Bender


Start cleaning out your closets, attics, and garages. The 10th Annual Wedge Neighborhood Garage Sale is coming up on Saturday, June 1, from 9 am until 3 pm. Previous years’ sales have had more than 50 homes participating.

I'm writing to express my support for Lisa Bender's campaign for the Ward 10 City Council seat. I was inspired to support Lisa after meeting her and hearing about her vision for our Ward. Her goal of improving the accessibility of our streets to pedestrians and bicyclists, and improving public transit is one that speaks to me particularly, and her words are backed up by her experience in this area, both as the founder of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and her work at MnDOT making walking and bicycling to school safer for children. I also feel that she is a candidate who knows how to work with many different types of people to get things done, and that she will bring a muchneeded ability to reach out to the many different populations in our diverse Ward. Sincerely,

For a registration fee of $10, participating sales will be listed on the official Wedge Neighborhood Garage Sale map, which we will distribute to each sale and at businesses throughout the neighborhood. We will advertise the sale in The Wedge, the Star Tribune newspaper and website, and on Craigslist and Facebook. Signs will also be posted along Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues. Registration begins May 1. The Wedge Neighborhood Garage Sale is sponsored by the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA). For details, visit www.thewedge.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheWedgeNeighborhood. Follow us on Twitter: @TheWedgeNhood.

am to 4 pm, and June 9, from noon to 3 pm, both days in Mueller Park. All are welcome; whether you want to get rid of items you no longer use or take home items to treasure as your own. It’s completely free, all are welcome, and in fact, no monetary transactions will even be allowed. (But do check out the list of acceptable items before you start hauling your whole living room to the park, to be published prior to sale.)

through the big picture system, which we mostly don’t see at all. A thing that you throw out isn’t just a thing going to the landfill. According to “The Story of Stuff,” for every one trash bin of stuff that we throw out, there are seventy trash bins of stuff that were created in the extensive mining, processing, packaging and shipping that go with it upstream before it gets to you as the consumer. Waste isn’t just what we experience – it’s a gargantuan issue that is masked by manufacturing and distribution systems, and because it’s invisible, we don’t conceptualize the full extent of the problem. It impacts societies and parts of the world that are far removed from the consumer, who often aren’t benefitting from the item to begin with. Check out the online project “Story of Stuff ” if you want to delve into this concept more. The landfill and incineration components of waste are important, but it is critical to look at the process by which it gets there, too.

LOWRY HILL EAST Neighborhood Association Newspaper


LHENA Annual Meeting
....Wednesday, ................April .......17, ....6-8 .....pm .......


The Wedge is a monthly publication of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA). Distribution is free to residents and businesses of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood. Mailed subscriptions are $20 per year. The Wedge newspaper exists to address neighborhood events, issues, and causes, while providing a public forum for the community to share information and ideas and to voice individual opinions and concerns within the Lowry Hill East neighborhood. Stories, opinions, letters, photographs, and drawings are always welcome. Email weg612@hotmail.com for assignments or to share your ideas. The deadline for submitting items is the 17th of the month prior to publication. The display ad deadline is the 15th of the month prior to publication. Editor Bruce Cochran weg612@hotmail.com Office Administrator Caroline Griepentrog lhena@thewedge.org Advertising Representatives Susan Hagler: 612.825.7780 susanhagler13@gmail.com Harry Savage: 612.799.1523 HarrySavageSpeaks@gmail.com Kelly Newcomer: 612.804.7302 kellydeenewcomer@gmail.com Wedge Committee Chair Linda McHale: 612.823.1270 denimdogs@comcast.net Layout & Illustration Kelly Newcomer kelly@kellynewcomer.com Regular Contributors: Vanessa Moore Ardolino, Caroline Griepentrog, Thatcher Imboden, Kathy Kullberg, Beth Marsh The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of LHENA or its board members. The Wedge reserves the right to exercise discretion in publishing any material submitted and further reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. Questions about The Wedge may be directed to the editor or to The Wedge committee chair. ©2013 LHENA, all rights reserved. LHENA 1200 West 26th St. Minneapolis, MN 55405, 612.377.5023 lhena@thewedge.org

Jefferson Community School 1200 West 26th Street, Lower-level cafeteria Why should you attend the LHENA Annual Meeting?

Please note that LHENA Board and committee meetings are held at Jefferson Community School, 1200 26th Street, in the Media Center, Room 204, unless otherwise indicated.


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Gather and chat (Social hour from 6pm-6:30pm)
Enjoy this springtime opportunity to visit with neighbors during the social hour from 6 to 6:30 pm. Also, talk with elected officials - take this time to ask your important questions. Peruse tables with information from various organizations, such as the Center for Energy and Environment/Community Energy Services, Midtown Greenway Coalition, Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and more.

Date [TBD]

LHENA Neighborhood Revitalization Committee

Wed., April 17 6-8pm

Why Swap?
Have you ever been on a college campus around move-out time? It’s a dumpster diver’s wildest dream, and an antimaterialist’s most horrendous nightmare. The Neighborhood Swap will be an opportunity for residents to get rid of their stuff sustainably, whether moving or doing spring-cleaning projects. And for those of us not moving, it’ll be a great opportunity to share and find useful new possessions. Well, “new,” in the used sense. Waste is an environmental and social justice issue. While we all know that materials fester in the landfills, there are significant components to waste that few of us experience in our daily lives. In the materials economy, everything flows

Food and refreshments
Delight in a variety of savory and sweet treats provided by local sponsors.

–Victoria M. Thompson
Wedge resident

Surprise guest speakers
Check our LHENA facebook page for updates.

Candidate Support for Lisa Peterson Bender
In and around Lowry Hill East, we are seeing a surge of new development. This is generally a welcome trend, especially when new projects fill in empty or underutilized lots on our commercial corridors. But if density increases without any corresponding improvement in our transit system, the new people that live in these projects will need to buy more cars and park them in already-congested neighborhoods to get around. We need our City Council to commit to making our transit system faster, more convenient, and more connected to the rest of the city so that we can enjoy the benefits of development while avoiding many of the drawbacks. One reason I support Lisa Bender for Ward 10 is because her urban planning background and commitment to transit issues makes her uniquely qualified to solve the development challenges facing our neighborhoods.

One-stop Swap
Lowry Hill East wants you to help impact this system. Bring your stuff to Mueller Park on June 8 and 9 and come on by for a free one-stop Swap. It will be a fun weekend in the park. Or, bring a picnic and keep your eye on what’s out there.

The Neighborhood Revitalization Committee regularly meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. This committee focuses on implementing the LHENA Neighborhood Revitalization Program Phase II Action Plan and other revitalization strategies. The plan is divided into sections: housing; infrastructure; crime & safety; and youth, arts & commerce. Members serve on a volunteer basis and are elected to one-year terms at the annual meeting in April.

neighborhood building and land use recommendations to the City, maintains financial oversight of the organization, publishes The Wedge newspaper, organizes neighborhood social events, and serves as a forum for neighborhood concerns. Members serve on a volunteer basis and are elected to two-year terms at the annual meeting in April.


LHENA Annual Meeting
Jefferson Community School, Lower-level cafeteria, 1200 26th St. Food and refreshments provided. Gather with neighbors, learn about volunteer opportunities! Run for and/or elect members to the LHENA Board of Directors and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee.

Receive your LHENA Legacy Award
Selected homeowners will be presented with a LHENA Legacy Award certificate. LHENA aims to present certificates for all neighborhood homes over 100 years in age. This is the fifth consecutive year of LHENA Legacy Awards! If you are interested but have not received a certificate, please contact the LHENA office to be added to the list.

Wed., April 10, 6:30pm

LHENA Zoning and Planning (Z&P) Committee The Z&P Committee regularly meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. This committee reviews any project, development, or zoning request in the neighborhood. A good fit for anyone interested in city planning, architecture, and transportation.

Neighborhood Swap, June 8-9
LHENA’s Second Annual Neighborhood Swap will be taking place on June 8, from 10

Learn about the variety of ways you can become involved and support the betterment of the neighborhood. Join a non-elected neighborhood committee: • Branding • Environment • Fundraising • Wedge Newspaper • Zoning & Planning

Wed., April 24, 7pm

Environmental Committee The Environmental Committee meets the fourth Wednesday of each month and focuses on activities related to sustainability. The committee also collaborates with surrounding neighborhood associations to reduce waste in Uptown.

Ackerberg Previews MoZaic Phase II
Neighborhood engagement expected in April

Thurs., April 11, 6:30pm

LHENA Branding Committee The Branding Committee meets the second Thursday of each month and is tasked with redesigning LHENA’s logo and brand.

