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How to get up and down University Ave

stymie Apr 11, 2012 05:36 AM

Just read the newer posts on the Univ. Ave thrread. I am joining the others who have committed to supporting the great food spots during construction. I fact will be going today for lunch and will get takeout for dinner and some bread. This thread is for tips on way/routes/parking for any specific restaurants where it is currently an issue. I'll contribute mine later today.

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  1. ibew292 RE: stymie Apr 11, 2012 06:17 AM

    Cheng Heng has their own parking lot. The sign to get there is right at the entrance off University.

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      rockyd RE: stymie Apr 11, 2012 01:33 PM

      I think the trick is to know the cross street. There are often back alley access paths to parking lots or at least off street parking. Last year I was able to get to On's without driving on University at all.

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        jaycooke RE: stymie Apr 11, 2012 05:46 PM

        From the Tea Garden by the U to the Menards at Fairview, it isn't that bad (or at least it's better than it was last year, by a lot). I'd just drive on University for that part, at least on the weekends and after rush hour.

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          semanticantics RE: stymie Apr 11, 2012 05:48 PM

          I live in the area and it's really not bad outside of Snelling / Univ at rush hour. On's Thai Kitchen has their own lot. Ngon has parking right around the corner. Sure, you can't park immediately in front of most places, but a block, block and a half off Uni is fine.

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