Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

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grant1simons2
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » February 20th, 2017, 11:14 pm

Relaunch as an airport newspaper stand model

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... osing.html

sanguinic
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby sanguinic » February 24th, 2017, 5:41 pm

Minnesota store in the IDS Center: It's being renovated.

twinkess
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby twinkess » March 13th, 2017, 4:42 pm

Downtown Target renovation has started beginning with the 1st floor bathrooms.

intercomnut
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby intercomnut » March 13th, 2017, 11:55 pm

twinkess wrote:
March 13th, 2017, 4:42 pm
Downtown Target renovation has started beginning with the 1st floor bathrooms.
No renovation can save those poor bathrooms.

amiller92
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby amiller92 » March 14th, 2017, 9:37 am

With Macy's closing, are they about to become the only bathrooms open to the public downtown? (Or maybe one of the transit hubs have some?)


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xandrex
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby xandrex » March 14th, 2017, 9:45 am

My building has a public bathroom, but it's tucked away in such a way that you wouldn't know it exists unless someone told you.

Downtown is in serious need of actual public bathrooms. I worked at the DT Target for a brief window during college and that bathroom was a microcosm of society's ills and our failure to address them.

MNdible
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby MNdible » March 14th, 2017, 10:02 am

Yeah, this really seems like something the DID should step up on.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » March 14th, 2017, 10:55 am

Very much so. As far as I know, all we've got for actual public bathrooms downtown are at Target Field Station (intermittently open, don't seem to have posted hours), the library (open decently late on weeknights, not so much on weekends), City Hall/Government Center (business hours) and the Commons (24/7, but Portapotties).

mattaudio
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby mattaudio » March 14th, 2017, 12:42 pm

Thrivent has (had?) quality bathrooms accessible to the public on street level next to the auditorium and skyway level near the cafeteria.

grrdanko
Nicollet Mall
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grrdanko » March 14th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Silophant wrote:
March 14th, 2017, 10:55 am
Very much so. As far as I know, all we've got for actual public bathrooms downtown are at Target Field Station (intermittently open, don't seem to have posted hours), the library (open decently late on weeknights, not so much on weekends), City Hall/Government Center (business hours) and the Commons (24/7, but Portapotties).
The Haff Ramp has restrooms. The portable toilets at the commons are locked except for game days as far as I know.

Didier
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Didier » March 14th, 2017, 9:10 pm

New donut place opening this spring in the City Center skyway.

http://www.journalmpls.com/news/biz-buz ... ty-center/

SurlyLHT
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby SurlyLHT » March 15th, 2017, 9:02 am

The Common's bathrooms are open during "park hours." You think all those Super Bowl fans coming would need to use the restroom?

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Tiller
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Tiller » March 15th, 2017, 9:46 am

Recently I took my grandma on an outing (she's wheelchair-bound) (her first time taking the light rail), and while she enjoyed it, as someone who doesn't live or work in downtown Minneapolis, it was difficult trying to find a bathroom she could use anywhere. Luckily we found the bathrooms at Target Field station, which were a floor down, underneath a bridge, and between two buildings.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby MNdible » March 15th, 2017, 12:12 pm

Tiller, you should send this as a letter to DID and copy the Mayor and the downtown CM's. I know this would be a fairly expensive undertaking and require constant maintenance and supervision, but it's a really critical baseline livability concern for downtown visitors.

Silophant
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » March 15th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Indeed. As far as maintenance and supervision goes, the DID ambassadors already exist, and seem to be performing that function at the Commons.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby SkyScraperKid » March 15th, 2017, 4:31 pm

xandrex wrote:
March 14th, 2017, 9:45 am
My building has a public bathroom, but it's tucked away in such a way that you wouldn't know it exists unless someone told you.

Downtown is in serious need of actual public bathrooms. I worked at the DT Target for a brief window during college and that bathroom was a microcosm of society's ills and our failure to address them.
Can you PLEASE tell us? It's so difficult to visit downtown without having a place to use a bathroom without having to go a very long distance.

xandrex
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby xandrex » March 16th, 2017, 9:27 am

SkyScraperKid wrote:
March 15th, 2017, 4:31 pm
xandrex wrote:
March 14th, 2017, 9:45 am
My building has a public bathroom, but it's tucked away in such a way that you wouldn't know it exists unless someone told you.

Downtown is in serious need of actual public bathrooms. I worked at the DT Target for a brief window during college and that bathroom was a microcosm of society's ills and our failure to address them.
Can you PLEASE tell us? It's so difficult to visit downtown without having a place to use a bathroom without having to go a very long distance.
I’m in US Bank Plaza. There’s a bathroom tucked in a hallway by the Atlas restaurant. It’s kind of weird because it’s a hallway that also includes doors for a business or two, but there is another set of doors that lead to a bathroom.

grrdanko
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grrdanko » March 16th, 2017, 11:43 am

There is one in 333 7th St too.

Silophant
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » March 16th, 2017, 11:49 am

Pretty sure there's a similar one on the skyway level of IDS by the Bank of America branch, but I've never tested it since Barnes and Noble and Macy's are (soon to be were, I guess) both a skyway away.

VAStationDude
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby VAStationDude » March 16th, 2017, 12:01 pm

100 S Washington has a public restroom on the fourth floor.

Unless I'm in a sit down restaurant or crunched for time I walk to lifetime target center.


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