Lyndale Avenue — a commercial corridor that cares!


Traveling down the city’s northern gateway of Lyndale Ave N from 49th, there are many community-minded businesses along this important commercial corridor. Many are small to midsized businesses offering special products and services for our community’s convenience. These businesses provide local jobs, often support more than one local community event or charity, and are an integral part of the safety and vitality of a community. These businesses as well as others along the corridor gratefully give our community its unique small-town feel in the big city. Keep our community businesses and our community strong: Shop locally!

Gardner’s Camden Hardware Hank has rearranged their store interior for customer convenience and is offering new specials every month for those important home repairs on every homeowners to-do list.

B-Safe Key has a fresh new look. We thank and salute owner George Miles and say welcome home from Iraq!

Across from newly re-landscaped and huge community supporter Camden Dairy Queen, is Acorn Mini Storage which displays a K-9 Training sign in it’s window. Manager Nicole Olila said, “We were delighted and proud our business could serve such an important role on Lyndale hosting a Minneapolis Police Department’s K-9 training site.”

This summer old friends and neighbors from Camden Care Center moved to Park Crest Baptist Care Center on 49th Ave N.

PPL/PUC Fathers and Their Children Together opened their doors to 45 new families in our community at their new facility on the former Camden Motel site.

Impact Mailing purchased the building and land of their neighbors to the north from Rainville Carlson. Rainville Carlson moved out of the city into their new building. Impact Mailing has also helped attracted four new businesses to our corridor over the past year.

Waldo’s gets a new owner and a new look. Rachel Teverra, long-time employee and aspiring entrepreneur, has a heart for the community and is adamant about setting a new coarse for her new business. She purchased Waldo’s this summer and will be opening her new business Rachel’s Club 46. She is working diligently to reopen this fall with a fresh new start and more family-oriented menu and ambiance to better serve the needs of the community. Be watching for more news on the opening soon.

Lyn Stop Gas Station is a generous community and youth supporter. Owner Kevin Aldwaik and other local businesses have hired patrols for increased safety for Lyndale customers and businesses alike.

Milan Motors purchased Camden Auto and has been busy renovating that business space for its future increased business endeavors.

Guy-Am Grocery attracts shoppers from all across the metro for East/West Indian, Asian and African grocery items.

Guilded Salvage is a welcome new transplant business from Northeast Minneapolis to our commercial corridor. This new business attracts more destination and pedestrian traffic to the corridor.

Camden McDonald’s may be one of only two chain businesses on Lyndale but we think they’re great anyway! They are great supporters of community-wide events.

Allied Waste, long-time business on Lyndale, has been a huge community supporter of clean-ups, youth activities and other community-wide events such as Lyndale Blooms with Youth and Holiday on 44th.