Audubon Park Neighborhood News and Events

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Audubon Park is a traditional neighborhood, with exquisite qualities-a wide variety of housing types, great local retail, and respectful, environmentally-conscious, and committed residents.

Robin SauerweinRobin Sauerwein is our neigh-borhood correspondent for Audubon Park. She lives in the neighborhood and she wants to hear from you. Tell Robin about the garage sale, or the church festival - and ask her how to register and get your profile on TC Daily Planet!

Robin describes herself as "a Minneapolis freelance writer, editor of the Audubon Neighborhood Association newsletter, and founder of the Audubon Eight Writers' Group.  I am always on the lookout  for interesting people to profile, kids that are doing spectacular things, or that unusual quirky story. You can reach me at robindyson [at] msn [dot] com."

We sit atop a hill that extends our horizon and gives us inspiring skyline views. We are just minutes by car, bike, or transit to the jobs, culture, and commerce of downtown Minneapolis. We are equally close to the University of Minnesota, making Audubon Park a perfect spot for students, staff and faculty who seek easy access to campus.

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NEWS DAY | Ancestry Books grand opening!

Chaun Webster and Verna Wong talking to neighbors about books. 

UPDATED 6/9/2014: After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and months of hard work, Ancestry Books is opened on Saturday.


Velodrome proposed for Shoreham Yards site in Minneapolis

The gray areas in the upper left are existing buildings: The roundhouse chunk at the right would be the history center and plaza cafe, the rectangle commercial/industrial space. The curved gray chunks would be covered cafe seating and grandstand for skate park and reflecting pool. The colored areas between are assumed too far gone, and would become “plaza under open air. Rehab roof structure.” The velodrome is the multicolored oval. It would have a second story with skyboxes and classrooms. New retail buildings front on Central, and the green parking buffers are indicated as “future development potential.”

One Gear. No Brakes. That’s what velodrome bike racing is all about, that’s the slogan in a promotional video. I did not know that. They have to keep pedaling, though they can slow down by holding back.


COMMUNITY VOICES | Street animation at Open Streets Minneapolis' Central Avenue event

The third Open Street of the summer in Minneapolis took place on Central Avenue in Northeast on July 28. The street was closed to car traffic from 18 1/2 Ave NE to 26th Avenue NE from 10 am to 4 pm to allow the streets to be overtaken by bicyclists, pedestrians, and all kinds of activity.


Meet Golden Nest, new assisted living facility in Northeast Minneapolis

A church site that once served seniors through a hot meal program may again serve seniors, in a different way. When the Northeast United Methodist leaders sold the former Trinity Methodist Church at 2501Taylor St. NE to Faith Tabernacle Ministries of the Church of God in Christ, they sold the newer building addition to Golden Nest for an assisted living and adult day care facility.


Open Streets coming to Northeast Minneapolis July 28

The last few times Central Avenue closed to traffic, it was for road reconstruction, the Celebrate Northeast parades, or to celebrate redevelopments happening. This time, it’ll be “to help promote environmentally friendly transportation choices, such as walking, bicycling and mass transit,” says a City of Minneapolis news release. “Open Streets events were also created to promote good public health by encouraging active, healthy lifestyles.