Kickin’ up your heels with the Odd Fellows

‘It’s the Odd Fellows up there again, dancing,’ said the clerk at Hampden Park Co-op, explaining the thunderous pounding coming from the ceiling. St. Anthony Park resident Teresa Neby Lind might not consider herself an odd fellow, but she’s happy to be one of many musicians and dancers who use the upstairs hall at the corner of Raymond and Hampden avenues. “We have a nice relationship with the co-op,” said Neby Lind, “even though the noise can be a bit much. They’re good sports.”
The building that houses the co-op and Parkview Cafe is owned by the Grand Lodge of Minnesota–Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal organization similar to Kiwanis, Lions or the Masons. Continue Reading