A social, a merchandising workshop, a gift guide, and a busy Saturday on Lake Street.
join us december 12

Join us on at Harriet Brewing's Tap Room on Wednesday, December 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 to celebrate and network with the Lake Street community!

You can look forward to:

  • A tour of Harriet Brewing
  • Free appetizers from Gandhi Mahal
  • Fantastic door prizes
  • Special guests Representitive Jim Davnie and Senator Patricia Torres Ray
RSVP: Tickets are free!

MORE INFO: Contact Zoeana at 612.822.1912 or

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but you and I both know you're not done holiday shopping. Lucky for you, we've got a selection of gift ideas you can find on Lake Street on our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.


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Join us on Tuesday, December 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for a FREE merchandising workshop.

The workshop will take place in Kitchen in the Market's meeting space at the Midtown Global Market (920 East Lake Street) and will be led by by Brent Meyers, Director of Minnesota College of Art and Design DesignWorks. We will sit down to discuss creative merchandising tactics before walking the Market, rearranging and improving vendors’ displays with an eye for presentation and sales.

This event is FREE and open to all area business owners and employees.

RSVP: Tickets are limited. Sign up here!

MORE INFO: Contact Zoeana at 612.822.1912 or


Fireside Chat: Museum in the Streets
December 2, 2:00 p.m.
Hennepin History Museum, 2303 3rd Ave S

Miss Amy Jo Pop-Up Shop
December 1, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 
Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave S

Sami Day
December 1, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Ingebretsen's, 1601 East Lake St

ZRS Healing Holidays Expo
December 1, 2:00–7:00 p.m.
ZRS Fossils and Gifts, 3018 Lyndale Ave S

Arts on Chicago Launch Party
December 1, 7:00 p.m.
The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, 3749 Chicago Ave


Early Mornings with Elizabeth: 2013 Legislative Session Preview
November 30, 7:30–9:00 a.m. 
Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S

Ninth Ward Award nominations open
January’s Breakfast with Gary will feature the 10th Annual State of the Ward Address and Ninth Ward Awards. Awards will be given for Leader of the Year, Block Club of the Year, Neighborhood Project of the Year, and Youth Leader of the Year. Please submit your Ninth Ward Award nominations to Council Member Gary Schiff by Friday, January 11.
ebay store

We've got stuff you can buy.

Are you in the market for a Nice Ride season subscriptions? Tickets to the Minnesota Opera? Dance classes?

We've got all that and more listed on eBay right now. Treat yo'self at a discount and help benefit Lake Street Council along the way. Win/win/win.

See all listings.
new business watch
moon palace books
Now open: Moon Palace Books. If you like to find books you may not have heard of or if you are in need of some inspiration, head over to Moon Palace. The books are hand-picked by owners Angela and Jamie Schwesnedl. (More via My Broadsheet.)
2820 East 33rd St
(612) 454-0455

Facebook: Moon Palace
Twitter: @MoonPalaceBooks

francesca's interior
Now open: Francesca's. Francesca's i
s a boutique retailer featuring the latest in women’s clothing, jewelry, accessories and gifts. They carry limited quantities of specialty handpicked items, so the shopping experience is always new. (Pic via Our Uptown.)
3001 Hennepin Ave S, Suite 301A
Facebook: Francesca's
Twitter: @shopfrancescas

Now open: World Street Kitchen. The brick-and-mortar store of the popular food truck is serving up international street food seven days a week.
2743 Lyndale Ave S
Twitter: @eatwsk1

Read the buzz:
lake street in the news
Comedy Suitcase brings new meaning to "Secret Santa"
After a couple of successful runs with The Harty Boys Save Christmas, the folks at Comedy Suitcase change things up a bit this year with a new show from local playwright Tim Uren titled Christmas: Impossible

Eat Street Social's Nick Kosevich on bitters, favorite cocktails, and the Twin Cities' cocktail scene
After leaving Town Talk Diner, Nick Kosevich founded Bittercube Bitters with Ira Koplowitz. In addition to running the bitters company, the two are now consulting partners and head bartenders at Eat Street Social.

Nearly six months after fire, Walker Church submits plans for rebuild
When the Walker Church building—community hub, activist meeting space, and home of a more than 125-year history—burned down on May 27, it had 180 days to turn in plans for a re-build in order to keep its zoning.

Q&A with Carrie Johnson, owner of Nightingale
Carrie Johnson talks about her culinary history, the weirdest food she's ever eaten, who would play her in a movie, and what's next for Nightingale.

Spring will come early to Longfellow Grill
Longfellow Grill’s new patio space should open it in early March. The early open is possible with newly-installed gas heaters that are designed to make a 25 degree day feel like 60.
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