The Windom Park neighborhood of northeast Minneapolis offers the convenience of corner markets, coffee shops just up the street, great restaurants and easy access to downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota.
Mary Treacy is our neigh-borhood corres-pondent for Windom Park. She lives in the neighborhood and she wants to hear from you. Tell Mary about the garage sale, or the big bang on Sunday night - and ask her how to register and get your profile on TC Daily Planet!
Mary describes herself as a "one time librarian and sometimes executive director of the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information ... currently a very happy independent consultant. As a hapless volunteer I've worked with a host of nonprofits including the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information, Learning in Style, the DFL Education Foundation, and the Village Farmers Market. Email Mary at mtreacy [at] onvoymail [dot] com.
The neighborhood has long been a new home for immigrants from all over the world. In addition to traditional American shops and restaurants, our "downtown" - Central Avenue NE - features ethnic offerings from Afghanistan, Palestine, India, Mexico, Ecuador, Thailand, Colombia, Somalia and Pakistan.
In the midst of a vibrant arts community, Windom Park is also across the street from the Quarry, a large and handy shopping locale; a major full-service bank with multi-lingual staff is located here, and just a short walk up the avenue is the community-owned Eastside Food Co-op. Yet the neighborhood remains quiet, peaceful and one of the lowest crime areas in the city - truly a gem of a neighborhood and a great place for anyone to call home.
The first Northeast Minneapolis celebration of the Independence of Ecuador will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Central Avenue from 22nd to 24th. According to a news release from La Kalle retail store, the street will be closed to traffic and a detour will be available.
The Celebrate Northeast Parade, the second largest parade in Minnesota, marched down Central Avenue on June 18th. The parade, a Northeast tradition, is the work of the Northeast Chamber of Commerce and over 80 volunteers.
A church site that once served seniors through a hot meal program may again serve seniors, in a different way. When the Northeast United Methodist leaders sold the former Trinity Methodist Church at 2501Taylor St. NE to Faith Tabernacle Ministries of the Church of God in Christ, they sold the newer building addition to Golden Nest for an assisted living and adult day care facility.
Windom Park and Recreation Center - includes staffed recreation center with gym, public computer lab, and community meeting space adjacent to school; wading pool, tennis, skating, playing fields and green space.