Published October 14, 2015
What is Malmö’s hottest street? Round the Clock has a unique opinion poll and the results will be presented during two days with a new street every two hours. At 8 we find … St. Knut’s way!
Jury total score: 12th (Read more here about how the score was compiled).
Name: Named in 1904 by the Danish King Canute IV of Denmark, murdered in 1086 in Odense.
History: From 1882 until 1904 was based Graf street from Föreningsgatan (eastern part today Industrial Road) and ran in an arc between the New Cemetery and Newest Cemetery (today St. Pauli northern and central cemetery) and until Disponentgatan . Along the St. Canute Road was built Malmö’s new gasworks 1896th
Stretching: From Hantverkargatan to Industrial Road.
Public Wrench: Sushi Krogen Saiko and wine bar Kiez.
Newbie: A completely newly built wide bicycle path.
The remarkable thing about St. Knut’s the way this high up on the list is to street consists of cemetery, residences, a shop and three restaurants. But that’s not what restaurants anywhere. Here are namely sushi tavern Saiko, who picked home World Championships in Japan, the Berlin-inspired wine bar Kiez and gourmethämtmatsrestaurangen Spoonery. Because of them, as has St. Canute Road has become one of the very epitome of a gentrifierad street. Something that makes a jury to voluntarily designate to the city’s worst street and call it “Pinterest-hell” in reference to the social media Pint Interests focus on the picturesque.
Ajje Ljungberg run the café Owl coffee bar on S : t Knuts Square and he says there are agencies character that makes street popular.
– It is the level of quality that makes street popular. Spoonery is a very exciting concept, Saiko make world class sushi and Kiez, who started a wine bar in an old convenience store, is perhaps the most unique instead of three. At the same time, it is interesting that so many people have voted on the street because there are not so many opportunities for expansion in the street, says Ajje Ljungberg.
These days a new cycle route inaugurated, and it has a clear function.
– St. Canute Road is a major street to bind Norra Sorgenfri and Möllevången now as we build out North Sorgenfri. I have been very eager to provide temporary housing which, inspired by ungbo.se. That was not, but it may be time for an experiment, says urban planning director Christer Larsson.
Questions we ask ourselves: Will the office premises on the corner next to the Kiez also be transformed into a more public activities? Will the expanded bike path will mean more outdoor dining opportunities? And above all: how will the other end of St. Knut’s about to change as the Norra Sorgenfri rebuilt?
Learn more about Malmö’s hottest streets here.