“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

December Business Buzz

Welna free birdseed

Birdseed & Ice Melt at Welna II Hardware

Welna II Hardware celebrated the Seward Winter Frolic this year with free bags of birdseed, homemade Baby Ruth bars and Julia’s ‘world famous lefse for customers who were lucky (or smart) enough to stop by during this annual event held on December 6 & 7. More fun photos on Welna’s Facebook page.

And while we haven’t had much snow yet this year, we know it’s coming and when it does, Welna has you covered with ice melt and sand at wholesale prices. And they deliver! Call 612-332-4393 for more details.

Zipp’s Champagne Sale & Sampling Events

All champagne at Zipp’s Liquor store is on sale through December 14! Get 10% off on all bubbly or 20% off a case of bubby. Don’t miss the champagne sampling event from 2–4 pm on Saturday, Dec. 13 followed immediately by a holiday Cocktail sampling from 4–6 pm. Click on Zipp’s Calendar for more upcoming samplings and events.

Movers & Shakers

Himalayan new logo 2014

Himalayan Restaurant, our neighborhood home for Nepali, Indian and Tibetan cuisine, is relocating to 29th and East Lake St at the end of this month. They are relocating to the former Kong’s Chinese Restaurant building, where they will have more space, a new logo, but the same well-loved lunch buffet and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan food. Keep up with recent developments on their Facebook page.

Verdant Tea is also shaking things up with a planned sale of their tea room and restaurant business on Franklin Avenue. According to news reports, owners David and Lily Duckler are opening a chai, kombucha and root beer brewery, tasting room and retail tea store in space next to United Noodles at 2009 East 24th St, just a few blocks south of Franklin Avenue. Check out Lily’s articles describing their recent trip to China. Meanwhile, the restaurant at 2111 E Franklin Ave is under new management and is open for business as the ‘Verdant Lounge’. They’ve added Argentinian and Mexican-American food to the menu, a BBQ night, and live music on Saturday evenings. More details to come in next month’s Business Buzz.

Commercial Space for Lease

30,000 square feet of office/warehouse space will be available for lease early in 2015. The space is located at 2620 Minnehaha Avenue, next to Siewert Cabinet with easy access to freeways, the Greenway bike path and downtown Minneapolis. Features include 20 foot ceilings, two dock doors, one drive-in door, and 20 parking spaces. For more details contact Rick at 612-490-4010 or email rws@siewertcabinet.com.

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