“With monthly SCCA meetings we have been able to address many concerns and interests of the local businesses in a timely way.”
SCCA Member: Suzanne Weinstein, Coastal Seafoods

Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Business Buzz

A great shout out from Minnesota Public Radio on Seward’s burgeoning food culture – congrats to Verdant Tea, Tracy’s Saloon, Seward Co-op, and the Birchwood Cafe. Now we just need to get the Heavy Table to come visit Himalayan, and review the updated concept at the Seward Cafe (which also has a beautiful new sign, with help from the city’s Facade Improvement Program).


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DEED MN Manufacturer Database – Do you belong on their list?

The Minnesota Department of Economic Development just launched its manufacturer supply chain database – it’s intended to make it easier for Minnesota companies to purchase components and materials from each other, rather than sending their money out of the state or overseas.

There are two reasons we’re sharing this with you: 1.) This type of product aligns with SCCA’s values – while we strive to support our most intimate community by buying products in … More

Share Your Thoughts on the Franklin Bridge Construction Project

A year from now, the fall of 2014, construction will start on the Franklin Bridge across the Mississippi. This is going to disrupt traffic for a period of time no matter how the construction is staged, but Hennepin County is asking for our opinion on what works best for . The option is pretty simple – either the entire bridge will be completely closed for 3 months during the construction season of 2015, likely … More

Business Buzz

True Thai

You’ve probably heard by now that True Thai, which has been a mainstay of the Seward neighborhood for over ten years, has closed its doors. Financial and legal issues, some of which have been discussed in the press over the past month or so, resulted in the business deciding to shut down their Franklin Avenue operation. Significant interest in the space from other restaurants has already started to surface, but if you … More

New Bakery Now Open in Seward

Seward welcomes new business, Rebecca’s Bakery to the neighborhood.  A popular vendor at the Midtown Farmer’s Market for the past three years, owner Teshome “Tesh” Belayneh and his wife Assegedech “Asse” are delighted to bring their, “simply delicious, low sugar, no preservative, Italian  pastries” to the  Seward community.

Rebecca’s Bakery – named after the couple’s ten year old daughter, is a family-run business with Asse in charge of the baking and Tesh supervising the … More