The story--as told from a pro-Save Uncle Bill's perspective--is on Don Allen's IBNN blog, click here. The time and place of the community meeting is there, too.
ADDENDUM: February 6, 2011. This blog post was written before I and many others in North Minneapolis discovered what a disreputable con man character Don Allen is. I would advise anybody: Do not trust Don Allen. Seek further information about Don Allen from various online sources before having any contact with him.
I consider myself Don Allen's friend, but I'm not quite ready to jump on this particular bandwagon because...
...Lennie "The Heckler" Chism has a history of announcing big schemes and dreams which don't have quite as much "oomph" as Lenny's superheated hype. So just because it's Lenny "The Heckler" Chism, I'm cynical. Secondly, Uncle Bill's has been an "inconvenience store" to the neighborhood. Just because somebody announces plans to put an organic food store in Uncle Bill's doesn't mean this will actually HAPPEN.
One fear already being articulated in the Willard Homewood neighborhood is that Uncle Bill's will be saved, only to become a new incarnation of ITSELF, rather like what happened with the old Wafana's store in the Hawthorne Neighborhood.
Word is Lenny recently landed some kind of contract with MNDOT. My friend Don Allen swears Lenny Chism is doing a good job with that particular contract. I have no further details except it has something to do with putting contractors in touch with MNDOT.
Members of the community can free to post what more they know about the Uncle Bill's situation.