“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

April Business Buzz

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Café Racer Kitchen Opens!
Setting up shop in the former Donut Co-op/Cliquot Club building at the corner of 29th Avenue S & E 25th Street, Café Racer Kitchen is open for business. With the motto “Food is our passion, service is our calling”, Café Racer serves Latin American cuisine with Columbian roots. Already a successful food truck and catering business, they are putting down roots in Seward and inviting neighbors near and far to come and taste their pulled pork/beef/chicken and their Columbian Street Dogs (beef or soy) along with roasted vegetables, pomme frites, sweet plantains and more.

Café Racer Kitchen is open Tuesday-Thursday: 5–10 pm; Friday: 5-11 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm; and Sunday: 10 am – 3 pm.


Midtown Farmers Market Needs Volunteers
Midtown Farmers Market needs VOLUNTEERS this season, as always. Your help is needed on Saturdays to set up or help customers to compost or help take down when the day is done. Shifts are available 6-8am, 8-10:30am, 10:30am-1pm or 1-2:30pm. Experience the fun, enjoy time with your neighbors and community, and get to know the farmers. Contact Miguel Goebel, Market Manager at 612-724-7457 or manager@MidtownFarmersMarket.org


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Franklin Avenue Open Streets 2015
The date for the 2015 Franklin Avenue Open Streets is set: Sunday, August 16 from 10am to 4pm. The goal of Open Streets is to promote healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation and civic pride in Minneapolis. It’s an event where people and bicycles take over city streets, allowing residents and visitors to experience the neighborhood in a whole new way (www.openstreetsmpls.com). Franklin Avenue is hosting the event for the second time this year and will be closed to auto traffic from Portland Avenue to 28th Ave S. In place of cars, we’ll have all kinds of activities, booths, and events to fill the street with people!

Open Streets Minneapolis has grown from one event in 2011 to eight events this year, held on streets throughout the city on different days. It’s an initiative of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition with major support by Blue Cross Blue Shield and the City of Minneapolis.


Community Innovation Fund
The Council is poised to approve guidelines for the Community Innovation Fund (CIF) which will provide funding to neighborhood organizations for projects that address City goals. Unlike the Community Participation Program, which allocates funding to neighborhoods on a formula basis, the CIF would allocate funding on a competitive basis. The first round for 2015 through 2016 allocates up to $300,000. The maximum award for any project would be $30,000. Applications will be reviewed by the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission with recommendations for funding coming before the HECE Committee. Neighborhood organizations are encouraged to work together or with other community organizations in the area. You can learn more here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@clerk/documents/webcontent/wcms1p-139092.pdf

Thanks to Councilmember Cam Gordon for this news item.


Minneapolis Teen Job Fair Looking for Businesses
Consider participating in the Minneapolis Teen Job Fair to be held on Saturday, April 25 from noon – 3 pm at the Minneapolis Central Library. The biggest teen job fair in the Twin cities offers businesses and organizations a unique chance to connect with young people about job opportunities at your business or organization.

Whether you offer short-term or summer employment, job readiness or training programs, volunteer or educational opportunities, consider hosting a free information table at this annual event. For more information, visit http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/metp/minneapolisteenjobfair

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