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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: August 30th, 2017, 2:56 pm
by Silophant
mnmike wrote:
July 21st, 2017, 4:27 pm
I think Kisa is closing...on the directory it now says the store name, but also "space for lease" next to it. Wouldn't surprise me...never anyone there, especially since moving downstairs.
Kisa is apparently now moving into the skyway level of Gaviidae. Which I guess is fine, since they never bothered to open the street door they had in RBC Plaza anyway.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: August 30th, 2017, 3:12 pm
by mnmike
That is a much better location for them! Lots more traffic...I'd like to see them survive.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: September 7th, 2017, 7:26 am
by Silophant
Nordstrom Rack is now open. As expected, every square foot of window out to Nicollet or 7th is blocked by a display case. That being said, it's a downtown retailer with a fairly prominent door on to Nicollet, and it adds a quasi-public restroom to the IDS Center.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: September 23rd, 2017, 3:07 pm
by Silophant
Wattson Electric Bikes has opened up next to Grumpy's on Washington.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: November 10th, 2017, 7:51 am
by Nathan
It appears The Washington (formerly sex world) is getting a bank of America! That fills their retail spaces.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: November 10th, 2017, 8:55 am
by alexschief
Second (?) retail banking operation in the North Loop and the only one between Hennepin and the RR tracks. Pretty significant hole being filled geographically and in the web of amenities that make a full service neighborhood.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: November 10th, 2017, 9:18 am
by MNdible
This is the ATM only "branch" that they've been fighting with city zoning about, right? Any idea how that supported out?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: December 13th, 2017, 12:00 pm
by moose
Wait. Did sex world close!?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: December 13th, 2017, 12:23 pm
by Silophant
Nope, just downsized. They're still taking up the back half of the building, away from Washington.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: December 20th, 2017, 2:02 pm
by Silophant
Silophant wrote:
January 18th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Fixology Repair disappeared, leaving a note on their door that they're moving to a (apparently secret) bigger and better space downtown. This makes RBC Plaza the only skyway-connected building I can think of with a fully-leased street level and multiple vacant bays on the skyway level.
Fixology is apparently reanimating in the old Skyway Liquor space in 6 Quebec.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: December 20th, 2017, 2:28 pm
by grant1simons2
Silophant wrote:
December 20th, 2017, 2:02 pm
Silophant wrote:
January 18th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Fixology Repair disappeared, leaving a note on their door that they're moving to a (apparently secret) bigger and better space downtown. This makes RBC Plaza the only skyway-connected building I can think of with a fully-leased street level and multiple vacant bays on the skyway level.
Fixology is apparently reanimating in the old Skyway Liquor space in 6 Quebec.
And now we have one open space that could very easily be filled by a rotating pop up shop

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 22nd, 2018, 8:46 pm
by twincitizen
Sharing this from the Southdale thread:
Anondson wrote:
February 22nd, 2018, 5:14 pm
Shinola and Filson closing North Loop space, relocating to Galleria.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... -will.html
Pretty savage move, Shinola/Filson, prettty savage

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 8:51 am
by 5th Ave Guy
twincitizen wrote:
February 22nd, 2018, 8:46 pm
Sharing this from the Southdale thread:
Anondson wrote:
February 22nd, 2018, 5:14 pm
Shinola and Filson closing North Loop space, relocating to Galleria.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... -will.html
Pretty savage move, Shinola/Filson, prettty savage
What a bummer. Opens up a pretty coveted spot in the NL though.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 1:34 pm
by xandrex
Maybe I'm completely off, but Shinola and Filson really seem like younger brands that fit in better with the North Loop than Galleria. Would really like to know their rationale.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 2:27 pm
by Tyler
The Filson seemed busy usually but to my eye Shinola was always dead. As far as who their clientele is I honestly have no idea who's buying $700 quartz watches. People with some disposable income. So possibly Galleria shoppers.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 3:01 pm
by QuietBlue
I just don't think the North Loop is that much of a shopping destination yet, at least for people who don't already live or work there. The Galleria already gets a lot of the potential customers they're after, so it's a logical move.

I do think there is a lot of potential for more retail in the North Loop, but some of the stores that have tried to make a go of it there probably did so a bit too early, before the demand was really in place.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 3:18 pm
by xandrex
I dunno. Much of the retail in the North Loop is destination retail. It's not like the people living there are in MartinPatrick3, Wilson & Willy's, Askov, etc. on a regular basis.

Now that they're gone, however, I am hoping some form of more "regular" retail can take it spot—something to make it more livable to current/future residents.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 23rd, 2018, 3:39 pm
by QuietBlue
xandrex wrote:
February 23rd, 2018, 3:18 pm
I dunno. Much of the retail in the North Loop is destination retail. It's not like the people living there are in MartinPatrick3, Wilson & Willy's, Askov, etc. on a regular basis.

Now that they're gone, however, I am hoping some form of more "regular" retail can take it spot—something to make it more livable to current/future residents.
All of the ones you mentioned are locally owned, which makes a difference. Those are more likely to stick around for the long haul; national high-end chains are not as likely to do so.

I think more everyday types of retail stores would do well in the North Loop, but the high rents are probably keeping some of them away and they may need some coaxing to set up shop there.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 24th, 2018, 12:14 am
by MNdible
Psst.

It's parking.

[ducks, runs for cover]

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: February 24th, 2018, 9:23 am
by go4guy
I will say, as someone living out of town, any time we come up and the wife wants to do some shopping we usually go to Galleria. We have never gone shopping in the North Loop.