I ran the western blocks of the Como neighborhood last night, starting with Talmage.
Talmage has a lot of blocked intersections that prevent people from whipping through the neighborhood. I bet this has less to do with east-west traffic on Talmage and more to do with people getting off 35W and making a break for the U of MN or downtown on side streets.
Here’s 35W facing south from just North of the Hennepin Ave Bridge.
Minnetonka Moccasins quietly snuck up on my along Hennpin Ave.
I don’t think anyone has fallen off the old Bunge Grain Mill in a while. There is enough graffiti at the top to make me think that it’s just a matter of time until we see anohter story about that.
Van Cleve Park is in great shape. The pool, tennis courts, and basketball courts were all full on the other side of the park.
357 Ulysses (at Winter St NE) had a prostitution bust back in 2007. The lot was empty when I ran past, so I’m not sure if the business is still in, or back, in business.
An old Paul E Hawkinson office appears to be now home to Noiseland Industries. You don’t see many deco style buildings around this town these days. From tire retreads to CD/DVD replications.
Back down at Hennepin, I passed Clockwork Active Media Systems. Lots of geeks in there.
Heading south, I passed Muddsuckers Coffee at Como Ave. They have Belgian Waffles and WiFi? I’ll have to check that out.
Crescent Moon is across the street from Muddsuckers. I’ve been to the Central Ave NE location but not this one. Great gyro platter. I haven’t tried their pizza yet, but hear great things about it.
The old Tuttle School at 18th & Talmage, has been closed since 2007 and is still for sale. It seems like a natural fit for student housing. Has anyone heard of plans for this?
The Minneapolis Diagonal Trail takes cyclists from the U of MN to shopping at the Quarry, connections to the Grand Rounds trails through NE Minneapolis, or by following New Brighton Blvd, to Barley John’s Brewpub at County Road. D. Click here for a larger view of the map.