August 2017 City South Magazine

In the first issue of St. Louis Park Magazine's rebrand to City South Magazine, spice up your life with a popular food truck that frequents SLP and the South of Minneapolis.

Welcome to the inaugural issue of City South Magazine. We’re building on the success and popularity of St. Louis Park Magazine and expanding our reach to include Minneapolis neighborhoods south of the lakes and west of I-35W.


Amol Dixit acknowledges that his initial business plan probably isn’t what they teach in business school. “Most people who start businesses have this brilliant idea and then figure out how to make a business out of it,” he says. “I was the opposite.”


The Uptown Art Fair has grown significantly from its humble beginnings in 1963, when it started as a small neighborhood art festival.


Once Upon a Crime

Uptown’s Once Upon a Crime indie mystery bookshop might have closed last year if Devin Abraham and her parents hadn’t taken it over.


As a teacher and coach, Keren Gudeman spent lots of time observing how children and parents interact, but becoming a mother herself ignited a curiosity about parenting that would lead her down an unexpected path.


For the lucky students of a school in the Japanese town of Urayasu, it’s perhaps not clear that they’re working out their own stress or other emotional issues as they play with intricately handmade paper boxes and books, or act out their dreams in “dream theater.” But that’s exactly what healing


Anyone who has used a neti pot to relieve cold symptoms knows how effective simple salt water can be at clearing stuffy noses and sinus pressure.


Learning in Style School in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis specializes in English as a second language for adult immigrants. “The main reason people are here is to learn English,” says school director Agnes Foley.


Through the Free for All program, adults (18-plus) can try (for free!) activities ranging from gardening vegetables to discussing foreign films.


Through the Free for All program, adults (18-plus) can try (for free!) activities ranging from gardening vegetables to discussing foreign films.


When it comes to canine lost causes, Heather Hime simply doesn’t believe they exist. Although some cases are less straightforward than others, the owner and trainer at Lucky Paws is firm in her belief that every dog can be trained.


Located a half-mile from St. Louis Park High School is the Central Clinic, which has been providing access to free health care for kids from birth to 12th grade in the St. Louis Park and Hopkins school districts since its start in 1996.


On April 30, the St. Louis Park Historical Society hosted a fundraiser for their building project with a very special guest-speaker: three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and proud St. Louis Park native Tom Friedman.


Every August, City South (formerly St. Louis Park) Magazine spotlights several outstanding students in our communities. Please join us in getting to know the fine young people we’ve selected this year from a pool of many well-qualified candidates, here and continuing on page 18.