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Installation now underway

New pedestrian-level lighting to be installed on Penn Avenue

Installation of lighting bases
New Penn Avenue lighting will be similar to this light

Installation is underway for the new street lights promised for Penn Avenue in the commercial business area. Over the last week or two, crews have been preparing the sites where the lights will be located. 


The new pedestrian-level lights are more aesthetically pleasing in appearance and of a smaller scale than the street lights currently in use. The lights should enhance the experience of people who are driving, biking and walking through the neighborhood.


The new Penn Avenue lights are similar in style to the ones used on Lyndale Avenue near City Bella and Kensington Park.


Boo Blast at Lunds and Byerlys was a blast!

Face painting fun and costumes
Kids galore in costume

Lunds and Byerlys held its annual Boo Blast Halloween event on Wednesday, October 28 at the Richfield store. Fun activities were placed throughout the store as kids came in costumes ranging from super heroes and cartoon characters to critters and space aliens -- just to name a few. 


Activities included cupcake decorating, pumpkin decorating and face painting. You could just feel the excitement with all the smiles and laughs. Plus, kids could find treats as they strolled the aisles in their creative costumes. 


Thanks to Lunds and Byerlys for hosting this fun event in the neighborhood. It truly was a blast!


Reflections of Autumn in Richfield


With less than two weeks until Halloween, it's time to pick your pumpkins. In the Spirit of buy local, Flowerama at Penn and 66th in Richfield has a beautiful display of pumpkins, including everything from large ones for jack-o-lanterns to smaller ones for autumn decorating. 





Our Penn Fest Sponsors

BMX Bike Demo Sponsor


Thanks to Penn Cycle for sponsoring the ever-exciting BMX demos

Media Sponsor


Go 96.3 radio is the braodcast home of the Minnesota Twins and modern music.


Platinum Sponsor


Thanks to Steve Schneeberger of Keller Williams Realty for generously supporting Penn Fest.

Gold Sponsors


Thanks to First National Bank of the Lakes for its Gold Sposnorship and hosting a music and arts venue.


Thanks to Hub Hobby for its Gold Sponsorship.



Thanks to the Richfield Minnoco at 6744 Penn Avenue for its Gold Sponsorship and hosting a music staging venue.


Thanks to O'Neil Dental at 6945 Penn Avenue for its Gold Sponsorshiop and hosting a music and dance venue.

Silver Sponsors


Thanks to Lerum Auto for its Silver Sponsorship and hosting the classic car show.


Thanks to Richfield Bloomington Honda for its Silver Sponsorship


Thanks to Richfield Bloomington Mitsubishi for its Silver Sponsorship.


Thanks to Fraser for its Silver Sponsorship


Thanks to Fairview Southdale Hospital for its Silver Sponsorship

Copper Sponsor


Thanks to Adecco for its Copper Sponsorship

Bronze Sponsors


Thanks to Roger Karjalahti State Farm Agency for its Bronze Sponsorship


Thanks to Premier Aquarium Services for its Bronze Sponsorship.


In the holiday spirit

A Grand Old Oak All Decked Out in Lights 


Have always enjoyed this big old oak tree that's all decked out in lights. It's kind of a landmark at Pillsbury and 66th Streets in Richfield.


Decked out for the season

Flowerama gets into the holiday mode 


One of the fun things about having the Flowerama store at Penn and 66th is that it changes with the passing seasons. Flowers and hanging baskets in the spring, pumpkins in the fall and now the holiday season. The store provides a backdrop to remind us of the chnaging seasons.


Thanks to Lund and Byerlys for its support
Wood Lake Nature Center's first-ever Turkey Trailblazer Run was a hit! 

Turkey Trailblazer mugs all line up
Warm fire awaits runners after race
Runners enjoy snacks and warmth of fire

Wood Lake Nature Center held its first-ever Turkey Trailblazer Fun Run and Walk on November 21. This inugural event gave participants a fun way to enjoy the nature center on a crisp, beautiful November morning. It was a fun event for families and people of all ages.


Local buisnesses pitched in and showed their support for the event. Thanks to Lunds and Byerlys for donating fresh fruit that the runners enjoyed after the race. Richfield's Einstein Bagels also supplied bagels for the event.


Runners went home with a commemorative Turkey Trailblazer mug as a keepsake.



Back on the Market

Brueggers Building at 66th and Penn for sale 


The Brueggers building at 66th and Penn has drawn a lot of attention ever since the bagel maker shut down. The plans for the building have been a mystery to us. Initially after being vacated, the building had a "for lease" sign posted. When that came down and work was being done on the building, it appeared that a new tenant had possibly been secured. But calls to the property owner revealed nothing. 


Recently, the parking lot was freshly resurfaced. Then shortly afterwards, a "for sale" sign was posted. So the building is on the market.


With such a high profile location, the corner of Penn and 66th would seem like an ideal spot for a business. We certainly hope to see a new business in there soon!


Thanks for a great Open Streets at Penn Fest 2015

BMX biker goes airborne
BMX biker goes higher yet
Exciting Tae Kwon Do demos
Go 96.3 Radio
Aztec Dancer
Lerum Auto Show
Touch tank at Premier Aquarium Services

Don't forget your furry friends

Woof Central opens pet boutique with gifts galore 


Woof Central, 6315 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, has added a pet gifts boutique with an assortment of fun items. When you'd like to get something special for your furry friend, check them out.



Proposed new banners

City of Richfield submits three design concepts 


Click here for a PDF of the Penn Central banner concepts

A new banner is being planned for display on new pedestrian-friendly light poles to be installed in the near future along Penn Avenue. The City of Richfield is seeking public input on banner designs on its Richfield Connect website. The three concepts shown above have been proposed as options. 


Penn Central of Richfield encourages you to add your comments on our Facebook page and the Richfield Connect site. The Richfield Connect site is run by the City and does require registration. Feel free to add any comment from you like one of these banners to it's time to go back to the drawing board. All input is encouraged.






A day of fun and festivities on Penn Avenue in Richfield

BMX bikers compete for air
BMX show draws a great crowd in front of Penn Cycle
Demos compliments of Koram Tae Kwon Do
Food that reminds you of Twins baseball
Aztec Dancers
Minnesota Magicians hockey players

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Banners marking the identity of the Penn Central neighborhood were installed in September.

Penn Central of Richfield - Your Neighborhood Mainstreet
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