June 2015

Found 9 blog entries for June 2015.

Pet in a Park - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28481088@N00/1090958587/

If you are a pet lover you know just how much man's best friend loves the great outdoors. The great news is St. Louis Park has a few great options when it comes to off leash dog parks. These parks allow your dogs to roam around free and have a great time.

Two of the main off leash dog parks in St. Louis are Dakota Park on Dakota Ave., and Cedar Knoll Park on Nevada Ave. If you have a small dog that is somewhat timid, Dakota Park has a special area for dogs of that nature.

Using St. Louis Dog Parks

In order to use any dog park in St. Louis residents are required to have a dog license. Please note your dog license must be current. Without one you will not be able to get access to the parks. Non-residents will need to purchase a permit for $55.

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Not everyone can afford the escalating home prices in the Twin Cities. St. Louis Park’s home prices, for instance, increased another 3.5 percent in May (over the median price in May of 2014). The median home price right now is $252,000.

So, what are folks on a tight budget supposed to do? We wondered the same thing while working with some first-time homebuyers recently so we did some research. Here are three wonderful homes for sale in St. Louis Park, priced under $100,000.

Updated Condo in Shelard Park

Low maintenance living is high on many would-be homeowner’s lists and this condo fits that bill and more. This absolutely turn-key unit has been tastefully updated with a remodeled kitchen and bathroom, a new cedar deck and more. Speaking of

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At Kip’s Irish Pub you will be able to enjoy traditional authentic Irish dishes. If you want a great breakfast that will get your day off to a great start, Kip’s is one of the best places to get it from.

The Menu

Some of the signature Irish breakfast items you can choose from include Brioche French Toast, Broken Yolk Sandwich, Eggs Benedict, and the House made Corned Beef Hash.

Kip's also has a pretty extensive lunch menu. The lunch special consists of 5 different lunches that cost just $10. These lunch specials are available Monday – Friday from 11am to 2pm. The $10 lunch special includes a meal and a non-alcoholic beverage.

The 5 lunch specials include the Grilled Chicken Caesar, Reuben Half Sandwich w/ Soup or Salad, Mini Steak Burgers

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Hot. Fast. Furious. Those are the words that come to the top of my mind when I think about St. Louis Park’s real estate market as we head toward the summer season. Homes are selling for top dollar and quickly. Owners of homes in good condition in popular neighborhoods are seeing multiple offers.

Economic experts are giving us several reasons for this almost-overheated market (it’s happening nationwide). Most of them agree, however, that with the recent bump in interest rates, homebuyers that have been sitting on the sidelines are jumping into the game, afraid that rates will inch ever higher.

GREAT News for St. Louis Park Homeowners

The median price of a St. Louis Park home has increased another 3.5 percent over the price at this time last

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Bowling - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/skeeze-272447/

Bowling is a fun activity everybody can enjoy. Whether you want to join a league or just take the family for some fun on the weekend, Texa-Tonka Lanes has you covered. Here's what you will find at this bowling alley.

The Bowling

With 24 lanes ready to serve your needs, this bowling center provides plenty of fun for everybody. They have served the St. Louis Park area for more than three decades. The center is complete with an onsite pro shop, automatic scoring, bumper bowling and more.


Leagues are held in the fall and in the spring. Fall leagues include Men's, Women's, Mixed and Juniors. All fall leagues start in September and run through April.

Spring leagues run for eight weeks on Mondays and Tuesdays. They begin in May.

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Pub - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/PublicDomainPictures-14/

Cooper Pub is more than you might expect out of a pub. It's a European-style spot with a friendly atmosphere. The menu provides plenty of pub classics with a twist, while happy hour includes all types of highlights. You can relax and enjoy the time you spend at Cooper Pub.

The Rooms

This pub provides multiple rooms for dining including:

  • Screening Room - The newest space, the screening room if fully private with A/V capabilities a projector and a screen. It seats up to 40 people.
  • Cutting Room - Another private dining room providing a tribute to the heritage of a Cooper, the Cutting room provides seating and a 50" flat-screen TV. It's perfect for the big game or a business function.
  • The Cocktail Corner - As a part of the main pub, this
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Orpheum Theatre - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/diversey/2176415250/

The Hennepin Theatre Trust is a non-profit organization in Minneapolis dedicated to the cultural development of the community through the arts. The mission is to present a mixture of live performances and educational experiences. Located in downtown Minneapolis, the Theatre Trust hosts activities from Broadway touring productions to comedy, speakers, concerts and more.

When you purchase your ticket for a performance held here, a portion of the ticket goes to the operations behind the scenes and the work of programs benefitting students and the community. Here is a look at the types of shows you can experience with the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

About Hennepin

The theatre trust works with a variety of theatres in the city. The historic State,

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Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is Saint Louis Park’s favorite place to go for country lovers. It’s not really a family-friendly place but more of the kind of place you want to go to let loose and have a great time. It’s a guaranteed fun time and the choice for many celebrating bachelorette parties, birthday parties and 21st birthday celebrations.

There is always great music playing, a hospitable bar staff and delicious food to enjoy. The ambiance at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is sure to make you want to come back time and time again. If you’re ready for a country bar experience in Saint Louis Park, check out this hot spot that can be found at 1623 Park Place in the city.

What to Expect

The bar is open Sunday through Thursday

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It may not seem like it but summer is right around the corner and the St. Louis Park events calendar is kicking into high gear.

June 7

Park the Street 2!

Park the Street 1 was such a smashing success organizers have decided to present an encore. This time around it happens from noon to 4 p.m. on Texas Avenue between 28th Street and Minnetonka Boulevard. During the event, the road will be closed to automobile traffic but wide open for those on foot, bikes, skateboards and scooters. Come on down and hop or get involved in the various events that will be presented.  


June 9

Fire Department Open House

Bring the kids to an evening of fun at Fire Station One. The kids will enjoy “kid-sized” fire gear, a jumper, squirt house and

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