Objects in Mirror

Memories of University Avenue

Posted at 3:07 PM on May 31, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

I'm highlighting some of the replies from our online discussion about University Avenue. Earlier I shared a quote about the neighborhood evolution, and today's comment features a memory:

"I love University Avenue, too. I remember going to Gopher basketball games with my dad, all the way from Brooklyn Park to the U of M campus. We'd take 494 to University Avenue and head south. There were lots of stoplights along the way, but back then, there was no easy highway to get there... but it meant seeing how the houses changed in character as we got closer into the city and seeing the little mom 'n pop storefronts, bars, and restaurants that lined the avenue. Taking a leisurely route like University Ave. meant having more one-on-one time with my dad, which was fine by me! [...]" - Zeldapie

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