Today’s Star Tribune points to a city-wide issue with Windom Park implications. The issue is where to put the next liquor store. That’s the top item on the agenda for the Windom Park Citizens in Action meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m. at Pillsbury School, 2251 Hayes Northeast.
Bob Anderson and Partners is proposing a “wine, craft beer and quality spirits store” to locate in the former Rosacker’s store at Stinson Marketplace.
A vote is expected to be taken at the meeting regarding whether or not to support the project or whether to seek potential conditionals. Neighborhood residents, property owners and business representatives are allowed to vote.
Another item of intense community interest at the WPCIA meeting is the proposal to permanently close the Northbound Interstate 35W Stinson/New Brighton/Highway 88 ramp and reroute traffic via the Johnson Street ramp. The controversy has reminded long time local residents of an earlier community dispute re. the aborted I-335 freeway through Northeast.