“SCCA is my way to give back and help grow our local business community, which is key to keeping Seward as a sustainable neighborhood.”
SCCA Member: Tracy Singleton, Birchwood Café

Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Open Streets Franklin – August 16th

by Deborah Ervin

OS Franklin Logo 2015

What is Open Streets? It’s a daytime event (11 am – 5 pm) where the streets are shut down to car traffic and filled with activities, music, and food, and people can bike/walk/hula hoop down the middle of the street enjoying it all and each other!

Open Streets Franklin takes place this year on Sunday, August 16th on Franklin Avenue from 28th Avenue in Seward all the way to … More

Member Profile – Steady Tattoo & Body Piercing

Steady Tattoo 1

Steady Tattoo & Body Piercing moved to Seward in January of 2014. The studio has four resident tattoo artists with years of experience who provide tattoo designs to choose from or work with customers to design their own. Steady also features a large selection of quality body jewelry and a private piercing room where trained piercers use the latest in sterile piercing techniques. The staff is licensed by the State of Minnesota and maintains … More

Rooftop Solar at ‘The Cooperage’ Senior Housing

By Renee Spillum, Project Manager at Redesign

Photo courtesy of Buzz Buskirk, Novel Energy Solutions

Photo courtesy of Buzz Buskirk, Novel Energy Solutions

The Cooperage is 60 units of new low-income senior housing one block south of the Franklin LRT station on the bike path that runs along the Blue Line. The 4-story building was completed and occupied in the fall of 2014 as part of the Seward Commons redevelopment project that Redesign has been working on for years. The HUD financing … More

July Business Buzz

Lighting Improvements at Welna II Hardware & Paint

Stop in Welna II Hardware & Paint (2201 E Franklin) and check out their new LED lighting! They recently re-lamped their store lighting, replacing 32 watt florescent bulbs with 12 watt LED bulbs, and the improvement is noticeable. Welna offers special pricing on LED bulbs, and Jim Welna is happy to share information on Xcel Energy rebates that are available to businesses for changing to more … More