In the state class AA doubles tournament, the Wayzata duo consisting of Tasha Piyabongkarn and Greta Holmes secured a victory in the third-place match. They defeated Summer Ode and Maddie Larsen from Maple Grove with a final score of 7-5 in the first set and 6-2 in the second set.
Last Thursday, the Wayzata volleyball team had an impressive victory over Hopkins, securing their place in the Section 5AAAA championship match. Even though the Royals, seeded 5th with an 18-11 record, put up a strong fight in the first two sets, they eventually lost both sets with scores of 25-21. In the third set, the top-seeded and top-ranked Trojans had a relatively easy win with a score of 25-8, maintaining their flawless season record of 30 wins without a single loss.
Wayzata is now set to face the second-seeded Champlin Park (with a 24-6 record) for the section title on Wednesday night at Osseo High School. It’s worth noting that the Trojans have already defeated the Rebels twice this season.
Workers are shown here applying paint and replacing light bulbs on the Wayzata Marquee, an art deco replica sign located in the 600 block of Lake Street in downtown Wayzata, and designed to look like the original marquee.
A Cinematic Legacy, and landmark in the community
In 1932, the Wayzata Theater opened its doors in Wayzata, a charming town by Lake Minnetonka. The inaugural screening featured “The Tenderfoot,” a Western film that marked the beginning of a beloved local tradition. Lyle Carisch and Raymond Lee, the owners, poured their hearts into the theater, making it a cherished family-run establishment.
With its art deco architecture and a neon-lit marquee, the Wayzata Theater quickly became a local landmark. For over five decades, it brought joy and entertainment to the community. It was a place for first dates, family outings, and shared experiences.
As time passed, the theater adapted to changing times while preserving its nostalgic charm. However, in 1985, the final curtain fell on the Wayzata Theater. Its closure left a void in the community’s heart, as it was a symbol of tradition and continuity.
The Carisch building was rebuilt, and a replica marquee used on the facade of the building in order to honor the storied and historic theater.
Get ready to kick off the holiday season in style as the much-anticipated “Light Up the Lake” event returns to Wayzata on November 24th. Panoway on Wayzata Bay and Lake Street will come alive with holiday cheer, transforming into a winter wonderland from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. This wonderful event is presented by the City of Wayzata and the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce.
Families, friends, and holiday enthusiasts are invited to join the festivities for an evening filled with joy, entertainment, and community spirit. This beloved annual event promises an array of heartwarming activities, making it a must-attend celebration for all ages.
The festivities kick off with holiday refreshments, warming your taste buds with the flavors of the season. As you savor these delicious treats, take a leisurely stroll down Lake Street and soak in the festive atmosphere. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be available, offering a charming way to explore the area’s holiday decorations and lights.
One of the major highlights of the evening is the appearance of real reindeer, which will captivate visitors of all ages. These magnificent creatures add an extra touch of magic to the event and provide an opportunity for kids and adults alike to marvel at their elegance and beauty.
Live holiday music will set the mood, filling the air with classic tunes that are sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The tree lighting ceremony is another standout moment, symbolizing the start of the holiday season in Wayzata. The beautifully adorned tree will shine brightly, spreading warmth and joy to all in attendance.
One of the most eagerly anticipated features of “Light Up the Lake” is the spectacular parade of lights, which showcases the creativity and community spirit of local fire departments. These dazzling displays of light and holiday-themed decorations on fire trucks will truly amaze and entertain the crowd.
“Light Up the Lake” promises to be yet another magical holiday evening in Wayzata, with cherished traditions and exciting new elements that make it a must-attend event for the whole family. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor, this celebration will leave you with cherished memories and a heart full of holiday spirit.
So, mark your calendars for November 24th and head down to Lake Street from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. for a night of holiday enchantment. Don’t miss this opportunity to kick off the holiday season in the most joyous and memorable way. We can’t wait to see you there!
In a rain-soaked match in Edina on Tuesday, the Wayzata boys’ soccer team cruised to a commanding 5-0 victory over St. Michael-Albertville in the state Class AAA quarterfinals. The game was curtailed due to lightning, but not before Wayzata had established an impressive 5-0 lead. Aiden Judickas and Lassi Koivukangas displayed their scoring prowess, each notching two goals for the Trojans. As the reigning champions and this year’s top seed, Wayzata is poised for the semifinals, where they will face Woodbury on Wednesday morning at 8:00 in the renowned U.S. Bank Stadium.
