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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby Munch'n » May 8th, 2015, 9:32 pm

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby lordmoke » May 9th, 2015, 11:01 am

Awesome, they're not going to allow any additional curb cuts!

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby grant1simons2 » May 18th, 2015, 7:29 pm

Sherman is going to propose a 9 story hotel with 140 rooms. Pinstripes as an anchor tenant. Eric Best tweeted it

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby Anondson » May 18th, 2015, 7:31 pm

Very nice. I've had good times at Pinstripes.

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby acs » May 18th, 2015, 7:42 pm

Oh wow is this a case of a developer upping their proposal from what they originally wanted to go with? Someone remind Sherman that's not how things go in this city.

Also, yay, bowling downtown! and a classy place like pinstripes too!

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby FISHMANPET » May 18th, 2015, 8:08 pm

I liked Pinstripes the one time I was there (didn't help that work was footing the bill) but hopefully they adapt it to be more urban. I probably couldn't describe it any more if pressed for more details, but it felt very much like someone's suburban game room and backyard, just on steroids. Maybe it's unique enough that the concept can survive moving into the city without any retooling.

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby Munch'n » May 18th, 2015, 8:13 pm

acs wrote:Oh wow is this a case of a developer upping their proposal from what they originally wanted to go with? Someone remind Sherman that's not how things go in this city.
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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby grant1simons2 » May 18th, 2015, 8:18 pm

Looks like they have one in downtown Chicago now.

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby Tyler » May 18th, 2015, 8:21 pm

FISHMANPET wrote:I liked Pinstripes the one time I was there (didn't help that work was footing the bill) but hopefully they adapt it to be more urban. I probably couldn't describe it any more if pressed for more details, but it felt very much like someone's suburban game room and backyard, just on steroids.
No. You've pretty much got it.

I am seriously hoping for some neighborhood amenities since those are currently lacking over here. So I'll put my support behind something else (hopefully).
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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby Munch'n » May 18th, 2015, 8:29 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:Looks like they have one in downtown Chicago now.
Yup, it's pretty nice. Just east of Michigan ave. Pinstripes are cleaner, and modern compared to other places...
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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby acs » May 18th, 2015, 8:33 pm

FISHMANPET wrote:I liked Pinstripes the one time I was there (didn't help that work was footing the bill) but hopefully they adapt it to be more urban. I probably couldn't describe it any more if pressed for more details, but it felt very much like someone's suburban game room and backyard, just on steroids. Maybe it's unique enough that the concept can survive moving into the city without any retooling.

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As weird as it is I think I know what you mean. Maybe it's the Edina location that makes it unable to overcome it's suburban-ness, but I've never seen it as a place I'd plan on going outside of expensive lunches with clients or happy hours, certainly not somewhere I'd plan to go after 9:00. Then again, that kind of place might just be perfect for the Mill District. I'm all for a bowling focused restaurant downtown, but my ideal choice would have been Lucky Strike, not Pinstripes. That was a place young people would want to go for a night out.

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby FISHMANPET » May 18th, 2015, 10:16 pm

Honestly, it was the firepit that gave it the suburban vibe to me, I remember it being a lot of empty space that made it feel like an acre suburban back yard, rather than an intimate urban space. No idea what other places look like though, they don't really have pictures online.

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby Tyler » May 18th, 2015, 11:02 pm

Bacio/Ciao Bella/Redstone/Enjoy!/Tryg's + bowling = Pinstripes.
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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby twincitizen » May 19th, 2015, 7:10 am

Does Sherman have any other sites in play as potential hotels? Besides the Thresher Square site?

We did a little roundup of all the downtown hotel proposals currently in play, from approved to rumored, over in the Downtown Hotel News topic: https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=13& ... 290#p88290

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby acs » May 19th, 2015, 12:53 pm

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... ngton.html

Mortenson appears to be the only other bidder here.

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby grant1simons2 » May 19th, 2015, 1:06 pm

And Sherman. The ones who are proposing the Pinstripes/Hotel.

There could be more

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby grant1simons2 » May 19th, 2015, 1:50 pm

Pinstripes will be 2 levels. I wish someone went to the DMNA meeting last night so we could know more deets

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby Konante » May 19th, 2015, 2:36 pm

9 story hotel with an activity-centric amenity? I'm thrilled.

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby acs » May 19th, 2015, 2:43 pm

http://www.journalmpls.com/news-feed/sh ... ner-parcel

Just a few more details. Two levels for pinstripes, 10 alleys and 6 bocce courts. Rooftop restaurant as part of the hotel. Pinstripes would "blurr the lines" between indoor and outdoor at the corner of chicago and washington. No additional parking.

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Re: Guthrie Ramp Block Vacant Site - (800 Washington Avenue)

Postby grant1simons2 » May 20th, 2015, 5:16 pm

Mortenson proposing a 188 room, 9 story Hyatt centric (new brand) hotel with a restaurant managed by the folks at Sea Change.

This is all according to Adam Voge

Edit: Here's the rendering http://static.ow.ly/photos/original/aUIRQ.jpg


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