Penn Fest 2013 to feature Open Streets, Tomorrow, September 15, 12:00 Noon – 5:00 pm.

One again, Penn Fest 2013, billed as Richfield’s biggest, boldest event of the year, will feature open streets.

Penn Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from the Crosstown (62) to 76th Street from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. One of Hennepin County’s busiest thoroughfares will be open only to pedestrians, bicyclists, wagons and other non-motorized vehicles.

We are not normally open on Sundays, but tomorrow is an exception. We will be open from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm. There will be jamming in front of the store (there will obviously be no cars in the parking lot).

Many of the stores over that 14 block stretch of Penn Ave will be featuring specials sale items and discounts. We would recommend stopping in the store and pick up one of the Penn Fest Brochure 001pictured below which includes coupons from many of the local businesses. We also have on hand a map featuring the events that will occur up and down the avenue tomorrow afternoon. You may want to start off your day with a free root beer float at Lunds and carry on from there.

As you know there is some construction on Penn Avenue which will cause some re-routing of your travels to get here. If you are approaching from the North or East, the West bound exit from the crosstown to Penn Ave is closed. You may either continue west to Xerxes Ave which is unaffected or you can continue south on 35W to 66th street and go west to Penn Ave. If you are approaching from the West, the East bound exit onto Penn will be open until 11:30 and thereafter, you will want to use the Xerxes Ave exit once again. There will be no automobile parking on Penn Ave during the hours of 11:30 to 5:30 and you cannot cross Penn Ave from East to West or vice versa. So decide which side of Penn you wish to park on, bring the bikes or walking shoes and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow. If last year’s event, which also featured Open Streets is any indication, it will be a great gathering.

Stop by and say hello.

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