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Shopping South Minneapolis’ Minnehaha Mile, where quirky finds live – TwinCities.com

Minnehaha Mile — a stretch of shops along Minnehaha Avenue and some offshoot streets nearby — is an emerging shopping district in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood like no other. The area is home to quirky, locally owned shops with plenty of heart and soul.

The area is especially a destination for shopping antique, vintage, repurposed and upcycled pieces as well as specialty stores. Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the neighborhood eateries or take in the area’s arts and entertainment scene.

Here’s a selection of shops, some officially part of Minnehaha Mile (facebook.com/pg/MinnehahaMile), others we found while strolling the vicinity. Your best strategy is to come up with a game plan of shops to walk or drive to, depending on how far apart the stores are you want to visit. While most stores have regular retail hours, a few have limited hours, so plan accordingly.

Start on 46th Street just east of Minnehaha Avenue, where Solid State is a spot to sift through a well-curated selection of used and new records. In addition to vinyl, the shop also buys and sells CDs, cassettes and other music options. On the corner of Minnehaha and 45th Street, Minnehaha Falls Nursery Landscaping offers a wide range of items for your landscape and garden needs, from garden art to pots as well as gifts for those green-thumb enthusiasts in your life. Design and installation services are also offered here.

Three blocks north, find a few places to shop all on the same block along Minnehaha between 41st and 42nd streets. With the tagline “gifts and guidance for the soul,” Awakenings is a place to shop a wide variety of health, wellness and spiritual-related items from essential oils and bath salts to Himalayan lamps and crystals.

At the time of our visit, The Nature of Beauty eco-beauty boutique was not open yet, but is expected to soon and will spotlight organic and natural beauty products in skin care, hair care, makeup and beyond. According to the owner, a grand opening is slated for sometime in March. Also on the same block, MPLS Frame Shop not only offers custom framing services, but it is also a destination to shop wall art in various media, from layered images to paintings. If you’re looking for larger-than-life statement pieces, those are carried here, too.

Items broken down for use in art and craft projects can be found at Junket Tossed  Found along with an eclectic assortment of second hand and locally made pieces including furniture, home accessories, apparel and art Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)
Items broken down for use in art and craft projects can be found at Junket Tossed Found along with an eclectic assortment of second hand and locally made pieces including furniture, home accessories, apparel and art Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)

Just north of 41st Street, more shops can be found, including several vintage, repurposed and antiques stores. There’s plenty to browse at the sizable, 3,000-square-foot Junket: Tossed Found. The shop features an eclectic assortment of vintage as well as creative reused, repurposed and locally made pieces. Items include furniture, home accessories, apparel and art. The spot also hosts classes, including learning Suminagashi, the Japanese floating ink art, and how to repurpose vintage books.

Continue north, where Time Bomb Vintage features flashback pieces, including an impressive selection of collectibles such as toys, stylish vintage clothing and midcentury and art deco home pieces. Repurposed and locally made products are also in stock.

A block north, the eclectic E’s Emporium, open the first and third full weekends each month, is anything but boring. The occasional shop spotlights 1950s through ’80s furniture and household pieces as well as local art. Standouts include unique lamp shades and throw pillows.

Turquoise Vintage is a shoppers’ haven for those who want quality, stylish, eye-popping vintage pieces. The Pyrex collection here is the biggest we’ve seen, where pieces seem to come in every pattern, shape and size. Designer clothes and midcentury pieces are also a draw.

Turquoise Vintage is a shoppers haven for those that want quality, stylish, eye popping pieces. Standouts include the giant Pyrex collection that seems to go on and on in every size, shape and design Friday, December 15, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)
Turquoise Vintage is a shoppers haven for those that want quality, stylish, eye popping pieces. Standouts include the giant Pyrex collection that seems to go on and on in every size, shape and design Friday, December 15, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)

At Minnehaha and 39th, Meseret’s Market spotlights spices, beans, Ethiopian flatbread and other foods common in Ethiopian cuisine that might not easily be found at mainstream marts. Clothing, kitchen accessories and decor are also offered. A block away, Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio is a place to shop art with a conscious. Grassroots and social justice posters and cards can be found here in categories such as Seeds of Peace, Labor and Justice.

