ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

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ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby twincitizen » August 1st, 2012, 1:53 pm

Greco's latest North Loop project.

They have a website: http://www.elsewarehouse.com/

Old Finance-Commerce announcement from 4/2011 http://www.grecollc.com/2011Articles/Gr ... mmerce.pdf

Minneapolis-based Greco Real Estate Development has another vintage downtown Minneapolis building under contract with plans for an apartment conversion. Greco has outlined plans calling for approximately 130 market-rate apartments and 20,000 square feet of commercial space for the industrial building at 730 Washington Ave. N. in the North Loop neighborhood near Target Field in Minneapolis. The project has an estimated budget of $30 million.
“It’s an area that’s seen a lot of redevelopment and primarily a lot of for-sale housing. It could use some good quality rental housing,” said Brent Rogers, vice president with Greco. “I think it lends itself well to a conversion to housing; it’s got large windows and a big, open floorplate.” Rogers said Greco does not yet have financing lined up for the project but anticipates that federal and state historic tax credits would be part of the mix.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby mnmike » August 1st, 2012, 2:30 pm

This is the other one on N Washington that has been under construction for a while...I hadn't heard of it.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby min-chi-cbus » August 1st, 2012, 2:49 pm

So this is new to our board?

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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby twincitizen » August 1st, 2012, 2:50 pm

As far as I can tell, yes, this is the first mention of this project on UrbanMSP. It's not on the map of upcoming projects.

The name is brand new. Finance Commerce just reported it yesterday. Greco has had control of the property for a while now. Can anyone confirm that this is already under construction?
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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby mnmike » August 1st, 2012, 2:52 pm

I don't recall hearing about it, but have driven by it a bunch the past few months. Work is well underway.

Technically I mentioned it in another thread a while back, but nobody knew about it so they didn't answer:) So you win for having the answer!

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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby seanrichardryan » August 1st, 2012, 3:01 pm

This is one of the properties that is built over the Basset Creek tunnel.
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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby Konante » August 1st, 2012, 4:01 pm

mnmike wrote:I don't recall hearing about it, but have driven by it a bunch the past few months. Work is well underway.
I walk my dogs past here now and then and they've been working on it for quite some time. There isn't any signage or indication of what they're doing, however, so it's great to hear it will be apartments.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby MNdible » August 1st, 2012, 4:34 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:This is one of the properties that is built over the Basset Creek tunnel.
Yes, I just noticed that Google Maps shows the underground portion of Basset Creek as though it were daylit out to the Mississippi.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby Carbon » August 2nd, 2012, 7:57 am

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The beginnings of the ElseWarehouse Atrium, which will provide spectacular views and daylighting throughout all six floors.
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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby sushisimo » August 2nd, 2012, 8:53 am

seanrichardryan wrote:This is one of the properties that is built over the Basset Creek tunnel.
I guess the creek is the UnderWarehouse element of the ElseWarehouse :)

I may be mistaken, but I think I've seen the rear windows blown out in the refurb of this building, which you can see from 2nd Street in the Soltva-ish area.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby MNdible » August 2nd, 2012, 9:55 am

Carbon wrote:
7603373314_c9c8d491b3_z.jpg
The beginnings of the ElseWarehouse Atrium, which will provide spectacular views and daylighting throughout all six floors.
Very nice -- A much better alternative than the long, skinny units with a single window that developers have been doing lately when converting old buildings with deep floorplates.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - 730 Washington Ave N

Postby Konante » August 7th, 2012, 9:48 am

There is now a trailer across the street plastered with large lettering across the body to spell out ElseWarehouse. The front of the building is advertising retail and restaurant space so they're definitely planning for mixed use.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby Konante » August 13th, 2012, 9:02 am

This is set to open December 1st and is "close to signing a lease with a restaurant operator for a 6,500 square foot retail space on the first floor."

http://journalmpls.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... ens-dec-1/

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Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby Konante » August 22nd, 2012, 7:57 am

Scaffolding now covers the Washington Ave side of the building. I think they started replacing some windows but I'm not 100% on that.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby Nick » October 7th, 2012, 10:19 am

Here's this guy.
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Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby 5th Ave Guy » October 18th, 2012, 12:13 pm

Looks like they have a restaurant tenant lined up. Bear Cheese, from people formerly at Travail. Sounds promising...

http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.ph ... ategory=92

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Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby mplsjaromir » October 18th, 2012, 2:09 pm

5th Ave Guy wrote:Looks like they have a restaurant tenant lined up. Bear Cheese, from people formerly at Travail. Sounds promising...

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Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby SixOneTwo » October 18th, 2012, 2:20 pm

The Journal article is misleading, this is NOT a Travail restaurant.

It is being opened by two individuals who formerly worked as line cooks at Travail. But the chef-owners of Travail are not involved in the project in any way.

Its also interesting / somewhat confusing to note that Dara described Bear Cheese as a "party bar."

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Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby 5th Ave Guy » October 18th, 2012, 3:04 pm

"Party bar" sounds far less promising.

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Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

Postby Nick » November 10th, 2012, 7:11 pm

Almost all the new windows are in. Also, while walking by this on Washington, I noticed how kind of comical Herschel Lofts looks sitting out by itself. Hopefully something goes in the parking lots around it pretty soon!
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