Former Dinkytown property owner Jeffrey Meyers tells the Star Tribune that Dinkytown — the urban neighborhood next to the U — has lost its flavor and could be re-energized by developers:
“A lot of (family businesses) have been gone for a long time — including my father’s. “I don’t think there’s any charm. . Dinkytown needs a shot of adrenaline.”
You can read the paper’s article on developers’ recent interest in the area here.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.