Next, The Fix Studio is not only a draw for its serious cycling and running classes with state-of-the-art equipment, but it’s also a place to shop hydration mixes, energy bars, bikes, helmets and other accessories for the active lifestyle. On the same block, Paris Antique and Gifts offers a range of antique and contemporary home decor and gift items. Standouts included unique lamps and jewelry. During the warm weather months, enjoy its “Paris Courtyard” in the back yard. The store is open Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment.

A few blocks south at Minnehaha and 34th, Strange Boutique features a mix of vintage, antique and repurposed pieces such as furniture, home decor, clothing and jewelry. Next door, Heroic Goods Games is a place to shop new board and card games as well as vintage and retro video games.

In late November, Moon Palace Bookstore opened on Minnehaha and 30th, two blocks north of its previous location. The store’s new-release section as well as its selection of local, national and international authors is just as thoughtfully chosen as ever. The larger space will allow the bookstore to eventually open a cafe in the space, which will serve beer, wine and pizza.

Moon Palace Bookstore in their new, bigger and brighter location to sell books that include a new release section that are just as thoughtfully selected as ever Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)
Moon Palace Bookstore in their new, bigger and brighter location to sell books that include a new release section that are just as thoughtfully selected as ever Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)

Not too far away just south of Lake Street and east of Minnehaha Avenue, Glass Endeavors spotlights stained, fused and mosaic glass art and offers everything from windows to lamp shades, not to mention custom creations. The spot is also a place to shop gifts. Classes are also available.

EAT

Hungry? There are plenty of places on Minnehaha Avenue and nearby to grab a bite.

The Howe Daily Kitchen and Bar is a contemporary spot that draws crowds for its craft cocktails, 40 beers on tap and menu of salads, soups, wraps, burgers and broasted chicken.

On Minnehaha, Parkway Pizza is a popular neighborhood institution. Recently, Parkway Pizza owners joined the movement led by Red’s Savoy to declare “Minnesota Style Pizza” — thin crust pizzas loaded with toppings, served under the cheese and cut into squares — on its menu. Hoagies and various pastas are also on the menu.

For more diverse tastes, Dumpling offers Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian comfort food. Small plates such as shrimp and beef skewers and, of course, dumplings are on the menu. Varieties get creative, such as dumplings with falafel or squash. Entrees include kimchi fried rice, pad Thai and ramen.

Open since November, Dumpling, a restaurant at 4004 Minnehaha offers asian fusion, including this pork dumplings and dipping sauce along with beer, wine and sake cocktails, Friday, December 15, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)
Open since November, Dumpling, a restaurant at 4004 Minnehaha offers asian fusion, including this pork dumplings and dipping sauce along with beer, wine and sake cocktails, Friday, December 15, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)

For some of the most authentic and affordable Mexican fare in the area, order at the counter of Taqueria Mi Guanajuato, tucked inside a convenience store. Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, gorditas and sopas are on the menu. The spot is cash-only, so come prepared. Seating is limited to a small counter and a four-top table.

Peace Coffee, known for its fair trade, organic beans, also has coffee shops in the Twin Cities. The Minnehaha one, referred to as the Wonderland Park location, offers a range of traditional to fancier java. The spot also carries well-selected local bites, such as pastries from Patisserie 46 and bagels from St. Paul Bagelry. Another option for coffee along Minnehaha Mile is Selam Coffee, across from Meseret Market, serving traditional Ethiopian coffee as well as espresso drinks.

Off Minnehaha, consider a few neighborhood spots to energize yourself. Riverview Cafe Wine Bar, which is kitty corner from the iconic Riverview movie theater, has long been a neighborhood draw. The cafe and wine bar offers coffee and lighter, casual fare by day. At night, the cozy spot turns into a wine bar with a menu of small plates and entrees such as pizza, steaks, chops and seafood.

