Podcast #6 – Ten Chances No Hustle with Patricia Healy McMeans


The old bakery on Nicollet Avenue.

In this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m talking with Minneapolis artist Patricia Healy McMeans about Ten Chances No Hustle, a month-long residency program that’s just wrapping up this week. The residency took place in an old bakery storefront on Minneapolis’s Nicollet Avenue that had been empty for years.

I became intrigued by the project because of the way that it interacts with the street outside it. For example, Emily Stover, a local architect and designer who is one of the residents, had installed two different pyramids of somewhat stale bread in the windows of the shop. McMeans told me that sometime people would walk in the off the street thinking that it was still a bakery, only to be disappointed to find artists occupying the space.

BONUS: The residency is wrapping up this week, but they’re having an open house this afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00. If you’re in the neighborhood of Nicollet and 26th, you should stop by and check it out!

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.