Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » April 30th, 2015, 10:00 am

A remind for those that want an excuse to go out to eat tonight. There are restaurants that are participating in the Dine Out for Life program that you can find the participant list at Lavender.com or one of their magazines that are scattered around town. There are over 150+ restaurants that are participating this year.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby HiawathaGuy » April 30th, 2015, 10:30 am

Wedgeguy wrote:A remind for those that want an excuse to go out to eat tonight. There are restaurants that are participating in the Dine Out for Life program that you can find the participant list at Lavender.com or one of their magazines that are scattered around town. There are over 150+ restaurants that are participating this year.
Or better yet, just visit: http://www.diningoutforlife.com/minneap ... staurants/
Lunch & Dinner (or both) are easy to do with this vast list of supportive businesses. Get your food on!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » April 30th, 2015, 10:42 am

Thanks you for that link, not the most tech savvy guy here. Thanks again for any of your support.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » May 7th, 2015, 9:58 am

North Loop's Sapor closing after 15 years: http://www.startribune.com/sapor-owners ... n=homepage

They've been around longer than the "North Loop" name

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby HiawathaGuy » May 8th, 2015, 2:20 pm

Cowboy Jack's will take over part of defunct Epic nightclub

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -epic.html

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby grant1simons2 » May 26th, 2015, 9:35 am

Didn't know if this should be downtown or not but Lee's Liquor Lounge is being sold

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -sold.html

One of the biggest quotes I got out the article
Under his watch, the cash-only bar will begin taking credit cards. He also plans to ramp up marketing efforts, add to its staff and build a patio.
Patio... in this area? Are you sure about this?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby grrdanko » May 26th, 2015, 10:53 am

grant1simons2 wrote:Didn't know if this should be downtown or not but Lee's Liquor Lounge is being sold

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -sold.html

One of the biggest quotes I got out the article
Under his watch, the cash-only bar will begin taking credit cards. He also plans to ramp up marketing efforts, add to its staff and build a patio.
Patio... in this area? Are you sure about this?
Why shouldn't there be a patio at Lee's?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby fehler » May 26th, 2015, 11:56 am

Rooftop? Sure, Lee's would have a great downtown view. Along the street? The local pedestrian traffic between Harbor Light, Higher Ground, and Mary's Place don't seem to lend well to the effort.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » May 26th, 2015, 12:01 pm

fehler wrote:Rooftop? Sure, Lee's would have a great downtown view. Along the street? The local pedestrian traffic between Harbor Light, Higher Ground, and Mary's Place don't seem to lend well to the effort.
I have to agree that they will have to have it where there is limited access. The street would only cause numerous police calls.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby go4guy » May 26th, 2015, 12:47 pm

Have to assume that any patio will be in the empty lot behind the bar along 12th. Should be able to buffer it from the street easily if they need to.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby TommyT » May 26th, 2015, 12:51 pm

Has anyone ever been to Grumpy's patio on Washington? I can't imagine it would be much worse than that.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby mattaudio » May 27th, 2015, 10:02 am

I've played gigs on that patio. Sort of a fun spot, has an industrial grit element to it.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby mamundsen » May 27th, 2015, 10:17 am

TommyT wrote:Has anyone ever been to Grumpy's patio on Washington? I can't imagine it would be much worse than that.
I don't think it is a matter of the road volumes or noise. Rather that Lees is close to a few shelters and (might) have an impact on who's wandering around.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby seanrichardryan » June 10th, 2015, 10:02 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » June 10th, 2015, 10:39 pm

This remodel will be quite interesting. I'm curious as to what happens with the other stucco that surround the hotel parts on the other 3 sides. I'm taking it that this pic is taken on 8th street? I'm looking forward to seeing if there is a beauty or a beast that lies under that stucco in the end.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby nBode » June 10th, 2015, 11:44 pm

Wooo! I really hope this means they completely redo the exterior. This building is currently ridiculous.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby mattaudio » June 11th, 2015, 12:37 pm

Wow, I had no idea part of that hotel used to look -- decent! Now if they'd only redevelop the other part of the block that hosts surface parking and then the hotel-above-parking motor lodge fail.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby reeckman » June 11th, 2015, 2:26 pm

Too bad it sounds like only the first floor facade at the corner of 8th and 4th, and not the entire building. I wonder if the new patio will be on the 4th Ave side. It would be nice to see that activated and looks pretty ready to be.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.973559, ... e0!6m1!1e1

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » June 11th, 2015, 2:53 pm

reeckman wrote:Too bad it sounds like only the first floor facade at the corner of 8th and 4th, and not the entire building. I wonder if the new patio will be on the 4th Ave side. It would be nice to see that activated and looks pretty ready to be.

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.973559, ... e0!6m1!1e1
Seems like past renovations with this building has been done in phases. So let's hope that if the restaurant business picks up that they will look at remodeling the exterior to get an exterior that travelers would have more of a preference to stay in. The exterior now looks like you should expect floral bedspreads and 50's/60's style bathroom fixture if you had not stayed there before. I know that they just did some interior renovations in the last few years, but I'm not sure if that was just common areas or rooms also.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby seamonster » June 17th, 2015, 8:53 am

I never noticed the exposed brick at the main entrance until today:

https://www.google.com/maps/@44.973462, ... 312!8i6656

What is this style of roof called? 1970's Mansard? When I was a kid, this style reminded me of Darth Vader's helmet.


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