NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | More room on the river: Aster Cafe expands outdoor seating


River strollers looking to stop for a sip and a bite at the Aster Cafe will now find a little more breathing room: with the blessings of the City of Minneapolis and the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association, the neighborhood favorite has recently expanded its outdoor seating area to approximately double its former size.

The expanded space has been successfully used over the Fourth of July holiday and at special events, says the Aster’s Alex Rapatz. “It’s not going to produce a lot more noise,” he says. “It doesn’t really alter the scene.” Just creates a few more spots to perch when the sun is hot and the drinks are cold.