RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby twinkess » February 4th, 2015, 11:29 am

The radioshack is having a closing clearance sale right now.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby at40man » February 6th, 2015, 3:57 pm

sanguinic wrote: I walked through this morning, and meh. The way-too-patterned floors and some of the decorative elements from the original early-90s buildout remain, and they don't look good. (I love that sculpture, too; it was originally in the RBC Tower lobby).
I've been a vocal critic of the RBC interior design, but I don't blame them for keeping the floors -- tearing out terrazzo floors is asinine. Terrazzo is one of the most durable (and expensive -- $20-50 sq/ft!) flooring surfaces in existence, so to change it simply because it doesn't go with the latest styles is asinine. With proper care, these floors will last for generations. IMHO, RBC should've done a better job putting in higher-quality materials into the space to match the quality of some of the original finishes.

To contrast, 3M headquarters has been undergoing a "campus renewal project". Many of the buildings here were constructed in the 50s and 60s. While the remodeled interiors are no longer mid-century modern, the original terrazzo and travertine floors were retained. Despite styles having changed over the past several decades, the original terrazzo and travertine is still in great condition and the new highly-modern and slick interior design was done in such a way to complement the floors, rather than compete with them.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby Nick » February 8th, 2015, 5:12 pm

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby grant1simons2 » February 11th, 2015, 4:15 pm

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby FISHMANPET » February 11th, 2015, 4:17 pm

So what is the point of this place exactly?

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby Tcmetro » February 11th, 2015, 6:00 pm

I don't think its too uncommon for embassies to send staff around the country to provide services to constituents so they don't have to travel to the embassy to conduct regular business.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby Silophant » February 12th, 2015, 8:20 am

So I had been hoping that the blank walls leading to Centerpoint were just temporary, and that they would eventually reveal an entrance or windows or a display on the wonders of natural gas or something, but they have trim on them now, so they're probably permanent blank walls. Too bad.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby sushisimo » February 12th, 2015, 11:12 am

Silophant wrote:the wonders of natural gas or something,
:lol: True, this wall screams the ghosts of a failed shopping center.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby grant1simons2 » February 28th, 2015, 8:31 pm

http://cushwakeretail.com/wp-content/up ... Sheet1.pdf

Retail layout for the ground floor on page 4. I wonder if the fireplace, or whatever that was I saw was for a specific tenant or just comes with the building.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby grant1simons2 » March 1st, 2015, 10:17 pm

ImageDSC_0795 by grant.simons, on Flickr

Glass is up on the front entrance. Also has anyone noticed inside some of the for lease spaces have already been leased? One already has some mannequins being set up and tools with woodwork. And then another one of the rooms has some layouts for a space and some nice glass counter tops being set up. Hmm

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby grant1simons2 » March 23rd, 2015, 9:58 pm

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You can faintly see "Nicollet Mall", right under the RBC Plaza part. Will look so great with renovation :D

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby Silophant » April 6th, 2015, 7:34 am

There's now a Len Druskin sign hanging above the door to the remaining retail bay adjacent to the Nicollet skyway. Oddly, there's still "Coming Soon: Affinity Plus" posters hanging on the wall. Guess the credit union will be going in one of the other spaces.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby mnmike » April 6th, 2015, 9:23 am

I think that is left over and that is what was in the spot before? I assume it's the credit union going in.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby Tyler » April 6th, 2015, 10:53 am

The Len Druskin sign? It's new.
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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby Wedgeguy » April 6th, 2015, 11:06 am

I thought Len Durskin had pretty much moved their whole operation, reg and discount, over to City Center.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby Tyler » April 6th, 2015, 11:14 am

Wedgeguy wrote:I thought Len Durskin had pretty much moved their whole operation, reg and discount, over to City Center.
They did. But the only thing left is the primary outlet store.
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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby spearson » April 6th, 2015, 12:46 pm

I was actually pleasantly surprised with the interior street level of the building. I walked through the building many times over the last few months while the interior was under construction and had no idea the main level was getting changed to a glass wall between Gaviidae2 and RBC Plaza. It looked nice.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby amiller92 » December 2nd, 2015, 3:08 pm

The Subway "coming soon" sign is back on the space next to Sprout on the skyway level.

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby mplser » December 2nd, 2015, 4:38 pm

spearson wrote:I was actually pleasantly surprised with the interior street level of the building. I walked through the building many times over the last few months while the interior was under construction and had no idea the main level was getting changed to a glass wall between Gaviidae2 and RBC Plaza. It looked nice.
I don't think "gaviidae2" is even a thing anymore. My boyfriend works at that Caribou on Nicollet at they call it the "RBC Plaza Caribou"

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Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

Postby Silophant » December 2nd, 2015, 7:03 pm

amiller92 wrote:The Subway "coming soon" sign is back on the space next to Sprout on the skyway level.
Huh. I had just commented to a friend last week that it was strange that that had never come to fruition.


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