What The?

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What The?

Postby Nathan » July 9th, 2013, 11:01 pm

Anybody know what this is? I looked through the topics to see if I missed something at some point...
Granted it's not a large project, but I was definitely not expecting it. Around Lake and Grand, next to Popeyes...
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Re: What The?

Postby PhilmerPhil » July 9th, 2013, 11:02 pm

Yea, I saw that the other day too. I heard Popeye's is expanding.

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Re: What The?

Postby garfield » July 10th, 2013, 12:12 am

This is the old Nordquist Sign building, and now it is another Sabri project. I've been watching it for a few weeks. The construction quality is extremely poor. I assumed it was going to be another mall-type thing, and after perusing the permit applications it appears it is going to be a storage unit center, three different restaurants (pizza, coffee, and falafel), a clinic, and a daycare.

I'm sure we have all heard stories about Sabri Properties, and now they control at least three HUGE parcels in this small area. I am still upset by the city's lack of control over the construction of the apartment building between Grand and Pleasant along the Greenway...it is hideous, not even close to what was originally proposed, and will be most likely be falling apart within the decade.

If the city had any grand aspirations of extending the good aspects of Uptown to Nicollet once the K-Mart travesty is demolished, the blocks south of 28th between Grand and Pillsbury could be a huge impediment.

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Re: What The?

Postby mullen » July 10th, 2013, 7:05 am

Sabri properties...awesome. yes i tend to agree with you. all of his properties look like crap.

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Re: What The?

Postby seanrichardryan » July 10th, 2013, 8:51 am

If you've never heard of Sabri, I'd recommend spending an afternoon researching him. The tales could make for a spicy novel.
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Re: What The?

Postby mattaudio » July 10th, 2013, 8:52 am

The question isn't if he hired an architect or quality control. The question is if he saved big money at Menards.

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Re: What The?

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Re: What The?

Postby mullen » July 10th, 2013, 9:20 am

he hired a disgraced mpls cop to his security as his residential properties. cop had been fired for inappropriate conduct with underage girls. that's this "developer" in a nutshell. slimy is an apt description.

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Re: What The?

Postby John » July 10th, 2013, 10:41 am

I love the cheesy cupolas on some of his projects. Must be lookouts for law enforcment officials and city inspectors!

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Re: What The?

Postby nordeast homer » July 10th, 2013, 1:33 pm

I'm not saying we have inspectors that take money or anything, but I can't believe his projects get any approval from an inspector that has functioning vision. He takes pleasure in cutting corners. He makes your typical slum lord look like Mother Theresa.

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Re: What The?

Postby woofner » July 11th, 2013, 2:19 pm

To be fair, many of his projects don't pass inspection. He's on the record about his "build first, ignore fine later" strategy.
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Sabri's latest venture "Karmel West" (312 Lake St W)

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Re: What The?

Postby ztr421 » August 13th, 2013, 12:56 pm

Good lord - that is a first-class remuddling project!

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Re: What The?

Postby lordmoke » August 13th, 2013, 1:16 pm

Can we send him back to prison for making people look at this?

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Re: What The?

Postby mullen » August 13th, 2013, 1:54 pm

how does crap like this get through the planning commission? maybe we need an actual architectural design review panel similar to what other have cities have.

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Re: What The?

Postby jennifat » August 13th, 2013, 2:47 pm

Here are some of this guy's "before and afters". Utterly heinous.

http://www.sabriproperties.com/main.html?src=%2F#4,0

This kind of a development should be a crime.

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Re: What The?

Postby Wedgeguy » August 13th, 2013, 2:57 pm

jennifat wrote:Here are some of this guy's "before and afters". Utterly heinous.

http://www.sabriproperties.com/main.html?src=%2F#4,0

This kind of a development should be a crime.

I'm sure this started out as a beautiful watercolor of a design, that went to crayon once the budget was set. Like too many of the pretty proposed pics, what we get an end product that does not even come close to the original proposal. I think he is trying to get land value up so he can sell it off. From what I've seen when I walk by, he will have a hard time getting people to pay for his cheap improvements.

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Re: What The?

Postby min-chi-cbus » August 13th, 2013, 3:22 pm

Haha, I actually kind of like it (*dodging the rotten tomatoes left and right*)!

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Re: What The?

Postby lordmoke » August 13th, 2013, 3:30 pm

jennifat wrote:Here are some of this guy's "before and afters". Utterly heinous.

http://www.sabriproperties.com/main.html?src=%2F#4,0

This kind of a development should be a crime.
Oh my god, this man is responsible for every single one of the beige turds that dot Lake. Did he accidentally buy a thousand gallons of the same color paint, and now he has to use it all? How does the city have no legal recourse for stopping someone from making things that are this ugly? Ahhhhhhhhh.

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Re: What The?

Postby Nathan » August 13th, 2013, 4:22 pm

I can't even. Nope. That is going to give me nightmares. Seriously.


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