Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Rube Dali » April 6th, 2016, 2:14 pm

In the case of the Jos. A Bank location on Nicollet Mall, their sister store Men's Wearhouse is two blocks down the mall, so closing the Jos. A Bank location makes sense. Also, as has been mentioned, this is part of a wave closures by their parent company. About 250 stores are closing within the company.
Buildings, what buildings?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby FISHMANPET » April 6th, 2016, 2:21 pm

Even though Mens Warehouse and Jos A Bank are owned by the same company, they found out when one bought the other that there's actually very little overlap in clients, so that probably had little to do with this particular location.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby acs » April 6th, 2016, 2:30 pm

Suburban malls continue to have both stores even after the merger, including EP, Roseville and Arbor Lakes. I haven't heard anything yet about closings in those locations, so I have to conclude this was a problem with this specific location.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » April 6th, 2016, 3:18 pm

Must've just had too much foot and bike traffic right outside their front doors. Or it they were upset that they had an interior entrance that you could get to via skyway...

But it could also be that it's going out of style and they're closing mass amounts of stores.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby QuietBlue » April 7th, 2016, 7:26 am

I wonder how much Target loosening their dress code a while back affected sales of men's clothing downtown. Obviously it wouldn't have been their only driver of business, but I'm sure it contributed at least a bit.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby seamonster » April 7th, 2016, 9:09 am

I'm just going to throw this out there: I want a DSW downtown. Is that a pipe dream?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » April 7th, 2016, 9:23 am

I hope not. That would be awesome.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby twinkess » April 7th, 2016, 9:33 am

seamonster wrote:I'm just going to throw this out there: I want a DSW downtown. Is that a pipe dream?

Please no. My wife has enough shoes already... :lol:

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby seamonster » April 18th, 2016, 8:05 am

Big exterior signage for Saks Off Fifth being delivered.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » April 19th, 2016, 11:03 am

Saks Off Fifth opens this Thursday according to Twitter

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby minntransplant » April 20th, 2016, 8:48 am

The Saks space is looking nice. Walked by the street level this morning, and they had the coverings off one window. Definitely looks ready for a Thursday opening.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby amiller92 » April 20th, 2016, 9:52 am

It looks a lot like the Len across the corridor to me. I guess I expected a few more finishings, but hey, beats empty space.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby twincitizen » April 20th, 2016, 11:08 am

Strib on Saks opening: http://www.startribune.com/saks-off-5th ... 376400451/
Rumors have circulated since last year that Nordstrom Rack, which has long been eyeing a downtown location, would create a two-level store at IDS, using the former Gap space on the first floor and the former TJ Maxx space, which hasn’t been used since 2004, in the lower level.

Deb Kolar, general manger of operations at IDS Center, said the building is “in the middle of negotiating with a great national retailer,” though she wouldn’t say identify it by name.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby mnmike » April 20th, 2016, 1:08 pm

Let's hope a Nordstrom Rack is on the way! The Nic Side of Gaviidae would make a great 2 story retail space as well.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby acs » April 21st, 2016, 8:42 am

Wow, Saks looks so cheap. I was really hoping for better since their former space blew this out of the water. Concrete floors, temporary tables, rolling racks. No amount of fancy font on the signs can cover it up.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby EOst » April 21st, 2016, 8:44 am

acs wrote:Concrete floors, temporary tables, rolling racks.
Sounds like a very permanent state of affairs

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » April 21st, 2016, 9:04 am

It looks like a mall retail space to me.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby amiller92 » April 21st, 2016, 9:08 am

acs wrote:Wow, Saks looks so cheap. I was really hoping for better since their former space blew this out of the water. Concrete floors, temporary tables, rolling racks. No amount of fancy font on the signs can cover it up.
More or less agree, although we should probably keep in mind that the former space was first a legit Saks Fifth Avenue before converting to Saks Off Fifth thus likely benefited from having built as such.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby acs » April 21st, 2016, 9:09 am

There's an outlet in Egan, right? If anyone has been there, how does this compare?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby mnmike » April 21st, 2016, 9:27 am

It is a Saks Off Fifth outlet, not a Saks store...this is what they look like....


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