Resurrection of the Southern

After the “crash of the Southern Theater” in 2011 Damon Runnals inherited a theater on the verge of bankruptcy. Almost as if the last administrative directors had turned off the lights and left the key under the front door matt, he was left as the...

From Ethiopia to the West Bank: Dilla’s Ethiopian Restaurant

  Ask Wagari Hiripa Hunde what his biggest challenge managing his mother’s Dilla's Ethiopian Restaurant has been, “The winter; this is the most difficult climate for me,” he’ll tell you with a big laugh. Coming to the West Bank in the last six months, he’ll also tell you,...

Town Hall

A West Bank Classic: The Town Hall Brewery

This week on the West Bank, I decided to check out the Town Hall Brewery. With waitresses dancing to the music, TVs playing the latest games, and the cozy wooden ambiance, the restaurant had such a unique feel to it that was easy to fall...

Micheal Lord

West Bank Killer Crew: Michael Lord!

The WBBA is excited to announce Michael Lord as the first recipient of our monthly “Killer Crew” award! Michael works at the Cedar Cultural Center as their Assistant Director of Events. Nominated by colleague Sage Dahlen: “I'm writing to support the nomination of Michael Lord for...

West Bank Highlights: Afro Deli & Coffee

This week on the West Bank, I tried out Afro Deli & Coffee for the first time. I had heard how good the restaurant was so many times from so many people, so it was about time I ventured over to check it out! Located...

Pussy Valley – Mixed Blood Theatre – *go.*

  Self-described as a story about the "lives of four strippers and propelled by the poetry and athleticism of live pole dancing, Pussy Valley is a profound exploration of the African American, white, gay, straight, young, and old denizens of a strip club in contemporary rural...

“Republic. A pub for the people.”

This week on the West Bank, I decided to try Republic. Located within the 7 Corners area of the neighborhood, Republic is right on the intersection of S Washington Ave-Cedar Ave; depending on where you come from, one of the first places you see upon...

Pure Opulence grand opening set for April 18th!

The West Bank is known for many things - but did you know it's also a fantastically accessible place for spa and salon services too? Join Pure Opulence on 7 Corners for a grand opening celebration on April 18th! Pure Opulence is a full-service salon and spa....