Cookie Cart coming to Kingfield ... eventually


The Southwest Journal reports that the "cookies with a cause" nonprofit Cookie Cart plans to open a second location in Kingfield ... well, at some point. And the organization's executive director tells the paper pthat he'd like to try offering meals in addition to its sweet treats. Nice!

The opening of the new location depends, however, on the timeline for construction and completion of a planned housing development for at-risk youth at 37th and Nicollet. The Journal says Cookie Cart intends to set up camp in the same building. The development isn't slated for construction until sometime next year.

Cookie Cart, started by a nun in the early 1980s in North Minneapolis to help the area's kids avoid gangs, now has two job training programs. The Kingfield Neighborhood Association has detailed information about the new building.