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Psycho Suzi’s Puppy Fashion Show

1st Annual Puppy Fashion Show! Saturday at 2pm.

- Best in Show Prizes include: $200 cash, 5 days of training at Ruff Love, and a basket with over $200 in puppy gifts & Suzi’s gear
- Prizes will also be awarded to 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place
- Home-made costumes & fancy hairdos encouraged!
- Limited spots, so register early by calling 612.788.9069

Don’t have a pup?
- Not to worry! Pet Project Rescue will be bringing some.
- Also, Puppy Kissing Booth

ANNOUNCING MINNEAPOLIS BREWERY 612BREW

Who isn’t happy for more news about great Twin Cities beers? And now, a new contender is edging closer to launch of the first brewery and taproom worthy of the classic area code — 612Brew Minneapolis.

On this auspicious date, 6.12.12, 612Brew announces that it has signed a lease at the corner of Central and Broadway in Northeast Minneapolis. The brewery plans to open its taproom and have growlers available by late fall; and be liquor-store-ready within a year.

612Brew will launch with two beers: “SIX,” a sessionable American pale ale; and “Rated R,” a spicy and hoppy Rye IPA. The label will also introduce a summer seasonal beer, a tribute to Gilligan’s Island: the “Mary Ann” — a German-style lager featuring (wait for it) freshly grated ginger. There will be taproom and growler-only beers, such as “Zero Hour,” an American black ale, available to patrons who visit the brewery.

612Brew will be located at 945 Broadway St., the anchor tenant in the historic building The Broadway. This landmark building — recently purchased by Peter Remes, who restored the Van Buren building in Northeast and the Icehouse building in South Minneapolis — features exposed brick and timber along with polished concrete floors, an outdoor patio and a rain garden, creating a perfect atmosphere for the brewery. The Broadway, represented by Mark Krogh of Java Properties, is currently undergoing a full restoration.

via 612Brew

Lowry Avenue Bridge from northeast Minneapolis by Michael Gacek

It’s getting there!

Cat Found in NE Mpls

Fellow tumblr Tamara McCoy sent me an email about a kitty that was found in Nordeast today…

A friend of mine found this cat today in NE Minneapolis near Boom Island Park. It is female, between 7-12 months, took her to the vet and she is healthy. Very sweet, loves lap sitting.Could you post her photo to see if anyone recognizes her OR would like to adopt her? 

If you recognize this cat (or maybe want to adopt), you can contact Tamara on her tumblr, or by email. tamara.morgen.mccoy@gmail.com

Cat Found in NE Mpls

Fellow tumblr Tamara McCoy sent me an email about a kitty that was found in Nordeast today…

A friend of mine found this cat today in NE Minneapolis near Boom Island Park. It is female, between 7-12 months, took her to the vet and she is healthy. Very sweet, loves lap sitting.
Could you post her photo to see if anyone recognizes her OR would like to adopt her?

If you recognize this cat (or maybe want to adopt), you can contact Tamara on her tumblr, or by email. tamara.morgen.mccoy@gmail.com

Don’t forget, tonight is the third annual Dagos at Dusty’s on Groundhog Day Meetup!

Some quick notes about tonight…

I think most people (myself included) will start showing up around 7:00pm.

The event goes until…the party stops.

Dusty’s Bar is located one block north of Broadway Ave on Marshall St NE, kitty-corner from the old Grain Belt Brewery.

Unless things have changed, you don’t have to be 21 to get into Dusty’s.

If for some reason Dusty’s is packed, we can move down the road to Psycho Suzi’s.

Any questions you can contact me on twitter @handsomecat or email stuffaboutminneapolis@gmail.com

See you tonight!

Anonymous Asked
QuestionWhat is your favorite Minneapolis/St. Paul landmark or location? And why? Answer

13th Avenue N.E., from the Mississippi River to Monroe Street. While this may be a “Hipster” hot zone now, when I was growing up it was the downtown of my youth. I’ll give you this…
I remember going to the Grain Belt Brewery with my grandmother when it was still open, and having pretzels with her by the old fountain.
I have been to Dusty’s Bar more times in my youth than you have in adulthood.
On 13th Ave & 2nd St N.E. I remember the old drugstore on the corner (Dady’s?), I got books at the “old” Pierre Bottineau Library next to Leitschuh’s Insurnace office, and I went to St. Cyril’s and Methodious Slovak Catholic Church.
The Ritz Theater was was an Asian theater when it wasn’t boarded up when I was little, and across the street from there was a butcher shop and bakery that have since been torn down for Sheridan School expansion.
I rememeber the King Koin Launderette which was kitty-corner from a drugstore that is now the N.E. Social Club.
I would play with my friends at Logan Park all the time as a kid.

So, to answer your question, 13th Avenue N.E. will always hold a special place in my heart.

Anonymous Asked
QuestionI saw your information on a Facebook page called "I Grew Up in Northeast Mpls!" There was a discussion of John’s Bar, which was known “John’s Fun House”. Do you know who owned it? Answer

All I could find was a 1940’s East Side-On-Sale Liquor Dealers’ Association list that shows 2500 Marshall St NE (now known of course as Tony Jaro’s) being under the name of John & Julian. It went by the name of John’s Bar or Johnny’s River Garden until Tony Jaros bought the bar in 1961 and renamed it in 1962. Here is a post I did on it from April of 2010…
http://stuffaboutminneapolis.tumblr.com/post/543083885/minneapolis-then-and-now-ah-yes-2500-marshall

Bee-Ware…..Swarm on Loop Sign Scares Crowd

E. J. Herringer got himself another hive of bees yesterday—right out of an electric sign.
The bees swarmed in the sign of a dry cleaning establishment at Eleventh street and LaSalle avenue. Passersby drew away a safe distance. A fellow employee of the streetcar company, knowing Mr. Herringer’s hobby, called him. For an hour he worked, trying to reach the queen of the swarm. He carried handfuls of bees to a hive, finally coaxing the queen inside. Then he tapped on the hive, and the swarm streamed inside. The hive is now at Herringer’s home, 2015 University avenue NE., where Herringer keeps about 2,000,000 of the buzzers.

Pictures show Mr. Herringer getting the bees out of the sign and with some of his bee raising equipment and his grandson, Jerry, 4, who likes bees too.

I scanned this article from the June 28th, 1939 evening edition of the Minneapolis Journal. Mr. Herringer’s house at 2015 University NE is no more, Jax Cafe owns the parcel of land and use it as an overflow parking lot.