– Will Bornstein

Wedge resident (Bornstein is Vice President of the Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Board of Directors) We value your insights and points of view. Please send letters to the editor or longer opinion pieces to weg612@hotmail.com

Become a Board or Neighborhood Revitalization Committee member
Elections for the LHENA Board of Directors and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee will take place at the annual meeting. The LHENA Board has seven openings and the NR Committee has 11 openings. Consider this chance to take a hands-on role in shaping neighborhood improvement. Nominations will be taken at the meeting. Any Lowry Hill East resident, property or business owner is eligible to run. Volunteers must be available to attend monthly Board/Committee meetings and other events as needed. LHENA Board members serve a two-year term; NRP Steering Committee members serve a one-year term. For more info: 612.377.5023 www.thewedge.org lhena@thewedge.org www.facebook.com/ TheWedgeNeighborhood Twitter: @TheWedgeNhood

LHENA Board of Directors
No meeting in April, due to LHENA Annual Meeting The LHENA Board of Directors regularly meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. LHENA’s mission is to represent the interests and values of Lowry Hill East residents, property and business owners to the larger community and government. The LHENA Board makes

Christ tended to attract an assorted crowd, too.
Day Camp June 24-28 Sundays: 8:30am Traditional Service 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Jazz Worship Part of SpringHouse Ministry Center at 28th & Garfield, Mpls. discoversalem.org

LHENA presents

cash prize for highest total team score


Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association Board of Directors
Ryan Bender....................612.669.3042 Susan Bode......................612.872.4077 Will Bornstein.................952.913.6887 Bill Casey.........................612.803.9246 Burt Coffin.......................612.310.7707 Tim Dray.........................612.209.6790 Bryan Friess.....................612.886.2545 Daniel Haley....................612.871.7339 Elise Maxwell..................612.668.3953 Linda McHale.................612.823.1270 Shae Walker.....................612.730.7013

Photo illustration provided courtesy of Ackerberg Group


Meeting with the LHENA Z&P Board in March, Ackerberg Group representative, Thatcher Imboden presented an update on MoZaic Phase I: what is done, what is left and the next step for Phase II.

Sunday, April 28, 5 - 8pm
To Register: www.facebook.com/TheWedgeNeighborhood Email LHENA@thewedge.org Call the LHENA office - (612) 377-5023

Background MoZaic is a mulitiple-phase project hat was first proposed in 2005. The first phase of the project was completed in 2012 that included a 10-story building containing 65,000 square feet of

office, 436 public parking stalls and 11,000 square feet of retail space located just north of Lagoon Avenue at Girard Avenue. The first phase of the project added a new access point to the Midtown Greenway trail with a pedestrian/bike bridge at Girard Avenue that connects the MoZaic Art Park, which contains over a dozen art installations, to the LHENA residential neighborhood to the north. The MoZaic Art Park provides a public gathering space to the few that currently exist in Uptown.

Phase II The next phase of MoZaic will replace a surface parking lot located on the west side of Fremont Avenue just north of Lagoon Avenue. The project will primarily contain office space, although the final mix of uses is still being analyzed. The project will expand public amenities as part of the next phase, but very little retail. The office space offering comes on as Ackerberg

Lyndale United Church of Christ
in SpringHouse Ministry Center (3 churches, 1 building)

Neighborhood Revitalization Program Steering Committee
Jen Beckham ..................612.871.1755 John Bode........................612.872.4077 Brian Friess......................612.886.2545 Daniel Haley....................612.871.7339 Blake Hanson..................651.485.3635 Lewis Kuhlman...............507.381.7749 Fiona Pradhan.................612.926.4356 Georgia Rubenstein........651.261.9684

7pm easter Vigil, Saturday, March 30
SundayS 9:15 am 10:30 am Christian education for all ages Worship (in the South Sanctuary)

610 W. 28th St. Minneapolis MN 55408 612.825.3019 Lyndaleucc.org


See MOZAIC page 10

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2320 COLFAX from page 1

Profiles In Leadership
The Wedge launched a candidate series for 10th Ward candidates. Every month candidates have had the opportunity to provide you with their argument for support in the November election. Our third month’s submission comes from Kendal Killian. (Nate Griggs has declined to submit at this time.) See wedgenewsmpls.wordpress.com for previous profiles.
Dear neighbors, Talking to people throughout Ward 10 is my favorite part of my campaign. In the last few months, I’ve knocked on over 1,000 doors and have had hundreds of conversations. I like to ask people, “What do you love about living in our neighborhood?” I’m running for city council because we deserve a council member who respects all of us, and all of our reasons for living here. Out going door to door, I’ve met cab drivers and doctors, rappers and jazz musicians, journalists and web designers. And more than a few attorneys. As one voter asked me, how do we maintain the special sauce that makes our part of the city so charming? To me it’s about diversity. Deliberately surrounding ourselves with dramatically different lifestyles and cultures makes our own lives better. Whether it’s the neighbor petitioning his neighbors to acquire a beehive, the pizza parlor that wants to stay open until 3:00 AM, or the east African family who does everything different from the performance artist next door, this is why we live here. I believe that the vitality, the richness, the unique character of our corner of the city comes from its diversity, not in spite of it. We have a talented field of candidates here in Ward 10, so it’s an appropriate question when folks ask, what makes me different? As one supporter told me: “Kendal, I support you because you have the political chops to get things done for our ward, and the progressive values to make sure it is done right.” I’m honored someone thinks that. In fact, here are four initiatives I’d like to work on for our Ward: 1. Nicollet Avenue reclaimed at Lake, with mixed-use development lining those “new” blocks. I would hope – and would push for – a commercial and housing mix that will serve all of the area’s residents. 2. New transit options for Nicollet, the Greenway, and Hennepin that encourage riders to patronize businesses all along their routes, and not just serve as a point-topoint shuttle.

story apartment building on the site. Since then, the project has encountered resistance from some Wedge residents and from the Healy Project, a group dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy of Minneapolis master builder T. P. Healy. The center of contention is the Orth House, 2320 Colfax, designed and built by Healy in 1893. In January, Anders Christensen, researcher for the Healy Project, sent a letter to the City disputing the Planning Director’s determination that the house at 2320 Colfax is not an historic resource. Minneapolis statutes mandate an appeal process, so on March 15, after the developer filed an application for demolition permits for the houses at 2316 and 2320, Christensen filed an appeal with the City regarding 2320. The Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) will hear the appeal on Tuesday, April 16. Until the hearing and determination by the H.P.C., the City review process on the Lander proposal will be suspended. On March 19, a demolition permit was issued for 2316. On March 5, project architect Pete Keely presented the project to the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission. However, because the developer is now requesting four zoning variances that were not previously proposed, Keely will have to return to the LHENA Zoning and Planning Committee to request its approval. Previously, motions before the LHENA Z&P Committee and the LHENA Board to approve the Lander project resulted in tie votes and the motions did not pass.

Minneapolis architect John Cuningham, Healy’s greatgrandson, toured the house with an eye to redeveloping the existing structure. (Cuningham’s firm, the Cuningham Group designed the Uptown Small Area Plan.) In addition, the Healy Project has found a potential financial backer for such an adaptive reuse project. Meanwhile, preservationists have begun making contingency plans should the demolition permit eventually be issued for the Orth House. Nicole Curtis of the “Rehab Addict” show on the HGTV cable channel is looking into the possibility of moving the house to a lot further east on Franklin. She and Minneapolis house mover John Jepsen of Jepsen, Inc. have examined the house and determined that such a move would be feasible. Jepsen says that because it’s made of wood, the 6,400 square-foot house is relatively “light.” The most difficult part of

the move would be probably be getting the house up and down the grade at Franklin and Lyndale Avenues. Trilby Busch is affiliated with the Healy Project, a group dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy of Minneapolis master builder T. P. Healy. (which is currently working on incorporating as a nonprofit.) She wrote the initial 1983 article on Healy, “Legacy of a Master Builder” for Twin Cities magazine. She’s retired from teaching college English, has lived in the same 1885 Wedge house since 1976, and was Wedge editor in the ‘80s.

