|I understand this is the place to be, if you like motorcycles. coffee and|
NE Minneapolis. I'll be back.
Well, let's be honest here. It was November 30th in Minnesota, it was dark and early when I woke up.
Anyway, I woke up early to go meet up with RichardM and Coop at Diamond's Coffee Shoppe.
RichardM and his wife Bridget decided they needed to escape the cold of Alaska by coming south a bit. How could they have known that Minnesota would actually be colder than Alaska? Luckily, they're hardy folks, the sort that don't let a little bone-chilling cold get them down.
Coop is one of the local Middle Coast bloggers. He lives pretty darn close to the Wisconsin border, so he had to come a fair way in order to meet up with us.
I almost felt like I was cheating with my short drive to Diamond's.
I was a little bleary-eyed when I rolled up to Diamond's, but something about the building seemed familiar. Then I looked across the street, recognized the building over there, and realized where I was. The Thorp building is sort of an industrial/artist/commercial space that is very, very cool. I spent the better part of an afternoon once exploring the entire building with my brother Noodles and his wonderfully patient wife. I'd like to have a space there except for two problems:
- It's not on the west coast, and that's where I would like to be again. Though, perhaps I could commute as needed...
- I don't, yet, have an actual need for an artist/industrial/commercial space. Give me a week and a supply of coffee, I'll figure that part out.
So, have you met RichardM and Coop? Because they are just awesome guys. Two hours flew by, and then all of us needed to get on our respective ways.
I'd spotted another interesting building on the map when I was figuring out how to get to Diamond's and since it was only two blocks away, I had to swing by and check it out...
|Incidentally, across the street is a residential neighborhood. How'd you|
like to have grown up across the street from the coffin factory?
I bet Halloween kicked ass.