East Side Pride’s Spotlight

This fall’s East Side Pride’s Spotlight features NDC graduate Lisa Johnson, of Lisa’s Wash n’ Fold (page 4). Lisa's Wash n' Fold


Grand Opening of All Washed Up

Shantae Holmes (featured as NDC’s Entrepreneur of the Month in July) had the Grand Opening for her new laundromat on the North Side, All Washed Up, this past Saturday. Watch WCCO’s coverage!

U7 Newsletter

University Seven (U7) presents the first edition of their quarterly newsletter, which will highlight a small business owner along the Central Corridor and provide small business tips, advice, and resources.

The U7 Team

National Attention for Safari Express

Safari Express (and owner Jamal Hashi) gets national attention from ABC news for Camel on a Stick at Minnesota State Fair!

Camel on a Stick – Safari Express in the News

Curious about Camel on a Stick? Check out MPR’s article and then go visit the MGM booth at the International Bazaar through 9/2 at the Fair and give it a try!

Can’t make it to the fair by 9/2? Visit Safari Express at Midtown Global Market and check out their other delicious East African cuisine.

U7 Client on Front Page of Pioneer Press

University Avenue Business Collaborative (U7), an initiative of eight local organizations, is helping to strengthen small businesses along University Avenue before, during, and after the Central Corridor Light Rail project with free ‘results driven marketing’. One of their clients is Flamingo Restaurant, a small restaurant in St. Paul that opened last January, serving Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Somali food. Flamingo is featured on the front page of the St. Paul Pioneer Press today.

Also, another great article on Flamingo from Twin Cities magazine, The Heavy Table.