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Linda Schneewind rolls The Local Joint

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I arrived after closing last night but just in time to see building owner/proprietor Linda Schneewind and friends celebrating the opening of her new store, The Local Joint (Facebook page) at 314 Division. Linda’s got two dozen vendors (she’s looking for 6 more; email her) displaying their handmade and vintage goods in the former Digs space and who share responsibility for staffing it. 

According to this article on Nfld Patch, Not Another Digs (includes a 16-photo slideshow):

Schneewind is in charge of the merchandising and will work in the store one day a week. She’ll spend the rest of her week in her Minneapolis business. “Essentially, it’s kind of like Digs is producing this event,” she said. Unlike antique malls where vendors have individual displays, goods at the Local Joint are displayed based on aesthetics. In other words, items are put where they look best in the store.

See also the Nfld News article, Store to open in former ‘digs’ space.

The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield appears to be a hit

Marin Amundson-Graham, Dana Graham, and sons Steve Hartke and daughter Madelyn Hartke Anne Kroes and Meredith Fierke Mary Rossing and Linda Schneewind Griff and Robbie Wigley
Robbie and I had dinner last night at The Ole Store Restaurant, newly reopened this week. As you can tell from the thumbs-up and smiles, patrons are liking it. L to R above: Marin Amundson-Graham, Dana Graham, and sons; Steve Hartke and daughter Madelyn Hartke (celebrating Madelyn’s 21st birthday); Mary Rossing and Linda Schneewind; me and my sweetie.

Owner Chuck Pryor (far right) and friends Food: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield Executive Chef Chris Basina and Sirie Basina Food: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield Food: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield
Chuck Pryor (on the far right in the left photo above), purchased the building earlier this year and owns the restaurant. (Chuck also owns The Tavern of Northfield and The Grand Event Center.)

Chris Basina is the Executive Chef and his wife Sirie Basina was our waitperson (center photo above). I’m no restaurant critic so let’s just say that Robbie and I were blown away by the quality of the food and the service. Chris and Sirie were delightful, as was manager Deanna Sharp (not pictured).

Interior: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield Interior: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield Interior: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield Interior: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield Menu: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield Menu: The Ole Store Restaurant of Northfield
The interior has been revamped and spiffed up a bit. It’s quite classy. The dinner menu? Wow.