Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

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Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Postby PhilmerPhil » June 14th, 2012, 11:31 pm

Downtown restaurant updates undeserveing of their own thread can go here.

That new place, Maruso, in the Skyway Theater building opened a couple weeks ago. They unfortunately don't have pho like I had really hoped... But I guess that doesn't really matter, cuz Lotus ftw!

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby mplser » July 20th, 2012, 8:47 am

I know this is not downtown, but does anyone know what is going on with that abandoned restaurant "Azima" on Franklin and 2nd? I saw some trucks in their lot (one was a plumbing truck for sure)

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby reeckman » July 20th, 2012, 9:28 am

Mona Restaurant is one of the newest downtown, and IMHO some of the tastiest food you can find. If you can find it, it is street level in the Accenture Tower on 8th St, in a nicely renovated space. I just learned they validate parking for the ramp under the Accenture Tower now.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby lordmoke » July 25th, 2012, 11:37 am

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/ta ... 18766.html

Finally, a render for the old Shinder's building/ future home of Shea on Hennepin. That roof will certainly be interesting to see.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby spearson » July 25th, 2012, 12:18 pm

Here is a picture from my office across the street of the current progress (as of 7-24-12):
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Compared to the render:
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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Nordeastmpls » July 25th, 2012, 12:38 pm

I love this. Now, what to do with that diamond in the rough next door...

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby spearson » July 25th, 2012, 12:50 pm

Also on the Shinders Building: http://blogs.mspmag.com/foodiefile/2012 ... s-new-gig/

*edit - turns out this article contains the same information as the star trib article.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby John » July 25th, 2012, 10:48 pm

A wonderful addition to Hennepin Ave and the entertainment district. This is the kind of project that will put Minneapolis on the map. It's interesting how vibrant and creative our restaurant industry is downtown, yet our other retail is so lackluster with stodgy landlords controlling the big downtown malls who won't put a penny of investment into improving their buildings. Pisses me off!

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby mattaudio » July 26th, 2012, 8:32 am

The rendering was rather accurate about the number of patches in the street paving, but unfortunately they're not all beautiful circles... :) :)

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Nathan » July 26th, 2012, 8:47 am

The rooftop will have a view of La Salle Plaza right? Pretty nice, but not extensive. Sounds like we need to build some more tall buildings on the south side of Hen and 1st ave to accommodate them ;D

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby SixOneTwo » July 26th, 2012, 10:16 am

Depending on where you're standing, you can probably see the tops of the "Big 3" from that rooftop - especially from the corner at Henn. & 8th St.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Nathan » July 26th, 2012, 11:22 am

Looks like if you're standing on the edge, (and people are pleading with you not to jump) You might have glimpses of IDS, The Radisson, US Bancorp, and probably some Target action which would be good in the evening.

http://goo.gl/maps/dHiN

But wouldn't it be nice to give them easy access to some nice eye candy? I mean for 10$ a drink they deserve the best ;)

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby spearson » July 26th, 2012, 12:32 pm

They'll be able to see the IDS tower without issue, Lasalle plaza across the street. The skyway will block the state theater and the orpheum, but if you stand in the right spot, you might be able to see the other way down henn.

I read a recent proposal that is looking to convert the upper floors of building across 8th street from the Pence building (the Pence is kitty corner, this building is directly across 8th from shinders) to residential use. Not sure the story on that though.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby SixOneTwo » July 26th, 2012, 12:37 pm

spearson wrote:I read a recent proposal that is looking to convert the upper floors of building across 8th street from the Pence building (the Pence is kitty corner, this building is directly across 8th from shinders) to residential use. Not sure the story on that though.
There is a thread on that project. It will be called City Place Lofts. http://urbanmsp.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=194#p2084

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 26th, 2012, 3:43 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:Looks like if you're standing on the edge, (and people are pleading with you not to jump) You might have glimpses of IDS, The Radisson, US Bancorp, and probably some Target action which would be good in the evening.

http://goo.gl/maps/dHiN

But wouldn't it be nice to give them easy access to some nice eye candy? I mean for 10$ a drink they deserve the best ;)
I'd "like" you or give you a "rep point" if I could, as I liked your slant on the first part!

I think the $10/drink covers the retractable roof with spectacular views.....for eye candy potential they'd have to charge more like $12/drink!

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » July 31st, 2012, 1:47 pm

Howl at the Moon piano bar closes after just 7 months http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... es-in.html

At the time, I figured that this place was opened with the assumption that Shout House would eventually get the pink slip from Block E. It was a pretty fair assumption actually, with Block E's owners planning to boot out other successful tenants (like the movie theater) to realize their casino dream. I guess Howl at the Moon was a bad bet.

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Le Sueur » August 1st, 2012, 12:17 am

Retail is having a difficult time with the transition to online shopping. I would think that plays a large part of the difficulty in maintaining/reinvesting downtown.

At the same time, dining out is consuming a larger portion of discretionary income than ever.

It that really the retailers' fault?

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby spearson » August 2nd, 2012, 2:23 pm

Here is an updated picture, more steel beams added, and some new framing added:
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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby nasa35 » August 2nd, 2012, 2:36 pm

We need the NANKIN. Still bums me out that its gone

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Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Postby Konante » August 7th, 2012, 9:46 am

Smack shack at (I think) 605 Washington is moving along slowly, but it's moving along. They recently installed large green commercial/industrial style doors all around the side. From the looks of them they'll be opened when the weather is nice.


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