The Once and Future Dayton's

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby seanrichardryan » February 2nd, 2017, 12:29 pm

tease.
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby jtoemke » February 2nd, 2017, 1:33 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:
February 2nd, 2017, 12:29 pm
tease.
Haha sorry

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby grant1simons2 » February 2nd, 2017, 1:44 pm

And that's for City Center Realty? The one they're no longer offering it to?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby jtoemke » February 2nd, 2017, 8:46 pm

grant1simons2 wrote:
February 2nd, 2017, 1:44 pm
And that's for City Center Realty? The one they're no longer offering it to?
Sort of. It was designed by a certain local firm that lost the bid under a different group name but the design was going to be repurposed (was basically purchased) under these guys. So now I have no idea what will happen. Sad. It was pretty neat too....

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby MNdible » February 3rd, 2017, 10:24 am

ESG had been talking up their design work on this for a while, so I don't think it's exactly a closely guarded secret. But I haven't seen the actual plans.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby jtoemke » February 3rd, 2017, 12:45 pm

MNdible wrote:
February 3rd, 2017, 10:24 am
ESG had been talking up their design work on this for a while, so I don't think it's exactly a closely guarded secret. But I haven't seen the actual plans.
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby at40man » February 6th, 2017, 10:59 am

I heard this weekend from a long-term employee that there are actually two more stories on top of the Sky Room / Oak Grill. Can see them on some of the photos posted on this thread earlier.

Rumor has it they were the private suite of the Dayton family, a long time ago. I'm curious what's up there now, if anything.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby trkaiser » February 20th, 2017, 12:49 pm

From what I'm hearing, a food hall is likely for this space. These foodie tenants tend to take up pretty small spaces, and can be done in concert with retail and larger/traditional restaurants. I'm guessing they'd still need a significant office component to help fill the space, but I'm told to expect as many as 150 new food halls before 2020 in the U.S.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby mattaudio » March 2nd, 2017, 5:04 pm

"United Properties will lead the work and become a part-owner of the complex."
http://www.startribune.com/new-minneapo ... 415229554/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby seanrichardryan » March 2nd, 2017, 9:17 pm

“We are not simply redeveloping a building,” Brian Whiting, president of the Telos Group, said in a statement. “We are providing unique and progressive environments that draw on the building’s history and combine it with the diverse experiences Minneapolis has to offer.”

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby LyndaleHoosier » March 5th, 2017, 6:55 pm

TANGENT: I wish someone had photos of the pool for the Dayton family on the 13th floor. I worked in that building for a few years during my first years at Dayton Hudson and never had the opportunity to see the 13th floor.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby TroyGBiv » March 5th, 2017, 7:27 pm

A pool?!? I've never heard that! How funny! Back in the late 80's I worked for the DT Council for RT Rybak... Bob Dayton who owned Harold's and the Conservatory hosted our Christmas party in his top floor office in that building. He had bought an oak paneled library from a scottish castle and installed it as part of his office. It was like walking into a period room in the MIA... I am sure that he de-installed it but I have no idea where that ended up... I know that the MIA didn't get offered it..

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby MNdible » May 31st, 2017, 2:11 pm

Nothing concrete and no pictures, but this article seems to suggest they're on the right path.
In a statement, Mid-America said the retail component of the project “will likely incorporate creative reuses of the lower street and skyway levels, tying them together visually and structurally.”

Among the prospective retail uses mentioned for the site, which fills a prime block along Nicollet Mall, were an entertainment venue, food hall, restaurants and traditional retailers. Some of the tenants are expected to be new to the Twin Cities.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby mattaudio » May 31st, 2017, 4:31 pm

beykite wrote:It's the consortium!!
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby bapster2006 » May 31st, 2017, 6:08 pm

I had to respond also. I couldn't help it.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby mnmike » May 31st, 2017, 7:42 pm

I'm hopeful...but the article says this is the company that markets ren sq? Eeek. That's been vacant at the street level what, 20 years?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby Silophant » May 31st, 2017, 10:11 pm

And 4Marq, also with a prominent, visible, totally deserted corner retail space. Not terribly reassuring.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby TroyGBiv » June 1st, 2017, 1:15 am

Were they the ones who supposedly were near signing on Barney's for Ren Square... does anyone remember those rumors?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Macy's Building

Postby sanguinic » June 2nd, 2017, 9:50 pm

Now that Macy's decade-and-change occupation of 700 Nicollet is (finally) over, can't we go back to referring to the building by its rightful name? After all, it was Dayton's for nearly a century.


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