Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » September 2nd, 2016, 10:47 am

Indian Palace I think. Mediocore food and obviously awful marketting.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » September 2nd, 2016, 3:37 pm

Just walked by. Bombay Palace.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby xandrex » September 19th, 2016, 10:36 am

RIP Minneapolis Vistors Center? Walked past it today and saw that the store is completely empty and the conference room that fronts Fifth was dark with blinds pulled down.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » September 19th, 2016, 10:48 am

GREAT

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby acs » September 19th, 2016, 10:53 am

Not really surprised after their little audit shenanigans got caught. I'll bet their contract with the city got revoked or their other sponsors left.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » September 19th, 2016, 10:56 am

"New retailer arriving today" says a little sign at the entrance. So... it doesn't look like it's closing down, just switching out all the merchandise for other merchandise?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby xandrex » September 19th, 2016, 11:38 am

Hmm. Good that something is going to fill it in. Still, I kind of liked that it was a Minneapolis/Minnesota-themed store that also provided visitor and transit info.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grrdanko » September 19th, 2016, 12:01 pm

xandrex wrote:Hmm. Good that something is going to fill it in. Still, I kind of liked that it was a Minneapolis/Minnesota-themed store that also provided visitor and transit info.
The visitor information center isn't going away.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby xandrex » September 19th, 2016, 12:33 pm

I suppose I wonder how that will fit in with a new retailer then.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grrdanko » September 19th, 2016, 1:15 pm

xandrex wrote:I suppose I wonder how that will fit in with a new retailer then.

I think it's the same type of merchandise. Just a different vendor.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » September 19th, 2016, 1:25 pm

Yep. I just stopped in and talked to the guy working. Whoever used to provide their merchandise is moving out, and Love From Minnesota is moving in. So... no real change, beyond a couple of days of no merchandise.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby mnmike » September 19th, 2016, 1:27 pm

Hm, I wonder if they will be there and the IDS center?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby twincitizen » September 19th, 2016, 2:02 pm

acs wrote:Not really surprised after their little audit shenanigans got caught. I'll bet their contract with the city got revoked or their other sponsors left.
Once again you are confusing "Move Minneapolis" (the Transportation Management Organization that got audited) with "Meet Minneapolis" (the Convention and Visitors Bureau), which are two entirely separate entities. Move Minneapolis used to have a skyway retail space in US Bank Plaza, until they recently moved into Meet Minneapolis' storefront at 505 Nicollet. Move Minneapolis is effectively a sub-tenant of Meet Minneapolis in that space, and their former director's audit/fraud shenanigans has jack squat to do with Meet Minneapolis.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Silophant » September 20th, 2016, 7:52 am

I guess we'll find out, but I hope Love From Minnesota is just providing the purchasing and POS and whatever systems, and it'll still be Minneapolis/Twin Cities themed merchandise. I just wandered through their IDS store, and their stock is pretty cabin/woods/lake oriented, which isn't so great for a Minneapolis visitor center.

Also, there was a guy sitting at a table with Five Guys applications in RBC Plaza this morning, so looks like that's opening soon.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby mnmike » September 20th, 2016, 8:34 am

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... macys.html

Doesn't really tell us anything aside from the fact that the Downtown store isn't in the top 150 out of 728. We do know that the real estate is more valuable than the store to them....I hope they can do a leaseback and include a renovated store....the store as it is isn't really great for the spot, with all the empty space in the building and the poor upkeep. I would hate to see it go though.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby amiller92 » September 20th, 2016, 9:04 am

Silophant wrote:Also, there was a guy sitting at a table with Five Guys applications in RBC Plaza this morning, so looks like that's opening soon.
Was there last week too, fwiw.

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Bonobos opening at Sexworld

Postby seanrichardryan » September 21st, 2016, 2:39 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby 5th Ave Guy » September 21st, 2016, 2:44 pm

Saw that the small, middle street level bay had the windows papered over this morning. Guessing that's where the Bonobos space is going.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby seamonster » September 21st, 2016, 2:54 pm

Bonobos in the former Sex World site...is a coincidence right?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby spiker1017 » September 21st, 2016, 4:39 pm

I was holding out hope that the smaller storefront in the Sex World reno would be a perfect spot for a Chipotle or other fast takeout option. Hopefully something similar will pop up soon.


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