Lyndale Pictures

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

Join your neighborhood on Saturday, June 14th from 5:00-8:30 pm for Lyndale's annual Fish Fest at the Garfield Aquarium (33rd and Garfield). At this year's Fish Fest, we'll have Fish Tacos, live music from the Tom Hunter Blues Band, and lots of great activities.

This year will be a special celebration, because Xcel Energy recentenly sold the building and the person who is buying it is planning on converting it to a single family home.  So next year's event may be a very different celebration.

The Chair opened at 36th and Bryant in 2005 with just the two of us and a chair.  We grew out of our space there and decided to move to a larger location in June of 2013.  We currently have nine stylists and three front desk staff.  While we really miss our corner on Bryant, we are very happy to have our own space on Lyndale. 

The building was beginning to be a little neglected and had some questionable activities taking place so we were very excited to be able to get in here and clean things up.  We still have some work to do but it will be an ongoing process and a labor of love. 

The Lyndale neighborhood is very fortunate to have space for people to garden. The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) owns four garden lots and has another area we are hoping to turn into another community garden.

The garden at 31st and Pillsbury is rented and maintained by The Youth Farm. They have gardened there for many years. Teaching youth the importance of growing and harvesting nutritional fruits and vegetables. The produce is used by the program and distributed to participants' families.

The Lyndale Walkers had their 22nd Walk-A-Thon Kick-off potluck party on Sunday, May 4th. We gathered at the residence of Luther and Jo Krueger, Mike hauled over his big BBQ grill and grilled up some delicious ribs and brauts. People brought dishes to share and we had a tasty meal while we got caught up on the latest news and talked about the history and purpose of the Lyndale Walkers.

We were happy to have a couple people that were interested in joining the Lyndale Walkers attend the kick-off and the little kids had a lot of fun.

Chances are if you were around for the reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue, you saw Lyndale community member Dave Romm out with his trademark camera documenting every step.  As a long term Lyndale resident, the construction literally started just outside his front door.  Over the course of the two year project, he took thousands of photos of the construction and created the Urban Archaeology project that has been shown at the Central Library downtown and at the Lyndale Community Center. 

The sun was out and as we rounded the corner to the entrance of the museum, Asherah the Hebrew goddess of motherhood and fertility greeted us as she lay prone, awaking and bringing Spring with her.  Once we entered the museum the scent of fresh flowers greeted us and my daughter Lula pointed and exclaimed in delight, “Mommy, look at all the beautiful flowers!!”  She had no idea what was in store. 

The museum was literally blooming with flowers, thousands of flowers spanning the spectrum and bringing a special life to not just the museum, but the paintings that inspired the arrangements. 

In the world of local residential real estate, the worst is behind us as we continue our upward trajectory into a full recovery.  With active listings at a 10-year low, the tides have changed putting sellers in the proverbial driver’s seat. 

Buyers’ high expectations on condition and amenities have not waned, however, they have broadened their search criteria or are purchasing smaller homes because of rising home prices.  The median sales price for March was $190,000 which marks the 25th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains.

The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. The Whittier Alliance is a neighborhood organization dedicated to building a flourishing and distinctive world class neighborhood.  LNA and Whittier are currently seeking a Community Organizer for the Somali/East African Community to split their time working with the communities in the two neighborhoods.

Before this year’s Open House some Board Members spend time calling everyone who donated to LNA this past year to thank them for their support and to invite them to this year’s Open House.  It was a fun night of calling, gave us a chance to answer some questions about the neighborhood, and provided inspiration for this month’s column.  The following are some questions we’re frequently asked.

The following is a question and answer by LNA Board Member Natasha Villanueva about what it is like to serve on the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) Board of Directors.

Why did you decide to serve on the board?
I love learning and being in the know about goings on in the neighborhood, volunteerism has always formed an important part of my life, I have the opportunity to make a difference, and I enjoy working on a successful team.


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 27
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us at the October Lyndale Neighborhood Meeting to hear from the Hennepin County Sheriff candidates and to learn about the proposed changes to allow "Granny Flats" in Minneapolis.

Wednesday, November 5
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Housing, Planning & Development Committee Meeting is Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Lyndale Community Center.

Tuesday, November 11
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meets to discuss different Business issues in the neighborhood.

Lyndale Neighborhood Business Association meeting is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from noon to 1:00pm

Tuesday, November 11
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Crime & Safety Committee Meeting is Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the 5th Police Precinct (3101 Nicollet Ave). 6:30 to 8:00pm

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

Community Builder
Highland Plaza
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
36th & Lyndale BP
3551 Lyndale Ave S
Zion Lutheran Church
128 W 33rd St

Neighborhood Partner
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
Los Andes
317 W Lake St
Prima Land, Inc.
PO Box 188
Redeemer Health & Rehab
625 W 31st St
The Chair
3255 Lyndale Ave
Valerie's Carniceria
3149 Nicollet Ave

Lake Wine & Spirits
404 W Lake St
MN Teen Challenge
1619 Portland Ave S
Pat's Tap
3510 Nicollet Ave S

Good Neighbor
Nicollet Subway
3043 Nicollet Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave
Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Nicollet Ace Hardware
3805 Nicollet Ave
615 W Lake St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Ave
Royal Pet
3019 Lyndale Ave S
InnerCity Tennis

4005 Nicollet Ave
Blaisdell YMCA

3355 Blaisdell Ave S

Become a Sponsor Today!