The Three Wedges
Who Lives in Lowry Hill East?
tute about one third of the total population. The interior of the big section between 24th and 28th Streets is largely comprised of preWorld War I houses and apartment buildings, with two-anda-half-story walkup apartment buildings scattered among them. After its 1970’s downzoning to lower density, the Wedge middle has remained the most stable area, with the vast majority of residential buildings being occupied as they were thirty years ago. This section is home to most of the residents who have lived in the Wedge the longest. It has the most duplexes and single-family houses. This section, however, is cut in two by a major traffic artery (26th Street), and of the 28 blocks here only 12 whole blocks are zoned R2B. The northernmost section, the apex north of 24th Street, is the smallest. In the first half of the 20th century, large houses, a school, and a church occupied this area. Some of the houses were used as student housing for this school and for the Dunwoody Institute. After the middle section was downzoned, high-density zoning remained in place for the Wedge apex. This writer’s count of the structures located in the area between 24th and Franklin revealed the following distribution: 5 pre-WWII apartment buildings; 19 postWWII apartment buildings; 14 houses with 4 or more residential units; 60 houses with 3 or fewer units. Today a half-dozen single-family homes north of 24th Street are in R2B zoning, but the remainder is zoned for commercial or high density residential. Because of this high-density zoning, the apex is slated to be the next area facing big changes. Mayor Rybak and the City Planning Department have targeted the Wedge, Whittier, and other neighborhoods to the east for more high-density residential development. When the available space along Greenway is filled, developers’ attention will turn to the Wedge apex. A hint of what’s to come is the current proposal by the Lander Group to demolish the houses at 2316 and 2320 Colfax and replace them with a fourstory apartment building. It’s only a matter of time that other redevelopment proposals will be offered to replace houses in the R6 part of the apex. If a proposed building conforms to R6 zoning, which allows for buildings as high as five stories, it can go in without neighborhood approval. The Wedge population has already seen a shift away from the number of families with children and a shift toward a greater proportion of young renters. In

2600: Houses, duplexes, and walkup apartment buildings.
the coming months and years, Wedge residents will have to decide if they prefer new apartment buildings that offer many more units or if they’d rather have the 74 turn-of-the-century houses (two fewer if the Lander project is built) lining the streets of the apex. In 2011 Council Member Meg Tuthill requested that Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) staff put on their work plan a review of LHENA’s 2004 Zoning Study. This was proposed to preserve the mixed scale and diverse character of the neighborhood. With the high proportion of Wedge residents being renters and a high year-to-year turnover, it’s apparent that only a small percentage of residents are involved in LHENA and neighborhood events. No matter what your opinion is on future development in Lowry Hill East (Wedge), I recommend you make your voice heard. Otherwise those decisions will be made without you. [*See: www.mncompass.org (October 2011)] Trilby Busch is affiliated with the Healy Project, a group dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy of Minneapolis master builder T. P. Healy. (which is currently working on incorporating as a nonprofit.) She wrote the initial 1983 article on Healy, “Legacy of a Master Builder” for Twin Cities magazine. She’s retired from teaching college English, has lived in the same 1885 Wedge house since 1976, and was Wedge editor in the ‘80s.

2800: A two-and-a-half-story walkup, three houses, and two apartment buildings under construction.
Story and photos by Trilby Busch Bisected by high-traffic streets, Lowry Hill East is divided into three sections by zoning designations: the area south of 28th Street, the large section between 24th and 28th Streets, and the apex north of 24th. Each of these sections has a distinctive character and its own set of concerns. While there is no way to distinguish between the demographics of each section, looking at the Wedge as a whole in comparison to the greater city sheds some light on a major median, with fewer on the high end. Only 17.5% of Wedge residents make more than $3,333 per month, as compared with 54% citywide; on the other hand, 43% of Wedge residents earn less than $1,250 monthly, as opposed to 18% citywide. From 1990 to 2010, the population remained fairly stable, 5,933 versus 6,150. But the Wedge has a huge turnover in residents from one year to the other, 40% versus 24% citywide. More than half of Wedge residents (54.5%) moved into the neighborhood

3. Aggressive reinstatement of the renter’s tax credit, combined with an education effort to make sure our most at-risk neighbors know to take advantage of it, and to help keep our neighborhood’s diversity strong. 4. Better neighborhood coordination of temporary snow emergency lots, to help residents without off-street parking weather snowstorms with fewer stresses. I have the progressive values and know-how to represent Ward 10 on the city council. As the Public Affairs Coordinator for the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees I go to work to help build, secure, and expand the dream of a professional middle class for thousands of Minnesotans. I’ve worked for MCTC where I helped develop a program for less advantaged young people to help them afford college. My involvement in the DFL did not begin the day I announced my campaign. I have been immersed in the progressive movement for over a decade, working tirelessly for the DFL and its local and statewide candidates. Since 2004, I have been a leader for get-out-the-vote efforts right here in our neighborhood. My work has resulted in deep relationships with policy makers across the city and state. This is demonstrated by the following endorsements for my campaign: Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Hayden (DFL-62), Representative Karen Clark (DFL-62A), Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-63), Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn and Metropolitan Council Member Adam Duininck.

Photo by Bruce Cochran

Above is an example of a much larger building in the process of moving 1 mile away in 1991. In order to move across the University of Washington (Seattle) campus via city streets in 1991 it was required to make some tight intersection turns as seen above. On the Historic Register, the Penthouse was the first Theatre in the Round (arena) built in the United States. This 160 seat theatre was completely renovated in 1991 when it was moved from its original south campus location.

2300: Back of funeral home parking lot and four 1890’s houses, all rooming houses. (The two at the far end are the ones to be demolished.)
issue facing the neighborhood currently and in the future: redevelopment of the Wedge apex north of 24th Street. The most recent source of demographical data is the 2010 census, which shows the population of the Wedge to differ significantly from that of the city of Minneapolis.* The Wedge has a higher percentage of white residents (84% versus 60%), residents 18-44 years of age (78-50), structures with two or more units (91-50), renter-occupied units (83- 51), residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher (62-43), and persons living alone (59-40). On the other hand, the Wedge has fewer households with children (15-44), owner-occupants (1749), householders over 65 years of age (3-8), and residents under 18 (5.5-20). While the median income of Wedge residents is about 4% less than the city’s ($43,922 versus $45,625), the income of the majority is centered around the in 2005 or later, compared with 37% citywide. Only 2.7% (versus 9% citywide) called the Wedge home prior to 1979. Not surprisingly, renters outnumber homeowners about 5:1. Those are the demographics of the Wedge as a whole as of 2010. While we don’t know demographic differences in the three Wedge sections, we can look at what distinguishes them physically. The southernmost section is currently undergoing significant changes. Formerly an industrial corridor along railroad tracks, the area south of 28th Street is being transformed into a high-density residential area of apartments, condos, and townhouses. The total number of new units under construction (839) and already built (1,061) south of 28th Street is 1,890. Assuming that each unit will house 1.5 residents (the current Wedge average), these nearly 2,800 new residents will swell the current population of the Wedge by 47%, and consti-

Wedge Resident Thaden Reappointed to Library Board
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners reappointed two Hennepin County residents to the Hennepin County Library Board on March 12 and appointed two new members on March 26. Caitlin Cahill of Maple Plain and Gary Thaden of Minneapolis (Lowry Hill East neighborhood) were reappointed; their new terms will expire on December 31, 2015. Wynfred Russell of Brooklyn Park was appointed to complete the term of NuRocha Williams, who resigned in November 2012 and whose term expires at the end of this year. Also newly appointed to the Library Board is Doris Rubenstein of Richfield, who replaces Claudia Kelly. Rubenstein’s term will expire on December 31, 2015. County Board Chair Mike Opat said, “Impressively qualified applicants continue to far outweigh the number of vacancies we have on the Hennepin County Library Board, and I am grateful to each one of them for their passion and dedication. I have great confidence in their abilities to contribute to the ongoing growth and success of one of the finest library systems in the nation.” For more information about the Library Board, call 612.543.8504 or visit www. hclib.org/pub/info/libraryboard.cfm.

“Kendal and I have worked together for years, engaging

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By Will Steger, Arctic Explorer and President, Will Steger Foundation
now almost completely gone. The Larsen A shelf disappeared in 1995 and the Larsen B shelf collapsed in March 2002 after one of the warmest summers on record. The Ayles and Ward Hunt Ice shelves in Canada’s High Arctic of Ellesmere Island have disintegrated. The Ward Hunt was cars around the world is collecting in our atmosphere and increasing the Earth’s temperature. These rising temperatures are causing the pack ice to melt in the arctic. The effects of climate change are not confined to the arctic. Here in the U.S., climate change means more intense hurricanes, longer droughts, and other potentially catastrophic changes to our weather in the years ahead. In Minnesota, climate change will bring hotter summers, heavier blizzards, and the potential for flooding from more driving rainstorms. We already saw the impact in 2012: the flood in Duluth, the drought in our agricultural areas, hot temperatures in the Twin Cities, and the fires near my hometown of Ely, Minnesota. Although climate change is a serious threat, there is time to take action. Dealing with this challenge, which may seem impossible, holds many great opportunities for Minnesota farmers, workers, and businesses. Minnesota’s communities hold the key to fighting climate change by implementing locally owned renewable energy. Addressing climate change gives us a unique opportunity to balance our commitment

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DEVELOPMENT What Minnesotans ‘Can-Do’ about Climate Change
Dear Wedge Residents, As a Minnesotan, I am proud of our state’s can do spirit. It helps give us the ability to overcome challenges that may seem impossible. When I was a kid this spirit is what first inspired me to be an arctic explorer. This spirit also compels me to take a stand in the face of a crisis.