Another option is FireRoast Cafe Wine Bar on the corner of 37th Avenue and 38th Street. The casual spot is a place to grab a cup of java, beer or wine as well as muffins, scones, bars, house-made soups, breakfast and deli sandwiches, burritos and quesadillas.

Come spring, a few more options become available. During the warm weather months, crowds line up at the seasonal Sea Salt Eatery pavilion restaurant for its quality fish and seafood offerings that range from raw oysters to soft shell crab sandwiches. The spot is also a draw for dining al fresco with the pretty backdrop of Minnehaha Park and the falls.

Slated to open this spring, All Square is getting buzz for its unique business format. The gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich spot not only serves up oozing sandwiches cut into squares, but the nonprofit restaurant led by civil rights attorney Emily Hunt Turner and other community leaders seeks to hire and serve as a training institute for those having difficulty finding jobs because of criminal records. A crowdfunding campaign is currently underway and a $1,000 investment gets you free grilled cheese for life.

Also in the spring, The Minnehaha Scoop will return for its second season serving Blue Bunny and Chocolate Shoppe ice creams. Rosati Italian Ice is also on the dessert menu.

PLAY

The area also abounds with entertainment and arts options.

Take a step back in time in the Riverview Theater, playing everything from blockbusters to art films at bargain prices. Moviegoers also have the option of going to TRYLON, a quaint theater screening classic films. It’s worth noting that the spot is cash only at the door, but advanced tickets can be purchased online. Another play option is dancing at Tapestry Folkdance Center, where beginners are welcome, no pre-registration is required for most classes and you can pay at the door.

Riverview Theater boasts many of the same architectural features as it did when it opened in 1948. These days, it's a popular spot for watching previously released movies on the big screen for $3 or less Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)
Riverview Theater boasts many of the same architectural features as it did when it opened in 1948. These days, it’s a popular spot for watching previously released movies on the big screen for $3 or less Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (Special to the Pioneer Press: Craig Lassig)

DIRECTORY:

SHOPPING

  • Awakenings, 4165 Minnehaha Ave. S.; 612-656-9007
  • E’s Emporium, 3911 Minnehaha Ave. S.; 612-702-5355
  • Glass Endeavors, 2716 E. 31st St.; 612-721-9553
  • Heroic Goods Games, 3456 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-200-9354
  • Junket Tossed Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-293-6863
  • Meseret’s Market, 3867 Minnehaha Ave. S.; 612-354-4419
  • Minnehaha Falls Nursery Landscaping, 4461 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-724-5453
  • Moon Palace Bookstore, 3032 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-454-0455
  • MPLS Frame Shop, 4145 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-208-0808
  • Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3745 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-455-2242
  • Paris Antique Gifts, 3721 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-729-3110
  • Solid State, 4022 E. 46th St.; 612-916-0990
  • Strange Boutique, 3458 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-886-1614
  • The Fix Studio, 3725 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-220-0215
  • The Nature of Beauty, 4151 Minnehaha Ave.
  • Time Bomb Vintage, 4008 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-724-2662
  • Turquoise Vintage, 3869 Minnehaha Ave.

EAT

  • All Square, 4047 Minnehaha Ave.
  • Dumpling, 4004 Minnehaha Ave. S.; 612-724-8795
  • Fireroast Cafe, 3800 37th Ave. S.; 612-724-9895
  • Parkway Pizza, 4359 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-729-9090
  • Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-877-7760
  • Riverview Cafe Wine Bar, 3753 42nd Ave. S.; cafe 612-722-7234; wine bar 612-729-4200
  • Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-721-8990
  • Selam Coffee, 3860 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-722-2768
  • Taqueria Mi Guanajuato, 3909 Minnehaha Ave. S.; 952-687-1282
  • The Howe Daily Kitchen Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave. S.; 612-729-3663
  • The Minnehaha Scoop, 3352 Minnehaha Ave. S.

PLAY

  • Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S.; 612-729-7369
  • TRYLON, 2820 E. 33rd St.; 612-424-5468
  • Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave.; 612-722-2914
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Chemicals Found In Non-Stick Pans Linked To Weight Gain, Report …

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KitchenAid mixers are 44% off today

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The KitchenAid Mixer is usually $412.39, but you can get it today on sale for just $230 — a deal that rivals Black Friday pricing. Act fast though. This is an Amazon daily deal and will expire.


