March E-News

March 2020 E-News

EPNI Calendar 

We hope to see you at a neighborhood meeting or event soon!

Thursday, March 5th - We ❤ Elliot Park Neighborhood Night @ FINNEGANSDrop in anytime between 5-7 pm to chat with your neighbors, get to know EPNI, and enjoy extended happy hour pricing exclusive for EPNI members (anyone who lives, works, or owns property in the neighborhood)!  Find the EPNI table to sign-up for your happy hour discount.  See you there!

Wednesday, March 11th - Catholic Charities Project Task Force.  Elliot Park Recreation Center, 6-7PM.

Thursday, March 19th - Building, Land Use, and Housing (BLUH) Meeting, Elliot Park Recreation Center, 6-7:30PM. Tentative agenda includes: presentation by City of Minneapolis Emergency Management System, presentation on application for demolition of the First Church of Christ Scientist building (614 15th Street), and an update from the St. Stephens Shelter at First Covenant Church.

Monday, May 11th - Save the Date!  EPNI Annual Meeting & Board Elections, details TBD.  Interested in joining the EPNI Board of Directors?  Join us at the March 5th event at FINNEGANS or contact the EPNI office for more info.

2019 EPNI Annual Report

Last year was a busy one for EPNI!  We were busy supporting residents facing housing displacement, advocating for safe pedestrian crossings on 11th Avenue, hosting an epic neighborhood Art POP! block party, advocating for access to food, and much more.  Check out our annual report here.

Like what you see?  Help us sustain this work in 2020 with a donation.  We cannot do this work without the support of our community!  

Hope to see you around the neighborhood soon!

Welcome EPNI Intern - Angela Gruber

Angela Gruber is a freshman at North Central University, beginning her post-secondary education by pursuing a degree in Marketing.  She is originally from St. Paul but looks forward to getting to know Minneapolis and the Elliot Park community in the future.  While Angela loves to explore Minneapolis, her other interests include reading and running.  After graduation, Angela hopes to work on a marketing team for a cause and company she believes in with a goal of becoming a marketing manager.  Please join us in welcoming Angela to the EPNI team!

Angela Gruber

March 5 EPNI Neighborhood Night

EPNI Now Hiring

Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. seeks a a self-motivated, compassionate, and energized individual to join our small team as Community Organizer. Learn more at

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Building, Land Use, and Housing (BLUH) Meeting

This month's meeting featured a presentation on the 500 S 7th Street proposed development, a presentation on the Redleaf Center for Family Healing, and updates from the Minneapolis Police Department and Minneapolis Fire Department.

Missed February's BLUH meeting? Read our latest blog post with notes from the meeting.

Food Solution Update

The Elliot Park Food Solutions team has been continually advocating, researching, and engaging in outreach efforts to bring fresh affordable food into the neighborhood. Since the new year they have been actively recruiting the Twin Cities Mobile Market (TCMM) to make a stop in the neighborhood. TCMM has shown significant interest in making the Elliot Park stop a reality and has been excitedly working alongside the team to determine the best location and solidify details. Neighborhood residents can expect more information on the Mobile Market in the coming months. 

The team has also been excited to continue collaboration efforts with many apartments in the area by hosting informational meetings at various properties, gaining support and hearing feedback. Since the Food Solutions Town Hall meeting last November the team has gained support from all over the Twin Cities, and even nationally. They have made connections from all over the US and are finding innovative ways to pursue a permanent solution for the community. They are excited to begin working closer with experts and interested parties to build a better understanding of potential opportunities and brainstorm creative solutions. Learn more about the food solutions work here:


Photo Contest

Photo contest winner: Lynn Gaspardo

Thank you to all those who sent in photos!  Congrats to Lynn Gaspardo for submitting the winning photo for February's theme: winter in Elliot Park!

This month's theme is: neighborhood treasures. Send in your your best photo for a chance to win a $5 gift card to Segue!

Submit your entry to [email protected] by March 23rd.

Elliot Park Rec Center Updates


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