Hardcover Theater’s ‘Pollyanna’ Promises to Melt the Iciest Hearts
By Vanessa Ardolino, Wedge Arts Reviewer



s I write this, I am awaiting another Monday morning snow storm to hit. I’m beginning to think winter will never end. I’m thanking my lucky stars I learned Hardcover Theater’s “Pollyanna” currently warming the stage at Bryant Lake Bowl because I need some intensive optimism to turn my frown upside down. Like most people, I have not revisited the story of this perky young girl since I was young myself. I may have even dismissed Hardcover’s familyfriendly adaptation if it were not for the adamant way Director Steve Schroer’s began his press release: “Resistance is futile: You will love this little girl!” Celebrating its 100th years since publication, the version of “Pollyanna,” audiences will see this month is a fairly faithful rendition – more faithful, apparently, than the 1960 Disney version. However, that was not Schroer’s original plan when he decided to tackle this popular book. “It all begins with the fact that I’m a terrible person,” he said in an email. “I’m mean and cynical, and if anyone in my vicinity has a pleasant thought, I always try to stomp on it. And so my original intention was to stomp on ‘Pollyanna.’ But when I read the book, my icy heart melted. See, I had assumed that Pollyanna’s optimism was somehow inhuman, that she was like a little machine spitting out upbeat comments no matter what the input. But she’s not. She’s had a tough life. Being optimistic doesn’t come easily to her; she has to work at it.” While we may have to work at Besides, as the press release leaving our homes on a cold declares, “what have you got night to watch the show, it to lose except your cynicism?” After such a cold and snowy sounds to winter, I’m me that willing to Pollyanna, give this girl played by “Resistance is futile: a chance. Bethany S i m m o n s , You will love this little girl!” will do most “Pollyanna” of the heavy – Director Steve Schroer runs at 7 pm, lifting. We Thursdays, just need to Fridays and watch her S aturday s , show the residents of a dispir- April 4-6 and 11-13. Bryant ited town all the reasons they Lake Bowl is located at 810 have to be grateful, and that Lake Street. For more informawill be enough to change our tion visit www.bryantlakebowl. own attitudes. com or call 612.825.8949.

åARTS New Artist Co-op Holds Debut LHENA CalBeat endar Exhibition at The OPINION DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS
“The Gardener” by Amy Greene.

to protecting the environment and creating new jobs. Six years ago, our state took a big bipartisan step to cleaner energy and a stronger economy, proving that we can create thousands of jobs. But our work is not done. Now, we have an opportunity to take the next big step forward – transitioning to clean, renewable energy like wind and solar power, increasing energy efficiency, and making it easier to generate local power. We are working to support increasing the state’s Renewable Electricity Standard to 40 percent by 2030, establishing a solar energy standard of 10 percent by 2030, and a series of policies that will make providing local power generation easier and more cost effective, as well as advancing building and industrial energy efficiency initiatives. Wind energy provides up to 3,000 direct and indirect jobs in Minnesota. Meanwhile, more than 100 businesses already exist throughout Minnesota in the solar industry. Implementing a solar energy standard will create over 2,000 permanent jobs in the first year after the standard is passed, and thousands of jobs over the life of the policy. The 10 percent solar energy standard would also help put solar on more than 200,000 rooftops across the state, making it easier for the average Minnesotan to be an energy producer, not just a consumer. Meanwhile, energy efficiency investments create more jobs than equivalent investments in fossil fuels. The U.S. in 2010 had at least 830,000 jobs related to energy efficiency, and that number is increasing at 3 percent per year. The thousands of educators, students and youth that we work with through the Will

Right now there is a crisis brewing over the future of the arctic, and right here in Minnesota. Climate change is not speculation or a theory; over the past 25 years I have seen it with my own eyes. As an explorer I have seen first hand how glaciers, which seemed so vast and imposing have shrunk or disappeared in a short amount of time. For instance, in 1990 I crossed Antarctica, including the Larsen Ice Shelf which is

where I left for the North Pole in 1986, and now no expedition can reach the North Pole without some form of flotation. Greenland is now seeing running water on the top of the ice cap, and the summer sea ice on the Arctic Ocean has lost half its thickness and surface area in less than a decade. The connection between climate change and melting ice caps is very simple. Right now pollution from factories and

Steger Foundation recognize that we must take measures to rapidly advance a clean energy economy in order to secure a healthy and prosperous Minnesota for their generation. Youth are the moral imperative for action. There is no denying climate change is a threat we have to face. Now is the time for us to summon our can-do spirit and face this crisis and I am confident that we can. If you want to get involved in the Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign, visit www. cleanenergyjobs.mn. If you are an educator or youth leader, we have opportunities for you to get involved! Visit www.willstegerfoundation.org. The Will Steger Foundation is educating, inspiring and empowering people of all ages to engage in solutions to climate change. Learn more at www. willstegerfoundation.org. About Will Steger Will Steger is a recognized authority on the Polar Regions. He has spent more than 50 years traveling through the Arctic regions, advocating for the Earth’s preservation and advising on permanent solutions to climate change. Steger holds a Bachelor of Science in geology and Master of Arts in education from University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, in addition to five Honorary Doctorates. Steger led the first confirmed dogsled journey to the North Pole without re-supply in 1986, the 1,600-mile south-north traverse of Greenland (the longest unsupported dogsled expedition in history) in 1988, and led the first dogsled traverse of Antarctica (the historic seven month, 3,741-mile International Trans-Antarctica Expedition) in 1989–’90. Steger has continued his commitment to the environment and education through the Will Steger Foundation by inspiring and empowering people to engage in solutions to climate change.

By Vanessa Moore Ardolino, Wedge Arts Reviewer

The patrons of The Beat Coffeehouse sipped their drinks, chatted with friends, and clicked away on their laptops. Meanwhile, along the the walls beside their tables, prints, paintings and photographs, appeared to casually call for their attention. Little did the patrons know that the artwork was the realization of a dream shared by members of the newly formed Collective Effort Co-op – a group determined to keep their talents honed in a world that can quickly wear down a person’s creativity. It can be especially hard for


artists those first few years out of college. After an intense period of time in which they cultivate their craft and surround themselves with like-minded people, upon graduation, many find themselves cast adrift in a world seemingly indifferent to their special brand of creativity. I remember this happening to one of my first roommates after college. Just months after receiving rave reviews for her coffee table embedded with waffles and her tactilely earthy pottery, she was disheartened to find herself having to push her artistic inclinations aside in order to focus on paying her

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ARTS Wedge One-Mile-Radius Music Calendar LHENA Calendar OPINION
Listed Alphabetically by Venue. Events subject to change. See wedgenewsmpls.wordpress. com for more listings.

If your walls could talk . . .

Tales of Two Neighbors
Part I: Orth – Kenyon Home: 2320 Colfax Avenue South
By Kathy Kullberg, Lowry Hill East Historian
Local residents travel by this house every day - by car, bus, bicycle or walk - and never really see it ... the big light green house on the northwest corner of 24th Street and Colfax Avenue ... and never give it a second thought. But that all might be changing in a few short months. The turn of the century Victorian might suffer the fate of being replaced by a four story, 48 unit apartment building. What tales could this once grand property tell that would be lost? The present function of the house has been as a much needed rooming house for single men for over the past thirty years. Perhaps we have noted its occasional claim to infamy when the ambulance or police car showed up at its door. Perhaps we noticed when the new vinyl siding covered the ugly clapboards. Perhaps we noted the lack of vehicles in its empty parking lot which once was graced with a three story carriage house. Now a noted infill developer wants to tear it down and its northerly neighbor, 2316 Colfax, clothier Fred Young’s home, in favor of a more contemporary upscale apartment building. But when this once grand home was built in 1893 it too was in the upscale contemporary style of a noted developer: Theron P. Healy. And the first owner was none other than Edward Orth of the Minneapolis Brewing Company. His father, John Orth, one of the first German families in St. Anthony, had come to Minneapolis in 1851 and built the famous Orth Brewery building which was later combined in 1890 with several other local establishments to create the conglomerate of Minneapolis Brewing and Malting Company. In 1891 the current Grain Belt Brewery was constructed on the John Orth site and in 1893 began producing Minneapolis’ famous Grainbelt ale. The brewery buildings are now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and are one of the signature complexes of the Minneapolis skyline housing a library, artists studios, and art galleries. Soon after the merger, the Orth sons left the business to go into real estate. Edward Orth was also president of the City Ice Company, Orth Brothers and the Coe Commission Company. His growing family desired a grand home in


featuring: Hot Ashes, Enemy Planes, Sean Anonymous, Fort Wilson Riot, Desert Vest Friday, April 5, 9pm, 21+, $7 donation Fortified Five, Dallas Orbiter, Larry Wish & His Guys Saturday, April 6, 9pm, 21+ , $5

Cheapo Records

1300 West Lake Street, 612.827.8238 www. cheapodiscs.com

April Film Schedule
(Listed in order of release date and subject to change) For more info see www.landmarktheatres.com for final titles, dates and times.

