Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

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fehler
Rice Park
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby fehler » April 23rd, 2019, 10:04 am

Lee's had parking?

twinkess
Rice Park
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby twinkess » April 23rd, 2019, 10:58 am

Right? Are they talking about the asphalt... thing?... right across the street?

MNdible
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby MNdible » April 23rd, 2019, 11:14 am

There was no asphalt left in that parking lot.

HiawathaGuy
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby HiawathaGuy » April 23rd, 2019, 11:15 am

twinkess wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 10:58 am
Right? Are they talking about the asphalt... thing?... right across the street?
Yes, from the Strib article, except it says it's unpaved... but Google Earth shows it has asphalt.

"It's hard to build when they keep nailing you in the ankles," said James Rhines, Lee's general manager for the past four years.

Rhines said the 84-space unpaved parking lot is essential to the business. The lot is owned by the city, but Lee's had use of it through a handshake deal with its previous longtime owner, Louie Sirian. It will be used to house construction equipment.

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VacantLuxuries
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby VacantLuxuries » April 23rd, 2019, 4:13 pm

One of their big draws is they let you park in their lot for free on Twins games if you buy a beer.

So we've established a 2-3 block walk isn't a dealbreaker for their clientele, it's only when they're saving on event parking that they're willing to do it.

ztr421
Nicollet Mall
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby ztr421 » April 24th, 2019, 11:39 am

I wish the StarTrib would have added a little analysis or reporting to the story on the loss of parking excuse. For Lee’s to close and blame a loss of parking before that loss even happened is lame. At least wait until the change is reality and then assess if it’s affecting the business.

amiller92
Wells Fargo Center
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby amiller92 » April 24th, 2019, 12:21 pm

Right? Makes you wonder what's really going on.

But 62 years is a long run for any hospitality business. Things change. Oh well.

HiawathaGuy
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby HiawathaGuy » May 10th, 2019, 1:14 pm

dajazz wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Dalton & Wade in the T3 building is closing

http://m.startribune.com/north-loop-cou ... 503571202/
Blarney's owner will put new pub in North Loop
*UNLOCKED*

mattaudio
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby mattaudio » May 22nd, 2019, 12:45 pm

There's signage up for 801 Chophouse in the McGladrey building (or whatever it's called) on 8th and Nicollet.


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