“It’s great to be with folks who are facing similar challenges and want to make our community better.”
SCCA Member: Jim Welna, Welna II Hardware

Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Ramadan 2012

Ramadan is an annual Islamic tradition based on the lunar calendar, which means the dates of the period change somewhat every year. In 2012, it will begin late July. Participation in Ramadan consists most famously of a daily fast, from sun up to sun down. Fasting is a hallmark of the Abrahamic faiths and Ramadan is considered to be the holiest month for Muslims worldwide. Fasting during this month is one of the pillars … More

Facade Improvement Funds Available

Façade Improvement Program 

Does your storefront have peeling paint? Need new signage or exterior light fixtures? Are your windows drafty in the winter? Hayat Salon used a Façade Improvement Program grant to install an attractive awning that makes their business more visible from the street. Redesign still has sufficient funds from the City of Minneapolis to help with a few more façade improvement projects this summer and fall. Eligible projects include:

  • exterior painting
  • re-siding

Seward Cafe


The Seward Café, at 2129 E Franklin Ave, is the oldest worker cooperative in Minneapolis. The Café has a long history in the Seward neighborhood and a rich tradition in community outreach. When it opened in 1974, the restaurant served lunch and dinner, as well as beer and wine. Two years later, Charles Richardson, then cook, began serving what is now known as the Earth breakfast. The Earth breakfast, which now could be … More

Seward Sidewalks

It is often said that there are two seasons in Minnesota: winter and road construction. With University Avenue, Riverside Avenue, and I-94 all experiencing work near Seward, it is safe to say construction season is in full swing.

Over the next four months, sidewalk repairs will also occur through many south Minneapolis neighborhoods. Starting on June 4th, sidewalk repairs will start in parts of the Northrop neighborhood, and work up through Standish, … More

Seward Co-op 40th Anniversary

On August 4th, the Seward Co-op will be hosting their 40th anniversary celebration, and you are invited! The event will be held at the East River Flats from noon to 8:00 pm, there will be plenty of food, drink, music, and activities for people of all ages.

There will be musical performances by The Bunny Clogs, Malalmanya, Brass Messengers, Willie Murphy, and Fiddles on Fire (10–12 year olds playing American, Irish … More

New Addition to Redesign

Kawazar Musse is the new project assistant intern here at Redesign. She will be working very closely with Renee Klitzke in helping to organize meetings, publish monthly newsletters and facilitate engagement between community members and businesses. Kawazar recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with bachelors of sciences in social work. Kawazar was born in Somalia, grew up in the Pacific Northwest but has now made her home here in the Twin Cities! Kawazar … More