Know the Area
Here's where you can find out about all the stuff
you need that's in your neighborhood. Do you know a mechanic who
will fix your car and NOT rip you off? How about a really good place
to go with your friend when you're nearly broke? Maybe you just
need your hair cut. Check out this list.
Let us know
what your favorite places are and we'll add them!
Restaurants Away From Campus
Gardens of Salonica -
19 5th St. NE (low key but excellent Greek food)
2632 Nicollet Ave S. (Greek food)
Cafe Latte -
850 Grand Avenue in St. Paul (somewhat upscale with good coffee
and excellent desserts)
Jax Cafe -
1928 University Ave NE (excellent beef if Grandma's buying - $$$)
Best Steak House -
317 Central Ave SE (a cafeteria kitty corner from Aveda)
The Wienery - 414 Cedar Avenue S.
315 14th Ave SE (Best Malt)
Peter's Grill - 114 8th Street S.
- downtown Minneapolis
Cafe DiNapoli -
Hennepin Ave in downtown Mpls. (great meatballs and house salads)
At The Quarry (up 35W to Johnson St.)
Lund's Grocery and Deli -
University and Central
House of Hanson - 5th and 14th
Big Stores at The Quarry (up 35W to Johnson St.)
cleaning supplies, pharmacy, storage, furniture, kitchen wares, some hardware
pens, paper, office storage, desks, some computer equipment
Home Depot -
cleaning supplies, tools, lightbulbs, sometimes rugs and fans
Twin Cities Free Market -
Listing of stuff people want to give away.
The old standby
The Lounge -
411 2nd Ave N.
1st Avenue -
One of the larger clubs in the area - concerts and dancing depending
on the night.
7th Street Entry -
Very small club attached to 1st Avenue, but with more local acts.
The Fine Line -
Another club, with some touring groups and local band nights.
Gay 90's -
408 Hennepin Ave (massive club with multiple dancefloors and
Budget Gas -
East Hennepin just West of 35W; Cheapest gas in town!
Find the cheapest gas near where you'll be.
Auto Related Services
Manning's Service -
2404 Como Ave SE (A third generation family business)
Prospect Park Amoco -
2700 University Ave SE
8th St. & 14th Ave -
(Imports - been there forever)
Lancer Service -
On the other side of St. Paul, but completely trustworthy. And
they'll have your car done at the end of the day.
Four Star Auto Service -
3324 University Ave SE
Cheap Dates / Cool Places
Stone Arch Bridge -
6th ave SE South of University Ave
Tower Hill -
1 mile East of Williams Arena just off of University Ave.
Lake of the Isles -
The first lake south of downtown; Take Hennepin to Franklin then
Hair and Clothes
Pete LeBak -
University Ave SE at Bedford (CHEAP)
New and used clothing in a variety of styles.
Everyday People -
14th between University and 4th St.
Aveda Institute -
Central and 4th St.