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Uptown/Lyn Lake

Heiruspecs playing the LynLake Street Fest
Heiruspecs playing the LynLake Street Fest
These two trendy and neighboring neighborhoods, both of which straddle Lake Street, have long been bohemian homelands. Uptown's scruffy punk-rock past has given way to a mix of upscale Asian dining, local-designer boutiques, coffee houses, and quirky specialty shops, while Lyn-Lake preserves a slightly funkier vibe: two important small theaters reside here, along with some well-established and beloved restaurants, among them It's Greek to Me, whose ethnic flavor is obvious, and The Egg and I, where neighborhood hipsters congregate for hangover-soothing breakfasts.

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Made in Minnesota: The Makers Coalition and the Renewal of Our Industrial Sewing Heritage

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