1600 West Lake Street, 612.827.5710, barbette.com/events

Joseph Oft Saturday, April 13, 3:00 pm Marx and the Yogis Saturday, April 20, 3:00 pm

The Neighborhood Trio Monday, April 8, 10:00 pm

John Devine Thursday, April 11, 10:00 pm www.devinesax.com

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat (LOAD records), Skoal Kodiak, Animal Lover, DJ Shostako Monday, April 8, 9pm, 21+ , $5 What Tyrants Tuesday, April 9, 9pm, 21+ No Cover

Lagoon Cinema & Uptown Theatre

the fashionable Lowry Hill area to reflect his status and bought 2320 Colfax from one of the most sought after prolific builders of fine homes in Minneapolis, T.P. Healy, in 1894. The family not only entertained family and friends but was located in the same neighborhood as other German entrepreneurs - the Glueks, Hahns, and Schopers. However by 1903, the Orth family had moved to Lake Harriet and Edward Orth died suddenly in 1910 at the age of only 54. In 1903, the imposing house was sold to another up and coming entrepreneur, Thomas N. Kenyon, his wife Effie, and their two children, Norma and Donald. The matching frame carriage house in the rear housed not only the family horses but the latest in motorized transportation. Kenyon was an avid aficionado of automobiles and was proud to own Minnesota license number 873. (In the early 20th century the driver carried the license number not the vehicle.) Housed in the carriage house next to the car was a pair of fine driving horses which often took prizes in equine competition. Thomas Kenyon was born in New York state in 1863, moved to Minneapolis in 1882 and worked as a traveling salesman handling drug specialties for a Michigan firm. After several years he bought the business and was the originator of Kondon’s Catarrhal Jelly, a cough and cold remedy widely rec-

ognized throughout North and South America and England. He grew the business largely on distributing free samples in regions subjected to colds and hay fever. Kondon’s cold remedy was as well stocked in the average medicine cabinet as Doan’s Pills, Cuticura Soap, and Dewitts Throat Lozenges. Thomas Kenyon also held positions as the Director of the Minneapolis National Bank and Vice President of the Citizens State Bank of Monticello. The house at 2320 Colfax was centrally located and known as a hub of the social season holding many charitable events for Fowler Methodist Church. Thomas and Effie’s daughter Norma was married to Asa Johnson Hunter in the spring of 1911. Asa J. Hunter was the grandson of Dr. Asa Emery Johnson, an early pioneer of St. Anthony arriving there in 1857. Dr. Johnson, primarily a botanist, in 1873, formed with 10 other forward-looking men the Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences and was its first president. He was also a co-founder of the Hennepin County Medical Society and was among the first doctors to use quinoa to treat typhoid fever. Dr. Johnson passed away in 1906. Similar to its 1990’s notoriety, the Kenyon house was also a site of a police visit in the fall

Dulono’s Music

607 West Lake Street, 612.827.1726, www. mscb.com/mscb_dulonos.htm

InIrie is Greg Siganos (above on lead vocals), Aaron Ohnsorg and Erik Christianson.
Photo by Colin Schwanke

Jazz Nocturne with John Ganapes Monday, April 15, 10:00 pm facebook.com/JGJazzNocturne James Wallace Thursday, April 18, 10:00 pm The Neighborhood Trio Monday, April 22, 10:00 pm www.theneighborhoodtrio.com

“Loud Wednesday’s Residency” featuring: WITCHDEN Wednesday, April 10, 9pm, 21+, No Cover Hiss In The Congos Thursday, April 11, 9pm, 21+, No Cover Ex Nuns, Mystery Date, Rabbit Holes (ex Voytek) Friday, April 12, 9pm, 21+, $5 Red Desert, TONNAGE, Droids Attack, Torch the Spires Saturday, April 13, 9pm, 21+, $5 Jim Ruiz Set, Kinda Kinky Tuesday, April 16, 9pm, 21+, $5 “Loud Wednesday’s Residency” featuring: WITCHDEN Wednesday, April 17, 9pm, 21+, No Cover Grolar Bears, Black Diet, The Golden Bubbles Friday, April 19, 9pm, 21+, $5 “Loud Wednesday’s Residency” featuring: WITCHDEN Wednesday, April 24, 9pm, 21+, No Cover

The Middle Spunk Creek Boys Friday, April 5 and Saturday April 6, 8:00 pm, no cover Cousin Dad Friday, April 12 and Saturday April 13, 8:00 pm, no cover Bob and Lynn Dixon Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20, 8:00 pm, no cover

1320 Lagoon Avenue 612.823.3020

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street, 612.825.3737, bryantlakebowl.com/calendar

4/5 Beyond The Hills The Sapphires 4/12 A Fierce Green Fire Trance 4/19 Gimme the Loot 4/26 In the House My Brother the Devil

Famous Dave’s BBQ & Blues
3001 Hennepin Avenue, 612.822.9900, famousdavesbluesclub.com

Sarah Morris and Matt Moberg April 8 – 7:00pm, (doors 6:00) $7 sarahmorrismusic.com/shows Stuart Davis April 12 – 10:00pm (9:30 doors) $15 advance/$20 day of show Tea and Sympathy Cd Release Show, Sunday, April 21, 7:00pm (doors 6:00) $8 advance/$10 day of show

Cassie Taylor Friday, April 5, 9:00 pm ($6 Cover) Hooker & Blow Saturday, April 6, 9:00 pm ($7 cover) Sunday, April 7 The Everett Smithson Band at Sunday Brunch, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Battle of the Blues Bands Finals, 4:00 pm (No Cover) Open Blues Jam with Moses Oakland, 8:00 pm (No Cover)

2906 Hennepin Avenue

Cause Spirits & Soundbar
3001 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, 612.822.6000, spiritsandsound.com

4/5 The Place Beyond the Pines 4/12 To The Wonder* 4/19 The Company You Keep
*(Movie will either open at Uptown or Lagoon)

The 3rd Annual Mikey Max Heals The World: A Birthday Charity Event

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Confessions of a Music Junkie
InIrie plays The Beat on April 6
By Bruce Cochran One of the best things about seeing live local music is getting the chance to catch a band as they search for their sound. You can be there in the beginning when the band is still fine tuning their subconscious–but still aren’t afraid to experiment. And just like tap beer, you won’t taste the full body until you hear them in person. I recently had the chance to listen to the Minneapolis band InIrie. Prepping to release a fulllength recording this spring, the band will play The Beat Coffeehouse, 1414 28th Street, on April 6, along with City of the Weak, Attention Whore, Give It Up, and Kick. I usually give the music three turns over several days to make sure I’ve given it a chance and to make sure I’m in the right mood to appreciate it. It’s seldom that I come across something so horrid I don’t even want to give it away. I’d rather listen to the failed side of musical experiments than anything overly mastered for widest appeal. If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m a music snob. So the last thing I want to do is perpetuate anything I find artistically abhorrent. I’m one of those bigheaded freaks that doesn’t get offended by anything, except painful music. I rant about it like I was saving the world from the next End-Permian Mass Extinction. But, I’m also an active hypocrite. I listen to enough guilty pleasure music to make me the Carrie Bradshaw Fan Club president. Anxious to give the CD a spin, I popped in InIrie’s 6-track disc and I was pleasantly surprised. Big picture?... I think InIrie is right at that sweet spot where they aren’t over produced, and haven’t written music according to popular tastes, yet are still refining their sound for their own artistic satisfaction. Jumping across tracks, you’ll immediately feel the lead vocals–most of the songs revolve around relationships and even the quality of the singer’s voice is a relentless reminder of that. At times it drags, probably because I think, the lyrics are still finding their voice. Reading the liner notes–as I often have trouble making out the lyrics from songs, I came across a chilling verse on “Don’t Crash” that provides a window to more. “Well, I think the ambulance is late cause we’ve lost color in our face, we never gave the chance to pray. So don’t kill me.” If this band was just about the voice, they could be easily labeled and forgotten, but there’s more here that’s keeps nagging at me to listen again. You see this band has no “horror vacui”–fear of empty space. Dueling energies between the lead vocals and grinding guitar provide for full spectrum sound. The band’s most interesting moments occur at the connections between song sections as you lead along melodic strings that bridge the gap between tempo, sound and style within the same song. So bend your ear–either online or at the show and tell me I’m tone deaf, high, should keep my day job (this is my day job) or remotely correct. We welcome your comments at weg612@hotmail.com.