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Electric Cookware Market: Global Industry Size, Share, Growth …

Electric Cookware Market is expected to expand at a decent rate during the forecast period; demand for electric cookware is anticipated to increase due to rising urban population and ever increasing number of the middle class in developing countries such as China and India.

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Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 02/16/2018 — Cookware is a type of vessel or container in which food is prepared. Cookware comprises various cooking pots, such as frying pans and saucepans. These pots are intended for use on a range, cooktop or a stove. The material used in the manufacturing of cookware has a substantial effect on its performance, cost, and thermal conductivity. Materials used in manufacturing of cookware are pottery, metals, PTFE non-stick, coated and composite material, and others. Metals used in manufacturing of cookware are aluminum, copper, stainless steel, cast iron, and carbon steel. Aluminum metal has very good thermal conductivity and is lightweight. It is also resistant to corrosion. Other non-metallic cookware materials include glass, ceramics, stone, and silicone. Electric cookware is one of the best examples of modern home appliance. As the name suggests, this cookware works on electricity. There are various types of electric cookware available in the market. Rice cookers, frying pans, slow cookers, tea and coffee makers, and egg boilers are types of electric cookware used in modern kitchens.

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The electric cookware market is expected to expand at a decent rate during the forecast period. The demand for electric cookware is anticipated to increase due to rising urban population and ever increasing number of the middle class in developing countries such as China and India. Furthermore, due to improved lifestyle in emerging countries, disposable income of individuals has increased and people tend to buy stylish and new home appliances. These factors have forced companies to manufacture a variety of electric cookware. Ease of use of electric cookware, stylish looks, safety of the product, convenient and faster mode of cooking, ease of cleaning, and eco friendliness are the factors which are also expected to contribute to the growth of the electric cookware market. Factors such as use of traditional cookware, cookware which is operated on the gas in some parts of the world, and health related concerns might act as a restraint to the growth of the electric cookware market.

The electric cookware market is segmented on the basis of product type, structure, end-user, and region. On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into rice cooker, slow cooker, deep fryer, fry pan, tea and coffee maker, and others. The electric cookware market is segmented on the basis of structure into built-in, and free stand. On the basis of end-user, the market is classified into residential and commercial. The commercial electric cookware market generates more revenue than the residential electric cookware market. This is because the cookware used for commercial cooking is generally electric cookware due to its ease of use, and is safer than other appliances. The electric cookware market is divided into North America, Middle East Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America on the basis of region. Furthermore, these regions are subdivided into various countries such as the U.S., U.K., Germany, Italy, China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Brazil.

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Some of the key players in the electric cookware market include Panasonic Corporation, Maxim, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Breville, Williams-Sonoma Inc., Midea Group, Joyoung Singapore, Toshiba Corporation, New World, Electrolux, BSH Home Appliances FZE, General Electric, Morphy Richards, Samsung, Dacor, and LG Electronics. The key players in the market focus on innovation in the technology and design of cookware to remain competitive. New product launch and acquisition are the key developmental strategies of manufactures to meet the consumer requirements and increase their consumer base. Furthermore, the companies launch exciting offers to promote their products and adopt innovative marketing strategies to attract consumers.

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Chemicals in nonstick pans could be causing weight gain, study …

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Najja Parker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Updated: Feb 16, 2018 – 6:39 PM

Nonstick pans were created to make cooking a little easier. However, they may be causing more harm than good, because they have been linked to weight gain, according to a new report. 

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Researchers from Harvard University recently conducted a study, published in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine, to determine how using the cookware can interfere with weight loss. 

To do so, they examined 621 overweight individuals who participated in a six-month weight loss plan. After 18 months, they found that the dieters had gained back nearly half the weight they lost. 

Related: Lack of sunlight in the winter could cause weight gain

Upon further investigation, they discovered that people with the highest levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), especially women, had gained the most weight. PFAS are man-made chemicals used to make products more stain-resistant, waterproof or nonstick, and they are found on pots, pans and some fast food wrappers. 

