Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Driver for Carefree Services leaped from the sweeper before train hit and his injuries were minor. The street sweeper's brushes may have gotten hung up on the tracks.
Updated below. See photos and tweets from the Star Tribune, WCCO and Fox 9 about a train vs. street sweeper crash in Wayzata Wednesday morning in the Storify above or at Storify.com. According to WCCO-AM, the crash happened at about 6:15 a.m. and injuries are "not serious." Fox 9 tweeted: According to Wayzata PD, sweeper brushes got stuck on track. The gates came down while trying to raise the brushes. Driver has minor inj. Update (9 a.m. Wednesday): BNSF Railways spokesperson Amy McBeth said by email: At about 6:30 this morning, a train collided with a street sweeper at Barry Avenue in Wayzata. The crossing is protected with gates and lights. The incident is under investigation at this point. The train was eastbound, heading to …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Coffee bar scheduled to be up in running in about a week.
Epic Grind Bicycle and Coffee Shop, the newest addition to Wayzata's Lake Street business community, opened late last month and has something for all levels of cycling enthusiasts.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Outdoor dining design touted as the first of its kind in Minnesota.
A Wayzata restaurant wants to revolutionize outdoor dining in Minnesota. Pending a few minor revisions, Gianni’s Steakhouse received city council permission on Tuesday to reroute a well-traveled sidewalk and add about 15 café style tables to its Lake Street location. City leaders were at first cool to the request, but softened their stand after reviewing a series of architectural renderings depicting the finished product. The width of the redesigned sidewalk will be five and a half feet—the same space currently available to pedestrians along Lake Street. The concept of extending sidewalks into the street to make room for dining was pioneered in San Francisco and is starting to gain momentum in the restaurant industry, Terri Huml told …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sun & Ski brings a complete line of clothing and accessories to the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
A familiar name in the outdoor apparal game returns to Wayzata this week. Jim McWethy and his wife, Robin, today opened Sun & Ski, the newest business to join the Lake Street commercial district. The new store carries a wide range of sporting gear and accessories for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. "I think there's a niche for a business like ours, and we're excited to be filling it," Jim McWethy said. Area residents may recognize the McWethys from their many years at the Wayzata Ski Hut, an operation that recently closed. The McWethys say they are excited to reconnect with longtime customers and friends. Jim McWethy stressed the importance of a locale in Wayzata, a place he has called home most of his life. "I feel like I know the …