Red’s Reviews in a Nutshell
By Wendy Schadewald Rating Legend: (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it

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I’m sure you agree. I sincerely hope you consider supporting me at caucuses (April 16) and the convention (April 27). Please contact me directly 612.234.2335 to discuss any topics important to you. Together, we can make our great community even better. In solidarity, Kendal About Kendal Killian Office: Seeking the DFL endorsement for City Council in Ward 10 Age: 34 Occupation: Public Affairs Coordinator Address: 3644 Bryant Ave. S. Family: Wife, Kelly Endorsements: Deputy Senate Majority Leader Jeff Hayden (DFL-62), Representative Karen Clark (DFL-62A), Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL63), Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn and Metropolitan Council Member Adam Duininck. Contact: votekillian.org, 612.234.2335, kendalkillian@ gmail.com

“Admission” (PG-13) (2.5)
[Language and some sexual material.] — An engaging, wellacted, low-key film in which a stern, 16-year veteran, Princeton admissions officer (Tiny Fey), who is estranged from her mother (Lily Tomlin), falls for the manager (Paul Rudd) of an alternate school after breaking up with her cheating, live-in boyfriend (Michael Sheen) and then tries to help a gifted, offbeat student (Nat Wolff) gain admission to her ivy league school despite opposition from her boss (Wallace Shawn) and ambitious rival (Gloria Reuben).

“A Place at the Table” (PG) (3.5)
[Thematic elements and brief mild language.] — An educational, eye-opening, gutwrenching, inspirational, 90-minute, 2012 documentary that discusses the horrific and rising problem of “food insecurity” (that is, hunger) in the U.S. where 50 million people go hungry everyday and the myriad of factors that contribute to it, including disproportionate and/or limited government subsidies in many arenas, through candid interviews with a seven-

More info www.thebeatcoffee.com www.InIrie.BandCamp.com
Bruce Cochran is Editor of the Wedge newspaper, lives in Uptown and the only time he’s ever been paid in association with playing music, it’s been a plea to stop.

member Colorado family barely making ends meet, Pastor Bob Wilson, “Sweet Charity?” author Janet Poppendieck, “Stuffed and Starved” author Raj Patel, End Hunger Network Founder Jeff Bridges, Philadelphia working poor mother of two children Barbie Izquierdo, “Food Politics” author Marion Nestle, Environmental Group President Ken Cook, chef and “Top Chef ” host Tom Colicchio, NYC Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg, school cook Ree Harris, Massachusetts Department of Health Director Dr. Alfio Rausa, Massachusetts Representative and Co-Chair of the Congressional Hunger Center James McGovern, “Hidden in America” 1966 film Executive Producer Jeff Bridges, Share Our Strength Chairman and CEO Bill Shore, Witnesses to Hunger Founder Dr. Marion Chilton, teachers Leslie Nichols (5th grade) and Odessa Cherry (2nd grade), “Living Hungry in America” author Dr. J. Larry Brown, renegade lunch lady Ann Cooper, Bread of the World President David Beckmann.

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bills. I feel that if she had found something like the Collective Effort Co-op, she wouldn’t have had such a rough transition into the post-art-major world. This Co-op is part of a new artistic initiative, Forming and Performing Arts, founded by Amy and Douglas Greene. “Forming and Performing Arts is an idea that we’ve had for the last few years,” said Amy in an email. “It is the organization that we’re building that will be an umbrella for some of the more specific projects we are starting in hopes of furthering art within our community. Forming and Performing Arts’ goals include promoting area artists, hosting events, and encouraging people to think creatively. Collective Effort Co-op is one of those specific projects wherein local artists gather to collaborate, create, and exhibit art together.” The show, “Nostalgia of the City,” at The Beat, was the Coop’s first official exhibition with 12 artists participating. I was particularly taken by Amy Greene’s “The Gardener,” colored pencil on black paper. Her medium choice made the

green strokes of the tree roots and “gardener” glow. Nicholas Vanderloop’s 4-part series, “Minneapolis,” made me think of the “en plein air” movement of the 19th century, where artists painted outside on small, portable canvases. His 6x8-inch oil and acrylic depictions of the city made me long to stand where he stood to capture the city in such a spirited way. This sense of spirit was apparent in many of the other works as well, and it seems this energy is what helped spur the creation of the Co-op and Forming and Performing Arts. “What prompted us to run with this idea is what would prompt any artist to create something meaningful – passion,” explained Amy. “We had graduated from college and wanted to do something that we knew would make a difference. We went to school for art and design, we had a strong connection to our location and community, and sitting in an office was simply not an option for us. We started talking to artists and musicians, friends and family, and realized that we were not alone. There were plenty of people in our neck of the woods with the same artis-

tic drive, yet they had nowhere to work out their ideas, no one to help critique their art, no gallery to show their talents, and no community to keep the motivation and passion alive.” The Co-op appears to be sustaining these artists in many beneficial ways, especially through the opportunities to collaborate. I found several pieces on which two names were inscribed. For example, Noah Czarnecki-Freeman collaborated with a couple of artists on some acrylic paintings. I particularly enjoyed his work with Jonathan DeDecker, “Dynamics of Displacement.” Fat squiggles of orange envelop deep hues of blue, black, pink, and orange. I almost see thick fingers and Picasso-like faces emerging from the roundedged chaos. I encourage you to stop by and appreciate the efforts of this new co-op. While sipping your latte, be aware that the jolt of energy you feel may be as much from the artists’ exuberant energy shining through their art as from the caffeine.

KILLIAN from page 4
young people and non-traditional constituencies in our city,” Senator Hayden says. “By deliberately reaching out and bringing everyone to the table, Kendal will be a leader in closing the real equity gaps we face in Minneapolis. He knows how to get things done,” Hayden added. I am proud of my volunteer advocacy work as well. I’m on the Board of Directors of Outfront Minnesota and the Advisory Board for Health Care for All Minnesota. I’m a founding board member of Young Progressive Majority Minnesota (YPM). YPM engages young people in politics, increasing voter turnout. In 2012 all four YPM endorsed legislative candidates won, allowing the DFL to retake the majority in Saint Paul. I do this work because I fundamentally believe that we all do better when we all do better. We must craft policies at the city level that proactively reach out to and engage traditionally underrepresented communities, and start to close the vast opportunity gaps that persist here.

Schadewald. The preceding films were reviewed by Wendy Schadewald, who has been a Twin Cities film critic since 1986. To see more of her film reviews, log on to www.

©1986 through 2013 by Wendy

“Nostalgia” will run until April 14. The Beat Coffeehouse is located at 1414 28th Street. For more information visit www.thebeatcoffee.com or call 612.367.4743.

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School News
Jefferson Elementary Community School
April Calendar
April 8 Return from Spring Break 8 Site Council 5pm, Media Center. No PTO in April. Last meeting of Site Council and PTO on May 6. CPEO Graduation 6-8:30pm, Jefferson Auditorium April 18 Family Night 5:30pm, Jefferson

Volunteers Needed:
Interested in Volunteering in the classroom or for a special event? Opportunities are available to help with family nights, carnival, plant sale and much more. Contact Elizabeth Hale, Family Liaison, at elizabeth. hale@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612.668.2749.
Jefferson Elementary School
http://jefferson.mpls.k12.mn.us 1200 26th Street, 612.668.2720

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Camps for Wedge Kids
Bryant Square Park, Rec Plus
3101 Bryant Avenue South, 612.230.6400, recplus@ minneapolisparks.org The Rec Plus program runs at Bryant Square Park and 14 other Recreation Centers. Registration began March 19, 2013. Ages: grades 5-12 (must have completed Kindergarten). Cost: $172/week Minneapolis resident rate, $38/day. Dates: Monday-Friday, June 10 – August 16, 7:00 am to 6 pm make-up, the costumes, the props! Spend a day of theatrical art-making at five Twin Cities art centers:  Minnesota Center for Book Arts, IFP MN Center for Media Arts, Textile Center,  Highpoint Center for Printmaking,  and Northern Clay Center. Register through Northern Clay Center at 612.339.8007 Ages: 9-12. Cost: $295 ($275 member of any of the five participating organizations). Dates: Monday-Friday, June 24-29, 9 am to 3 pm 5 Centers For Art – Down by the River Celebrate the beauty of nature and learn about Minnesota ecosystems and waterways through the 5 Centers for Art Camp. Spend a week off the beaten path at a different art center each day: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, IFP MN Center for Media Arts, Textile Center, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Northern Clay Center. Register through Northern Clay Center at 612.339.8007 Ages: 9-12. Cost: $295 ($275 member of any of the five participating organizations). Dates: Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 9 am to 3 pm

