The Star Tribune's Kelly Smith has a new article about the Wayzata lakefront transformation currently underway.  Check it out here: Wayzata lakefront starts to transform six months after plan approved | Star Tribune:

"Boaters, bikers and beer drinkers will start to see some new attractions in Wayzata aimed at drawing more visitors to the Lake Minnetonka town.

In the six months since the city approved a major 10-year plan to revitalize its lakefront, Wayzata is already seeing some signs of changes — something the city highlighted at the community’s 40th annual James J. Hill Days festival this past weekend.

Since the “Lake Effect” project was approved in March, the city has applied for more temporary docks to give boaters more spots to stop next spring. The city is working on plans to add more bike trails and convert a beach house into a food vendor similar to Minneapolis’ Sea Salt restaurant in Minnehaha Park. A new brewery is in the works. And this summer, volunteers planted 1,000 native plants, flowers and grasses next to an old railroad building that the city hopes to eventually restore."

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