join our Land-Use and Transportation meeting on Thursday, October 19th, at Elliot Park Recreational Center to learn about the Rethink I-94 project and how it affects your health, our environment, and traffic flow in our neighborhood. If you are not able to join but would like to give your feedback, click here
Rethinking I-94 is a long-term process to engage communities that live, work, commute, and play along I-94 between the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul as we consider the future of the corridor. MnDOT has been considering roadway options, also known as alternatives, based on community feedback they received over the past couple of years. Earlier this summer, MnDOT released draft options that address corridor needs. A community survey on the alternatives is active until Oct. 31 – we encourage community members to participate in sharing their feedback and opinions.
As members of the Elliot Park community, we are committed to keeping our neighborhood clean and beautiful. We are organizing a Trash Clean-Up event to achieve this, and we would love for you to join us!
Date: Saturday, October 21st
This event is an excellent opportunity for us to come together as a community and positively impact our environment. By working together, we can create a cleaner and more enjoyable neighborhood for everyone.
What to Expect:
We will provide trash bags, gloves, and any necessary cleaning supplies.
2023 Municipal Elections
Your voice, your vote, your community! Municipal elections are just around the corner on November 7th. Exercise your right to choose your Ward 6 city council member – someone who will represent your interests and help shape the future of our community. Every vote counts, so mark your calendars and make your voice heard on Election Day. Your participation is crucial for our neighborhood's progress. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference. Go out and vote on November 7th!
If you need to register to vote, vote early, or want to find your polling location, Click here
Brief Construction Project at Skate Plaza
Due to ongoing erosion, contractors working for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will be installing artificial turf in areas adjacent to a ramp feature in the park's skate plaza (see orange area in the image above).
Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 10; barring delays for construction or weather, it's expected to be complete by Wednesday, October 18.
During construction, the ramp and areas surrounding it will be closed. The rest of the skate plaza and park will remain open.
MPRB asks the community to be aware of temporary construction fencing and stay out of fenced-off areas.
Band Box Diner Open for Business!
Get ready to savor those mouthwatering, nostalgia-infused flavors as our beloved Band Box Diner reopens its doors! After much anticipation, we're thrilled to welcome back the diner that's been a local legend for generations.
Expect the same classic, sizzling delights that have filled your heart with joy and your stomach with satisfaction. From the iconic burgers to the unforgettable omelets, it's all here, just waiting for you.
Rediscover the magic that is the Band Box Diner. Let's make new memories and relive old ones with a side of fries and a whole lot of excitement.
Brief History of the Band Box
The Band Box Diner was built in 1939 by Butler Manufacturing. It was the original location of a chain which had 14 other locations by 1950. In 1953, the chain was sold and, by 1972, this was the only one left. The pre-fabricated steel buildings were inspired by White Castle restaurants. The interiors featured Formica counters and fixed stools. In 1998, the diner was renovated and an addition was made to the building.
Step back in time and explore the rich history of our downtown like never before!
Join us for an enthralling walking tour event where you'll journey through the centuries, discovering the captivating stories and secrets behind the buildings that make up the heart of our city. From architectural marvels to hidden gems, our expert guides will unveil the remarkable tales behind each facade.
As you stroll through the charming streets, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for the vibrant tapestry of our downtown's building history. It's a chance to connect with the past, immerse yourself in the present, and gain fresh insights into our city's future.
Whether you're a history buff or simply curious about the city's roots, this walking tour promises to be a delightful blend of education and exploration. Don't miss this opportunity to walk through time and uncover the architectural treasures that define our downtown.
Shop the Mobile Market!
The Twin Cities Mobile Market continues on Wednesdays! You can find the bus at 1515 Park Ave. All are welcome to stop by and shop. The market has beautiful and affordable produce, meat, dairy, bread, and more.
To learn more about the Mobile Market, please visit thefoodgroupmn.org/twin-cities-mobile-market/.
Thank you to our sponsors!
City of Minneapolis
Council Member Jamal Osman's Webpage (Ward 6)
Park Board Newsletter Distribution
MPRB Commissioner Elizabeth Shaffer
East Town Business Partnership