South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)

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South Nicollet Ave - Lake to Crosstown (Lyndale-Kingfield-Tangletown-Windom)

Postby jw138 » August 15th, 2014, 7:43 am

The north-east corner of 38th & Nicollet in Kingfield has been undergoing renovations behind papered windows for a couple months now. Yesterday the following was hung in the window: "Nighthawks" and "Coming Soon" along with an image of a cast iron frying pan. Anyone have any more details on this new restaurant?
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Re: The Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby LakeCharles » August 15th, 2014, 9:06 am

I assume they'll have some Edward Hopper paintings. It says on the sign something about "fun with griddles" and I've been told they'll have a full liquor license. Also on the other side of Five Watt a hair salon is going in.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby uptowncarag » August 15th, 2014, 3:47 pm

This is turning into a nice corner.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby grant1simons2 » August 15th, 2014, 6:44 pm

Aww cute and kitty corner to it is blackbird. Blackbird & nighthawk aww

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby LakeCharles » August 18th, 2014, 8:25 am

It will have an open griddle and counter (ala Nighthawks the painting). The apartments upstairs are being turned into offices as well. The only bummer for me is that they are taking up 3 small business spaces. Hopefully they do great, but if not and they close, we won't have 3 little spaces for small businesses, we'll have a big empty space.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby twincitizen » August 18th, 2014, 8:40 am

ATTN: Boost Mobile store. Your days at this corner are numbered. I hope they are already searching for cheaper digs in the area.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby Realstreets » August 19th, 2014, 1:50 pm

This is turning into a nice corner. Wish the City would've improved pedestrian infrastructure with some bump outs when they reconstructed the street last year. Eh I can dream right? Is the city still "testing" bump outs? :roll:

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby kirby96 » August 19th, 2014, 9:30 pm

Could use some trees or something. While it's nice to see all the business activity, something about it still feels a little exposed and uninviting. Bump outs would have helped.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby blobs » August 26th, 2014, 2:21 pm

Yussssssssssss

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby Nathan » August 26th, 2014, 5:26 pm

it sucks when gentrification tastes (hopfully) so good! ;)

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby mattaudio » August 27th, 2014, 8:10 am

38th and Nicollet - the new 48th and Chicago? Sorry, but us deep southsiders had Kingfield beat!

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby MNdible » August 27th, 2014, 9:20 am

If I'm looking for over-priced, inauthentic Mexican food, I sure know which neighborhood to go to.

Kingfield for the win.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby mister.shoes » August 27th, 2014, 10:00 am

Come on now, Pepitos is about way more than just the food ;)

Edit: I really wish they'd go back to showing movies in the theater. Mrs.shoes and I saw a lot of great movies there, and we loved that we could get dinner from Pepitos and eat while sitting in the cushy couches in the theater.
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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby mattaudio » August 27th, 2014, 10:04 am

Pepitos honestly doesn't seem too popular with the neighborhood. It seems to draw people in from outside the neighborhood more than any other place. One of the best places for Mexican south of 38th St is Dominguez, over at 50th/34th.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby mister.shoes » August 27th, 2014, 10:06 am

More even than Town Hall Tap? That place is packed every single night.

I should be clear: I don't consider Pepitos to be authentic Mexican. It's walking-distance Mexican :)
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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby kirby96 » August 27th, 2014, 12:45 pm

Pepito's was only considered 'authentic Mexican' because Minnesotan's thought Chi-Chis and Esteban's was actually Mexican. In the intervening 20 years, the food scene here has evolved a bit and now it is obvious Pepito's has always been, quite frankly, bad-inauthentic Mexican food.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby FISHMANPET » August 27th, 2014, 1:12 pm

Inauthentic Mexican food is my favorite.

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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby mullen » August 27th, 2014, 1:27 pm

mattaudio wrote:Pepitos honestly doesn't seem too popular with the neighborhood. It seems to draw people in from outside the neighborhood more than any other place. One of the best places for Mexican south of 38th St is Dominguez, over at 50th/34th.
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Re: Nighthawks (38th & Nicollet)

Postby mattaudio » August 27th, 2014, 1:47 pm

Yeah except everyone I talk to in the neighborhood either doesn't go there, or goes there simply because it's walkable (like mistershoes). It's changed quite a bit, and apparently it was a lot different before the kids took it over. I can say it is different now than it was a decade or two ago, because I remember going there as a kid.


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