Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby mattaudio » May 24th, 2016, 9:40 am

The Star Moon building at 48th and Chicago (733 E 48th St) just closed for $390,000.

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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby mister.shoes » May 24th, 2016, 9:47 am

I saw on NextDoor that Star Moon itself closed down not too long ago. We won't miss it. The promise of convenient Chinese takeout was much much much greater than the actual execution. Quality aside, we were surprised it closed given the amount of work put into splitting that bigger space so the restaurant only needed half. I'm eager to see all three retail spaces fill in with something more interesting. This sale news is promising.
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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby mister.shoes » May 24th, 2016, 9:53 am

Speaking of 48th and Chicago and the Shop in the City drama: we went in there on Saturday and picked up a few random greeting cards. Mrs.Shoes chatted a bit with the owner lady. She repeated some of the same lines we've heard elsewhere: that the rent was too high, the building was in disrepair, the roof leaked and they couldn't even use the whole space they were paying for, etc. Oh, and that she grew up in the area and was one of the first shops to help transform 48th/Chicago from the seedy place it used to be and she feels more than a little put out that she has to leave. She also claimed (guessed? exaggerated?) that once Harvey fixes up the building, he'll rent the space out for $10k/mo and she'll never be able to afford that. Or he'll split it in two. I guess we will all just wait and see.
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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby mattaudio » November 2nd, 2016, 8:19 am

An electric bike shop is coming into 4804 Chicago Ave, the retail space recently vacated by long-time tenant Patrick Nau Photography. No more details known yet.

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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby mister.shoes » November 2nd, 2016, 1:01 pm

We've been sarcastically mourning the loss of all those awkwardly posed pet photos and eagerly awaiting news of a replacement business. This sounds interesting!

Anecdote about the photography shop: some friends of ours got a coupon for a free (reduced?) photo session for their dog. Went in, took the pics, etc. The photog was borderline livid with them when that's all they wanted. Obviously, proprietors hope coupons like that turn into add-on packages and additional sales, but sometimes people just want the free shit.
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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby mattaudio » August 1st, 2017, 8:04 am

The Mount Olive Lutheran Church parking lot (SE corner 31st St and Chicago Ave) is getting demolished this morning. Anyone know of any development plans there? I don't see a project listed on the CPED Planning & Zoning site, so this may very well be replacing the parking lot.

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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby MNdible » August 1st, 2017, 9:07 am

Not to be confused with Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, which appears to be putting up a major new addition at the moment. But is not located on Chicago.

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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby grandpastyle » August 1st, 2017, 3:27 pm

http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/PIApp/ ... 2824210116

Looks like there is a geothermal HVAC permit issued to Watson Forsberg who built the new Walker Methodist church.

Here is a link from church about ongoing improvements.

http://www.mountolivechurch.org/wp-cont ... erview.pdf

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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby amiller92 » August 7th, 2017, 5:04 pm

Was just going to say there's a sign about geothermal.


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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby mattaudio » January 29th, 2018, 9:53 am

Mario’s site has a buyer at 52nd & Chicago
http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/bi ... d-chicago/

Hoyt Properties Vice President Jeff Mitchell, who is representing the investors, said they are seeking a restaurant tenant and may close on the property in February.

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Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Postby amiller92 » January 30th, 2018, 10:04 am

It's such a small building. I wonder what's viable in that little space.


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