Biz buzz // Phenoms Uptown site opens

Phenom’s Uptown site opens

Minneapolis’ Phenom missed its planned December debut, but it finally opened its doors in May.

A destination for unique sneakers and locally designed tops, the boutique is modeled after the company’s original location on St. Paul’s Snelling Avenue. Bigger than its predecessor, Uptown’s Phenom, 2829 Hennepin Ave. S., specializes in rare footwear, fashion-forward shirts and salvaged denim. Prices range from $25 for tops and upward of $400 for flannel and jackets.

Each item sold by the store is limited, whether it’s in size, color or quantity.

Hours are 1–8 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, go to, or call 355-2250.


New spot for yoga in Linden Hills

Yet another yoga studio has opened its doors in Southwest.

Devanadi Yoga is a new studio in Linden Hills at 2822 W. 43rd St. It is also home to Thai Yoga Bodywork.

The name of the studio is derived from the Sanskrit words “deva” (a free and shining being) and “nadi” (river or channel), according to a description on the studio’s website.

Devanadi Yoga features a variety of yoga classes, workshops, teacher trainings and healing therapies.

The studio is also working to become the first green yoga studio in Minnesota. It uses non-VOC paint, keeps the thermostat down during the evenings and encourages students to visit the website — — for information rather than printing out fliers. To officially be considered a green studio, Devanadi Yoga has to submit its carbon footprint to the Green Yoga Association based in Emeryville, Calif.

The studio director is Tanya Boigenzahn Sowards. She heads up the teacher training programs and operates her Thai Yoga Bodywork training and certification program at the studio. She’s been certified in several styles of yoga and has studied with teachers all over the world.

“It feels really good to be creative and express all the things I love about yoga in my own community and neighborhood,” Boigenzahn Sowards said, who lives about a block from her new studio.



The Franklin Street Bakery will be opening a new retail store in mid-July. The store will be located at 3904 Sunnyside Ave.

The existing bakery has seen a significant rise in demand for their products and plans to serve a similar menu. They will continue to focus on their sandwiches and baked goods.

More information on this new bakery will be available soon at franklinstreet


The Kitchen Window Cooking School is hosting an after hours networking event June 17 in partnership with the Uptown Association.

The free event will feature a happy hour, cooking demonstrations, tastings and a chance to network with Uptown neighbors.

It will run 5–7 p.m. at the cooking school in Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S.