2644 Nicollet Avenue - Good Grocer + Apts

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby MNdible » January 10th, 2018, 1:53 pm

I think that the description is correct -- the lot at 2644 Nicollet has been used for remote valet parking for Icehouse, I believe. And the previous development of that parcel included a parking lot but conspicuously left a buildable parcel behind (you can see this from the aerials).

A shared parking facility for Eat Street makes a ton of sense to me. The location I've always advocated for would be the Black Forest lot plus the lot to the immediate south. Centrally located, and should be big enough to accommodate a two-bay parking structure. The financing of such an undertaking is, of course, another question entirely.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby BoredAgain » January 10th, 2018, 2:38 pm

I always thought the lot at 2644 Nicollet belonged to Christo's. Also, It amazes me that this lot has remained vacant so long.

The large Black Forest lot with neighboring lot makes sense to me also, but I would prefer something with access from a different street instead of only Nicollet. It makes it harder to calm Nicollet if it controls access to the large district ramp. You might be able to add access onto 1st, but that isn't a huge help.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby xandrex » January 10th, 2018, 2:43 pm

Perhaps not terribly surprising, but it was interesting that the article notes multiple developers bidding on the site. Makes me wonder if we're going to hear about more apartments spring up in the interior of Whittier soon.

Another thought: This is going to put two discount grocers (Good Grocer and the future Lyndale/26 Aldi) just a half-mile apart. Wonder how that will impact Good Grocer (probably not much)?

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby MattW » January 10th, 2018, 3:05 pm

BoredAgain wrote:
January 10th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Apparently Good Grocer has found a spot to build a new home on Eat Street.
http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/bi ... at-street/

The address listed in the article (2644 Nicollet) does not match the description (parking for Icehouse/Vertical Endeavors), but both of them are parking lots. Looking at the map, it made me remember that Eat Street is littered with small (and some not so small) parking lots that could be great businesses instead. Has the neighborhood association or business association considered pushing for a shared parking facility? I was thinking something similar to the shared lot in Lyn/Lake or preferably something like the district parking structure at University and Hennepin in Northeast.
Really happy the found a spot relatively close. However, the new location is much less of a food island than the previous. However, they'll own this property, so that's great for them.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby grant1simons2 » January 10th, 2018, 9:57 pm

Man. Really with Aeon or someone would ask if they want to do a mixed use development here with affordable housing and a grocery store.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby SurlyLHT » January 11th, 2018, 8:06 am

grant1simons2 wrote:
January 10th, 2018, 9:57 pm
Man. Really with Aeon or someone would ask if they want to do a mixed use development here with affordable housing and a grocery store.
I had a similar thought and agree. However, with the difficulty in getting affordable housing done it'll probably delay things. But then in North they have the Wirth Coop with what I believe is affordable housing above.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby mattaudio » January 11th, 2018, 9:17 am

I figured it would have made sense for them to simply move down the street a block to the vacant (and city-owned?) Cooper's Supervalu building. https://goo.gl/maps/Q5pZGAuBA4n

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby MNdible » January 11th, 2018, 9:48 am

That would be only a short term solution.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby lordmoke » April 19th, 2018, 2:43 pm

New Good Grocer location on 27th & Nicollet planned to have five stories of apartments on top, but a parking lot to the side/ rear: http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 210278.pdf

Parking lot and all, building looks nice.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby MattW » April 19th, 2018, 6:25 pm

Units are market rate. Must have to be to help subsidize the rent for GG.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby nstudenski » April 19th, 2018, 9:44 pm

will it.. be a different color?

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby minntransplant » June 21st, 2018, 9:15 am

New renderings for the Good Grocer project. It looks much better than before.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 211961.pdf

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby Nathan » June 21st, 2018, 4:25 pm

Wow. So much better. Great richness of materials. Simple but solid looking. Great for the neighborhood.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby alexschief » June 22nd, 2018, 7:21 am

Surprised they didn't stick with the 'haunted self storage' aesthetic. Thought that was a real winner.

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby xandrex » June 22nd, 2018, 9:48 am

I'm just really glad they got rid of the windowless expanse on the south side of the building (even if the windows they've thrown in look kind of odd).

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Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » June 22nd, 2018, 11:04 am

I'm really missing the cement board in the redesign.

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2644 Nicollet Avenue - Good Grocer + Apts

Postby aeisenberg » October 22nd, 2018, 2:00 pm

Now that it's under construction, this one needs its own thread, right?

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