Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

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Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby mattaudio » November 2nd, 2016, 8:10 am

The notorious building of intermittent ill repute on the SW corner of 46th and Bloomington is being fixed up by a painter who has rented the first floor. Apparently he wants to buy the building in the near future, but the owner is cash flowing the building into the ground with the upper apartments. The mansard-esque awning has been scraped and prepped (for paint?) and the roof is getting some work. IMO this would need some more significant work or teardown-rebuild, but it's good to see SOME improvement. https://goo.gl/maps/KfZ5tTpDBcs

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Re: Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby mattaudio » February 28th, 2017, 10:33 am

Sisters' Sludge at 46th St is not having their lease renewed due to the sale of the building. Closing by end of March. Supposedly a gluten-free bakery is moving into the space.

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Re: Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby amiller92 » February 28th, 2017, 11:08 am

Can we get a bike lane on 46th through that intersection now?

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Re: Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby MNdible » February 28th, 2017, 11:28 am

A gluten-free bakery is quite nichey, and so probably needs to draw people from a much wider area than a coffee shop, and so is probably more parking intensive.

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Re: Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby grant1simons2 » February 28th, 2017, 11:38 am

Like our vegan butcher shop in NE with 2 parking spaces? Oh, and no one is parking in that lot across the street. 46th can squeeze a bike lane without losing parking.

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Re: Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby amiller92 » February 28th, 2017, 1:06 pm

MNdible wrote:
February 28th, 2017, 11:28 am
A gluten-free bakery is quite nichey, and so probably needs to draw people from a much wider area than a coffee shop, and so is probably more parking intensive.
Or maybe it has proprietors that understand the bikes are good for business and people can handle a half-block walk from their parking spot.

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Re: Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby MNdible » February 28th, 2017, 1:16 pm

These two things are not mutually exclusive.

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Re: Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby amiller92 » February 28th, 2017, 2:17 pm

Maybe I'm not being clear. We didn't get bike lanes through here in part because of opposition from Sisters' Sludge, which was ridiculous given that this is North Richfield, not Uptown, and there is free parking everywhere. If those business owners are gone, it would be great if we could revisit that (bad) decision.

Even if the gluten free bakery is a huge draw with lots more demand for parking, there still will not be a shortage. And if it's that kind of draw, then surely its customers won't mind walking from a bit farther down the block.

And yes, I know there's no way that any changes will be made.

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Re: Bloomington Ave - Powderhorn and West Nokomis

Postby MNdible » February 28th, 2017, 2:33 pm

No, I'm tracking you. But in my earlier post, I never said that they couldn't or shouldn't change the bike lane situation here, just that parking demand was likely to increase instead of decrease.


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