Carly and I got in a run in Northeast Minneapolis as the snow started to fall on Sunday.
Fire Station #2 was our starting point in the Sheridan Neighborhood (Here’s a link to a recent interview with Sheridan Neighborhood resident, James Lyndsay) I think it’s safe to assume that that is not the original building.
We started by heading south on Main, which gave us a snowy view of the closest thing Minneapolis has to Strange Brew architecture: the old Grain Belt Brewery.
We took 12th Ave NE west to University then 13th Ave NE past the 331 Club and the Modern Cafe.
Followed by the Ritz Theater.
Heading into the Logan Neighborhood, we passed the Abbey Way Covenant Church.
Which shares a block with the Northeast Community Lutheran Church.
Logan Park’s playground was empty at the time.
I was tempted to stop into Uncle Franky’s for a hot dog but kept going, this time.
Heading north on Jackson St, we passed a General Mill’s facility and one of many Northeast Minneapolis Arts District signs.
Crossing Central Ave on 13th, we passed Eide Saw.
Then found Crown Center Building #5 on Tyler St.
Heading west on 14th Ave NE at Central Ave NE (NE as a lot of intersections where two avenues with the same directional cross. Very non-Euclidian of them) we passed Sprinkler Fitters Local #417.
Followed by Laborers Local 563. Artists and union members working side by side.
The Van Buren Building, at 14th & Van Buren, is one of many art spaces in the neighborhood.
These are the tracks that run to the General Mills facility. That’s the Northrup King Building on the right. A huge artist’s quarter.
The Logan Park Neighborhood Sign is less than welcoming.
Is “The Church” at Northeast Christian Center a church? I’m not sure what those quotes are telling me.
Fraser Academy charter school has taken over this closed Minneapolis public school on 15th Ave NE at 6th.
The Knight Cap is the 2nd best bar at 15th Ave NE & 4th.
Mayslack’s. The Mayslack’s “Original” is one of Minneapolis’ true local dining experiences.
I used to live 2 doors down from Mayslack’s, which allowed me to consume plenty of Originals.
Continuing west on 15th, we saw a sign for the new 18th Ave NE Bikeway.
Down by the river, we passed the HQ of Sterilucent and Phygen. Sterilucent is making sterilization products for the military.
14th ends at 4th, which took us past the PNA Hall (Polish National Alliance) as we circled back on 13th.
Back on 13th, we passed the APWU Minneapolis MN Area Local American Postal Workers Union.
Followed by the Sheridan Women’s & Children’s Clinic.
The Anchor Fish & Chips makes some solid fish & chips, but I think their shepherd’s pie is the best item on their menu.
New City School is a K-8 charter school.
Two 12 Pottery specializes in custom stoneware pottery.
The inspiration for this particular run was to pick up my bike from Behind Bars Bike Shop (Always closed on Mondays. Dogs alwaya welcome.), which is tucked back on the left. Great bike shop.
St Cyril and Methodius Church at 13th Ave NE and 2nd St. The U of MN has early church records from St. Cyrils on microfiche, in Slovak.
Shuga Records is one of the largest record shops in the country, with over 400,000 records.
Fried Bologna Vintage offers “vintage clothing for the whole family, retro goods and all sorts of shenanigans.”
13th Ave NE turns into Water Street when it ends at the Mississippi River just north of the Broadway Avenue Bridge.
Graco, from underneath the Broadway Bridge. Worldwide leaders in fluid handling, that Graco. I may need to pick up one of their paint sprayers this year.
The old Grain Belt Keg House is now home to SIP Coffee Bar.
And, across the street is the old Bottling House, which is now home to a variety of artists and businesses, thanks to Artspace, who gave the 67,000 building from 1906 a new life. There was a casting call taking place as we ran by.