Next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, November 20 2-3 pm
Curran's Restaurant, 4201 Nicollet Ave S
Featured Speaker - Council Member Cam Gordon, Ward 2
CM Gordon is drafting amendments to the City’s grocery store licensing ordinance that would strengthen requirements around the variety and quantity of staple foods that need to be sold in licensed grocery stores and broaden the types of stores that have to meet those requirements.
The goal of the changes is to increase access by all residents of Minneapolis, no matter where they live, to healthy foods. To accomplish this, the proposed ordinance would do two things:
- Raise our staple food standards to something more like the current Women, Infants and Children (WIC) standards
- Apply our staple food requirements to all businesses that sell a substantial amount of food.
The plan is to not to only strengthen requirements, but also to provide assistance to those businesses who do not already meet those requirements. Because the City wants to support retail businesses in providing healthy food options for their customers, the Health Department will be investing grant funding for the next two years to help support grocery store owners as they transition to stocking more healthy food options that meet the new staple food ordinance standards. That support will include the following:
- Group trainings offered to any interested business owner prior to the implementation of the new ordinance. Trainings will focus on healthy food procurement, safety, handling, and merchandising.
- A healthy food merchandising package (offered free of charge) which will include promotional signage and display materials to help store owners highlight healthy food options to customers.
- Healthy food resource guide which will offer guidance on how to meet the new ordinance requirements and helpful resources for procuring and selling affordable healthy foods.
- Opportunities to connect and form mentoring relationships with store owners who have participated in the Minneapolis Healthy Corner Store Program and who are experienced in successfully selling healthy food items.
- Opportunities to participate in healthy food procurement pilot projects designed to test ways for store owners to purchase affordable healthy foods from local sources like farmers markets and small-scale distributors.
Click here to view a matrix of current vs. proposed Minneapolis standards vs. WIC standards for Licensed Grocery Stores.
Siblings Sarah and Sam Peterson plan to open Kyatchi (Japanese for ‘catch’) at 3758 Nicollet Ave. with Chef Tozawa and consultant Kim Bartmann with a focus on sustainable seafood. Chef Hide Towaza is creating a traditional Japanese menu, including sushi, giving customers a chance to experience new items not usually found on Americanized menus. Guests can expect to see grilled meat & vegetable skewers, traditional Donburi rice & vegetable bowls, an assortment of small plates, and a Japanese spin on hot dogs. Kyatchi will have a warm and casual atmosphere and will focus on a large sake list and sport a number of local tap brews.
Kyatchi will be open Monday-Friday 4pm-1am, and Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-1am. Happy hour specials Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm, and Sun-Thu 10pm-close.
Back by popular demand, a second So Alive retro dance benefit for The Aliveness Project is Saturday, November 9 from 8 pm to 2 am at Solomon’s Porch, 100 W 46th St, Minneapolis. The dance will feature pop, new wave, house & synth dance floor classics from the ’80s and ’90s! And this time, it’s on a Saturday night!
Doors open at 8:00 pm with $8 cover. $13 cover after 10:00. Coat check available.
Cash bar on both levels available to attendee 21 and over with ID.
All proceeds benefit The Aliveness Project, a community center for people living with HIV/AIDS, to support their move to 38th St and Nicollet Ave S.
|Public Hearing – Ordinance Amendment for Restaurants with Wine LicensesNov 4, 2013 1:30 pm or shortly thereafterMinneapolis City Hall, Room 317
350 South 5th Street
Minneapolis MN, 55415
The Regulatory, Energy and Environment Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will consider amending Chapter 363 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances. If approved, restaurants with a Charter wine license may have up to three musicians performing. Currently they are limited to one musician. The proposed ordinance amendment is available on our website www.minneapolismn.gov/licensing.
You are invited to attend, express your opinions, and/or contact us at 612-673-2080 or BusinessLicenses@minneapolismn.gov
Information in Other Languages: Yog xav paub tshaj nos ntxiv, hu 612-673-2800. Macluumaad dheeri ah, kala soo xiriir 612-673-3500. Para mas información llame al 612-673-2700.
Participate in building a community ofrenda in the Zinnia Folk Arts shop, 826 W 50th St!
You can participate:
- Drop off or mail your photo of a deceased loved one or pet to email@example.com by October 31, 2013 to be included in the beautiful, flower and candle infested ofrenda that will grow and evolve until November 1.
- Decorate terracotta “skulls”* to be placed on the ofrenda on Saturday, October 26 from 11a-1p, $5 supply fee
- Make paper flowers* to decorate the ofrenda on Saturday, October 26 from 12p to 2p, FREE
- Register to learn, “What is Day of the Dead?, a presentation by Anne Damon, owner of Zinnia Folk Arts, on Friday, November 1 from 6p-7:30p, register at firstname.lastname@example.org FREE
- Find new Mexican folk art in the store beginning Tuesday, October 15. And look for local artists, Nicole Becken’s stained glass window skulls and Liz Pangrel’s charming Day of the Dead merry-go-round
Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Closed Sunday & Monday.
NEHBA and Experience Southwest will be sponsoring a Cheer Zone again this year at the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, October 6.
We are looking for volunteers to cheer on the runners from our Cheer Zone location on Lyndale Ave & 53rd St just south of the Minnehaha Creek bridge. This is a great opportunity to experience a wonderful fall event while promoting your business.
NEHBA took 3rd place honors in the Cheer Zone category last year. We want show our business spirit and win again this year!
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, contact Jen Borger at email@example.com or 612.860.2444.
This Fall NHEBA has contracted with the placemaking and marketing firm The Musicant Group to conduct a district marketing pilot project around encouraging people to walk and bike between business nodes. Grand Avenue was chosen for the pilot project and you can see the new posters (copied below) up in storefronts along the five nodes at 36th, 38th, 42nd, 46th, and 48th Streets.
The initiative, funded by a City of Minneapolis grant, will have three main components:
- New marketing materials and press outreach that publicize the initiatve and all the amenities at each node along the the Grand Avenue corridor.
- ”Parking Day” event on Saturday September 21st - where a parking space or underused sidewalk area will be transformed into “parklets” at each node.
- Placemaking training for up to ten merchants along the Grand Avenue corridor where businesses will receive one on one consulting around how to increase sales through improving their public realm and storefronts
It is NHEBA’s goal to take the lessons of the pilot project and expand the initiative in years to come.
If you’d like more information on the project, want to get involved with Parking Day, or inquire about a placemaking training please contact Max Musicant, Principal of The Musicant Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Minneapolis Environmental Services Unit is partnering with Tree Trust to plant trees on commercial properties that pay an annual pollution control fee. Tree Trust will help choose the tree, place and plant the tree, while the business owner’s only obligation is to care for the tree over the years.
In order to qualify, businesses need to:
- Pay a pollution control annual bill (a “PCAB” or pollution registration for equipment such as air conditioning units, public restrooms, restaurant hoods, etc.)
- Have enough green space to accommodate a tree
- Be able to maintain and water the tree (especially the first 2 years).
The August 21, 2013 NEHBA Monthly Business Meeting is Canceled.
The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Curran’s Restaurant, 4201 Nicollet Ave S, from 2 – 3 pm.