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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 7:22 am
by twincitizen
Sale of FirstTech properties from Paul Dzubnar to the Heins moves forward: http://finance-commerce.com/2016/05/upt ... walgreens/ He turned $1.5MM into $2MM in just two years, though it is probably closer to break even after financing costs and ongoing expenses (taxes, utilities, etc)

Heins say that Roat Osha will continue operating for "some time". I'm guessing this means that Walgreens' lease doesn't run out for a while, but I would guess that this project will be under construction by next spring. Their approvals from the city are good for two years and the clock is now running.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 7:53 am
by Nathan
The owner of Roat Osha also owns another Thai restaurant in Uptown (pretty sure it's Chang Mai). From a friend of mine who works at Roat Osha, their plan is to combine those two restaurants into one operation at Calhoun Square (who knows if it will happen) So I would suppose Roat Osha will stay open until the new location is ready.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 8:11 am
by BBMplsMN
They own Tum Rup Thai. But it might make sense for them to consolidate into the old Chang Mai location at Calhoun Square.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 8:36 am
by mnmike
Nathan wrote:The owner of Roat Osha also owns another Thai restaurant in Uptown (pretty sure it's Chang Mai). From a friend of mine who works at Roat Osha, their plan is to combine those two restaurants into one operation at Calhoun Square (who knows if it will happen) So I would suppose Roat Osha will stay open until the new location is ready.
Didn't Chang Mai close a while ago?

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 8:41 am
by twincitizen
Given what we know about the insane rents at Calhoun Square (and subsequent restaurant failures), I'd guess they'll just keep Tum Rup right where it is.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 9:02 am
by Nathan
He said in their staff meeting this week that the plan is to consolidate both restaurants into Calhoun Square. So take that as you wish.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 9:07 am
by twincitizen
Oh. You should have just said that :)

It's a good plan. The former Chiang Mai space is both bigger and better than Tum Rup. It should be successful, considering that essentially 3 thai restaurants would be consolidated into one (Chiang Mai, Tum Rup & Roat Osha).

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 11:23 am
by Nathan
twincitizen wrote:Oh. You should have just said that :)
Didn't i? ;)

Anyways 3 Thai restaurants becoming one hopefully opens the market for another better Thai restaurant in the area, not a huge fan of any of those.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 11:24 am
by David Greene
Amazing Thailand is pretty good.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 12:06 pm
by Nathan
Good specials for sure.

Thai food should be easy, flavorful, and affordable. There's no reason pad Thai you can get on the street for less than a dollar should coast 13 to 18 dollars.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 26th, 2016, 12:14 pm
by MattW
Nathan wrote:Good specials for sure.

Thai food should be easy, flavorful, and affordable. There's no reason pad Thai you can get on the street for less than a dollar should coast 13 to 18 dollars.
Exactly. In most Asian countries eating fried rice and fried noodles is how you eat leftovers. Yes, you can find street vendors selling it but that's typically your drunk food! :D

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: July 21st, 2016, 2:11 pm
by uptowner
There's a fence up around Roat Osha.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: August 1st, 2016, 1:46 pm
by grant1simons2
Aaaand it's gone

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: August 1st, 2016, 2:22 pm
by twincitizen
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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: August 1st, 2016, 2:41 pm
by grant1simons2
Yes! I was right on the point with the number of a's.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: August 30th, 2016, 3:47 pm
by aeisenberg
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Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: August 30th, 2016, 3:52 pm
by seanrichardryan
Oh look, a shelter shelter.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 9:51 am
by mattaudio
Walgreens seeking 24 hour operation.
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/meeting ... MSP-198045

Maybe the City could enforce the previous condition of approval (primary entrance on the corner) before considering further licensing.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 1:28 pm
by David Greene
That corner entrance is really shitty. They'd have to reconstruct it to make it anything close to a primary entry. Which of course I would love but it's ain't gonna happen.

This building is a pig.

Re: Walgreens - (2650 Hennepin - Roat Osha/FirstTech)

Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 1:30 pm
by David Greene
BTW, there's no ATM in the store which is the only reason I've gone in there since it opened and would probably have been the only reason I'd have gone in there. Not because I hate Walgreens and this building but because it's utterly forgettable. I keep forgetting it's there even though I live like two blocks away. It's much easier, mentally, to go to Cub.