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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: September 23rd, 2016, 11:13 pm
by PhilmerPhil
Sad day: Happy Days Market appears to have closed.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: September 24th, 2016, 10:00 am
by grrdanko
PhilmerPhil wrote:Sad day: Happy Days Market appears to have closed.
They've been closed for at least two weeks.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: September 24th, 2016, 10:03 am
by min-chi-cbus
Is this the only central district in the world where the population is increasing but retail is shuttering?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: September 24th, 2016, 10:13 am
by Silophant
No, I'm pretty sure every central district in the world, whether the residential population is increasing or decreasing, sees a business close down from time to time.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: October 2nd, 2016, 1:13 pm
by grant1simons2
Chrome and Kit and Ace are closing. Not too surprising. Home bias favoring One on One and Kit and Ace was upstairs in a bit of an odd spot. Also they gave away free champagne on Friday.

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/Blogs/T ... orth-Loop/

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: October 2nd, 2016, 5:18 pm
by VAStationDude
Is Chrome still a thing anymore?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: October 2nd, 2016, 8:40 pm
by grant1simons2
Yeah, kind of. I see more Trash Bags being worn by our local couriers. Chrome was also charging $35 for a bike cap. They're usually $18. I know it's North Loop so it should be expected, but they were overcharging a bit for the smaller things.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: October 3rd, 2016, 11:51 am
by uncle phil
The Kit and Ace location was always the oddest choice to me...they had almost no visibility up there.

Macy's may close Nicollet Mall store

Posted: October 21st, 2016, 4:30 pm
by sanguinic
Will the store last through February?
http://www.startribune.com/macy-s-consi ... 397946281/

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: December 5th, 2016, 12:14 pm
by MN Fats
The convenience store on the first floor of the old Retek building is closing by the end of the month. Sign in front of the store says they lost their lease.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: December 5th, 2016, 10:02 pm
by eastharrietguy
If Macy's downtown closes it will be a sad day indeed. So many memories... my first 3-piece corduroy suite for $60 from Dayton's bargain basement... my first credit card, when I was still a U of M student, worked in Men's Casual Sportswear part time for 2+ years in the 80s... maybe another dept. store could take it over? Nordstrom?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: December 5th, 2016, 10:17 pm
by eastharrietguy
Sorry... just saw the separate Macy's thread...

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: December 6th, 2016, 9:27 am
by amiller92
MN Fats wrote:The convenience store on the first floor of the old Retek building is closing by the end of the month. Sign in front of the store says they lost their lease.
Flower shop on the skyway level moved too. Wonder what the deal is over there.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: January 6th, 2017, 2:05 pm
by grant1simons2
Why do brokers in Minneapolis not understand that leasing out giant spaces is not a healthy strategy for downtown? I know, they get more money. But do they really?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: January 6th, 2017, 2:08 pm
by xandrex
Oof. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -this.html

Not a good year for Minneapolis retail.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: January 6th, 2017, 2:41 pm
by MNdible
Big picture, though, this could be a big improvement if done correctly:
As part of the renovations to the site, Ferguson said the skyway, which now heads down an escalator to a central building lobby immediately after crossing from IDS Center, will be rerouted through what is now the bookstore and lead to a Nicollet Mall-side entrance.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: January 6th, 2017, 2:41 pm
by Sacrelicio
xandrex wrote:Oof. http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -this.html

Not a good year for Minneapolis retail.
I think the problem with downtown is that the retail is a lot of chain retail stuff that is struggling to survive everywhere, combined with high rents for large spaces and lack of interest. I think the key is get more specialty stuff and upscale restaurants, plus smaller convenience and neighborhood services like drug/pharmacy. Large bookstores, Sports Authority, Office Depot etc. is sort of a bad use of such a space. People downtown don't frequent them enough and no one wants to go downtown for that kind of stuff. Spread the North Loop model to downtown. Break up the large spaces. Maybe have something similar to Midtown Global Market. The old Macy's/Dayton's space might be a good place for that.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: January 6th, 2017, 2:52 pm
by Silophant
Sad. I mean, it had clearly been on borrowed time at least since they stopped bothering to staff the skyway-level checkouts a few years ago, but I was hoping they could stick around long enough to get updated to the restaurant concept that they're testing at the Galleria, if that was successful.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: January 6th, 2017, 4:35 pm
by mnmike
Sad to see the two levels split up, as the article says...and yet another restaurant on the first level. This would be a perfect spot for a nice destination 2 level retailer...like Uniqlo (see new one in Denver) that we seem to not be able to lure. So would the Y spot on 6th and Nic. I guess it is just going to be a restaurant row pretty much. Could be worse I suppose. I keep hoping to see announcements for some of the many vacant spaces on Nic (even more restaurants), but nothing...and now we are adding lots more spaces. Hard to remain optimistic!

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: January 18th, 2017, 6:11 pm
by Silophant
Victory for the streetscape: Kisa Boutique moved down from the skyway level of RBC Plaza to the 6th St.-fronting space below it.

Also, 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.