Kevin Love Jersey Burning - Minnesota Nice Style

(Source: youtube.com)

Lil BUB Meet and Greet Fundraiser!

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4120 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Lil BUB is coming to the Twin Cities for the Internet Cat Video Film Festival and will be holding a Meet and Greet benefitting Feline Rescue, Inc. and Lil BUB’s Big FUND for special needs pets.

Tickets:
100% of the proceeds from this event benefit animals in need. The total will be split 50/50 between Feline Rescue and Lil BUB’s Big FUND.

Lil BUB Meet and Greet Fundraiser!

Friday, August 15, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4120 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Lil BUB is coming to the Twin Cities for the Internet Cat Video Film Festival and will be holding a Meet and Greet benefitting Feline Rescue, Inc. and Lil BUB’s Big FUND for special needs pets.

Tickets:
100% of the proceeds from this event benefit animals in need. The total will be split 50/50 between Feline Rescue and Lil BUB’s Big FUND.

(Source: felinerescue.org)

Hi guys.

Just thought I’d do a dull text post about FAQ’s I get, and some thoughts on Tumblr. (BTW, I tend to work in BOLD and italics when I answer my “own” questions, so bear with me.

What is the most common question put in your ask box?
"Where in the Minneapolis area should I move to", and "What areas should I avoid" are the most commonly asked questions, and toughest to answer. If you plan to move to Minneapolis, you must be coming here for school or work, give me that info, and I can better tell you on good places to check out. As far as "bad" places to avoid goes, Minneapolis is no different than any other big city, be aware of your surroundings and walk with friends when possible. Don’t read this wrong, things are quite a bit safer here than other similarly sized cities, but common sense and awareness still prevail.

What makes you reblog any particular picture?
As you may have noticed over the past five years, I don’t post or reblog a ton of stuff on here. I usually reblog a certain picture because it catches my eye in some way. Either it’s color, subject matter, or my general mood for the day determine what I reblog.

You reblog my pictures on Neighborhoodr, but not Stuff about Minneapolis, why is that?
Like I said, Stuff about Minneapolis reblogs are items that catch my eye for whatever reason. I’ve ramped up posts on the Minneapolis Neighborhoodr site for things that I think are cool and informative, and help local Tubmlr folks discover each other.

Do you scroll through Tumblr each day looking for stuff to reblog?
Nope. Honestly, I mainly search tracked tags. So if your post isn’t tagged #minneapolis #minnesota #twin cities I’ll probably miss them.

But I live in the inner ring/outlying suburbs of the Twin Cities, should I tag my photos with #minneapols as well?
Absolutely. No one in the Twin Cities, or America for that matter, is searching Tumblr for “Hopkins”, “Shakopee” or “Champlin”. We have to start thinking of the Twin Cities as one solid dynamic region. Look, everyone here locally understands a post tagged with #robbinsdale, #st.louispark, or #richfield AND tagged with “Minneapolis” know you are really telling people, “Hey, Minneapolis is only like 55 square miles, and I live right by there”. And for those that get butthurt over your use of those tags? The hell with them. We are the Twin Cities, strong and proud, one and all.

Would you ever include “stuff” about the St. Paul area on your blog?
I am thinking about it. There are some cool photos and such about the St. Paul half of the metro on Tumblr I’ve thought about sharing. And if I do so, it is my choice. And no, I wouldn’t change my name to “Stuff about the Twin Cities” if I decide to do that.

Do you like getting questions in your ask box?
I do, but questions that aren’t anonymous get first priority. AND, I only answer those every so often. Have a question? Ask away…
http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/ask/

Any plans soon for a local Tumblr meetup?
I would like to throw something together, but the only place in the Twin Cities that I have *any* pull at, would be Tootie’s on Lowry bar on the northside. It’s not a hipster southside or nordeast bar, but they kinda have a back room area, and I’m there enough that I could maybe pull something together.

Thanks for listening, continue on with your regularly scheduled scrolling.
*hugs*

- Paul

Seven years ago today at 6:05 p.m., the I-35W Bridge collapsed near downtown Minneapolis. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were injured.

Photos via the Minnesota Historical Society Seven years ago today at 6:05 p.m., the I-35W Bridge collapsed near downtown Minneapolis. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were injured.

Photos via the Minnesota Historical Society Seven years ago today at 6:05 p.m., the I-35W Bridge collapsed near downtown Minneapolis. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were injured.

Photos via the Minnesota Historical Society Seven years ago today at 6:05 p.m., the I-35W Bridge collapsed near downtown Minneapolis. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were injured.

