Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

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mnmike
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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby mnmike » June 9th, 2013, 12:28 pm

I notice there is another new vacancy in Gaviidae near the old Neimans space...Talbot's has closed...that was a pretty significant 2 story tenant. Not sure if the owner wanted them out for renovation, or if they just closed. I certainly hope that when the renovate they are able to keep at least some small retail aspect in the building, aside from a relocated food court and the typical lunchtime skyway type places. Even the LA Fitness that was discussed recently would be an okay fit.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby seanrichardryan » June 12th, 2013, 11:37 pm

Apparently they WEREN'T building a pied-e-terre for Cheryl Tiegs, odd.

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Nathan
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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Nathan » June 13th, 2013, 8:32 am

Ok... The Cambria Skyline is pretty cool...

1200onthemall
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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby 1200onthemall » June 19th, 2013, 7:47 pm

Drove by the American Trio Lofts and it looks like the entire main floor has been leased to a "health club" all the windows have been covered with paper.
I will bike by and see if I can get more info.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby twincitizen » June 28th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Gaviidae I and Saks are for sale: http://www.startribune.com/business/213591961.html

The last piece of Brookfield's downtown properties I believe; all of the various City Center/Gaviidae-related components anyways.

I look forward to seeing what renovations are in store for the retail/office wings of Gaviidae, especially the former Niemann space on the corner & facing the LRT.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Aville_37 » June 28th, 2013, 8:53 pm

Some minor updates are needed, but I really love Gaviidae I - especially with the water feature with the loon, the blue ceiling, gold detailing, etc. Very classy.

I wish the city would consider what types of retail any bidder has potentially lined up before making a decision and thing about how the management company/owner would work to improve downtown retail instead of the buck they'll make from selling it off.

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917 and 927 Nicollet Mall

Postby John » July 7th, 2013, 12:15 pm

Some of the long term retail tenants on the street level have moved out and I'm assuming this project is a going forward. It was called "9's on the Mall" when it was proposed in 2012. The website is still up but nothing announced about any recent activity:
http://9sonthemall.com/

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby spearson » September 24th, 2013, 12:07 pm

I think the rest of Gaviidae II is getting closer to starting renovations. Just had lunch at Andrea's Pizza off Lasalle, and Andrea told me (after asking him how business was) that he was going to be closing his Gaviidae food court location this fall and re-opening on the main level in the spring. He said the entire food court is going to be closed. This goes along with previously known information in which it was said that 4th floor tenants were going to be moved to first or second level spots.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby nordeast homer » September 24th, 2013, 1:11 pm

I love Andrea's! He's a real throwback.
That should be interesting moving some of these food tenants down to 1st floor. I wonder what they're going to do for ventilation in the kitchens; it's a long way to ventilate through the roof.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby David Greene » September 25th, 2013, 11:16 pm

Why are you all calling Mario "Andrea?" :)

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Viktor Vaughn » November 7th, 2013, 1:05 pm

Jeromeo and James and Mary Laurie Booksellers have both moved from Nicollet Mall (to make way for the 9's on Nicollet development) to 250 3rd Ave N (the same building as Bev's Wine Bar).

The new Nicollet Mall development looks cool, yet it's sad to see these businesses move. The half block from The Local to the alley was the most interesting and lively of all Nicollet Mall. These eclectic stores were about the last local, small scale, street-facing retail on the mall.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby twinkess » November 7th, 2013, 1:17 pm

It looks like they are clearing out the LEN Outlet in City Center. No signs or anything so not sure if they are changing to a different concept or closing. The other LEN store on the corner by Brooks Brothers is still open.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Wedgeguy » November 7th, 2013, 10:35 pm

Is there not also a LEN outlet in the Gaviidae next to one of the Needless Mark up doors on the skyway level. Are they consolidating them?

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby spearson » November 8th, 2013, 8:44 am

David Greene wrote:Why are you all calling Mario "Andrea?" :)
Wait, his name is Mario?

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The Saloon

Postby herculestrockefeller » November 23rd, 2013, 12:36 am

Does anybody know when the Saloon first opened?

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Re: The Saloon

Postby John » November 23rd, 2013, 5:24 pm

herculestrockefeller wrote:Does anybody know when the Saloon first opened?
I think it opened in the mid 1970's.

TroyGBiv
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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby TroyGBiv » November 23rd, 2013, 8:10 pm

It was called the Y'all Come Back Saloon. Was a western bar.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby FISHMANPET » November 24th, 2013, 1:20 am

Still shows up as that on a credit card statement too.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby David Greene » December 5th, 2013, 2:20 pm

spearson wrote:
David Greene wrote:Why are you all calling Mario "Andrea?" :)
Wait, his name is Mario?
Yep. His wife is Andrea.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby FISHMANPET » December 6th, 2013, 10:10 am

We got off topic in the Block E thread talking about Best Buy, so I'll continue the discussion here.

Anyway, Best Buy still sucks. I'm guessing a lot of us here are young tech savvy people, and a lot of us probably have Amazon Prime subscriptions. Think about the last time you 1) went to a Best Buy 2) found what you needed at a Best Buy 3) didn't feel like you'd been screwed with your pants on.

Best Buy can satisfy that immediate need for something, but they often don't have those things. And when they do, they're way more expensive than you can get them online for.


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