Bits and Pieces of St. Louis Park News

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 12:58pm.

Here ya go: A wrap-up of a couple of St. Louis Park news stories we think you should know about.

Paper or ?

You may not have a choice of what to load your groceries into if the City of St. Louis Park has its way. The banning of plastic, single-use bags is their latest proposal.

Part of our city’s mission is taking on the responsibility for the community’s environmental resources,  so it’s only natural they’d want to rid the area of something as eco-unfriendly as plastic bags.

“We think it’s really important to take this step to make sure we are reducing waste, and plastic bags are things that are absolutely unnecessary,” city council member Anne Mavity told CBS Minnesota.

Other targets to be considered in the ban include plastic trash bags and Styrofoam containers. The vote takes place in September, but we should probably consider it a done deal and start stocking up on cloth bags.

Radio Daze 2015

Radio aficionados rejoice! Fans of Guglielmo Marconi’s greatest gift to the world, radio, will want to make it a point to visit the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park this week. They’re holding an amazing sale of radio-related memorabilia and equipment.

On Friday and Saturday you can enjoy the flea market, garage sale, equipment contest, presentations and the radio auction. Call the museum for details: 952-926-8198.

St. Louis Park’s Real Estate Market

Folks are still reluctant to put their St. Louis Park homes on the market. New listings declined 8 percent over last year’s numbers and our inventory of available homes decreased almost 16 percent.

Those that do list their homes for sale are finding that they’re being snatched up quickly. The number of closed sales last month, compared to the same time last year, increased more than 30 percent ― this, despite the fact that our median sales price has increased 4 percent from last year.

If you’ve considered selling your St. Louis Park home, what are you waiting for? The amount of original list price that sellers here receive increased almost 3 percent to 98.5 percent. Demand for St. Louis Park homes is high, multiple offers are common and it is definitely a seller’s market.



Image: “Vintage Watterson Model 57 Radio, Broadcast & Short Wave Bands, Wood Cabinet, Made In USA” by Joe Haupt via flickr/ CC By-SA 2.0

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