Lyndale Pictures

Women's Leadership Program

LNA's Women's Leadership Program Latina Cohort

October Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting

Lisa Lyons presents information on Accessory Dwelling Units

Lyndale at the Heart Walk

The Bassais Family at the Heart Walk

Dia Del Nino

Pepina showing off her dance moves with Mariachi Estrella

Litter Outta Lyndale

Cleaning up the Blaisdell Rain Garden

Board Thank You Calls

LNA Board Members Eric, Melissa, and Natasha make thank you calls and invite people to the Open House

February General Membership Meeting

It was one of the best attended General Membership meetings in years

La Posada Poster

Love Lyndale

November General Membership

Taylor thanks Council Member Tuthill and the 10th Ward Team

Curiosities of Lyndale

How to set up a shelf

Curiosities of Lyndale

Freshly installed boxes at Nicollet and 36th

Fish Fest 2013

Lula and the dancing bear

Fish Fest 2013

Steve waiting for the water balloons

Walk-A-Thon Kick Off

Folks gathered for a BBQ to kick off this year's Walk-A-Thon

Litter "outta" Lyndale

Saturday was cold, but we still picked up a ton of trash!

2013 Lyndale Open House

The Taste of Lyndale Was a Big Success

2012 Community Service Award

Richelle presents Teen Challenge with their Community Serivce Award

January General Membership

Rep Susan Allen discusses the upcoming legislative session

LNA Holiday Greeting

Lyndale Women's Leadership Program

Lyndale Women's Leadership Program Cohort visits City Hall

Live Nicollet Bus Front

On the road with Live Nicolet

La Posada (2011)

A dancer from Mexico Lindo

Museum in the Streets

Joyce Wisdom at Kick-off Event

Live Nicollet

Martha, Lisa, and Holly working on the garden at the Lyndale Community Center

Live Nicollet

Alex, the owner of Fresh Cuts outside his shop

Pats Tap Block Party

Scott, Shannon, and Holly hanging out at the Live Nicollet booth

Eating for Art

Join us for Eating for Art this year on Thursday, September 20th

Live Nicollet Feature on Goda Cafe

Moussa Doualeh, owner of Goda Café at 3400 Nicollet Ave. in the Lyndale Neighborhood, learned to cook watching his father in Somalia.

Pat's Tap Block Party Poster

Pat's Tap Block Party Poster

Live Nicollet Banner

Live Nicollet Banner

Live Nicollet

Ed and Sam at Variety Beauty Supply

Live Nicollet

Jerry (Corporate Incentives), Mary (El Paraiso), and Dan (Butter) at the July LNBA Happy Hour

Live Nicollet

Joseph G at Alem Chiropractor

Curiosities of Lyndale

Curiosities of Lyndale

Pats Tap

A salad at Pats Tap

Pats Tap Bar

The bar at Pat's Tap

Pats Tap

Pats Tap Skee Ball

Star Kuts Barbershop

Star Kuts Barbershop Sign

Businesses at Lake & Nicollet

Support businesses at Lake & Nicollet

Goda Cafe

Goda Cafe Sign

B-Squad Vintage

B-Squad Vintage Sign

Honeycomb Salon

Honeycomb Salon

B-Squad Vintage

Front of B-Squad Vintage

Live Nicollet

Sign Up For Live Nicollet Today

Curiosities of Lyndale

A mock for the Curiosities of Lyndale Project

First Layer of Pavement

The first new layer of pavement in over 50 years on the new Nicollet Avenue

Lyndale's Environement Committee

Cleaning up the Blaisdell Rain Garden as Part of St. Olaf's Day of Service

Twin City Tattoo

Erik, Jessica, and Mike

2011 Fish Fest

A scene from the 2011 Fish Fest

Passport to Lyndale

Passport to Lyndale

Passport to Lyndale

Join us on March 22nd for the Lyndale Open House

Lyndale Community Center

Lyndale Community Center (3537 Nicollet Avenue)

Horn Towers Puppet Show

Puppet Show at Horn Towers


Salsaabrosa regularly appears at LNA's La Posada

2011 Lyndale Community Service Award Winners

John Meegan and Jeannie Wiener recieve their 2011 Lyndale Community Service Awards

Neighborhood News

Business Notes are short updates about what’s happening with Lyndale area businesses.

Regla De Oro Art Gallery – 2743 Lyndale Ave
Westy Copeland Exhibit – Lighthouses of Maine – October 14th to November 30th.
Phone # 612-886-1247 website

I was asked the other day to describe what we do as an organization.  In some ways it’s a simple question and in other ways it can get complicated trying to describe everything we do and why we do it.   

For the past few years our work has been guided by a strategic plan developed after the merger between the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) and Lyndale Neighborhood Development Corporation (LNDC).  It’s a plan that, I think, has served the neighborhood well and helped us build one of the most active and engaged neighborhoods in Minnesota.

