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Neighborhood Chat

The City of Minneapolis recently acquired two commercial properties at 44th & Penn and ViNA wants to know what you would like to happen with their redevelopment. Join us for our first gathering of 2019 to learn more about the redevelopment process and to share your ideas. We will also discuss the bike boulevard coming to Queen Avenue and award prizes for the Holiday Lights Contest.

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Call-to-Action! Safety at 44th & Penn

Tori 44 was crashed into again on Saturday, December 15. This is their fourth crash since they opened in April, and at least the ninth crash into a commercial building on 44th and Penn since the intersection was reconstructed in 2014. 44th and Penn is located at the intersection of County Roads 2 (Penn Avenue…

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Emily’s Cafe: 36 Years of Goodness

Every day for the past 36 years, Emily Benincasa has gone from table to table greeting each guest dining in her namesake restaurant, Emily’s F&M Café. It’s their beloved customers that have kept Emily and her husband, Elliott, going all of these years. In fact, Emily works seven days a week just so she can…

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Pictures with Santa

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make Holiday on 44th extraordinary. A special thank you to Jill, Barb, Chris, Emily, Gina, Jason, Lorna, Matt, and Santa who volunteered in ViNA’s office for Pictures with Santa. Over 500 people came through the office during the event and we’re so grateful for the wonderful neighbors…

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Holiday Lights Contest

Judging for Victory’s annual Holiday Lights Contest begins on Friday, December 14. Keep your lights shining bright through December 30 to be considered. Prizes will be awarded for best traditional display, best contemporary display, and best block representation. Prizes will be presented at ViNA’s gathering on January 23. If you would like to volunteer as…

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ViNA Supports Charter Amendment

When you go to the polls this year, you will find a question regarding an amendment to the City of Minneapolis’s charter that should make it easier for neighborhood businesses to serve cocktails. Currently, the sale of hard alcohol is restricted to establishments located in areas of seven contiguous acres of commercial property. This requirement is a…

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Dive into local history with ViNA

Many events and decisions of the 20th Century impacted what Victory looks like today. In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Armistice and its significance to our neighborhood, ViNA is encouraging our community to explore our local history. Check out one or all of the following events to help gain an understanding of our rich, recent history.  Author Talk: Curt…

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Build Victory. Join ViNA’s Board.

The Victory Neighborhood Association has vacancies for four positions on its board of directors. The positions will be filled during a special election on December 12. Two terms expire in September of 2019 and two terms expires in September of 2020. All positions are eligible for reelection at those times. ViNA seeks to fill the…

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Victory Grows With You. Volunteer with Us.

By Mathew O’Brien, 2017 ViNA Volunteer of the Year Take a moment to think about what you like or even love most about living in the Victory Neighborhood. There is a lot to choose from. The strong sense of community, the Kids’ Cook program, outdoor movies and concerts, Tiny Fields and Little Free Libraries…to name…

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