Best Steak House: Video

This video features Mike Hatzistamoulos, owner of Best Steak House. This article is part of the series, Along the Corridor: University Avenue business owners navigating change.(Video produced by José Luis Morales Alegria)This video is part of a Central Corridor small business oral history project funded through a State of Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant. Continue Reading

Homi Restaurant: Video

This video features Miguel López, owner of Homi Restaurant. This article is part of the series, Along the Corridor: University Avenue business owners navigating change.(Video produced by José Luis Morales Alegria)This video is part of a Central Corridor small business oral history project funded through a State of Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant. Continue Reading

Flamingo Restaurant: Video

This video features Frewoini Haile, owner of Flamingo Restaurant. This article is part of the series, Along the Corridor: University Avenue business owners navigating change.(Video produced by José Luis Morales Alegria)This video is part of a Central Corridor small business oral history project funded through a State of Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant. Continue Reading

Russian Tea House: Video

This video features Nicolai and Linda Alenov, owners of the Russian Tea House. This article is part of the series, Along the Corridor: University Avenue business owners navigating change.(Video produced by José Luis Morales Alegria)This video is part of a Central Corridor small business oral history project funded through a State of Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant. Continue Reading

Dubliner Pub: Video

This video features Tom and Geri Scanlon, owners of the Dubliner Pub. This article is part of the series, Along the Corridor: University Avenue business owners navigating change.(Video produced by José Luis Morales Alegria)This video is part of a Central Corridor small business oral history project funded through a State of Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant. Continue Reading

Ha Tien Grocery Store: Interview audio and transcript

Bruce Johansen: It’s August 1, 2013. I’m Bruce Johansen. I’m at Ha Tien Grocery located at 353 University Avenue West in St. Paul. This interview is one in a series of interviews that I’m doing with business owners along University Avenue, also known as the Central Corridor. My project is funded through a State of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant. [Audio at bottom]To learn more, read Ha Tien Grocery Store: “We are confident that it will be better, a lot better,” by Bruce Johansen, listen to the audio below, and watch video here. Continue Reading

Bangkok Cuisine: Interview audio and transcript

Bruce Johansen: It’s June 28, 2013. I’m Bruce Johansen and I’m at Bangkok Thai Cuisine, located at 432 University Avenue West in St. Paul. This is one in a series of interviews I’m doing with business owners along University Avenue. My project is funded through a State of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant. Continue Reading

SugaRush: Interview audio and transcript

SugaRush, June 6, 2013Bruce Johansen: I’m Bruce Johansen and I’m at SugaRush which is located at 712 University Avenue in St. Paul. This interview is one in a series of interviews that I’m doing with business owners along University Avenue, also known as the Central Corridor and the Green Line. The project is funded through a State of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant. With me today is SugaRush co-owner Keoni Nguyen. [Audio at bottom]To learn more, read SugaRush: “I just hope that corporate America don’t come in and take us all out,” by Bruce Johansen, listen to the audio below, and watch video here. Continue Reading

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro: Interview audio and transcript

Bruce Johansen: It’s September 19, 2013. I’m Bruce Johansen and I’m at Ngon Vietnamese Bistro, located at 799 University Avenue West in St. Paul. This is one in a series of interviews I’m doing with business owners along the Central Corridor. My project is funded through a State of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant. [Audio at bottom]Today I’m interviewing Hai Truong, co-owner and chef at Ngon. Continue Reading