Lake Street News Brief 5/19/10


Lake Street News Brief
  May 19, 2010

Lake Street Council's mission is to build a cohesive strategy to ensure
the ongoing vitality
of the Lake Street Corridor business community.


Lake Street Calendar:

Entertainment & Other Events:

Events coming up soon on Lake Street include a new Uptown Boutique Crawl on the 20th, a Cristo Rey Meet & Greet luncheon on the 21st, and 11 more days of Jungle Theater's highly acclaimed version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Check out our our Visit Lake Street events page to see everything that's happening!

Meetings & Gatherings:

May 20th: Town Hall Meeting with Council Member Meg Tuthill

6:30 PM, Bryant Square Park
Sponsored by Uptown Association. Register online. No cost to attend.

June 6th: LiveMSP "Buying into the City" Tour
11:00 AM, beginning at 920 E. Lake St. (Midtown Global Market)

From 11:00 – 1:00, Pick up a map, enjoy refreshments, talk to neighbors, and learn about homebuyer programs. From 12:00 – 3:00, tour for-sale homes at your own pace!

June 9th
: Fair Hiring Forum: Building a Better Workforce – New Criminal Records Laws & Policies
8:00 – 11:30 AM, 1000 LaSalle Ave. Room 201 (University of St. Thomas)
You will learn about:
Policies that will help develop a stronger, more diverse workforce while remaining safe and limiting all types of liability;
Why national companies like Home Depot and Accenture are being sued for NOT hiring people with criminal records;
The potential liability for hiring someone with a criminal record;
New Minnesota laws impacting hiring people with criminal records;
Programs available to help with the placement of people with criminal records. 

The Latest on Lake:

  • Part two of our oral history interview with Joyce Krook is now online! Joyce shares what it was like to live, shop, go to school, and go to the movies at Lake & Hennepin in the 1950s. Don't miss it.

  • City Pages reports on the upcoming opening of Uptown Cafeteria, which will include a skybar.

  • Jay Gabler at the Twin Cities Daily Planet reviews Wormwood, which plays at Bryant Lake Bowl through the 21st. "It's a little nerdy, and a lot of fun."

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Lake Street Council, 919 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55407