A slew of people drove in-and-out of the barren Perkins parking lot Sunday morning. They slowed down their cars, parked and walked up to the door only to soon discover it had closed two weeks prior.
Former industrial sites around the University of Minnesota are getting a new chance at life with the help of grant funding aimed at clearing contaminants from the area.
The 6-story hotel, a franchised Home2 Suites by Hilton located at 2800 University Ave. SE, will break ground by next spring.
The rain garden at the Riverside Plaza apartments features plants that are friendly to insect pollinators, like bees. The first garden, part of a partnership between the building’s developer, Sherman Associates, and nonprofit Metro Blooms, was installed on June 18. A second garden will be finished later this summer.
“We very much thank the U of M community just for the ability to sustain us here for so long. We got so much energy from the student body [and] so much support from departments,” said Antigoni Sander, who runs the restaurant with her mother. “So that’s really what’s kept us grounded here... all the many types of people from different walks of life that we get to meet.”
Pete Degan has put a $1.8 million offer on the former Minnesota Geological Survey building, which he hopes to convert into a creative workspace for small businesses that cannot afford expensive rents. The Board of Regents will vote on the offer in July.
The forum was one of a three-part series which hopes to facilitate discussion on clean energy. Among the many in attendance were Gov. Tim Walz and U.S. Senator Tina Smith, D-Minn., who detailed steps they plan to take in the coming months.
Minneapolis Cider Co., which opened early May, was founded by University of Minnesota alumni who gained a passion for cider while studying abroad in the United Kingdom.
University of Minnesota researchers are working with the City of St. Paul to help improve environmental impact of stormwater infrastructure.
The University of Minnesota recently received a $1.5-million grant to study a potential alternative energy source: fungi.