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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » March 2nd, 2018, 4:20 pm

I'm sure it wouldn't be cost-effective to have two locations so close together, but it would be cool if the Dayton's Project could land some of these hip Minneapolis retailers.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Anondson » March 24th, 2018, 2:56 pm

Disappointed it took so long, but not surprised, to consider pop up stores in long-vacant spaces.

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 477783653/

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » May 23rd, 2018, 8:37 pm

Faribault Woolen Mill is opening up next to Northern Coffeeworks on Washington.

Edit: Humdinger and Sons moved to 404 Washignton Ave N

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Oreos&Milk » May 24th, 2018, 10:01 am

Anondson wrote:
March 24th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Disappointed it took so long, but not surprised, to consider pop up stores in long-vacant spaces.

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 477783653/
Your unsurprised and disappointed at the same time about this positive news? You might want to get those "winter blues" checked out if it does not go away soon. I mean it's been almost a month without any snow!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby LakeCharles » May 24th, 2018, 10:12 am

Oreos&Milk wrote:
May 24th, 2018, 10:01 am
Anondson wrote:
March 24th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Disappointed it took so long, but not surprised, to consider pop up stores in long-vacant spaces.

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 477783653/
Your unsurprised and disappointed at the same time about this positive news? You might want to get those "winter blues" checked out if it does not go away soon. I mean it's been almost a month without any snow!
What? He wished it would have happened sooner, meaning he also thinks this is positive news.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby VacantLuxuries » May 24th, 2018, 10:17 am

I'm disappointed they're calling them "pop ups", which implies they view these as temporary until they can find their unicorn business-as-usual tenant who wants to take up 40,000sq ft. They really should be permanently dividing these spaces to reflect the reality that gigantic retail stores are a huge liability for a building, even if it means they only have to find and manage one tenant.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby rhettcarlson » May 24th, 2018, 10:18 am

grant1simons2 wrote:
May 23rd, 2018, 8:37 pm
Faribault Woolen Mill is opening up next to Northern Coffeeworks on Washington.

Edit: Humdinger and Sons moved to 404 Washignton Ave N
Cool to see North Loop-caliber retail spread east down Washington. Too bad the middle chunk of Washington from about Hennepin to 5th Ave was completely wiped of its original small scale fabric that supports this kind of retail. Oh well, we're going in the right direction.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » July 11th, 2018, 1:59 pm

Not specific retail news, but the Solhem people that presented the Grumpy's project to the DMNA last night mentioned that three (of the five?) walk-up live-work spaces in Borealis (along 8th) have in fact been rented for commerical use. Which makes me feel better about the live-work spaces we're starting to see in other projects along streets I had wished would have stayed commercial. Like the City Club Apartments along Marquette, for example.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby twincitizen » July 12th, 2018, 8:28 am

rhettcarlson wrote:
May 24th, 2018, 10:18 am
Too bad the middle chunk of Washington from about Hennepin to 5th Ave was completely wiped of its original small scale fabric that supports this kind of retail. Oh well, we're going in the right direction.
Tear. Down. The Gateway. Again.

But more realistically, every single building along Washington between Hennepin and 3rd Ave S needs the Penney's treatment.

I would fully support the City giving financial incentives (grants, tax abatement, etc.) to get more Penney's-like additions to this specific stretch of Washington.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby MattW » July 12th, 2018, 8:50 am

twincitizen wrote:
July 12th, 2018, 8:28 am
rhettcarlson wrote:
May 24th, 2018, 10:18 am
Too bad the middle chunk of Washington from about Hennepin to 5th Ave was completely wiped of its original small scale fabric that supports this kind of retail. Oh well, we're going in the right direction.
Tear. Down. The Gateway. Again.

But more realistically, every single building along Washington between Hennepin and 3rd Ave S needs the Penney's treatment.

I would fully support the City giving financial incentives (grants, tax abatement, etc.) to get more Penney's-like additions to this specific stretch of Washington.
Totally agree. I have a friend that lives at Latitude 45 and walking to his place from the bus is just a wasteland.

The Depot doesn't help much either. Imagine if we could move the farmers market there.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby amiller92 » July 12th, 2018, 9:36 am

There's been construction going in inside the train shed recently, I think for event space? I'm pretty sure it's historically protected, and legitimately so, but man it would be nice to not have it there.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby LakeCharles » July 12th, 2018, 11:16 am

The worst is the Wells Fargo Operations Center. If that thing could get razed, I'd be delighted.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » July 12th, 2018, 11:39 am

Yeah, the Depot shed is being enclosed and converted into event space. Better than parking, I guess...

The Crossings actually has a little storefront space on Washington that's been occupied by the MEDA offices for forever (without ever opening their blinds), but they're moving, so I guess there's a chance that'll sell to someone that would have an actual storefront. Probably not though.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » July 12th, 2018, 12:15 pm

Silophant wrote:
July 11th, 2018, 1:59 pm
Not specific retail news, but the Solhem people that presented the Grumpy's project to the DMNA last night mentioned that three (of the five?) walk-up live-work spaces in Borealis (along 8th) have in fact been rented for commerical use. Which makes me feel better about the live-work spaces we're starting to see in other projects along streets I had wished would have stayed commercial. Like the City Club Apartments along Marquette, for example.
http://mspmag.com/shop-and-style/northe ... is-moving/

Hazel and Rose is one of the businesses moving in to Borealis


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