East Side Review

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Aug

Local music education nonprofit eyeing Payne Avenue for new venue


file photo • The nonprofit Twin Cities Catalyst Music is looking to use the basement of the Old Swedish Bank building for a new all-ages and alcohol-free music venue. Twin Cities Catalyst Music teaches youth about various aspects of the music business — composing, recording, operating a venue and other skills.

Group plans to have after-school music programs.

 

Payne Avenue is being eyed up as a spot for a new all-ages and alcohol-free music venue. 

Tue
28
Aug

‘Unapologetically butter, sugar, gluten’


Hannah Burlingame photo/Review • Ka Small, a transplant from Georgia, operates the Sassy Pecan in South St. Paul's Bridgepoint Business District. The business has expanded to include a variety of sweet treats, including the signature Sticky Doohickey.

Sassy local business debuts as official new food at State Fair

 

When Ka Small was growing up, food was a reason to get together and a source of community.

Tue
28
Aug

Woman dead, husband arrested for murder


Dah Eh Ray

Killing caps a week of homicides on the East Side

A woman is dead and her husband was arrested and charged with murder after police responded to what was originally a fire call the morning of Aug. 18. 

Tue
28
Aug

South St. Paul seeking assistance with group homes from Dakota County

The South St. Paul City Council approved Aug. 20 a request to seek assistance from Dakota County to address the impacts in the city related to housing support facilities, more commonly known as group homes.

Tue
28
Aug

SNAPSHOT: Stuck for good

Members of the West St. Paul Police Department were "stuck" on the roof of the city's Dunkin' Donuts Aug. 17 to help raise money for the Special Olympics.

Tue
28
Aug

SNAPSHOTS: A fiesta for all

The annual Fiesta Latina, a Dayton’s Bluff festival celebrating Latino culture hosted by Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio, also known as CLUES, offered food, dance and crafts on a muggy Aug. 18.

Mon
20
Aug

A day in the life of a Payne Avenue restaurant owner


Marjorie Otto/Review • When business picks up during the lunch rush, Eddie Wu steps in to help cook. On this particular Tuesday, it was just Wu, one cook and one server.

There’s a sense of magic when eating at a restaurant — your order goes in and a bit later, a warm meal comes out. 

Mon
20
Aug

Inver Grove Heights delays splitting up city land


courtesy of City of Inver Grove Heights • The Inver Grove Heights City Council voted Aug. 13 to delay splitting up a portion of city-owned land, outlined in black, after residents raised concerns about the move. A plot that would have been created was to be purchased and used by AmericInn Hotel and Suites for a park and ride; the hotel currently has overflow parking at a nearby AMC Theatre.

The Inver Grove Heights City Council voted Aug. 13 to delay dividing up a piece of city-owned land along Highway 52, that would have been used as a hotel park and ride.

Mon
20
Aug

Carter shares budget proposal, addresses East Side projects


Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter shared his priorities for the 2019 St. Paul Budget during an address at Washington Technology Magnet Middle School on Aug. 9.

Mon
20
Aug

East Side primary round-up

In what was one of Minnesota’s largest primary election turnouts ever on Aug. 14, East Siders had few local elections in which to have a say.

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