Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby twincitizen » November 1st, 2012, 10:05 am

seanrichardryan wrote:The new billboard is also up. Welcome back Cotty.
I hope you're kidding...but I have a feeling you're not. Why is this billboard allowed to deface this building? Why would the restaurant want that crap next to their entrance?

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Nathan » November 1st, 2012, 11:01 am

He has a history in South, and purposely put his face on billboards to be defiled. I think it's a unique and excellent example of the character and resilience of MN and Minneapolis. And I think it's always been a billboard... does anyone know for sure? So wouldn't it then be historically accurate to keep it?

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby mplser » November 1st, 2012, 11:41 am

He WANTS people to deface his billboards?

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby MNdible » November 1st, 2012, 12:20 pm

Not initially, but now, yes.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby twincitizen » November 2nd, 2012, 2:19 pm

I had no idea Cotty was some kind of cultural icon...

That's pretty cool that he embraced the graffiti. Not many people would do that.

I still would rather not have a billboard on the side of this re-beautified building. A sign/menu for the restaurant (and/or other tenants) would be preferable. Outdoor menus rock and draw customers in...more restaurants should be doing that.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Nathan » November 3rd, 2012, 2:27 pm

The gave of the single story building is now painted, and they are installing roof trusses between the gap!

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Wedgeguy » November 3rd, 2012, 4:29 pm

I could not quite tell but it looked like they were adding some iron supports for the ground floor windows. Does anyone know if this would have been something that was in the origianal plan when the building was build?

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Nathan » November 4th, 2012, 9:42 am

Are you sure it's not just the window framing?

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » November 4th, 2012, 11:19 am

There was a round column in the larger window facing Hennepin, which will be wrapped in the window framing.
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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby bubzki2 » November 19th, 2012, 10:57 pm

I walked by recently and there was some kind of glass that was put up, but I'm not 100% sure it was the final plate glass windows.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » November 19th, 2012, 11:05 pm

Ah yes, Windows are sloooowly going in.
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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Wedgeguy » November 19th, 2012, 11:21 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:Ah yes, Windows are sloooowly going in.
I kinda thought that the space next to Rye would be an outdoor patio, but with the roof trusses and roofing going on I thing that might be a separate bar area possibly. But it is good to see progress with this building. Still not sure what is happening with the upper levels of this building.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby ECtransplant » November 20th, 2012, 12:56 am

I thought upper levels are supposed to be office space

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby mplser » November 20th, 2012, 9:32 am

ECtransplant wrote:I thought upper levels are supposed to be office space
yeah. they had an advertisement for office space on the plywood a while back

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Nathan » November 20th, 2012, 2:04 pm

Cotty is back!

They had an Ad for the MCAD student art sale up today (which is something that Lowry Cotty frequently supports on his ad space) Complete with a 'Picasso Cotty' Cubist portrait of him!

ROFL :) the guy is unstoppable.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby blobs » November 29th, 2012, 4:51 pm

What's going in this building?

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Nathan » November 29th, 2012, 5:19 pm

The people behind Cafe 128 and Bar La Grasa are opening a steak house called "The Burch Steakhouse" with office space above.

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby min-chi-cbus » November 29th, 2012, 7:24 pm

so the entire 1st floor is a restaurant?

I have to say, Burch Pharmacy is what has recently inspired me to want to have a "ma and pop" pharmacy to go to instead of Walgreens and CVS -- where attitude and long lines reign supreme!

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby Nathan » November 29th, 2012, 9:04 pm

min-chi-cbus wrote:so the entire 1st floor is a restaurant?

I have to say, Burch Pharmacy is what has recently inspired me to want to have a "ma and pop" pharmacy to go to instead of Walgreens and CVS -- where attitude and long lines reign supreme!
I think so, and what's even weirder is I can't figure out what they are doing on the corner... it seems there is an entrance framed in on Hen towards the north side of the building, but it appears that they haven't framed a space for an entrance on the corner or anywhere else on Franklin...

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Re: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)

Postby seanrichardryan » November 29th, 2012, 10:15 pm

There are two doorways further north towards downtown, one in the old Burch cardshop space and one in the additional 1 story space that had its roof ripped off. The original entrance on the corner and the old grand entrance to the dance hall on Hennepin are glassed in. Looks like an awkward rear entrance.
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