Lake Calhoun Sailing School
3010 E Calhoun Pkwy (lesson location, not mailing address) 612.927.8552 lakecalhoun.org Sailing lessons on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN, from April through October, beginners to racing. Ages: 4-18 Cost: $225-$380. Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 10 - August 15, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm. Call for specifics or visit lakecalhoun.org

Timing strikes a nerve

Lowry Hill East Neighborhood

Crimes By Location
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Photo by Bruce Cochran

Painter Park
620 West 34th Street, 612.370.4911, stop in to register, or contact: Mitch Waukau, Painter Park, mwaukau@ minneapolisparks.org Kinder Kamp Playing outside, swimming at Bryant Square pool, bug collection, lots of crafts and more! Ages: 3-6 year olds, potty-trained. Cost: TBA. Dates: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 12 pm (no camp July 1-5). Summer Day Camp Games, bi-weekly field trips, science experiments, arts and crafts, swim at local beach, sports, cooking and much more! Ages: 6-12 year olds, potty-trained. Cost: TBA. Dates: Monday-Friday, 12 pm – 5 pm (no camp July 1-5). Teen Hang Time Dodge ball, kickball, flag football, basketball, and much more outside. Xbox 360, foosball, bumper pool and table tennis tournaments. Weekly trips to the beach and go on a field trip once a month. BBQ/cookout for dinner once a month. Ages: teenagers. Cost: TBA. Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 6 pm (no program July 2 and 4).

MOZAIC from page 2
notes success filling the MoZaic building and wanting to continue that trend by luring more daytime business to Uptown. Additional plans for Phase II will improve the east-west connection through the area and could also include a bike center with lockers and showers. The MoZaic site also contains the Lagoon Theater, which has a footprint of 16,800 square feet. When asked about the future of the Lagoon Theatre, Imboden said that Ackerberg is hoping to keep them but won’t know until they get fur-

ther along in the site planning stage.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, 612.871.1326 highpointprintmaking.org Culture Camp Explore the world of theatre, printmaking, puppets, bookmaking, and dance at Children’s Theatre Company, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Zenon Dance School.To register for Culture Camp call 612-215-2520. Age Groups and Themes: 6 – 7 yrs old: Super Heroes Unite!; 8 – 9 yrs old: Hypnotic Robotic; 10 – 11 yrs old: Choose Your Own Adventure. Cost: $275 ($250 member of any of the five participating organizations). Dates: Monday-Friday, August 12-16, 9 am to 3 pm 5 Centers For Art – No Business Like Show Business The music, the

TImeline A very rough timeline depends on the extent of pre-leasing for the project. Ackerberg is hoping to present some more ideas at the April neighborhood meeting. Then they are hoping to receive city and neighborhood approval by this summer and begin construction as early as the end of 2013 to early 2014.

Locations hit at the Temple include the front Roman pillars, the sign and the school in back (above). According to Rabbi Zimmerman it has been two to three years since graffiti last appeared on the Temple.

By Bruce Cochran On March 26, an unknown tagger vandalized Temple Israel at 2324 Emerson Avenue, and The Bridge For Youth at 1111 22nd Street. The graffiti coincided with the Temple’s Passover events. Senior Pastor Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman’s initial fear was that it was religiously based. But after realizing none of the language seemed to relate to their faith– or religion in general, and that similar tagging showed up at The Bridge the same night, she and the members were put at ease. After having 24 hours to digest the incident, Zimmerman shared her thoughts: “I have to say that you know it’s saddening and disappointing that it happened. We don’t understand the intention. I feel less anxious about it. It stirred in us as a community, with a past of vandalism and antiSemitism this time of year. It’s in our historic memory. So it was startling to find it on the front pillars this time of year. That historic experience is lost on the person who did it. Your actions stir up a collective memory you may not know– but it’s still unclear. We are interested in hearing the results of the investigation. According to their website Temple Israel is “the first synagogue established in Minneapolis and is now one of the 10 largest congregations in the United States.” Zimmerman confirmed that in fact event crowds lingered until around 10:30 pm Tuesday night. And according to the security video, the incident occurred some time before midnight.

Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South, 612.871.4444 http://www. intermediaarts.org/Summer-DayCamps-and-Classes Elements of Hip Hop Experience the elements of Hip-Hop including Rapping, DJing, Dancing, and Visual Art. Final performance for friends and family. Curated by Hip-Hop Artist Desdamona. Ages: grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: MondayFriday, July 8-12, 9:30am to 4pm Aerosol & Graffiti Art Renowned artists Jojo and Peyton Scott Russell will take you on a journey through the fascinating world of Aerosol and Graffiti Art. Learn all about the history, culture and technique behind this often misunderstood art form. Ages: grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 1519, 9:30am to 4pm Theater: Be Heard, Be Seen, Be Work with theater artists Robert Farid Karimi and Harry Waters Jr. to idea generation, character development, ensemble work, and performance as you work together to create a theatrical piece that gets to the heart of what you care about in your world. This camp will end with a final performance. Ages: grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 9:30am to 4pm Animation Nation In this fun and super interactive class, you will work with local animator John Akre to create your own animated work. Ages: grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, August 19-23, 1 to 4pm Writing Short, A Lit Camp In this fast-paced, exercise-driven literary class, you’ll explore the ins & outs of short-form or “flash” writing. Ages: grades 7-12. Cost: sliding scale. Dates: Monday-Friday, August 19-23, 1 to 4pm

Sgt. Bill Palmer, Minneapolis Police Department, confirmed that the event is currently under investigation, including a video of the individual in progress and a can of spray paint left at the scene. No further details were available as the Wedge went to press.

Minneapolis Action Against Graffiti
Step 1: Report it
Call 311 or report graffiti online at www.minneapolismn.gov/ graffiti/graffiti_report. Clean City crews take photographs of the graffiti so police can track it. You can help by attaching a photo to your online report. If you plan to clean up the graffiti yourself, you can save time and help accurately track graffiti by photographing the damage and removing it immediately.

City Hall Updates
From the Office of Council Member Meg Tuthill, 10th Ward
Call for artists
The City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places program has announced a unique opportunity for local artists to submit designs for utility box wraps. Minneapolis Art Wraps is an effort to assist interested groups in developing these projects, with the goal of creating a vibrant city-wide gallery that celebrates the range and talent of creative artists living and working here. Wrapping utility boxes is not only a great way to beautify the communities but is also a good effort in reducing graffiti. The City has released a Call for Artists that is open to professional artists who live or work in Minneapolis. Designs can be in any media that can be translated into a digital image and wrapped onto a utility box. This includes painting, photography, collage, mosaic quilt making, etc. Selected artists will be paid an honorarium of $1,000. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 17 at 4pm. Neighborhood and non-profit organizations who are interested in developing their own artistic utility box projects, can apply for permission to place their designs on City-owned utility boxes. You can apply at www.minneapolismn.gov/ dca/public/WCMS1P-083277. For more information on both projects, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/dca/index.htm or contact Mary Altman, Public Arts Administrator, at mary. altman@minneapolismn.gov.

Meg Tuthill Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm Contact: 612.673.2210 www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ council/ward10 Email: meg.tuthill@ ci.minneapolis.mn.us

Twin Town Guitars
3400 Lyndale Avenue South, 612.822.3334, twintown.com Youth, Teen & Girl-Powered Band Camps Rock while developing improvisation and song writing skills, and conclude with an exciting public performance at the Whiskey Junction! Ages: 8 to 16, Cost: $375, Dates: June 10 to June 21 or July 29 to August 9

will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. The conference is expected to bring over 800 people to Minneapolis from across the country. The conference will provide helpful tools for engaging our community by exploring unique challenges, possibilities and practical application of successful engagement and community building strategies. Register now at www.nusa. org/PDF/Of f ici a l-NUSA2013-Registration-Book.pdf. The Hyatt Regency has also reserved special rates for attendees. If you have further questions or would like additional information, please visit the City’s NUSA Conference webpage at www.minneapolismn. gov/ncr/WCMS1P-089093 or contact Carrie Day Aspinwall, Conference Coordinator, at 612.673.2243 or minneapolisNUSA2013@gmail.com.

