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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 16th, 2017, 9:16 pm
by grrdanko
Target is planning on adding a liquor store at it's downtown store.

http://m.startribune.com/target-applies ... ection=%2F

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 20th, 2017, 10:38 pm
by grant1simons2
Nordstrom Rack is coming along. They've gutted out the space along Nicollet and added some escalators.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 21st, 2017, 10:23 am
by Silophant
grrdanko wrote:
March 16th, 2017, 9:16 pm
Target is planning on adding a liquor store at it's downtown store.

http://m.startribune.com/target-applies ... ection=%2F
I wonder where that'll go. In the space of the current Pizza Hut/café? Further south on Nicollet?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 21st, 2017, 10:46 am
by twincitizen
State law would require that it have a separate entrance accessible to the street (or skyway perhaps...I'd have to read the exact wording of the statute). It can also be accessible from inside Target, but must be fully enclosed & have doors that close it off from the store, etc (see Uptown Kowalskis, Midway Target, etc)

I'm sure this is not the plan, but how cool would it be if they opened the liquor store in one of those forever vacant (possibly fake?) retail spaces at Lasalle & 9th or Lasalle & 10th?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 21st, 2017, 10:51 am
by xandrex
It will almost certainly go in the Target Cafe/Pizza Hut space. AFAIK, they're kind of phasing Target Cafe out of their stores in favor of healthier-looking brands (The NE location at the Quarry has a Freshii), so the space would likely need to be updated with the redo anyway. Starbucks continues to be a Target staple, so I don't see them going anywhere (and moving Starbucks to the main floor would seem to be a mistake given traffic patterns and its ease of access for corporate employees that want coffee).

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 21st, 2017, 11:18 am
by Silophant
That would be great to see it on LaSalle, but xandrex is probably right. A greasy Pizza Hut doesn't​ really fit with their new image.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 21st, 2017, 11:34 am
by PhilmerPhil
The Target Cafe/Pizza Hut is already closed off. Unfortunately, I'm sure Target sees that space as a nuisance due to the people that hang out there, so I bet they're pretty excited to get rid of it.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 21st, 2017, 11:38 am
by Silophant
When did that happen? It's actually been a surprisingly long time since I've been there, given my proximity.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 21st, 2017, 12:53 pm
by amiller92
twincitizen wrote:
March 21st, 2017, 10:46 am
(or skyway perhaps...I'd have to read the exact wording of the statute).
I'd infer from Skyway Wine & Spirits that opening to the skyway only is allowed.
I'm sure this is not the plan, but how cool would it be if they opened the liquor store in one of those forever vacant (possibly fake?) retail spaces at Lasalle & 9th or Lasalle & 10th?
That would be great, but I'm also sure you're right that isn't the plan.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 22nd, 2017, 9:03 am
by billhelm
twincitizen wrote:
March 21st, 2017, 10:46 am
State law would require that it have a separate entrance accessible to the street (or skyway perhaps...I'd have to read the exact wording of the statute). It can also be accessible from inside Target, but must be fully enclosed & have doors that close it off from the store, etc (see Uptown Kowalskis, Midway Target, etc)

I'm sure this is not the plan, but how cool would it be if they opened the liquor store in one of those forever vacant (possibly fake?) retail spaces at Lasalle & 9th or Lasalle & 10th?
10th and LaSalle is a stealth child care center - a corporate "backup care" place.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: March 22nd, 2017, 11:02 am
by Silophant
Love from Minnesota in the IDS Center is back open, as "lōk(ə)l minnesota". Why should apartment buildings have all the fun?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 11th, 2017, 10:30 am
by Silophant
Nordstrom Rack will be opening September 7th, according to new banners in the 7th St. windows.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 19th, 2017, 3:41 pm
by SkyScraperKid
I thought they had a plan for the Macy's block? Have not heard about that one or seen any proposals, why so secretive?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 19th, 2017, 4:17 pm
by Silophant
I don't think they have to submit plans to the CPC if they're not modifying the exterior, so they just didn't bother. They didn't release plans for the 5th St Towers or Walgreen's remodels either, IIRC.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 19th, 2017, 6:26 pm
by seanrichardryan
SkyScraperKid wrote:
April 19th, 2017, 3:41 pm
I thought they had a plan for the Macy's block? Have not heard about that one or seen any proposals, why so secretive?
Macy's closed like ten minutes ago. Slow your roll.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 20th, 2017, 9:56 pm
by TroyGBiv
I'm sure that they will have renderings at some point - they'll want to build excitement - it may not be so easy to pull in retailers , especially interesting or "destination" type retailers...

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 20th, 2017, 10:17 pm
by acs
That building is also chocked full of asbestos so we'll likely find out more when they apply for met council cleanup grants or historic tax credits.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 24th, 2017, 9:11 am
by mnmike
FYI...not sure the date has been mentioned here, but I guess Barnes and Noble closes Friday.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 24th, 2017, 9:17 am
by Silophant
:(

Almost all of my book purchases are ebooks now, but I'll really miss having a bookstore downtown. Maybe they'll do like Saks and Nordstrom and come back with a smaller store?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: April 24th, 2017, 9:26 am
by grant1simons2
There are 2 bookstores downtown that are small businesses. Use those.