“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: September, 2015

SCCA Fall Social Highlights

More than 30 Seward business owners, employees and community members enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at the 2015 SCCA Fall Social held on September 16th. Coastal Seafoods hosted the event in the courtyard behind their store, and served up delicious seafood sandwiches, salad and home-made chocolate chunk cookies!


Besides the opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues from the neighborhood, SCCA members heard a brief presentation about business recycling and organics More

New Member Profile: K’ul Chocolate

K’ul Chocolate (pronounced ‘cool’) is the newest endeavor of local entrepreneur and chef Peter Kelsey, former owner of the New French Bakery, and one of the newest businesses in Seward. After more than 20 years building the artisan bread bakery ‘from scratch’ into a business with 300 employees and $40 million in revenue, Kelsey sold the New French Bakery in 2013.

Retirement didn’t seem to suit him, however. A cancer survivor, avid bicyclist and More

King’s Fair 2015 – Remember the ’60’s


The bi-annual King’s Fair is back again this year on Saturday, September 19 from Noon to 5 pm at Matthew’s Park. This year’s Fair promises to be jam packed with activities, food, music and fun for the whole family! (Click on above poster for larger image) This is a neighborhood fair so the activities and music are as varied and eclectic as the people of Seward.

King's Fair - Keg Toss

There is something for everyone: if you like … More

September Business Buzz

American Pottery Festival at Northern Clay – September 11-13

Northern Clay Center announces its 17th annual fundraising benefit and celebration of the art of the pot, the 2015 American Pottery Festival. The APF includes a lively opening night reception and party, special conversations and artist workshops, panel discussions, and, of course, a huge array of pots ready to find new homes!

  • 26 Guest Potters
  • Workshops, Lectures, and Artist-led Slide Talks and Discussions
  • Collector Adventures

Open Streets Photo Essay

Open Streets Franklin Avenue was a great success this year as many businesses, organizations and vendors participated in this popular celebration that transforms busy commercial corridors into safe, car-free streets for a day. Here are some photo highlights of the August 16th event from the Seward half of East Franklin Avenue (click on the photos to enlarge):


Many thanks to the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and other event sponsors, all the volunteers, … More