The news that Sassy Spoon food truck would be making a brick and mortar home in the much missed 3 Tiers space on 34th Ave S came out long ago…but little noticeable progress at the store front. Until now!
Sassy Spoon @sassyspoontruck tweeted pictures of the sassy new paint job here: https://twitter.com/SassySpoonTruck/status/536906022053748736/photo/1
And my wife reported an opening soon sign on the front door:
What are the specifics? Well you'll be able to use the $8000 on contracts through April with some expanded income qualifications. And you'll be able to qualify for up to $6500 even if you're NOT a first-time buyer. You will have to have owned your current home for 5 years. This leaves some people out who could really use the $6500, but hopefully it will lead to better inventory for all the first-time buyers.
Check out this news brief from the National Association of Realtors for a break down of changes from the old bill: http://www.mnrealtor.com/AM/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm?ContentFileID=2950&MicrositeID=0&FusePreview=Yes
A week of change! We've been working on updating the look of this site and went live with it on Sunday night. Here it is! You're looking at it. It's not perfect, but I think that's okay considering that we help people buy and sell houses for a living, not design websites! Let us know what you think. Like it? See a glaring error? Tell us that too!
Second, my family and I adopted a new dog on Sunday. He was formerly known as Chevy Chase, but we have fittingly renamed him Clark W. Griswold. He's a ~7 month border collie/lab mix.
He is very exited to meet all his neighbors around Lake Nokomis and the Minnehaha Dog Park.
And lastly, news for everyone in the East Nokomis area. I tried our new pizza joint last night. Pizza Joe's moved in to the space formerly occupied by Ginelli's. Ginelli's was a favorite of my neighbors and mine. Would Pizza Joe's successfully replace it?
Well so far so good. We tried to order on their website and ran into some errors. When we called to follow up, they were unbelievably nice. The manager was clearly excited at a chance to make some new customers. We ordered two pizzas: a build your own with peppers, onions, and mushrooms, and a sausage. We had our choice of three different crusts and went with the "hand tossed." Both pies were well received. The sauce was good, the toppings fresh, the cheese gooey, and I heard from the others that the sausage was good.
Was it as good as the late great Ginelli's? Well…no. But it was better than any of the chains for sure. It held up well against the local joints too. I like the choices and flavor of Parkway Pizza better, but their bitter crust cannot be eaten alone and you end up with a plate of "pizza bones." And Pizza Joe's was cheaper! I'm not a huge fan of Joey D's..err…I mean Chris and Rob's pizza, but I know that others are. I guess I could see myself order from any of the them depending on what I'm in the mood for and what crowd I'm feeding.
Welcome to the neighborhood Pizza Joe's!
Have you heard the news? The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has approved a proposed settlement agreement in the lawsuit brought by Minneapolis, Richfield, and Eagan. Are you slated for possible improvements to your home? Read through the proposed settlement and map of affected areas here: www.macnoise.com
Remember, nothing is final. In fact, even if everything goes through without a hitch, the MAC still has several outs to void the deal or delay the process. Such as terrorist attack, labor strikes, less air traffic, or lack of funds. So if Northwest merges with Delta and the hub leaves town, don’t expect the MAC to have the money to back it up!