It was a beautiful sunny day, a cool breeze, and a great day to take the gorilla for a walk. The annual Halloween Walk was on Sunday, October 26th and once again we had a lot of fun.

There weren't as many walkers who joined us this year, but those of us that did participate enjoyed the surprised looks we got from motorists and walkers. We gave a little help to some guys that were moving a heavy piece of equipment.

We also stopped and talked with kids, some that were happy to see us and some that were a little hesitant about the gorilla that was with us. Mike had made a pot of soup for those who wanted to stop back and have a bowl and a beer. Another fun Lyndale Walkers Halloween Walk!!


On Tuesday, October 14th, Andrea Jenkins, Eighth Ward Policy Aide attended the LNBA meeting, answered questions and gave us some information about the reopening of Nicollet Avenue, Champions site, food/liquor ratio, and the commercial bathroom ordinance.

It is that time of the year when the Lyndale Walkers will be gathering for their Halloween Walk. This is probably the most fun walk that we do all year, and it is great having the children with us. Last year we had about twenty people participate in the walk and everyone had a great time. Many of the walkers come in costume so this gives the adults a chance to play dress-up for Halloween. The last few years we have had the privilege of having our neighborhood gorilla and her trainer with us to amuse and startle those along our route. They will be with us again this year, if we are assured that the gorilla will behave (doubtful). We will meet Sunday, October 26th at 3200 Pleasant Avenue and walk from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Come and enjoy the fun.

The sun was shining, the day was lovely, and the event happening at the Lyndale Community Center had just gotten underway.  LNA’s annual Fall Fundraiser 2014 was on Friday, September 26th and the Center looked beautiful.  Thanks to Natasha, floral arrangement extraordinaire, and general aesthetic setter.  Candles were lit, flowers displayed, and the Silent Auction was set to welcome Lyndale community members to LNA’s chicest event of the year. 

¡Celebra el día de Halloween cerca de Lyndale con Halloween Spooktacular! El evento esel 31 de octubre de 6:30 a 8:00pm en el Parque de Bryant Square. Tendremos baile, dulces y una fogata. El evento es gratis y apropiado por todas las edades.

Se invita a las familias de todas las edades al Parque de Lyndale Farmstead para una fiesta nueva de Halloween el 31 de octubre de 6:00 a 8:00pm. ¡Queremos ver sus disfraces! Todavía necesitamos voluntarios para ayudarnos a planear la fiesta.  Póngase en contacto con nosotros: 612.270.4948 si tiene ideas y le gustaría ayudar.

This month we take a look at LNA’s Housing, Planning & Development Committee.

Focus: Housing and development issues in the neighborhood.

What they do:  The Housing, Planning & Development Committee meets and works with developers on development projects. Reviews variance, zoning and license requests and gives guidance to various neighborhood projects.

Some current projects include:

Development Guidelines.

On Saturday, September 13 around 3’oclock in the afternoon, a fun-seeking group of neighbors attended the Lyndale Housing, Planning and Development Committee’s first Progressive Party!  Attendees were able to tour four different homes in Lyndale Neighborhood while enjoying an appetizer and beverage at each stop. 

The first stop was the home of Rob and Laura Dahlstrom (3304 Harriet Ave S).  At this home the group enjoyed beer, delicious sangria, bacon-wrapped steak bites, and cookies, while touring the Dahlstrom’s home including their 3rd floor finished family room with comfy sectional.  We also had the opportunity to meet their two beautiful dogs.  Rob and Laura have owned this home since April 2013. 

I met with the current owners of Hair Police, Wendy (Stachowicz) and Kellie (O’Rourke) over a cup of coffee this morning at Muddy Waters- both with incredible hair (of course). Wendy had streaks of blue/green that looked incredible with the backdrop of her dark hair and Kellie had this amazing blonde high-ponytail with multi colored dreds and extensions. They definitely write the book on good up-to-the-minute hair, but as we started to discuss their story I hadn’t realized to what extent Hair Police had been a rogue pioneer in the community.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 4
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Housing, Planning & Development Committee Meeting is Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Lyndale Community Center, 3537 Nicollet Avenue.

Tuesday, February 10
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meeting is Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00mp at Dulono's Pizza, 607 W. Lake Street.

Tuesday, February 10
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Crime & Safety Committee meeting is Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the 5th Police Precinct, 3101 Nicollet Avenue.

2015 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2014.

Community Builder

36th and Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St

Neighborhood Partner
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
The Chair
3255 Lyndale Ave

TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave

Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
InnerCity Tennis
4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA
3355 Blaisdell Ave S

Good Neighbor
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
Edina Realty
5318 Lyndale Ave S
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
The Chair

3255 Lyndale Ave S
Warners' Stellian
5462 Nicollet Ave S

Become a Sponsor Today!