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, 612.375.7600 http://www.walkerart.org/educationcommunity-programs http://teens.walkerart.org/
Many options, call or visit their website

Step 2: Remove it
If the graffiti is on your property, it’s your responsibility to clean it up. When graffiti is reported, property owners are notified by mail. If the graffiti is not cleaned up within seven days of being notified, the City may remove or paint over the graffiti and bill the property owner for the cleanup cost. Free graffiti removal solvent is available at all Minneapolis fire stations.

World Martial Arts Center Summer Camp Program
2913 Lyndale Avenue South, 612.823.8233, call or stop in to register, www.wmacenter.com Morning warm up class followed by an authentic tae kwon do class taught Korean style. Korean and Chinese Language: Children learn how to write their name and understand and speak key phrases of these languages. Afternoon field trip and activities: movie, playground, swimming pool, museum, library, gymnastics, and exercise. Taught by certified instructors. Values emphasized: team work, positive attitude, leadership, confidence, and discipline. Ages: 5 years old and up, Cost: $94/week half day, $149/week full day, Dates: June 24 to August 23.

Registration now open for 38th Annual NUSA Conference
I hope you will take the opportunity to join us for the 38th Annual Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Conference on Neighborhood Concerns taking place right here in Minneapolis. The conference is May 22-25 and

For Sale/Lease Office or Retail Bldg 2611 1st Av So. 2-level, 6000 SF bldg. Lease as low as 2048 SF. High ceilings, skylights, creative space, parking provided. Close to Eat Street. Call Anna at 612-598-1962 or Arnie at 763-478-6400 at Results Real Estate

Step 3: Prevent it
There are ways you can prevent your property from being targeted by graffiti vandals. If you see graffiti or any other vandalism in progress, call 911. More info at www.minneapolismn.gov/graffiti.

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The Wedge April 2013
Salsa Night / DJ Factor Latino Angel Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 pm ($5 cover) Omaur Bliss, Big Cats Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 Pm, $5 Thursday, April 11 Christopher Cunningham & Michelle Kinney, 6:00 pm, Free Droppers, 9:30 pm, $5 Friday, April 12 Todd Clouser & Park Evans, 6:30 pm, Free Zoo Animal w/Sun Gods to Gamma Rays(ex-Caetani), 11:00 pm, $8 Saturday, April 13 Bryan Nichols, 6:30 Pm, Free Boombox w/Alicia Steele, 11:00 pm, $6 Chastity Brown solo Sunday, April 14, 11:00 am, Free JT’s Jazz Implosion Monday, April 15, 9:30 pm, $5 Socaholix Tuesday, April 16, 9:30 pm, $5 The Blackberry Brandy Boys w/ DJ Bill DeVille Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 pm $6 Thursday, April 18 Patrick Harison, 6:00 Pm, Free Droppers, 9:30 pm, $5 Friday, April 19 Phil Aaron & Chris Bates, 6:30 pm, Free “A Night Of Six Strings, Singers & Some MC’s” Featuring Mike Michel & The Universal Co-op & MaD SoN 11:00 pm, $7 Saturday, April 20 Icehouse Kids concert Series with dreamland faces (hosted by 89.3 the current’s Barb Abney) 11:00 am, $10 for ages 2 and up, Free for ages 2 and under! Patrick Harison & Josh Granowski, 6:30 pm, Free The Daredevil Christopher Wright, Cuddle Magic, 11:00 pm, $10 Actual Wolf Solo Sunday, April 21, 11:00 am, Free JT’s Jazz Implosion Monday, April 22, 9:30 pm, $5 Leliberte w/Durazzo & DJ Ander other Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 pm, $5 XTC Tribute: senses working overtime Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 pm, $10 advance/$12 door

MUSIC from page 8
Bad Companion Monday, April 8 Free Swing Dance Lessons, 7:00 pm Bad Companion, 8:00 pm (No Cover) Salsa Night / DJ Factor Latino Angel Tuesday, April 9, 9:00 pm ($5 cover) The Root City Band Thursday, April 11, 8:00 pm (No Cover) Mick Sterling & the Irresistibles Friday, April 12, 9:00 pm ($5 Cover) The Butane’s Soul Review Saturday, April 13, 9:00 pm (Cover $7) Sunday, April 14 RJ Mischo at Sunday Brunch, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Open Blues Jam with Moses Oakland, 8:00 pm (No Cover) Twin City Hot Club Monday, April 15 Free Swing Dance Lessons, 7:00 pm Twin City Hot Club, 8:00 pm (No Cover) Salsa Night / DJ Factor Latino Angel Tuesday, April 16, 9:00 pm ($5 Cover) The Root City Band Thursday, April 18, 8:00 pm (No Cover) Jason Paulson Band Friday, April 19, 9:00 pm ($5 Cover) Saturday, April 20 Circle of Heat, 8:00 pm ($8 Cover) Momentary Lapse of Floyed, 9:30 pm Jones Gang, 11:00 pm Sunday, April 21 Steve Clark at Sunday Brunch, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Open Blues Jam with Moses Oakland, 8:00 pm (No Cover) Elmers Army Monday, April 22 Free Swing Dance Lessons, 7:00 pm Elmers Army, 8:00 pm (No Cover)

Fifth Element
2443 Hennepin Avenue, www. fifthelementonline.com 612.377.0044

Sunday, April 7, 11:30 am All Ages.

Check website or call for Fifth Element in-store events live music

DJ and Dancing
Bar Abilene
1300 Lagoon Avenue, South, 612.825.2525, barabilene.com

Ice House
2528 Nicollet Avenue South, 612.276.6523 icehousempls.com

The Beat Coffeehouse
1414 West 28th Street, 612.367.4743, thebeatcoffee.com

JT’s Jazz Implosion Monday, April 1, 9:30 pm, $5 Coloring Time Tuesday, April 2, 9:30 pm, Free Wednesday, April 3, 8:30 pm, $6 Secret Stash Records presents Sonny Knight and the Lakers Thursday, April 4 Rick Carlson Solo, 6:00 pm, Free Droppers, April 4, 9:30 pm, $5 Friday, April 5 Gordy Johnson & Phil Aaron, 6:30 pm, Free Happy Apple, 11:00 pm, $12 Saturday, April 6 Icehouse Kids concert Series with the bunny clogs (hosted by 89.3 the current’s Barb Abney) 11:00 am, $10 for ages 2 and up, Free for ages 2 and under! Bryan Nichols & Brandon Wozniak, 6:30 pm, Free Happy Apple,11:00 pm, $12 Sunday, April 7 Chris Koza Solo,11:00 am, Free An evening with Trombone heavyweight Steve Davis, 8:00 pm, $8 JT’s Jazz Implosion, 9:30 pm, $5 Monday, April 8 Rose Room, 9:30 pm , $6 Tuesday, April 9

Treehouse Records
2557 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, 612.872.7400, www.facebook.com/ treehouserecords

Thursdays: Salsa Night, DJ D’Marco, 7pm - close, Free lessons from Salsa instructor Don DeBoer 7pm - 8pm Fridays: DJ Strangelove and Mister Black, 10pm - 2am, No Cover, 21+ Saturdays, 10pm - 2am, DJ D’Marco, No Cover, 21+

Shivering Timbers Treehouse Records Rock ‘n’ Roll Breakfast Series Vol. 13

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“Uptown Girl”

in Lowry Hill East after World War II – it was expensive to maintain and became a rooming house for many returning veterans and students. Eventually it lost its graceful airy porch and suffered through a fire. But now 2320 Colfax has a chance to regain it’s original grand showpiece status if only it were not located in a densely zoned R6 site. Will its fate be listed on the Lost Twin Cities rolls or will it survive to anchor the north end of Colfax and again tell glorious tales?
(Photo courtesy Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis Collection)

“Uptown W orld”

InsUrInG In An

HISTORY from page 9
of 1911. The October 28 Morning Tribune column read: “Girl Charged with Insanity: Victoria Larson, a domestic in the home of T.N. Kenyon was taken to the county jail last night by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and held on a charge of insanity. She has been in this county six months and is said to have often threatened to take her own life. She attempted to put her threat into execution last night and was arrested. It is said her despondency is caused by an unhappy love affair.” After Thomas Kenyon’s death in 1935, his son, Donald continued as president of the Kondon Manufacturing Company while the Catarrhal Jelly continued to be distributed by druggists internationally well after the 1940s. Donald Kenyon and his wife, Dorothy, lived on in the house for a few more years until it was sold about 1937. Effie DeMille Kenyon died in 1943.

The house then suffered the fate of so many grand dwellings

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