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1 big thing: A second Topgolf for the Twin Cities

A Topgolf in El Segundo, Calif. Photo: Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

A new development proposal would bring a second Twin Cities Topgolf venue, this one to Woodbury.

Driving the news: A company tied to prolific local developer Ned Abdul has submitted plans to redevelop 36 acres of land just south of the old Hartford office campus near the I-94 and I-494 interchange, according to Woodbury planning documents.

Between the lines: A city of Woodbury development map refers to a portion of the project as "Golf Entertainment" on nearly 14 acres and describes it as an outdoor golf driving range, restaurant, outdoor patio, and mini golf (course).

  • An Axios source who was not authorized to discuss the matter confirmed that Topgolf is the user of the proposed facility.
  • The site is nearly the same size as Topgolf's first Twin Cities venue in Brooklyn Center, which was built on 13.5 acres. Architectural drawings also show a similar three-deck layout and color scheme as a typical Topgolf.
a rendering of a golf driving range building
This rendering shows what the "Golf Entertainment" complex in Woodbury would look like. Image via City of Woodbury

The intrigue: The application notes that the larger development would include a Main Event, which is owned by Dave & Buster's and has bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and virtual reality.

What they're saying: Not much. Abdul and Topgolf declined to confirm the details and Dave & Buster's could not be reached for comment.

What we're watching: What the larger development looks like. Abdul is the developer who remade the Minneapolis Armory and Uptown Theater, plus helped reshape the Warehouse District and North Loop.

  • Woodbury city staff are still reviewing the development applications.

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2. Charted: State of inflation

Data: BLS. Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: BLS. Chart: Axios Visuals

At 2.2%, inflation in the Twin Cities metro area ticked up in September but remains below the national average of 3.7%.

The big picture: While the latest numbers are a far cry from the super-high inflation seen in 2022, they indicate that bringing price pressures down is not as rapid or smooth as it appeared over the summer, Axios' Neil Irwin writes.

What we're watching: The Federal Reserve appears likely to leave interest rates unchanged for the second straight meeting when it convenes at the end of this month.

  • Less certain is whether it will raise interest rates one more time at the final meeting of the year in mid-December.

Go Deeper: Bringing down inflation is proving to be tougher than expected

3. The Spoon: Ron Harris launches run in MN03

Rep. Dean Philips (left) faces a primary from DFL activist Ron Harris: Photos: Getty Images/Courtesy of Ron Harris for Congress

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ Ron Harris, a Democratic National Committee official and former chief resilience officer for the city of Minneapolis, officially launched his campaign for the 3rd Congressional District this morning. The bid sets up a potential primary against DFL U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, who himself is considering a presidential run. (Background via Axios/Announcement via X)

  • Of note: Voter registration records show Harris lives just outside the district, in Columbia Heights. While in-district residency is not required to run, an adviser told Axios that Harris, who grew up in Coon Rapids, does plan to move back within its boundaries.

๐ŸŒ๏ธ Hazeltine National Golf Club is raising its initiation fee by $10,000 to $60,000. Even before the hike, it was one of the most expensive to join in the metro area. (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)

  • The intrigue: Hazeline is set to host the 2026 KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the 2024 U.S. Amateur Championship, and the 2029 Ryder Cup.

๐Ÿ’ฐ A contract deal between Hormel and its union workers includes "historic" wage and benefit increases for plant employees in Minnesota, Iowa, Georgia, and Wisconsin. (KARE11)

The Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America issued a statement condemning Hamas attacks on civilians, following backlash over its failure to acknowledge Israeli victims in an earlier release. (Star Tribune)

  • Between the lines: The controversy, which divided local Democrats, has threatened to spill over into contested races for Minneapolis City Council.

๐Ÿ‘ฎ Five law enforcement officers were shot and wounded while executing a search warrant in Benton County yesterday. The suspect was arrested. (MPR News)

๐Ÿ›ซ Delta Air Lines' profit soared nearly 60% as summer travel boomed. (CNBC)

4. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Pics du jour: LITT replaces Liquor Lyle's

The space makeover included adding windows. Photos: Audrey Kennedy/Axios

From its raised ceilings to brand new windows, the former home of Liquor Lyle's in south Minneapolis will be unrecognizable to many of the beloved dive bar's regulars.

Driving the news: New owner LITT Pinball Bar debuted its second location in the space yesterday.

Yes, but: There are still hints of its former life โ€” Audrey spotted one of the old signs in the women's restroom.

See inside via our Instagram.

a dark empty bar with  no tables and a a black and white checkered floor and red bar
The old space. Courtesy of LITT Pinball Bar

Stay booked and busy

๐Ÿ“…Upcoming events around the city.

Art & Dining After Dark at Minneapolis Institute of Art on Oct. 17:

  • Don't miss this entirely unique, completely delicious way to enjoy Mia: a private dining experience, after-hours in the galleries, inspired by Mia's special exhibition.
  • The evening features a multi-course, salon-style dinner and Paris Dining Club; wine pairings, and a private, curator-led tour of the exhibition.

Hosting an event? Email [email protected].

5. ๐Ÿ’ 1 dream home for hockey lovers to go...

Photo: Homecoming Photography, courtesy of Marcy Wengler with Edina Realty

In honor of the Wild's season opener, we're featuring a "hot home" perfect for all the hockey fans out there.

Why they'll love it: The six-bedroom St. Paul house has a synthetic ice skating and hockey shooting area built above the garage.

  • "The boards are regulation height so kids can practice jumping," listing agent Marcy Wengler tells Axios.

Details: Listed for $949,000, it's located at 748 Goodrich Ave.

The intrigue: The house was previously owned by William A. Frost, whose pharmacy-turned-restaurant sits on Cathedral Hill.

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๐Ÿป Nick is happy for all the pinball fans who have a new bar, but he'll always miss Liquor Lyles' 2-for-1 happy hours and free chicken wings.

๐Ÿš— Audrey is finally renewing her driver's license after four months of procrastination.

๐Ÿฆ Torey is adding this recipe to her weeknight meal rotation.

Today's newsletter was edited by Ross Terrell and copy edited by Patricia Guadalupe.