Photos By John Hoff
John's new home is on Russell Ave. N. in Homewood. He is divorced and has two dogs...
So it won't exactly be "divorced Daddyville," which is my way of describing single fathers getting great home deals in NoMi, as I did, but Riedlinger says he is "daddy" to the two dogs.
In the next photo, Alan Johnson and Rachel Gall, who purchased a house on Thomas Ave. N. in the Cleveland Neighborhood. They managed to get $10,000 in free money from the Minneapolis Advantage program, and then patiently jumped through numerous hoops to put together a 203K FHA rehab. This will mean a new roof, new electricity, new bathroom. Some of the hoops involved "proving their contractor is good."
Their loan officer in this deal was Nicole Doran, who is reportedly becoming quite the 203K FHA rehab expert! Here's her Facebook contact info, click here.
Riedlinger, Johnson and Gall recently gathered at a "new NoMi homeowner reception" at the Victory 44 restaurant. State Senator Linda Higgins was there to great these new constituents. It was a lovely, perfect event...except that Victory 44 had taken the calamari off the menu because it reportedly "took up too much room in the fryer."
So everybody took a pile of chairs and set them on fire in protest, because this is NORTHSIDE, baby, and that's how we roll.
OK, that previous sentence was a joke, but I'm making my point, here, and I'm not the only one saying this though (once again) I'm pushed up toward the front of the crowd. BRING BACK THE CALAMARI! It was the best thing on the menu. Get a bigger fry basket or something, GEEZ!!!
What are you THINKING, Victory 44? Did you ask your CUSTOMERS, first?
Help me out, here. I want to like your restaurant and say nice things about it, and gather there with my friends for events which revolve around neighborhood revitalization. Help ME to help YOU.
BRING BACK THE CALAMARI!