January 2015

Found 9 blog entries for January 2015.


As usual, there’s a lot of news in Edina this week and we’ve chosen a few items that sound the most interesting to share with you.

Edina’s 2015 Winter Warm-Up Weekend

The Edina Parks & Recreation Department is offering Edina residents a full slate of fun next weekend, February 7 and 8. The Winter Warm-Up Weekend’s aim is to “showcase places and parks where residents can recreate in the winter months,” explained Parks & Recreation Department recreation supervisor Kristin Aarsvold.

Grandparents might be interested in the intergenerational event being held Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Edina Senior Center. Bring your grandchild to listen to the children’s librarian from Edina Library as she reads a children’s book about a little

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If you are going to spend any time in Edina, it is a good idea to know where to eat. Here are some of the best dining establishments for you to sink your teeth into.

Wuollet Bakery - 3608 West 50th Street

For all of your baked goods needs, this bakery is well-known around Edina. It is one of the best places to get donuts, cupcakes, and everything in between.

Convention Grill - 3912 Sunnyside Road

If you want a burger in Edina, Convention Grill is the best place to get one. Did you know that it''s been open since 1934? This popular Edina eatery is a great place to enjoy classic food.

Edina Grill - 5028 France Avenue South

Edina Grill is a favorite among Edina residents for both breakfast and brunch in Edina. This grill has been

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We don’t typically post about listings on our blogs but there are so many cool new listings in Edina and we have so many clients looking for homes there that we thought we’d make an exception this week.

The best part about this new crop of listings is that there is something for everyone. Whether you are shopping for a luxury home in Edina or an entry-level home, it’s on the market, right now.

Affordable Condo in Edina

Life on the top floor is what this home affords. Located in a small community of only 21 units, this condo is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with 2,105 square feet of living space. It’s located on the top floor, which provides maximum privacy. The den has a fireplace and it adjoins the sunroom.

Built in 1975, this Whitehall

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Golf - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/golf_pictures/2543049856

Prestwick Golf Club is a premier golfing facility that offers daily fees and very friendly services. Their golf course is exceptionally well maintained and well-worth spending time at. It is a championship golf course just waiting to win over your heart.


Prestwick Golf Club offers an assortment of memberships for you to partake in. The best thing you can do is explore the memberships and pick one that best suits your interest. The Charter Package is the best and most popular choice. Unfortunately, it is a very limited package too. You will get unlimited golfing time without having to pay any green fees. You can make reservations up to two weeks in advance and they offer a handicap.


This is a golf club that is committed

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Normandale Japanese Garden - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mulad/2955980995

The Japanese Garden of Normandale Community College is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. It’s a two-acre oasis on the campus offering a beautiful and serene garden for all to enjoy. It’s the perfect place to reflect and renew your spirit.

It’s open all year at no cost to the public and is often rented for special events. You can take a self-guided tour all year and experience the beautiful gardens at Normandale. Here is a look at what the Normandale Japanese Garden is like.

History of the gardens

The Japanese Garden at Normandale was built by the Bloomington Affiliated Garden Clubs when plans first came out in 1967. The college campus was still being developed at that time and the garden clubs raise funds to build it. The college donated the

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SEA LIFE Aquarium - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MoA_Aquarium.jpg

SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium is the largest aquarium brand in the world. Upon visiting you will get to take part in interactive displays, fun talks, feed shows, games, up-close views and more. Located beneath the Mall of America and only 5 minutes from the airport, the aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in the area.

Whether you’re looking for an interactive exhibit for your kids to enjoy, want to experience the feedings and displays or want your kids to have an educational opportunity, the SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium offers something for the whole family to enjoy. Here is a look at the aquarium’s features.

Hours & Location

The aquarium is located beneath the Mall of America at 120 East Broadway in Bloomington. There is free

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Restaurant Sign - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/twicepix/524969586

When it comes to having a great meal there is no shortage of eateries in Edina. Here’s a look at some of the restaurants found throughout the Edina area.

Rice Paper

If you like Vietnamese food you will love Rice Paper. They offer authentic Vietnamese fare with an interesting twist. Every dish they create has a back-story.Explore exotic tastes with the midnight market dumplings and the new moon tofu. 

Red Cow

It took Red Cow less than a year to capture the hearts of restaurant-goers in the area. Trendy foods and an upscale bar -- what more could you ask for? Then, there is the decor. The lipstick-red booths that you can sink your hiney into are heavenly.

Try the deep-fried cheese curds. Come on -- try 'em!

Tavern On France


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It’s an almost balmy day here in Edina with a temperature of 32 degrees. But get set for the major drop in temperature that’s set to hit the area by tomorrow. From 32 today to 0 tomorrow is the forecast. Today is a great day then to get outdoors and spend the day at the park!

Sure, the paddleboats are locked down for the winter and there won’t be any remote control sailboat races for months, but that shouldn’t keep any self-respecting Edina-ite away from everyone’s favorite park.

The skating is fine right now at Centennial Lakes Park, on all 10 acres of the lake. Don’t feel like skating? The park offers Norwegian ice sleds for loads of winter fun.

Afterward, sit by the fire in the warming house with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.

You can

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Mall of America - Image Credit -  https://www.flickr.com/photos/fanofretail/15064487211

The Mall of America is one of the most popular attractions in the country. It’s located in Bloomington, Minnesota, one of the Twin Cities’ suburbs. It opened in 1992 and today sees 40 million visitors per year. There are over 520 stores making it the leader in retail, entertainment and attractions. The mall sees celebrities and features over 400 events annually.

On the first floor of the mall you’ll find the top two attractions for kids in the mall including Nickelodeon Universe and LEGO. While your kids enjoy these top attractions, you can head to Level Two for shopping and dining. Here is a look at these favorite attractions.

Nickelodeon Universe

Nickelodeon Universe is full of excitement for the little ones. You can enjoy attractions like

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