NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Doodle Bird Design + Gifts opens in Ericsson neighborhood


A new gift shop has moved to the 42nd St./28th Ave. intersection.

Doodle Bird Design + Gifts held a sneak peak last weekend. It will be open Wednesday to Saturday, May 15-18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located at 2803 E 42nd St., Minneapolis, MN. Call (612) 345-7961. Check it out on Facebook:

Billed as Minneapolis’s newest little store that is big on MN talent, folks are encouraged to stop by and check out locally made art and gifts.

• The non-profit courgeous heaRTS has opened at the Cedar/42nd St. intersection. The mission of courageous heARTS  is to co-create experiences with young people by offering them a safe space,  built with the intention to  heal and empower- Through expressive arts, community building, and leadership development. More at

• Mighty Swell at 3109 E. 42nd Street has closed. The last sale was held March 2 and 3. While the storefront has closed, the Facebook page announces: “Big things are planned for the future of Mighty Swell, so stay tuned!”

• Around the corner in the same building, Vintage Barber has also closed.