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Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: June 24th, 2015, 9:30 am
by seanrichardryan
Previously mentioned in the general thread, I've been watching the slooow progress of this project by the folks behind Forage & Brownsmith Restoration.

They've finally cleared the rubble of the old taco hell, leaving two walls standing. Foundations are now in, with the diner portion parallel to the sidewalk and the old structure to the rear. Permits have been pulled with the tenant listed as 'Hi-Lo Diner' . Still looking for submitted plans. Exciting!

(if anyone in Longfellow has something better than a scratched cell phone camera they could grab some pics :D )

Permits:
http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/PIApp/ ... 2923430043

Previous Coverage:
http://heavytable.com/a-new-diner-on-ea ... -and-more/

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 3rd, 2015, 9:03 pm
by cooperrez
I have some pictures I took a couple weeks back, but this just happened today...
https://instagram.com/p/58gDzHlPrJ/

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 4th, 2015, 12:55 pm
by HiawathaGuy
Another Blue Door Pub location... YES! :D

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 4th, 2015, 1:45 pm
by the_empty_page
I've been staring at that block wall for a while wondering why there's no construction... This is why. Exciting!

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 4th, 2015, 4:51 pm
by mamundsen
HiawathaGuy wrote:Another Blue Door Pub location... YES! :D
Huh? I don't understand this comment.

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 4th, 2015, 5:58 pm
by cooperrez
Here are a couple of pics from today

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Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 4th, 2015, 6:04 pm
by cooperrez
mamundsen wrote:
HiawathaGuy wrote:Another Blue Door Pub location... YES! :D
Huh? I don't understand this comment.
The Instagram comment says they are partnering with the Blue Door guys to open the Hi-Lo Diner.

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 4th, 2015, 6:08 pm
by cooperrez
Anyone know why they would've left the 2 original walls from the Taco Bell building and not just knock it all down?

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 4th, 2015, 7:39 pm
by Wedgeguy
cooperrez wrote:Anyone know why they would've left the 2 original walls from the Taco Bell building and not just knock it all down?
It is called renovation vs new construction. Sometimes it means that certain things are grandfathered into the old location that will help them that they would not get with a totally new building. Also for tax reasons too, you can save on your tax liabilities. if you are renovating vs new construction. Last I knew you only needed one old wall standing to count it as a renovation. They just have to incorporate part of the old building into the new construction and it is then considered a renovation. That may have changed since I last knew of these things. But either a wall or a percentage of the old building must be reused to get the tax and grandfathered bonuses as part of your plan.

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 5th, 2015, 11:05 am
by cooperrez
Thanks for the explanation Wedgeguy, figured it was something like that.

Here's the webpage for the Hi-Lo Diner, http://www.hi-lo-diner.com/

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 5th, 2015, 6:54 pm
by mamundsen
cooperrez wrote:
mamundsen wrote:
HiawathaGuy wrote:Another Blue Door Pub location... YES! :D
Huh? I don't understand this comment.
The Instagram comment says they are partnering with the Blue Door guys to open the Hi-Lo Diner.
I see that now. I was reading and rereading the Heavy Table article. If they are partnering with the Blue Door Pub guys, I wonder how many of the Blucy's they'll have on the menu.

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: August 20th, 2015, 7:09 am
by twincitizen

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: November 10th, 2015, 10:06 pm
by cooperrez
Variances requested by Hi-Lo Diner, info from e-democracy site...

http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mp ... CPpe5wLmt/

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: November 13th, 2015, 1:37 pm
by grant1simons2

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: December 30th, 2015, 8:16 am
by cooperrez
Latest post on the diner's facebook page with most recent photo, https://www.facebook.com/hilodiner/

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: February 17th, 2016, 12:46 pm
by cooperrez

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: February 17th, 2016, 7:03 pm
by cooperrez
Here it is lit up this evening. It really looks awesome!
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Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: February 17th, 2016, 7:04 pm
by Nathan
Cute!

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: February 27th, 2016, 9:40 pm
by cooperrez
Some more details, hours, possible opening time period and menu items. I feel like this is going to be the crown jewel of Longfellow.

http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/he ... er-8077703

Re: Hi-Lo Diner (4020 Lake St E)

Posted: March 26th, 2016, 10:25 pm
by cooperrez
Opening 630a March 28!