Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby HiawathaGuy » March 2nd, 2015, 9:28 am

seanrichardryan wrote:Wasn't that Utrecht? At least it was when I was in architecture school.
Yes, that was Utrecht, and Blicks bought them. They closed this location due to proximity of other stores & I would imagine rent costs.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby swallman » March 17th, 2015, 3:02 pm

go4guy wrote:I was in at Atmosfere last weekend in Calhoun Square, great store by the way, and the owner mentioned to me that they were opening a second store in the North Loop. It is going to be on Washington. Can't remember exactly where, but I think close to Smack Shack. This will be a great addition to the North Loop.
It's opening in the lower level/basement of ElseWarehouse at 730 Washington Ave. N (below Shag Sushi)...we live in ElseWarehouse and have seen them starting to setup racks, clothing, etc.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » March 20th, 2015, 7:08 am

Kit and Ace is opening up at 113 Washington Ave.: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... e-kit.html

Kit And Ace, which has stores in New York and San Francisco and a handful in Canada, plans to open 50 other locations this year. It sells a type of "technical cashmere" that's a lot fancier looking than yoga wear, but still comfortable.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby maxbaby » March 23rd, 2015, 5:49 pm

Biz Journals reports that Nordstrom Rack is scouting a place in downtown Mpls.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Munch'n » March 23rd, 2015, 6:26 pm

maxbaby wrote:Biz Journals reports that Nordstrom Rack is scouting a place in downtown Mpls.
Nordstrom tower Minneapolis at 809 Nicollet Mall?
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Nathan » March 23rd, 2015, 6:27 pm

Yassssss! There goes my allowance.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » March 23rd, 2015, 7:33 pm

Hahaha! I was just thinking this yesterday when I saw someone carrying a Nordstrom Rack bag. There's one in Seattle at Westlake and it's awesome.

I came here to say that Sports Authority construction has started from the looks of it. I saw some construction workers drilling in some frames

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grrdanko » April 4th, 2015, 10:03 am

There is construction going on in the empty Centre Village convenience store space.

The building permit is issued to Fresh Market. Looks like it's another convenience store.

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Minneapolitan » April 4th, 2015, 11:42 am

Amateur but some ideas i sent to the nicollet mall project. i bet they wont try recruiting these stores. its a shame bc we need a heavyweight district in the city to serve the huge demand for shopping. Even more grocery stores would be nice, but something superbowl worthy that acts as a Midwestern landmark well after and beyond the game.
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby matt91486 » April 5th, 2015, 5:43 pm

Well, this is in a sense retail news. http://www.startribune.com/local/298687131.html

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Lancestar2 » April 6th, 2015, 1:18 pm

Ok ill try again, I agree Nicollet Mall can be as you stated lame and lifeless. What do you think should be done to make it not so lame and lifeless? Just these retailers being added anything else? Thoughts?

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Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Postby Minneapolitan » April 6th, 2015, 2:15 pm

Lancestar2 wrote:Ok ill try again, I agree Nicollet Mall can be as you stated lame and lifeless. What do you think should be done to make it not so lame and lifeless? Just these retailers being added anything else? Thoughts?
Really it's about the retail, that is the attraction. But nicollet mall could use more recreation, I know they are proposing a ice rink and bocce ball. I'd like to see lighting features, kinetic sculptures/art.

They definitely need something to ease pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks and leading into the skyways. They skyway need all new infrastructure ie. signs lights maps but that's probably on another thread.

It maybe too far out but, I want to see people movers on Nicollet mall. But the proposed streetcars sound ok. People movers are just more interesting and make the mall unique and attractive. People movers are futuristic and need to be utilized more in modern US cities. Preferably a MagLev system. All though taxi lanes might be useful. Idk

Some buildings façades need some refurbishment

Most of all the street needs it's own branding! It needs to be THE **NICOLLET MALL**. with its own name in lights. It should be something to see from all parallel streets and perpendicular streets nearby. I want this to be a more exclusive shopping district than the MOA but with a comparable atmosphere. Downtowns are supposed to be constantly bubbling and if our Times Square is flat, then so is our entire City.

Idk if the moderator put my post here but I originally wanted this in the nicollet mall thread.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby proverfent » April 7th, 2015, 2:45 pm

I enjoy your post 'minneapolitan!' I am new to downtown Minneapolis and I see so much potential for nicollet mall. I dislike the boring curved road full of buses, the wide and oddly quiet, I mean literally quiet, sidewalks, and the 1970's facade of many of the buildings. I really want to see more signage ie. LED, brightly lit, and more store fronts on the street level. I'm excited for the future of Nicollet Mall but honestly some of the renderings for the mall don't really excite me.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby John » April 7th, 2015, 4:51 pm

If they would finally renovate Peavey Plaza, and bring it back to its former glory, it would have a significant impact on increasing pedestrian activity on the south end of the mall. It's the perfect space for summer concerts and other outdoor programming that attract large crowds along Nicollet Mall.

I wish the city would look at the north end of Nicollet Mall as less of a gateway to the river, and focus more on creating a strong retail link with The North Loop. The Ritz and Gateway blocks should be required to have 100% retail frontage along the Mall designed to be used for national, urban-oriented retail chains.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » April 9th, 2015, 5:52 pm

2 escalators are in place lining up with the whole in the exterior they cut out facing Nicollet for the new Walgreens. Hard to see inside but there's progress

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Munch'n » April 16th, 2015, 4:02 pm

Sports Authority exterior and a little interior renders....

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » April 27th, 2015, 2:27 pm

Does anyone have some information on 25-33 5th St S? I found they're owned by South Street Property Management in Chicago and they were sold last year, but beyond that it's a tough search. I found some old images of it and what used to be tenanted there. Its always been a small dream of mine to convert those spaces to retail and on the upper floors and run a skyway through it from Renaissance Square. If anyone has any rumors or information that'd be great. This stretch always feels empty and it's sandwiched between 2 light rail stations. Seems like a dream spot.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby twincitizen » April 27th, 2015, 2:49 pm

They were purchased along with the Plymouth Building last year. Not sure if Heartland Realty (developer that planned to do the now dead Conrad Hotel conversion) planned to incorporate them into that project somehow or sell them off separately.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... l?page=all

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Wedgeguy » April 27th, 2015, 3:18 pm

There is already a skyway running thru the buildings that is connected to the Lumber Exchange and to both the Plymouth and the 50 S 6th Building. Wiskey park in the main tenant of on of the 2 buildings. There is office above that would be class C if even that.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby xandrex » April 28th, 2015, 7:58 am

^Is Whisky Park even still open? I walk by there frequently to get to my bus on Hennepin and it kind of looks vacant.


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