Back on Feb 6th, Carly and I ran Girard & Fremont Avenues in North Minneapolis starting from 44th and heading south through the Webber-Camden and Folwell neighborhoods. Highlights of this run include many barbershops, churches, and mosques.
One of the first sights in Girard was some mid-block shoefiti. What’s that all about?
The North Regional Library at Girard and Lowry appears to be in great shape. It has 40 computer workstations and chess club is on Saturday mornings.
I believe this is the Mona Moede Early Childhood Education building at 25th & Girard, which provides programs for birth to 5 year olds.
The Fremont Clinic is celebrating its 40th year of providing health care in North Minneapolis to those with and without health insurance.
Minneapolis Christian Fellowship Center, K-City Cutz (and cell phones, CD’s, and urban clothing), Divine African Hair Braiding (formerly Bamba?)
I can see why the Fremont Market needs to have a “We are OPEN” sign. The grey boards are the same color as those used to board up vacant properties. But, that may be justified based on the business’ history of having people smash cars into it so they can steal cigarettes.
The Webber-Camden Neighborhood Center, at 37th, has been working for the neighborhood since 1994. The neighborhood is on Twitter at @wcno
I couldn’t find any information online about Muhammad’s Study Group.
Fremont Barbers, at 42nd St, is yet another barber shop along this stretch. It’s across the street from:
North United Methodist Church, at 44th & Fremont, is 158 years old and has has memberships as high as 1,000 with a youth group of 300. However, as their site explains, they’re now down to under 200 members.
I couldn’t find a website for the Masjid Al Akbar Mosque on 44th Ave N between Girard and Fremont.