Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

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mattaudio
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby mattaudio » September 28th, 2016, 9:00 am

Congrats on having a MSPBJ subscription, and thanks for sharing the content with us plebes.

amiller92
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby amiller92 » September 28th, 2016, 9:26 am

HiawathaGuy wrote:The article states that they've been struggling nationally, and that this location was one of their top performing locations. So it has nothing to do with Crystal Court.
Does it say why they're closing a top performing location? That's not normally how you fix struggling.

QuietBlue
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby QuietBlue » September 28th, 2016, 1:08 pm

The chain just filed for bankruptcy today, so it's pretty bad.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Silophant » September 28th, 2016, 1:48 pm

Ouch. But that's a proven good location for a fast casual restaurant, so hopefully another one moves in sooner rather than later.

Maybe Noodles and Company? It remains super weird to me that they have Stadium Village and Old St. Anthony locations, but there isn't one downtown.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby nBode » September 28th, 2016, 1:57 pm

I love Noodles! I would go there oh too often.

amiller92
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby amiller92 » September 29th, 2016, 2:21 pm

Anyone know what they are doing as Washington & N 2nd (on the northwest side across 2nd from Sex World)? There was construction happening when I went by today.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby nBode » September 29th, 2016, 2:29 pm

I think Grant posting something about it somewhere. I think there's a restaurant going in. Lemme see if I can dig it up.

EDIT: Here's an article. I thought there were plans somewhere, too, though..

http://mspmag.com/eat-and-drink/foodie/ ... lian-spot/
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acs
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby acs » September 29th, 2016, 2:33 pm

Isn't that building being converted into a restaurant? Same guys who did Red Cow I believe.

amiller92
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby amiller92 » September 29th, 2016, 3:36 pm

Cool. Thanks.

Also walked down 5th Street, where the space that had been Foreign Legion now has street-facing windows (might have helped it stay alive), where they appeared to be interviewing for the new Blue Plate restaurant (with a rather generic name I've forgotten - Market??) that will replace Brasserie Central and where there is a whole lot of vacant but lit street-level retail space.

uncle phil
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby uncle phil » September 29th, 2016, 4:22 pm

Mercury Dining Room & Rail...

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby VAStationDude » September 30th, 2016, 10:59 am

Naf Naf Grill City Center is on the verge of opening. Naf Naf employees were milling around this morning and it looked completely built. I didn't see any signage and the windows are still covered.

5th Ave Guy
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby 5th Ave Guy » September 30th, 2016, 12:33 pm

Wow, they were really sneaky about that. Never noticed any construction going on in there.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Silophant » September 30th, 2016, 1:54 pm

Yeah, I had thought that they scrapped the City Center location in favor of the Stadium Village one when their best customer moved to Fargo.

(One of my coworkers got the veggie feast at least 3x weekly. Dude's a fan of baba ganoush.)

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby MattW » September 30th, 2016, 4:09 pm

Is it street level or did they insulate themselves from the rifraf on the streets?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby maxbaby » September 30th, 2016, 7:37 pm

twincitizen wrote:Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom have the same parent company (and they also own Old Chicago) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CraftWork ... _Breweries

If I had to guess based on the available information, our Rock Bottom is being re-branded as a Gordon Biersch. That or someone at corporate put the wrong name on the Craigslist posting.
Rock Bottom Brewery's address is 825 Hennepin Ave S. Not 800 LaSalle. So maybe not a rebranding.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby VAStationDude » September 30th, 2016, 7:40 pm

Naf Naf is on skyway level next to Baja Sol and Leann Chin.

uncle phil
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby uncle phil » September 30th, 2016, 10:12 pm

maxbaby wrote: Rock Bottom Brewery's address is 825 Hennepin Ave S. Not 800 LaSalle. So maybe not a rebranding.
Rock Bottom is 800 LaSalle (despite what google pops up)...825 Hennepin is CRAVE.

http://www.rockbottom.com/locations/minneapolis
http://www.craveamerica.com/locations/d ... nneapolis/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby VAStationDude » October 5th, 2016, 3:44 pm

http://minneapolis.eater.com/2016/10/5/ ... polis-open

Naf Naf City Center opens tomorrow. They'll be closed Sundays.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby grant1simons2 » October 9th, 2016, 3:39 pm

Five Guys looks like it will be open tomorrow.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby intercomnut » October 9th, 2016, 5:23 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:Five Guys looks like it will be open tomorrow.
YES! The hours make me so happy :)


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