Nicole Mahabadi and Davy Mokelke found the net, securing a 2-0 victory for the Wayzata girls’ soccer team in the Class AAA state tournament quarterfinals against Lakeville North. Grace Estby delivered pinpoint corner kicks, resulting in one goal in each half. Sophia Alvarez displayed her goalkeeping prowess, denying every shot she faced to maintain the shutout.
With a strong record of 19-1-0, Wayzata is set to compete in the tournament semifinals next Tuesday at 10:00 am in the iconic U.S. Bank Stadium. Their opponent will be the victor of the Maple Grove-White Bear Lake match scheduled for Thursday.
In response to the substantial demand for ice time, Plymouth city officials collaborated with the Wayzata Youth Hockey Association to conduct an assessment of the Plymouth Ice Center. The study revealed that there is ample space to accommodate an additional fourth ice sheet.
In September, the Plymouth City Council granted approval to explore the potential expansion. Although the project remains in its early stages, it is probable that securing funding for the expansion would necessitate local sales tax increase approval.
A power outage has prompted an early dismissal for students at Wayzata East Middle School today, on October 23. The unexpected disruption to the school’s electrical supply, resulting in the loss of electricity and access to essential facilities like water for bathroom use, necessitated this decision.
In light of the outage, buses will be available to transport students home, with pick-up scheduled for 12:50 p.m., followed by departure at 1 p.m. For families accustomed to picking up their students, the school urges them to do so promptly at 1 p.m. In cases where students cannot be picked up by 2:15 p.m., an alternative arrangement has been made. These students will be relocated to the Media Center and can be picked up at the main entrance.
Wayzata school administration kindly requests the cooperation of parents and guardians in picking up their students as early as possible under these circumstances. Additionally, all afternoon and evening activities at East Middle School have been canceled for the day.
The school extends its apologies for any inconvenience this early dismissal may cause and expresses its gratitude for the understanding and support of students, parents, and the entire school community during this unforeseen situation. The safety and well-being of students and staff are paramount, and the school is diligently collaborating with local utility companies to assess when it will be safe for students and staff to return to the building.
As the situation evolves, the school is committed to providing timely updates and will communicate further information about school operations for the following day as soon as it becomes available.
Food enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs, mark your calendars! A new culinary haven, Red Cow, is set to make its grand debut in Wayzata’s Promenade on October 25, 2023. This modern tavern promises an unforgettable dining experience, specializing in handcrafted burgers and a carefully curated wine selection.
Known for its exceptional cuisine and warm ambiance, Red Cow is expected to become a local favorite in no time. Guests can anticipate a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere that fosters memorable gatherings with friends and family. The cozy yet sophisticated interior design will make everyone feel right at home while enjoying top-tier service and a menu brimming with mouthwatering delights.
The heart of Red Cow’s offerings is its handcrafted burgers, meticulously prepared to cater to a variety of tastes. From classic cheeseburgers to inventive, gourmet creations, there’s something for everyone. The menu also boasts a delectable selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and salads, ensuring that even the most discerning palates are satisfied.
Complementing the culinary excellence, Red Cow takes its wine selection seriously. Patrons can explore a thoughtfully curated wine list, featuring both local and international options that pair perfectly with their chosen meals. This tavern promises a unique wine experience, making it a must-visit for oenophiles in the area.
Red Cow’s commitment to delivering exceptional food and drinks extends to its attentive and friendly service staff. They are dedicated to creating an unforgettable dining experience, ensuring that each guest leaves with a smile.
Wayzata’s Promenade, known for its upscale shopping and dining options, will undoubtedly benefit from the addition of Red Cow. Whether you’re seeking a casual lunch, a romantic dinner, or a spot to relax with friends, Red Cow will cater to all occasions.
The opening of Red Cow on October 25th is set to create a buzz in the Wayzata restaurant scene, offering a new and inviting destination for residents and visitors alike. Make sure to mark your calendars, as this modern tavern promises to deliver a delightful dining experience in the heart of Wayzata.
881 Lake Street North
Wayzata MN 55391
Editor’s note: an earlier edition of this story identified October 26th as the opening date. We regret the error.
A stunning autumn scene from Bushaway Road in Wayzata with maple trees ablaze in vibrant shades of orange, creating a captivating display of nature’s beauty..