Photos via the Minnesota Historical Society Seven years ago today at 6:05 p.m., the I-35W Bridge collapsed near downtown Minneapolis. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were injured.

Photos via the Minnesota Historical Society

Seven years ago today at 6:05 p.m., the I-35W Bridge collapsed near downtown Minneapolis. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were injured.

Photos via the Minnesota Historical Society

I Drank a Cup of Hot Coffee That Was Overnighted Across the Country

Last week, Thermos overnighted me a cup of hot coffee from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., to see if it could. It was a bald-faced PR stunt. It succeeded in both senses: The coffee was still hot by the time it reached me, and I am writing about it now.

Now you’ve been warned: This is an article about a PR stunt. It was, however, an extraordinary PR stunt—well-executed, conceptually simple, and bubbling with zeitgeist. And I accepted the hot coffee for reasons beyond my love of roasted arabica.

Pretty cool article that just went up today at The Atlantic.

Alatus pitches 40-story apartment tower

Bob Lux has decided to go big.

Lux, the principal at Minneapolis-based Alatus, has submitted preliminary plans to the city to develop a 40-story apartment tower at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel site near St. Anthony Main. The project is 10 to 15-stories taller than the one he floated for the site a month ago.

The development site, at 200 Central Ave. S.E., today has a Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in a building constructed for the St. Anthony Commercial Club in 1929. Lux initially planned to work around that structure or to see if it could be incorporated into a new development. Now, he’s returned with plans to demolish the building, after getting feedback from neighbors, according to Alatus’ submitted plan.

The plans don’t mention any names for the 7,000 square feet of retail space, but it does plan to have a “street level destination restaurant.”

The developer has a purchase agreement to buy the two parcels owned by William McReavy and by the St. Anthony Athletic Club, respectively. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 and Alatus wants to begin construction “shortly thereafter.” Alatus pitches 40-story apartment tower

Bob Lux has decided to go big.

Lux, the principal at Minneapolis-based Alatus, has submitted preliminary plans to the city to develop a 40-story apartment tower at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel site near St. Anthony Main. The project is 10 to 15-stories taller than the one he floated for the site a month ago.

The development site, at 200 Central Ave. S.E., today has a Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in a building constructed for the St. Anthony Commercial Club in 1929. Lux initially planned to work around that structure or to see if it could be incorporated into a new development. Now, he’s returned with plans to demolish the building, after getting feedback from neighbors, according to Alatus’ submitted plan.

The plans don’t mention any names for the 7,000 square feet of retail space, but it does plan to have a “street level destination restaurant.”

The developer has a purchase agreement to buy the two parcels owned by William McReavy and by the St. Anthony Athletic Club, respectively. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 and Alatus wants to begin construction “shortly thereafter.”

Alatus pitches 40-story apartment tower

Bob Lux has decided to go big.

Lux, the principal at Minneapolis-based Alatus, has submitted preliminary plans to the city to develop a 40-story apartment tower at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel site near St. Anthony Main. The project is 10 to 15-stories taller than the one he floated for the site a month ago.

The development site, at 200 Central Ave. S.E., today has a Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in a building constructed for the St. Anthony Commercial Club in 1929. Lux initially planned to work around that structure or to see if it could be incorporated into a new development. Now, he’s returned with plans to demolish the building, after getting feedback from neighbors, according to Alatus’ submitted plan.

The plans don’t mention any names for the 7,000 square feet of retail space, but it does plan to have a “street level destination restaurant.”

The developer has a purchase agreement to buy the two parcels owned by William McReavy and by the St. Anthony Athletic Club, respectively. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 and Alatus wants to begin construction “shortly thereafter.”

(Source: bizjournals.com)

Ads on the back of a bulletin from St. Cyril’s Church, Minneapolis (Sept 21st, 1980)

As far as I can tell, the only places still open in the same location, with basically the same name are:

Kapala-Glodek Funeral Home (without Bertch)
Northeast State Bank (now without “State” in name)
Elsie’s Restaurant & Lounge
Nye’s Polonaise Room
Kozlak University Funeral Chapel (now Kozlak-Radulovich)

*image scanned by me

Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Cops-for-Kids/112010872164984 Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Cops-for-Kids/112010872164984 Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Cops-for-Kids/112010872164984 Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Cops-for-Kids/112010872164984 Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Cops-for-Kids/112010872164984 Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Cops-for-Kids/112010872164984 Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Cops-for-Kids/112010872164984

Minneapolis Bike Cops for Kids has to be my favorite local Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Cops-for-Kids/112010872164984

Minneapolis Mid Century Modern ING Building

(Source: etsy.com)

Dance contest, The Riverview, Minneapolis (1985)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)