At the turn of the past century, Cedar-Riverside, named for the two main avenues, was called the ‘Snoose Neighborhood’ for the large population of Scandinavian immigrants.

At mid-century it became a haven for hippies, artists and intellectuals. In recent years, it’s been a landing pad for east Africans.

Star Tribune's Rochelle Olson explores the past, present and future of Augsburg College’s neighborhood in the article, “Big changes ahead for Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside area.
Great musical history of our neighborhood, anchored by the now defunct 400 Bar. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2013/01/the-400-bar-oral-history/


It’s the bar where Golden Smog, Zuzu’s Petals, and Semisonic all began, and where Dan Wilson first debuted his big hit “Closing Time.” It’s the bar where Bonnie Raitt hung out while in the Twin Cities to record her debut album. It’s where First Ave stage manager Conrad Sverkerson kicked out his first rowdy patron. And it’s where Peter Ostroushko was playing pool when he got the call to go play on Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks.
It’s the 400 Bar—and after decades of hosting live music, the West Bank institution has closed its doors and vacated its ancient two-story building on the corner of Cedar and Riverside Avenues.
For some, it marks the end of an era; the closing of the final chapter of Minneapolis’s storied rock ‘n’ roll heyday, and yet another nail in the coffin of the vibrant folk and blues scene that once dominated the West Bank. But for those familiar with the neighborhood’s rich and vibrant history, it’s yet another example of the reinvention and resilience that sets the area apart from any other in the Twin Cities.
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Great musical history of our neighborhood, anchored by the now defunct 400 Bar. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2013/01/the-400-bar-oral-history/

It’s the bar where Golden Smog, Zuzu’s Petals, and Semisonic all began, and where Dan Wilson first debuted his big hit “Closing Time.” It’s the bar where Bonnie Raitt hung out while in the Twin Cities to record her debut album. It’s where First Ave stage manager Conrad Sverkerson kicked out his first rowdy patron. And it’s where Peter Ostroushko was playing pool when he got the call to go play on Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks.

It’s the 400 Bar—and after decades of hosting live music, the West Bank institution has closed its doors and vacated its ancient two-story building on the corner of Cedar and Riverside Avenues.

For some, it marks the end of an era; the closing of the final chapter of Minneapolis’s storied rock ‘n’ roll heyday, and yet another nail in the coffin of the vibrant folk and blues scene that once dominated the West Bank. But for those familiar with the neighborhood’s rich and vibrant history, it’s yet another example of the reinvention and resilience that sets the area apart from any other in the Twin Cities.

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Augsburg dorms welcome trick-or-treaters from Cedar-Riverside and Seward

Did your kids go trick-or-treating from house to house this Halloween? How about from dorm to dorm? On October 31, kids from the Cedar-Riverside and Seward neighborhoods filled Augsburg’s residence hall for the Halloween Safe Block.  “It’s a safe and warm way to trick-or-treat and a way for Augsburg students to engage with local kids” said Mary Laurel True from the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning at Augsburg College.

About 150 kids came to enjoy candy, cookie decorating, face paintings, crafts and games. Nine floors of the Urness and Mortensen Towers in Augsburg opened their dorms for trick-or-treating. In addition to candy, each floor had a different set of games, decorations and music in the common area.

Connor Dainty, a student giving out candy, said that participating in Halloween Safe Block was “very rewarding because I feel like this is a lot safer than [kids] going out in the streets.”

The event was put together by Augsburg’s Community Link and Res Life .

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heavytable:

notisolde:

So I was looking on Minnesota Public Radio website to see what member discounts were in around my office…and discovered this restaurant.
/giggle

Do yourself a solid and order the Cadillac!

#7 Cadillac – choice of brat, Polish, Italian, or veg Italian topped w/    cheese, egg and bacon wrapped in a pancake - $6.50


A Cedar-Riverside institution!

heavytable:

notisolde:

So I was looking on Minnesota Public Radio website to see what member discounts were in around my office…and discovered this restaurant.

/giggle

Do yourself a solid and order the Cadillac!

#7 Cadillac – choice of brat, Polish, Italian, or veg Italian topped w/
    cheese, egg and bacon wrapped in a pancake - $6.50

A Cedar-Riverside institution!

More great hip-hop right here in our little corner of MPLS!

Hip-Hop Harambee is an all-day, hip-hop block party that will take place on the West Bank of Minneapolis - in the Nomad World Pub parking lot [501 Cedar Ave. S] - on Saturday, September 15th. The show will run from 2-10PM and will feature performances from Talib Kweli (w/ live band), Sims of Doomtree, Big Zach, Audio Perm, Manny Phesto & Axel Foley, Mankwe, Grittee Committee [Greg Grease x Freez of Illuminous 3], Sean Anonymous, Duenday, Mike the Martyr, Meta, Bomba Umoya, Haphduzn, Up Rock. and hosted by Alicia Steele with live jazz band, Liquid Electric Blanket. Tickets are available for pre-sale at $10 and $15 at the door.

More great hip-hop right here in our little corner of MPLS!

Hip-Hop Harambee is an all-day, hip-hop block party that will take place on the West Bank of Minneapolis - in the Nomad World Pub parking lot [501 Cedar Ave. S] - on Saturday, September 15th. The show will run from 2-10PM and will feature performances from Talib Kweli (w/ live band), Sims of Doomtree, Big Zach, Audio Perm, Manny Phesto & Axel Foley, Mankwe, Grittee Committee [Greg Grease x Freez of Illuminous 3], Sean Anonymous, Duenday, Mike the Martyr, Meta, Bomba Umoya, Haphduzn, Up Rock. and hosted by Alicia Steele with live jazz band, Liquid Electric Blanket. Tickets are available for pre-sale at $10 and $15 at the door.


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Metro Transit This Weekend

triplerocksocialclub:

The light rail is under construction and buses are going to be used instead of the light rail to the Cedar/Riverside stop so plan accordingly this weekend!

And don’t forget that streets will be closed Saturday, August 18th for the West Bank Music Festival!


If you have any issues with figuring out what I said, visit metrotransit.org or call them.