Mourning the Death of a Good Idea

About a year ago, the City Council, on a 5-2 vote, overruled the Planning Commission, which had voted 6-1 to allow the owner of The Cow and Chapati to open an upscale Italian restaurant on the coner of Division and Woodley.

I was up in The Cities on business last week and happened by the Birchwood Cafe, a popular gathering place in a residential neighborhood. It made me reflect on what might have been…


…here in Northfield.