No, not Northfield, but downtown Excelsior. I had a meeting with a client there this week and noticed how similar their downtown mainstreet is to our downtown Division St. It even has a bit of a bend to it, though not as pronounced. (Click photos to enlarge.)
Left: Their old movie theater, Excelsior Dock Cinema 3, was showing first run movies. Next door, Yumi’s Sushi Bar, “Your quaint little Sushi Bar by the Lake.” Downtown Northfield needs both of these, don’t you think?
Center & right above: Next to the Dunn Bros. coffeehouse where I was, a relatively new building that didn’t fit with the historic downtown, was Haskell’s Port of Excelsior, both a restaurant and bar adjacent to the liquor store… with outdoor seating (web site photo), natch. This building doesn’t fit with the historic downtown either. I hope we can do better with our liquor store building that’s proposed for 6th and Division.