Norway House - (913 East Franklin Avenue)

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Norway House - (913 East Franklin Avenue)

Postby lordmoke » May 17th, 2013, 1:37 pm

A Norwegian cultural center is set to be built on East Franklin, at the current site of Wings Financial.

From the Business Journal:
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... polis.html

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby lordmoke » May 17th, 2013, 1:45 pm

PDF from the organization with rough sketches and site plans:
http://www.norwayhouse.org/wp-content/u ... tement.pdf

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby Aville_37 » May 18th, 2013, 8:09 am

What a cool project that will bring more people to this area. In some ways though, wish they would've chosen a site downtown. Downtown needs more centralized cultural institutions for a draw.

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby MplsSteve » May 18th, 2013, 7:04 pm

Aville_37 wrote:What a cool project that will bring more people to this area. In some ways though, wish they would've chosen a site downtown. Downtown needs more centralized cultural institutions for a draw.
Yes, I agree that Downtown or the riverfront would have been nice. I suppose the fact that this neighborhood was originally very Scandinavian probably influenced the decision.

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby Wedgeguy » May 19th, 2013, 12:28 pm

Being next to the church as one of the main reasons I'm sure!

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby mplser » May 20th, 2013, 12:15 pm

I don't think the neighborhood was originally scandinavian. My guess would be that it was mostly native American first :P

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby Wedgeguy » May 22nd, 2013, 6:16 pm

mplser wrote:I don't think the neighborhood was originally scandinavian. My guess would be that it was mostly native American first :P
The neighborhood had made Scandinavian settlers. Inglebritzen, is a Scandinavian store that has been there for over 80 years was there because the area what settled by the Scandinavians. Why the Scandinavian church is in the area too. Trhe Indians I think moved into the area during the 50-60's

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby mattaudio » May 22nd, 2013, 7:55 pm

I think the point was that it was Native American land before the Scandanavians. They probably didn't call it an urban reservation back then.

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby Nathan » May 23rd, 2013, 12:23 pm

Ingebretsen's if anyone wanted to look it up, it's a really awesome store. It also has a deli with great Scandinavian imports :)

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby John » May 23rd, 2013, 9:18 pm

I like the location of this center in the Phillips. Kind of going full circle in the long history of this area being an entry point for immigrants to Minnesota. Adds another layer of multiculturalism to this diverse neighborhood.

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby mullen » May 24th, 2013, 7:38 am

probably too costly to buy and develop a riverfront site. this is relatively close to american swedish institute. probably some nice synergy.

it is odd given this neighborhood's recent history. but very cool to see them choose the inner city.

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby mplser » May 24th, 2013, 11:43 pm

This is very weird because I have Norwegian roots and I just moved to the neighborhood.

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Re: Norway House (913 E Franklin)

Postby uptowncarag » May 25th, 2013, 7:17 am

fotoapparatic wrote:Ingebretsen's if anyone wanted to look it up, it's a really awesome store. It also has a deli with great Scandinavian imports :)
Thank you for mentioning Ingebretsens. This store is thriving on Lake Street. Fabulous meatball mix.

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Re: Norway House - (913 East Franklin Avenue)

Postby lordmoke » May 9th, 2014, 12:31 pm

Wings Financial appears to be closed/ closing in advance of this project, which is scheduled to break ground in September.

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Re: Norway House - (913 East Franklin Avenue)

Postby amiller92 » November 14th, 2017, 10:32 am

I'm pretty sure there was discussion about the development proposal for the properties adjacent to this, but I can't seem to find it right now. Anyway, I passed this morning and there was fencing up around and I'm pretty sure the laundromat at the Elliot & Franklin corner is gone.


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