Category: Minnehaha Avenue

Installation of street furniture planned for early spring

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By robb, November 17, 2015 10:36 am

The first phase of the Minnehaha Avenue street furniture — for locations between 38th and 46th streets — will be installed in early spring 2016.  Dero will be fabricating the new Minnehaha Avenue bike racks early next year – and they’ve developed a great 3-D image of what they will look like.  The County also plans to put out a bid for the planters and benches in December.

Minnehaha "bike" bike rackMinnehaha trees bike rack

New bike racks for Minnehaha Avenue

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By robb, October 30, 2015 12:22 pm

Next spring, Minnehaha Avenue businesses will be getting new bike racks in conjunction with the reconstruction of Minnehaha Avenue.  These two bike rack designs were selected from almost 50 designs that were submitted in a Longfellow Community Council organized bike-rack design contest.  The new racks will be funded through the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works program and the City of Minneapolis bike cost share program.

Minnehaha Ave Bike Racks

Experience Minnehaha Avenue in one week

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By robb, October 16, 2015 11:26 am

Experience Minnehaha October 24 event flyer

Experience Minnehaha Avenue, featuring the Minne-Mile Nightmarket and Great Golden Pumpkin Search

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By robb, October 10, 2015 9:54 pm

Experience Minnehaha Avenue on October 24, 2015

A day and night of fun to support our local businesses.  Bring your friends, family and neighbors!  Celebrate the half-way mark for rebuilding Minnehaha Avenue!

12 to 5 p.m.        The Great Golden Pumpkin Search

Embark on a quest to find the Golden Pumpkin at 16 shops along Minnehaha Avenue and join in special activities along the way. Pumpkin-finders will be eligible for great prizes!

Where?  16 businesses along Minnehaha between Lake Street and Minnehaha Park – Grab a “pumpkin search” card at participating locations – Details to come.

5 to 10 p.m.        Minne-Mile Nightmarket and fall festival

Food trucks, artisan booths, beer, movies, and local vendors selling green, upcycled, ecological merchandise! Plus a ton of family fun with jugglers, bubble contraptions, a mini-arcade, bouncy house, and more (5 to 7 pm).  Live music from Liz Wilkinson & Andrew Scheiber, Dan Israel, and Jake Allen.

Where?  Adams Triangle, 41st St. & Minnehaha Ave. / Time Bomb Vintage, 4008 Minnehaha Ave.

More info –

Brought to you by the Longfellow Business Association, Longfellow Community Council, Hennepin County, Minnehaha Mile businesses, Patrick’s Cabaret.

Schedule of activities for Aug 22 Experience Minnehaha Avenue

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By robb, August 21, 2015 11:26 am

Our schedule for August 22nd’s activities:

Turquoise Vintage / 3456 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1PM to 4PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Emily Richardson, vintage beads and gemstone patterns
  • 1PM to 4PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Laura Burlis, found object assemblages

Paris Antiques / 3721 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Cherie Burke, jewelry, mosaics, collages

The Fix Studio / 3725 Minnehaha Ave

Selam Coffee / 3860 Minnehaha Ave

  1. 12 noon to 2 PM:  House of Dance Twin Cities — breakdancing performance and instruction
  2. 2 PM to 4 PM:  Taja Will, assisted by Kathleen Pender – Site Specific Improvisation / Contact Improvisation

Sosa Foods / 3909 Minnehaha Ave

E’s Emporium / 3911 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Ella Ritzman, hats and furnishings with vintage fabrics
  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Dan Goddard, wheel thrown, hand built ceramics

Time Bomb Vintage / 4008 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Lisa Petersson, functional and curious home furnishings

Natural Built Home / 4020 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Sally Lieberman, household textile goods
  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Megan Moore, cards, cardboard and gesso paintings

Junket:  Tossed & Found / 4049 Minnehaha Ave

  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Meg Erke, journals, block prints
  • 1 PM to 4 PM:  LoLA Pop-Up Shop – Dave Holliday, bicycle taxidermy

Adams Triangle / 4100 Minnehaha Ave

Ballare Teatro / 4259 Minnehaha Ave

  • 10 AM to 2 PM:  Open house / Christopher Watson Dance Co. rehearsal

Aug 22 Experience Minnehaha Schedule

Open Call to Artists: Minnehaha Avenue Bike Rack Designs

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By crystal, July 29, 2015 12:10 pm

Calling all artists and inspired community members!!

Make your mark on Minnehaha Avenue as part of the new streetscape design.



Longfellow Community Council, in partnership with Hennepin County, is seeking a logo design for approximately 130 new stainless steel hoop bike racks that will be installed on Minnehaha Avenue between Lake Street and 46th Street. The design will be laser cut into a 10.125” diameter circular metal plate.

Background and history

Minnehaha Avenue is home to over 140 businesses and 740 residential dwellings. This popular thoroughfare is characterized by its thick tree canopy, multi-family apartment complexes and an eclectic mix of businesses. Hennepin County, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, is reconstructing Minnehaha Avenue from East 46th Street to Lake Street during the 2015 and 2016 construction seasons to address the deteriorating pavement, utility and drainage concerns, non-motorized accommodations and storm water quality conditions.


The reconstructed road will be safer, more livable, and welcoming to all users, featuring improved pedestrian facilities (shortened crossings at intersections, improving bus stops and ramp curbs to make them fully accessible) and enhanced dedicated bicycle lanes. The purpose of the artist designed bike racks is to add character to the community, create a sense of place that reflects the neighborhood and the values of its residents, and celebrate the improvements in walkability and bikability in the corridor.

Submission requirements

In order to be considered, submissions must be:

  1. Received between Monday July 20 (12 a.m.) and Sunday August 16 (11:59 p.m.), 2015
  2. Emailed to Joe Sturm at
  1. Presented in a vector or high resolution .jpeg format
  2. Comply with the technical guidelines (see page 3 below)
  3. Include the creator’s name, address, phone number, and email address

Other guidelines

  1. Artists may submit more than one design and/or a series of designs as one submission
  2. Designs that reflect Minnehaha Avenue, the surrounding community, and the neighborhood are encouraged, though not required
  3. The design may include text
  4. See examples of other bike rack styles with laser cut designs here: Note that the bike rack styles pictured here are not the hoop rack style with center plate that we will be using, which is pictured above.

Selection process

A panel comprised of members from the Minnehaha Streetscape and Public Art committee will select a winning design and notify the artist by email by Friday, August 21. We will also publicize the winner and winning design via our website.


The bike racks with the custom design will be installed in phases between September 2015 and April 2017.


$500 shall be awarded in consideration for granting Hennepin County and Longfellow Community Council the right to use the winning design for the Hoop Bike Rack and to use depictions or two-dimensional reproductions of the design in all formats, including in electronic formats for non-commercial purposes.

Please contact Joe Sturm at the Longfellow Community Council with any questions.


Phone: (612)722-4529 ext 13

Technical Guidelines