Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby woofner » July 27th, 2012, 10:50 am

I had some friends who lived there in the 5-10 years ago range. It was fairly dumpy - not in good shape but I've seen far worse, too. There two things of note about the house: one, you could easily climb onto the liquor store roof from the backyard, and two, a rumor that Courtney Love used to live there. Not sure if the Heritage Preservation Commission is concerned with the Grunge Era.
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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby mnmike » July 27th, 2012, 11:30 am

Why in the world would she have lived in Minneapolis? I was pretty sure she was entirely west coast.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby Nathan » July 27th, 2012, 1:09 pm

That entire triangle block is essentially impervious, so that will make a nice addition :|

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby woofner » July 27th, 2012, 1:19 pm

mnmike wrote:Why in the world would she have lived in Minneapolis? I was pretty sure she was entirely west coast.
For all I know and care, she could have just puked on the porch (Uptown was so much more vibrant then).
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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby nordeast homer » July 27th, 2012, 1:52 pm

mnmike wrote:Why in the world would she have lived in Minneapolis? I was pretty sure she was entirely west coast.
She was in the band "Babes in Toyland" for a while in the late 80's. Back when Mpls was still huge in the music scene.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby seanrichardryan » July 28th, 2012, 12:24 am

Plant a double row of trees on the sidewalk edge and no one will care. Don't, and it is a neighborhood depleting blight. The duplex is regrettable, especially its trash filled yard.
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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 28th, 2012, 8:13 am

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby Didier » July 29th, 2012, 8:27 pm

nordeast homer wrote:
mnmike wrote:Why in the world would she have lived in Minneapolis? I was pretty sure she was entirely west coast.
She was in the band "Babes in Toyland" for a while in the late 80's. Back when Mpls was still huge in the music scene.
On an obviously much smaller scale, the Minneapolis music scene was one of the models for what Seattle then came and blew out of the water during the grunge era. Though, to be sure, Nirvana was hardly from Seattle.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 29th, 2012, 9:04 pm

Where was Nirvana from?

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby Didier » July 29th, 2012, 10:44 pm

Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic were from Aberdeen, which is two hours away (Dave Grohl from Virginia). Kurt later moved to Seattle and that's where he died, but he hardly ever lived there in his lifetime.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby Nordeastmpls » August 6th, 2012, 2:12 pm

Courtney Love pretty much copied Kat Bjelland and Babes in Toyland, for her band Hole, after she was kicked out of Babes in Toyland. Even Courtney's kinderwhore look was copies from Kat, who still lives in NE Mpls.

Nirvana also spent some time here. The In Utero album was recorded here.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

Postby Didier » August 10th, 2012, 10:58 am

To be sure, "here" refers to an isolated recording studio in Cannon Falls.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby FISHMANPET » August 21st, 2012, 6:28 pm

Now that the Cotty Lowry sign is down, a look behind the sign.
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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Neptune » September 3rd, 2012, 12:30 am

http://spytwincities.com/2010/vanishing ... -pharmacy/

Great story on the history of Burch Pharmacy.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Nathan » September 12th, 2012, 3:17 pm

They've been cleaning the mortar haze off of the building since they re-tuck-pointed the brick! Looks all bright and shiny now!

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » September 12th, 2012, 3:55 pm

Still wondering what is going in the hole between the 3 story Burch building and Rye. The have preserved the facade of the one story building, but did not do any tuck-pointing to it. The Rye building seems to have a temporary rubber membrane on the adjoining wall. An elevator shaft or something like it is rising on the North wall of the Burch building. I'm hoping for a walled garden.
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1925 Colfax

Postby UptownSport » September 17th, 2012, 9:32 pm

dug out some utility's today, aluminum siding must've got recycled, sign posted for public hearing at town Hall on 21st IIRC
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1925 Colfax

Postby UptownSport » September 21st, 2012, 11:40 pm

It's down and looks really weird now

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Wedgeguy » October 4th, 2012, 1:19 pm

Looks like this project has to be getting very close to the end of demolition phase. I thought by now they would be owrking on getting the interior together and getting a few windows in before the snow flies.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » October 4th, 2012, 1:33 pm

A lot of talk about that snow flying :). The first floor is getting stone on the bottom of the store front window openings. Was all in and getting mortared this morning.
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