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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby Silophant » August 30th, 2017, 8:02 am

I really don't understand why they didn't keep that open. I don't know about the full-service restaurant portion, but the Skyroom had to be profitable on it's own.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby ztr421 » August 30th, 2017, 3:50 pm

relux wrote:
August 30th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Didn't read this whole thread so sorry if some of this has been discussed. But some more takeaways I have learned are the bottom floors are planning to be retail. 601W Properties is also currently redeveloping the Chicago Post Office.

Also, there are a few rooms that are deemed historical that are off limits for development. The Oak Room, some womens bathroom and something else which I cant for the life of me remember right now. Apparently the developer is planning on pursuing the national register.
Could it be the corner space on the first floor that held JB Hudson?

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby Silophant » August 30th, 2017, 4:08 pm

Hm... If the Oak Room can't be changed, that would seem to bode well for it eventually reopening as a restaurant, since what else can you do with it?

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby grant1simons2 » September 7th, 2017, 12:15 pm

Permit on 9/1 for a $6 million selective removal. I'm assuming for asbestos abatement.

http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/PIApp/ ... 2924120032

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby mamundsen » September 7th, 2017, 1:17 pm

There was a guy walking through the skyway at lunch today that was on a video call (FaceTime?) pointing out all the screw heads that can been seen on the temporary skyway walls. He seemed upset that it was sloppy.

Something has to happen soon on the skyways... right? This is right next to the IDS crystal court, which I am SURE will be highly used for the Super Bowl. Right??? Am I crazy?

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby Silophant » September 7th, 2017, 4:12 pm

I would hope so. But then, I also hoped that the Super Bowl taking over the Sports Authority space for their volunteer HQ would lead to some sort of storefront improvement there, and it's... actually gotten a bit worse.

Aside: Am I the only person in the world on a limited data plan? I can't believe how many people I see video chatting as they walk down the street.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby David Greene » September 8th, 2017, 9:06 am

Google Fi, my friend.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby grrdanko » October 8th, 2017, 12:02 pm

relux wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 11:45 am
Some grand visions. See link below for more images.

Wow! What are the chances that this actually happens?

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby David Greene » October 8th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Appears to be a lot of white.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby nordeast homer » October 8th, 2017, 3:46 pm

Nice! The retail they show looks pretty upscale, let's hope they can pull this off!

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby seanrichardryan » October 8th, 2017, 7:31 pm

It looks strangely outdated already.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby seanrichardryan » October 8th, 2017, 7:55 pm

grrdanko wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 12:02 pm
relux wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 11:45 am
Some grand visions. See link below for more images.

Wow! What are the chances that this actually happens?
Beta http://www.startribune.com/website-post ... 450013543/

They appeared Sunday on streets.mn, a website focused on Twin Cities land use and transportation, and were. A public reveal of what the plans call “the Dayton’s project” is slated for later in October. >>>

<<<In a major departure from the old Macy’s and Dayton’s site, one image shows large garage style doors opening from the inside to a sidewalk cafe on the Mall. On streets.mn, several people commented on the new designs, noting the amount of white in the drawings and the upscale look of the retail establishments.

“Wow! What are the chances that this actually happens?” another poster said.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Former Dayton's Building

Postby Anondson » October 8th, 2017, 8:15 pm

In any event, big reminder that Streets.mn is visited by people in the media, policy, and industry fields quietly, lurking.

y’all! Thanks for visiting!

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby FISHMANPET » October 8th, 2017, 8:48 pm

I've had a few drinks tonight, but did streets.mn really break this story, and did the Strib really quote posts in an article?

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby grrdanko » October 8th, 2017, 8:48 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 7:55 pm
grrdanko wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 12:02 pm
relux wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 11:45 am
Some grand visions. See link below for more images.

Wow! What are the chances that this actually happens?
Beta http://www.startribune.com/website-post ... 450013543/

They appeared Sunday on streets.mn, a website focused on Twin Cities land use and transportation, and were. A public reveal of what the plans call “the Dayton’s project” is slated for later in October. >>>

<<<In a major departure from the old Macy’s and Dayton’s site, one image shows large garage style doors opening from the inside to a sidewalk cafe on the Mall. On streets.mn, several people commented on the new designs, noting the amount of white in the drawings and the upscale look of the retail establishments.

“Wow! What are the chances that this actually happens?” another poster said.
That's the first time I've been quoted in the paper.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby Silophant » October 8th, 2017, 9:50 pm

FISHMANPET wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 8:48 pm
I've had a few drinks tonight, but did streets.mn really break this story, and did the Strib really quote posts in an article?
Yes to both.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby SurlyLHT » October 9th, 2017, 7:29 am

Getting back to our normal discussions. I think it would be nice if the interior paid more homage to the Daytons Department store or was somehow designed to match our, "North," branding. Basically, it'll be nice if it didn't look like MOA or a mall in Miami.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby Mooglemuffins » October 9th, 2017, 8:35 am

Here's a direct link to the renderings that came out in the past couple of days:

https://imgur.com/a/eLaz0

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby David Greene » October 9th, 2017, 8:38 am

noting the amount of white in the drawings
Oh dear. It appears my comment was far too subtle. Allow me to amend:

Appears to be a lot of white *people*.

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Re: Former Dayton's Building

Postby Nathan » October 9th, 2017, 8:59 am

I really like the look of it... I hope they can sufficiently fill the space to keep it vital. It definitely gives me a more "minnesota modern" version of gaviidae which is kind of needed now that gaviidae has been completely sterilized.


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