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Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: November 2nd, 2016, 8:12 am
by mattaudio
Zebras on Cedar! It's a start...
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Cedar and Minnehaha Pkwy Zebra Stripes by Matt Steele, on Flickr

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: November 2nd, 2016, 1:02 pm
by mister.shoes
Complete with car!

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: February 15th, 2017, 12:05 pm
by John21
Starbucks would anchor South Minneapolis gas station redevelopment
The Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group will discuss the plans with a project architect on Wednesday night at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: February 15th, 2017, 4:41 pm
by mattaudio
Staff report for upcoming CPC meeting considering revised site plan:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 194179.pdf

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: February 15th, 2017, 4:54 pm
by John21
mattaudio wrote:
February 15th, 2017, 4:41 pm
Staff report for upcoming CPC meeting considering revised site plan:
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 194179.pdf
Lol, Caribou Coffee is concerned about the drive-thru.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: February 15th, 2017, 5:25 pm
by mattaudio
What kind of dork submits his site plan feedback to the City in a spreadsheet?

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: February 15th, 2017, 5:30 pm
by MNdible
Clearly the work of an evil genius.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: February 16th, 2017, 11:36 am
by amiller92
Funny how uniform much of the language is in the feedback...

So, looking at the new site plan, they've made the drive through less of a giant clusterf*ck, but it's still a drive through.

I'm disappointed by the total lack of ambition by the developer, but at least I can feel good about patronizing all of the neighboring businesses that provided feedback.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: February 22nd, 2017, 10:12 am
by mattaudio
4700 Cedar site plan was approved by City Planning Commission with all conditions recommended by the staff report, and an additional condition of approval requiring one curb cut on Cedar instead of two. That last one definitely throws a wrench into the site plan, and I'm expecting possible appeals by the developer and by some immediate neighbors.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: March 4th, 2017, 3:46 pm
by Sara Bergen
Not sure if someone has posted this or not, but I am 99% sure the Colossal (sp?) Cafe is moving into the old Pilgrimage site (Citizen's Cafe before that) on 38th street. The boxes out back are addressed to the Colossal Cafe at that address.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: March 6th, 2017, 11:50 am
by mattaudio
Regarding 4700 Cedar: "The applicant did appeal the decision. They are appealing the condition that limits the number of curb cuts on Cedar. That was the only appeal that we received. Notices will be mailed out today for the March 16th Zoning and Planning committee hearing."

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: March 6th, 2017, 12:02 pm
by twincitizen
Sara Bergen wrote:
March 4th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Not sure if someone has posted this or not, but I am 99% sure the Colossal (sp?) Cafe is moving into the old Pilgrimage site (Citizen's Cafe before that) on 38th street. The boxes out back are addressed to the Colossal Cafe at that address.
I saw some people poking around the former Pilgrimage/Citizens Cafe site yesterday afternoon. The current Colossal Cafe location is so small it's stupid. I've tried to go twice and couldn't get in...haven't gone back. The place has less seating than Al's Breakfast... honestly not sure how Colossal could turn a profit serving so few people at any given time. Hence why they're moving (I assume).

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: March 7th, 2017, 5:36 pm
by kiliff75
Confirmed - Colossal is moving to where Pilgrimage was on 38th street. They'll be closing the current location in 3/31 and opening the new one a few months later. They also plan to do something (not disclosed) with the current location.

https://www.google.com/amp/twincities.e ... dress-open

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: August 7th, 2017, 11:40 am
by amiller92
Apparently thing are moving forward at 4700 Cedar: http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/PIApp/ ... 2824110084

Did anything happen with the appeal over the second curb cut? Is it going ahead without the drive through? If so, that would be the worst scenario averted but still a disappointingly low-value use for this spot.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: August 7th, 2017, 2:27 pm
by mattaudio
The developer's appeal was denied. So if they wish to proceed with their site plan as approved, it includes the condition that there is only one curb cut on Cedar. If they wish to do something substantially different, they would need to start the process over again (hopefully not before we can get a moratorium on drive thrus thankyouverymuch).

Looks like they decided this one was worth building even with that thorn in their plans.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: September 1st, 2017, 3:09 pm
by John21
amiller92 wrote:
August 7th, 2017, 11:40 am
Apparently thing are moving forward at 4700 Cedar: http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/PIApp/ ... 2824110084

Did anything happen with the appeal over the second curb cut? Is it going ahead without the drive through? If so, that would be the worst scenario averted but still a disappointingly low-value use for this spot.
This is underway.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: December 5th, 2017, 2:39 pm
by mattaudio
The Original On 42nd (at Cedar) closed yesterday after a very short run. Expensive place, but great sandwiches. Wish they could have made it longer.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: December 5th, 2017, 2:58 pm
by MNdible
Yeah, very tasty. Sad to lose them.

I think I would have gone there more often, but the $14 price point for a sandwich with no sides was tough to justify on a regular basis.

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

Posted: December 5th, 2017, 5:35 pm
by twincitizen
Good sandwiches, but overpriced and a downright terrible location for this type of business. Did they even bother putting up a sign? I think they completely misread the neighborhood on price-point, foot traffic, everything. Decent enough concept, which might've had a chance in North Loop, Old St. Anthony, Linden Hills or 50th & France, etc.

I am constantly amazed at how many entrepreneurs aren't that good at it. If you don't understand "location, location, location", there's bound to be trouble.

*throws coupon in garbage*

Re: Cedar Avenue - Powderhorn-Nokomis area

Posted: December 5th, 2017, 10:04 pm
by mattaudio
Hey, at least they tried! Maybe they can retool elsewhere. And maybe the next occupant of this cute little space can learn from the experience. Colossal Cafe seemed to manage from that outpost for probably a decade under two different owners.