May 2011

Last week we had our monthly Seward Civic and Commerce Association (SCCA) meeting at the Vine Arts building.  (SCCA is the Seward neighborhood business association.)  As a part of the meeting, we the opportunity to tour some of the businesses housed in the building.  I had to run off to another meeting right afterward, so sadly I didn’t get to complete the tour (and I was moving pretty quickly).  Perhaps I’ll get back there with my camera another day . . .

Anda Flamenco:

kristina at Anda Flamenco

Kristina de Sacramento, Artistic Director

Nguyen Architects:

Tan Nguyen

Babs Casting:

Barbara "Babs" Shelton

Ellie Kingsbury Pictures:

Ellie Kingsbury

Ellie Kingsbury




This week’s business is Siewert Cabinet.  And just FYI, they make a lot more than just cabinets–work stations, reception desks, and other products for businesses, as well as a whole variety of lovely residential woodwork.  Thanks to Rick and Cindy Siewert and staff for the visit.

siewert cabinet

Rick Siewert

I visited Wood from the Hood this week, a Seward business that reclaims wood from the Twin Cities and makes flooring, cabinetry, furniture, picture frames, cutting boards, etc.  They keep track of the zip code the tree comes from, so you can get a cutting board from your very own neighborhood.  Cindy and Rick Siewert own the company, and the cool thing is they’re also our neighbors. Rick also owns/runs Siewert Cabinet, but that’ll be a subject for another day.

Wood from the Hood's John Buck & Cindy Siewert