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Photo: Bill Kelley
Photo: Bill Kelley
The U of M's McNamara Alumni Center
The gigantic Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota spawned two student-friendly business districts: Stadium Village, where chain eateries alternate with authentic Chinese places and a couple of venerable bars; and Dinkytown, where Bob Dylan got his start in a long-gone café called the Ten O'clock Scholar, and which still maintains a countercultural vibe, thanks to coffee houses, Asian restaurants, a pair of classic campus-style used-and-rare bookstores, and the Varsity, a movie-theater-turned-ultrahip-rock-venue. The once-dowdy Marcy-Holmes district, which borders the Northeast neighborhood, has been remade in the last decade into a mecca for creative retail and new restaurants.
Galtier Community School Embraces Design Thinking for Greater Flexibility in Learning
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Galtier Community School in Saint Paul decided to revolutionize education through design thinking after the American Architectural Foundation’s (AAF) Design for Learning program.
Hank and His Bus: Catalysts for Changing Architectural Education?
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Youth Performance Company: The Twin Cities' Serious-Minded Starmaker
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Black Hawk Down
star Josh Hartnett, Tony award nominee Laura Osnes, and Comedy Central writers Charlie Sanders and Colton Dunn have in common? They all once belonged to this stellar Minneapolis youth theater company.
Brewers and Architects Spark the Next Brewpub Boom--Along the Green Line
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Three about-to-open brewpubs and a new facility for a well established fourth are turning the Central Corridor area in Saint Paul and Minneapolis into the newest brewpub hot zone. And the architecture is as ambitous as the beer.
Hive Minds: Urban Beekeeping in High Places
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The rooftops of some prestigious locations are buzzing as local institutions hop aboard the global urban beekeeping bandwagon. The idea is to play a role in restoring declining bee populations, with the help of the U of M and some intrepid honey-oriented entrepreneurs.
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