Saturday, August 23, 2014
Peace Coffee-Lyndale Gardens Coffee Bar
6420 Lyndale Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
Open since June 2014, Peace Coffee-Lyndale Gardens is located inside Lakewinds Food Co-op which is the first building on a large-scale development project in Richfield. The only downside to the location (two blocks south of Hwy 62 AKA Crosstown Hwy) is that the walk from my home involves a busy street (Lyndale Avenue) and going under I-35W/Crosstown Hwy. Since I live near a bicycle boulevard (Bryant Avenue), I wish that there was a bike/walk trail connecting southwest Minneapolis with Richfield. While I love the Lyndale Connector when I'm in a car, I abhor it while traveling on foot.
So, my primary goal for this walk--besides procuring a delicious sweet cream cold press--was to find the most pleasant route possible. Easier said than done I discovered.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
My former co-worker and friend, Erin and I often take walks together since we both work at the University of Minnesota. Fun fact: Erin has the exact same job I held from 2002-2006. We catch up on all of the people we know in common while exploring all that has changed around campus which is a lot. I'm glad she was up for a journey to Van Cleve Park on this lovely August afternoon.
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