East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

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Re: East End / Thresher Square - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby bapster2006 » February 23rd, 2017, 5:18 pm

Thresher Square tower crane is up.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby grant1simons2 » February 23rd, 2017, 8:17 pm

Cool! We're up to 17 cranes again. Hopefully 20 by the end of March.

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Postby bapster2006 » March 1st, 2017, 7:59 pm

You can even see the Nye's crane back there.

ImageThresher Square Trader Joes construction Minneapolis 3-1-17 by Matt Bappe, on Flickr

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Postby grant1simons2 » March 20th, 2017, 10:33 pm

Angle of the stadium looks great from here, but fresh food will be even better

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Postby bapster2006 » March 21st, 2017, 8:32 am

That is a great angle and in another two weeks you won't be able to take that photo.

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Postby Mooglemuffins » April 26th, 2017, 11:19 am

I am so excited for this Trader Joe's. Only having to bike/drive 2 miles compared to having to go all the way over into St Paul or Edina is going to be absolute perfection. I can't wait :D I love biking by and seeing the progress on the way to work every day.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby twincitizen » April 26th, 2017, 12:23 pm

I'm pretty excited too. While there are certainly closer grocery stores to me, the Blue Line trip is just 11 minutes from 46th to USB Stadium (plus 4-5 minute walk time on either end). Very doable for an occasional trip to Trader Joes, even if my primary store is somewhere closer to home.

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Postby Mooglemuffins » April 26th, 2017, 12:47 pm

twincitizen wrote:
April 26th, 2017, 12:23 pm
I'm pretty excited too. While there are certainly closer grocery stores to me, the Blue Line trip is just 11 minutes from 46th to USB Stadium (plus 4-5 minute walk time on either end). Very doable for an occasional trip to Trader Joes, even if my primary store is somewhere closer to home.
At least now with the new store I won't feel like I have to stock up on an entire freezerfuls of that delicious crack-level-addictive Mandarin Orange Chicken every trip.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby SurlyLHT » August 7th, 2017, 9:44 am

For some reason they took apart the boom of the crane and put it back together this weekend. I thought first it was the Moxy crane going up, then I thought they were taking down this crane. But when biking in this morning I saw that it was put back together.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby twinkess » August 7th, 2017, 12:55 pm

I noticed that too. Maybe technical difficulties

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Postby Tcmetro » August 9th, 2017, 8:31 pm

I remember when everything was under construction a block north, back in 2004-2005. It's so cool to see the parking lots disappear finally.

Good photo.

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Postby Qhaberl » August 10th, 2017, 8:12 am

Tcmetro wrote:I remember when everything was under construction a block north, back in 2004-2005. It's so cool to see the parking lots disappear finally.

Good photo.
What were they building back then?


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Postby SurlyLHT » August 10th, 2017, 8:22 am

I think that's when they were building all the apartments across from the Guthrie. I noticed that you can see the new Nicollet tower going up in that photo. Given that this lot is filled, a new complex will be going up across the street and Ryan might actually their building going atop the ramp across the street to the south...this neighborhood is really changing!

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Postby Qhaberl » August 10th, 2017, 8:27 am

SurlyLHT wrote:I think that's when they were building all the apartments across from the Guthrie. I noticed that you can see the new Nicollet tower going up in that photo. Given that this lot is filled, a new complex will be going up across the street and Ryan might actually their building going atop the ramp across the street to the south...this neighborhood is really changing!

It really is filling out nicely. I am looking forward to seeing what Minneapolis will look like in 6 to 10 years. Hell, even five years from now it will be so different.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby Tcmetro » August 10th, 2017, 9:04 am

Qhaberl wrote:
August 10th, 2017, 8:12 am
Tcmetro wrote:I remember when everything was under construction a block north, back in 2004-2005. It's so cool to see the parking lots disappear finally.

Good photo.
What were they building back then?


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Guthrie, Bridgewater, the parking ramp wrapped with units at Washington and Chicago, and the units on Park. The only things in the Mill District were the Depot, the hotels next to the depot, the big condo bldg from the 80s, the Mill City Museum, the condo conversions in the old buildings next to the museum, and the relatively new office building on Washington. Everything else was parking lots (including where the park is now), except for the suburban-style offices near the freeway.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby TroyGBiv » August 10th, 2017, 9:51 am

I still feel so shocked driving up Washington Ave from the West Bank/7 Corners through downtown east... I live on the West Bank in the Early 80's and would walk to downtown bars up Washington... it was desolate... a hand full of old store fronts, a few old rail freight houses... and dozens of parking lots... The old "Gateway" district was "bombed" into a sea of surface parking lots... Urban Renewal 1950's and 1960's style... Cant believe it took 50+ years to "renewal" it...

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby mnmike » August 10th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Well actually...most of the land along Washington down in this area was railyards and some grain elevators..it was not part of the gateway project...was empty to start with.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby TroyGBiv » August 11th, 2017, 12:34 pm

yeah - I'm just talking about the whole area in general... though Washington had building all the way to 7 corners - if you look at the concentration of buildings at 7 corners that is how the entire stretch of Washington looked - but everything between the river and Washington Ave was massive rail yards. There are some really great old books on the history of this part of town and the "blight" from the bars brothels and flop houses ... That Urban Renewal sentiment wiped out downtowns across the country... the ones that survived were often poorer cities that didn't have the money to tear things down. Now those cities have huge draw to the historic architecture and atmosphere ...


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