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Springboard for the Arts and TCG Announce New Artist Organizer at Lyndale Gardens

Poet and Performance Artist Molly Van Avery to Begin on July 8, Position Supported by the Surdna Foundation By: Carl Atiya Swanson St. Paul/Richfield, MN – Springboard for the Arts and The Cornerstone Group are excited to announce their partnership to place an Artist Organizer on the development team for the Lyndale Gardens project at [...]


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Sun Current: Richfield summer concerts series trying out new venues

By Andrew Wig Richfield’s summer concerts series is expanding this year as the city looks at locations for a potential band shell. In an effort to identify a site for the building, the outdoor concerts will rotate between two locations in addition to Augsburg Park, which has been the sole site for the performances in recent [...]


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Lakewinds launches member loan campaign for Richfield store

Introducing Lakewinds Richfield As you step into our new Richfield location, you will be welcomed with the same look and feel that you know and love in our Minnetonka and Chanhassen locations. We will have exciting displays, modern fixtures and a graphics package that tells the story of who we are and what we stand [...]


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Artist Organizer Job Opening

In 2013, Springboard for the Arts launched the Artist Organizers (AOs) pilot program, planting artists in community-invested organizations to contribute their creative skills to making change and strengthening vibrant places. AOs provide skills, coordination and creative thinking to engage community, other local artists and stakeholders, and to create new innovative paths for the organization to [...]


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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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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 [...]


Last year's Festival of Lights Winter Market was a success.

Winter Market & Festival of Lights draws hundreds to Lyndale Gardens

On Saturday evening, the vacant Lyndale Gardens site was transformed into a magical winter wonderland, complete with luminaries, bonfires and s’more roasting, live music, crafts vendors, and Santa.  Here are some photos of the event.  You can see more photos on the Lyndale Gardens Facebook Page.  


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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 [...]