Biz buzz: Rosalux headed to Soo Visual Arts Center

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September 28, 2009 // UPDATED 9:03 am - September 28, 2009
By: Amanda Kushner and Jake Weyer
Amanda Kushner and Jake Weyer
The "Paper Trails" print show at Rosalux on Sept. 26 was the last show for the gallery at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S. In February, Rosalux will relocate to the Soo Visual Arts Center, said gallery founder Terrence Payne.

Rosalux has been at Open Book for the past six years, and Payne said each year the rent has gone up. Since Rosalux is a collective gallery, the artists decided to search for a partner to make the gallery more affordable while still keeping the freedom to run the gallery the way they choose, he said.

Suzy Greenberg, one of the founding members of Rosalux, is the director of the Soo Visual Arts Center on Lyndale. After speaking to Payne the two decided to bring Rosalux over and merge into one gallery.

Payne said Greenberg is not doing as many exhibitions as she used to, and this will bring more activity to the Soo Visuals Arts Center.

For the past couple of years the artists have had to spend a lot of time putting fundraisers together to help make rent, he said. Payne said that “Paper Trails” was the fourth fundraiser of the year.

Both Greenberg and Payne are excited about the move.

“It is kinda nice too, we have been working with that same space for quite a while now, to do something new,” Payne said.

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Ginger Hop has opened in the former Times Bar & Café space at 201 E. Hennepin.

The restaurant, which made its debut Sept. 21, bills itself as where “East meets Northeast.”

Restaurant owner Charles Lodge said finding the location was serendipitous. The partners, Katey Leitch, Jake Polt and Jon Provenzano, all worked together at Chiang Mai Thai, and have looked at different locations for the past 10 years. While looking at a different space Lodge learned of the open space in the old Times building.

Lodge said beer is utilized in Asian-style recipes. For example Tiger shrimp includes shrimp tossed in a spicy sauce, which includes Tiger beer, and there is a Guinness cake dessert, which Lodge said is “killer.”

The price range is $8–$19 for entrees.

Ginger Hop’s menu will feature a range of local beers and locally sourced ingredients. It will be open 11 a.m.–1 a.m. seven days a week.

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Philip Berglin says that his new club Gladius is a New York-style chic club at a Minneapolis price.

Gladius, which opened Sept. 11, carries items that Berglin said can’t be found at other places in Minneapolis. For example they carry stolichnaya elit, which he said is described as drinking air with a finish of heaven; Oronoco rum, which uses molasses instead of sugar cane; and Zwack, which was founded in 1790 and is the oldest shot in the world.

Drinks range in price from $4–$25. Gladius also offers sandwiches, salads and appetizers that fit the theme, including stuffed olives and cheese trays.

Gladius will hold its grand opening on Oct. 2., and their hours are 5 p.m.–2 a.m. Monday–Thursday and Saturdays. On Fridays Gladius is open from 3 p.m.–2 a.m., and Sundays it is open from noon–2 a.m.

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After six years in the North Loop, Align Pilates has moved to a new space in the recently completed Solhem apartment building at 3021 Holmes Ave. S. in Uptown. The new studio opened Sept. 8.

Owner Adrienne Guze said she enjoyed her time in the North Loop, but the neighborhood did not evolve to her expectations. The new spot is larger and in a more vibrant area, she said.

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Curtis Sanford is opening Minneapolis Veterinary Hospital on Nov. 2 in Bridgewater at 10th & Washington avenues south.

The veterinary hospital will treat dogs, cats, ferrets, exotic iguanas, rabbits, reptiles, snakes and birds, Sanford said.

Sanford graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1990 and then worked at Roseville Animal Hospital for five years. Afterward, he purchased a veterinary clinic in Willmar, Minn., and he was there for almost 14 years. Sanford said that he grew up in Minneapolis and his family decided to return to the city.

The veterinary hospital will be open from 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.–noon on Saturdays.