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Demolition and Imagination

Collecting History: Demolition of the Lyndale Garden Center is well on its way. For many of us, it is bittersweet to see a place that holds so many memories be taken apart and hauled away, one truck at a time. Its departure marks another phase of Richfield’s evolving identity. As I research the roots of [...]


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Richfield City Council Approves Lyndale Gardens Redevelopment Plans

In a 5-0 vote, the City Council approved the final site plan for the new Lyndale Gardens town center in Richfield.  The final design includes a one acre public park with amenities including a splash pad, a center stage for live performances, a community oven, walking/bicycling trails, edible organic gardens, and an open-air farmers market [...]


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Lyndale Gardens to host two Richfield Summer Concerts

Lyndale Avenue in Richfield is coming alive with community activities this summer!  In addition to hosting a weekly Richfield Farmers Market at the Lyndale Gardens site, the City of Richfield will be hosting two of its summer concerts there. Lyndale Gardens, at 64th and Lyndale, is undergoing redevelopment and ground-breaking is anticipated this year.  The [...]


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Star Tribune: Lyndale Garden Center site to blossom anew as a food co-op

By Mary Jane Smetanka The store will be a key part of Richfield’s new “downtown.” As Richfield’s new “downtown” near Lyndale Avenue and 66th Street sprouts shiny new apartment and retail buildings, the missing piece of the puzzle that is Lyndale Gardens is beginning to fall into place. Lakewinds Natural Foods, a member-owned food cooperative [...]


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Lakewinds Co-op Announces Store Plans for Lyndale Gardens

Lakewinds Natural Foods, a full service member owned co-operative grocer with locations in Minnetonka and Chanhassen, is on its way to opening a brand new store in Richfield at Lyndale Gardens.  An announcement was made to the Richfield City Council on December 11, 2012. The Cornerstone Group had been negotiating with Lakewinds for a year and [...]


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Lyndale Gardens turns on 40 kilowatt Solar Array

The Lyndale Gardens site just got a little greener.  That’s because a 40 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system has just been turned on.  In preparation for the new mixed-use development, the project was able to take advantage of federal, state, and Xcel Energy incentives to purchase solar panels that will help power the future retail and [...]


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Lyndale Gardens to Host Winter Market & Festival of Lights!

Richfield residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a new holiday celebration this year at Lyndale Gardens, on Saturday December 1 from 4-8 p.m.  The event will feature 20 local arts and crafts vendors, a live acoustic performance by the Hummingbirds, food trucks, bonfires with free s’more roasting, and an appearance by Santa.  The Cornerstone [...]


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Richfield Patch: Lyndale Gardens Developer Teams Up With Farmers Market For Community Event

Activity is already happening at the former Lyndale Garden Center site at 64th and Lyndale! The new owner and developer of the site, The Cornerstone Group, will be hosting a community event for Richfield area residents on Aug. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Partnering with the City of Richfield Farmers Market, the event will include farmers market vendors, a [...]


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Lyndale Gardens Farmer’s Market! August 16th from 4-8 p.m.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 16th from 4-8 p.m.  Lyndale Gardens will be hosting its first Richfield Farmer’s Market event with food vendors, crafts vendors, live music, and entertainment for kids at 64th & Lyndale.  Plus, we’ll be revealing the latest redevelopment plans for the site. Event Details: *FREE event! *Richfield Farmer’s Market Vendors [...]


Finance & Commerce: $3 million sale of former Lyndale Garden Center closes

From: Finance & Commerce By: Anne Bretts The Richfield-based Cornerstone Group closed Nov. 21 on the $3 million site acquisition of the former Lyndale Garden Center at 6400 Lyndale Ave. S. in Richfield. Developer Colleen Carey of Cornerstone has unveiled the details of her plan to work with local artists and the community to design [...]