“These findings suggest that environmental chemicals may play a role in the current obesity epidemic. Given the persistence of these PFAS in the environment and the human body, their potential adverse effects remain a public health concern,” the researchers wrote.

While scientists aren’t exactly sure why PFAS could cause weight gain, they noted that people with higher levels of PFAS also had a lower resting metabolic rate. In other words, they were burning fewer calories throughout the day while doing normal activities.

Related: Why you’re not losing weight, even though you’re trying

Researchers said they now hope to continue their investigations to better understand the underlying “link between PFAS exposure and weight regulation in humans.”

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EPS for QVC Group (QVCA) Expected At $0.63

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February 17, 2018 – By marketbeat

 EPS for QVC Group (QVCA) Expected At $0.63

Analysts expect QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) to report $0.63 EPS on February, 27.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 10.53 % from last quarter’s $0.57 EPS. QVCA’s profit would be $304.65M giving it 11.09 P/E if the $0.63 EPS is correct. After having $0.40 EPS previously, QVC Group’s analysts see 57.50 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $27.95. About 2.01M shares traded. QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) has declined 6.46% since February 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.16% the SP500.

QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Liberty Interactive (NASDAQ:QVCA), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Liberty Interactive had 29 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) earned “Buy” rating by Axiom Capital on Wednesday, May 11. As per Wednesday, August 10, the company rating was upgraded by FBN Securities. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) rating on Monday, October 23. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $27.0 target. The stock of QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, July 7. Aegis Capital maintained QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) on Friday, July 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, August 6. Brean Capital maintained QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) on Tuesday, August 18 with “Buy” rating. Maxim Group initiated the shares of QVCA in report on Thursday, June 9 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 6 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 13 by Axiom Capital.

QVC Group markets and sells various consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs, Internet, and mobile applications. The company has market cap of $13.52 billion. The company’s Websites offers home, apparel, beauty, accessories, jewelry, and electronics products. It has a 25.2 P/E ratio. It also operates as an online retailer of women’s, children’s, and men’s apparel, and children’s merchandise; and kitchen accessories and home d??cor products, as well as retails its products through catalogs and brick-and-mortar stores.

More recent QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Proposed Transactions Involving Liberty Interactive Corp. and General …” on February 03, 2018. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: “Liberty Interactive Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and …” on February 01, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “QVC parent Liberty Interactive completes $2.1B deal for HSN” with publication date: December 29, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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This Is Not Your Grandma’s Plate Wall

Just like floor lamp–table combos and wood paneling, decorative wall plates are misfits in the modern design world. This is a situation 99 percent attributable to your childhood visits to your grandmother’s house. C’mon, what comes to mind when you think “plate wall?” Most likely, the totally outdated diamond of dainty blue-and-white china in your granny’s dining room. But we’re here to tell you that recently, there’s a different kind of dish display on the scene, one where dowdy floral patterns and stiff spacing are gloriously missing. Misfits no more!

This arrangement of Toast’s watercolor-esque ceramic plate collection is perfectly off-kilter.

Please note, there’s a recipe for this contemporary twist on the decorative wall plate setup. 1. Your plates must be unadorned—no fussy design details like flowers and fruit, thanks very much. (That’s not to say they need to be white—ceramics in solid colors, especially handcrafted ones with their natural variations—are very welcome.) 2. Said plates must be haphazardly hung—the more asymmetrical the layout, the better. Combined, these two things make for a plate wall that is guaranteed to feel in line with the rest of your furnishings. By that, we mean clean-lined, laid-back, and just the right amount of unexpected.

A plate wall in shades of gray is the perfect complement to this dusty blue Benjamin Moore kitchen.

Unlike the old-school plate wall, you don’t need family heirlooms or lucky flea-market finds to put a cool display together. A visit to Etsy would suffice, and even chains like West Elm and Anthropologie are selling artsy tableware that makes the cut. We know, it’s hard to believe how easy this is. Dare we say the future of plate walls is looking bright?

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