The Redevelopment Committee of KFNA will meet at 7 PM, Tuesday March 17 to review history and proposed plans for development for 15 West 37th street (behind Butter Bakery Cafe and Nicollet Square).  The meeting will be held at MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave S.

The community to welcome to attend, just please email KFNA at to make sure we have seats and materials available.


IMG_0778Sun Street BreadsPatisserie 46Bruegger’s BagelsGrand CafeRoyal Grounds Coffee and Rustica Bakery are all doing what they do best and BAKIN’ IT UP for Kingfield Empty Bowls tonight, 4-8 PM at MLK Park!

All proceeds go to Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative ‘s affordable housing site Nicollet Square that houses 42 youth in our neighborhood!

See you at tonight’s Kingfield Empty Bowls 2015 event! Questions?  Contact Kingfield Neighborhood Association at


IMG_0781Empty Bowls is an event to build community & raise funds for NICOLLET SQUARE, a home for 42 formerly homeless youth in Kingfield managed by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.
Thursday February 5, 4-8 PM
MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet

Visit the Facebook event at to learn more about our participating local restaurants to date, including what they are making! Restaurant Supporters include:

Blackbird Cafe
Bruegger’s Bagels
Butter Bakery Cafe
Cafe Ena
Curran’s Restaurant
Five Watt Coffee

Grand Cafe
Kowlaski’s Lyndale Market
Nighthawks, coming soon to 38th & Nicollet and cheffed by HauteDish’s Landon Schoenefeld
Patisserie 46
Rustica Bakery
Sun Street Breads
Victor’s 1959 Cafe

The concept of the Kingfield Empty Bowls Event is simple: Attendees make a donation (suggested at $20 per bowl), select a beautiful handmade bowl donated by a local pottery artist, enjoy a hearty meal of soup and bread prepared by local restaurants and served by volunteers, and then keep their bowl as a reminder that many of our neighbors are in need of food and housing.

KFNA Board 2015!
Welcome to the new members of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Board of Directors! Matt Klausner, Anit Bhatia, Anders Christensen, Dane Esethu, and Whitney Emanuel are newly elected joining David Fenley, Mark Waller, Lisa Skzeczkoski-Bzdusek, Dan Swenson-Klatt re-elected for another two year term.
Also pictured here are KFNA Board President Hetal Dalal and Member Scott Mueller who have one year remaining on their term, and Joe Larson, Director of The Aliveness Project and our host for the evening!
Review the 2014 KFNA Year-in-Review/Accomplishments here!


The Aliveness Project is happy to host KFNA’s annual meeting, “Is That You Neighbor?” on Wednesday, January 21st, on the 2nd floor of their building at 3808 Nicollet. Please join KFNA upstairs beginning at 6:30 PM for a potluck and social time, with the meeting beginning at 7 PM.

Midwinter Escape: A Kingfield Homebased Professionals Event!

Monday, January 26, 5:30-7:30 PM, The Aliveness Project, 38th & Nicollet, 2nd Floor

Break out of the mid-winter weariness and gather with your fellow Kingfield Homebasers for camaraderie and critique! Past January events have drawn over 50 home-based professionals, so you won’t want to miss this one! In addition to providing fun social time to combat winter isolation, the January 2015 Midwinter Escape will engage our own graphic and web designers. In a small group setting, designers will offer tips about the questions a client should ask a designer, and will provide direct, concise feedback on others’ current marketing materials!

Bring either your business card or a print-out of your website homepage!

Please pre-register as space is limited!  You can register at KFNA’s home page at www.kingfield org on the left-hand side of the page!

The cost of participating is $10 for Kingfield Homebased Professionals, and $20 for neighbors from adjoining neighborhoods. The cost covers snackable food and nonalcoholic beverages plus an optional cash bar on-site.

Questions? Contact KFNA Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson at 612.823.5980 or!

Minneapolis’ long quest to redevelop the Lake Street Kmart site blocking Nicollet Avenue took an unexpected turn Tuesday after new revelations that a Walgreens developer had outbid the city for a key parcel of land there.  For more information, click this link to the article in the Star Tribune:

City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden will be attending tonight’s KFNA Board meeting to discuss how this impacts the City’s efforts to reopen Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street and attract more development to create a more inviting urban landscape.  The meeting begins at 7pm and takes place at MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave S.

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