East Side Review

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New business opening in former Stargate space


Marjorie Otto/Review • Grocery & Nepali Kitchen, a family restaurant/grocery store, will soon open for business in the former location of Stargate Bar & Nightclub, near the corner of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood. The building has been vacant since the city closed the nightclub in February 2017 after a chaotic shooting at the bar that injured five people.

Grocery & Nepali Kitchen setting up shop at Rice and Larpenteur 

 

Sun
22
Jul

Payne Avenue leaders trying out new strategy to revitalize


Marjorie Otto/Review • A group of local business and property owners, residents and developers, is asking Payne Avenue stakeholders to join in creating a strategy to attract and retain businesses on Payne. The effort is called Payne Avenue Reboot and is based off Main Street America principles for community building.

Business owners, property owners, developers and residents are working to develop a new strategy to continue to revitalize the economy of Payne Avenue and the nearby neighborhood. 

Sun
22
Jul

Bringing a community together through storytelling


Emma Melling

Local student’s podcast recognized by The New York Times

 

Sun
22
Jul

Ground broken for China garden at Lake Phalen


file image • Construction of a replica of the famous Aiwan Pavilion, in Changsha, China, will begin in the next few weeks at Lake Phalen Regional Park, following a July 14 groundbreaking ceremony.

Visitors will be able to watch Chinese craftsmen work in next few weeks

 

Sun
22
Jul

SNAPSHOTS: Growing veggies, growing minds

Marjorie Otto photos/Review • Urban Roots, the East Side urban agriculture nonprofit that employs local high school students, held a grand opening event for its new high tunnel grow house at its Rivoli Bluff Farm site.

Sun
22
Jul

Family of man killed in IGH crash awarded more than $2 million

After more than a year in court, the family of a Cottage Grove man killed in a 2016 Inver Grove Heights crash has been awarded a settlement worth more than $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the other driver.

Sun
22
Jul

SNAPSHOT: Quiet sanctuary, big heart

submitted photo • A small event was held to dedicate a new pench in Poetry Park July 18. The bench was commissioned by the East Side Arts Council to honor one of the council’s founders, 90-year-old Kitty Anderson, who is pictured above.

Sun
22
Jul

Fire destroys part of Mendakota Country Club


Hannah Burlingame/Review • A July 13 fire destroyed a storage space next to the clubhouse at the Mendakota Country Club, located at 2075 Mendakota Drive in Mendota Heights. Even though the fire damage to the clubhouse was minimal, it’s closed for repairs due to damage from smoke and water.

A fire broke out in the early morning hours of July 13 at the Mendakota Country Club, destroying a storage space off its clubhouse.

Fri
20
Jul

East Side Review - Police Reports • June 28 - July 4 • 2018

Thursday, June 28 — Wednesday, July 4 • Police reports for St. Paul Districts 1, 2, 4 & 5.

 

Mon
16
Jul

Defibrillator bought by residents saves resident’s life


Solomon Gustavo • Carol Mogren with a picture of her late husband Skip at Cub Foods in New Brighton July 12. Mogren and other New Brighton residents gathered to remember the time in 2006 when Skip was saved from sudden cardiac arrest by a defibrillator at Cub Foods.

New Brighton residents gathered at Cub Foods on Rice Creek Road on July 12, where a plaque commemorating the life, and life-saving event, of Skip Mogren was hung. 

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