“The More Things Change . . . “

Growing up in St. Louis Park’s Fern Hill neighborhood in the early ’70’s, one of the first things you did as a kid was go to the Lincoln Del to grab a treat (my favorite was their apple strudel).

When you got a little older — like 16 or 17 — the ‘Del was the spot to act cool and hang out with your friends, and maybe share a “Triple Tootsie” (corned beef, pastrami, and chopped liver mini-sandwiches on pumpernickel rolls).

Fast forward a couple . . . . uh, decades. 

Edina Realty’s Parkwest is combining with my office, City Lakes, and moving into a smashing, new building on the site of the old Lincoln Del née Fishman’s. 

So, where’s my new office?

 About 15 feet from the spot where I used to sit with my friends in back of the old Lincoln Del . . .

P.S.:  My first job was as a grocery bagger/clerk at the old Milt’s grocery store, one block east (now the site of Yum!).

On my first day, the senior bagger gave me the lowdown on how things worked:  ‘just remember, there’s the right way to do things, the wrong way to do things — and Milt’s way,” he shared.

“Do it Milt’s way, and you’ll be fine.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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