Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » June 22nd, 2015, 7:23 am

TommyT wrote:Another empty storefront in LynLake. Milio's has closed.
The sign on their door makes some kind of reference to finding a new location in the area, but not 100% clear from the way it was phrased. In the meantime, they invite you to visit their 44-France and East Franklin locations. Honestly, Milio's should just fold...they lost the battle between the 3 copycat relatives of Jimmy John's, Erbert & Gerberts. Time to give it up.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Condo_Dweller » June 24th, 2015, 9:35 pm

Weird how the hippest new corner of town - LynLake -suddenly has three empty corner storefronts.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby grant1simons2 » June 24th, 2015, 10:00 pm

That are being refilled with newer places? God change is so weird isn't it?

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby MNdible » June 29th, 2015, 8:06 pm

Heading by here this evening, the Iron Door is now open. Big Buck Hunter was prominent, but otherwise looked like a pretty low key spot.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby dingo » June 30th, 2015, 9:12 am

Any word on the Speakeasy spot in LynLake that was supposed to open in May? Is it open, and Im just not in the know?

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » July 10th, 2015, 3:53 pm

Cowboy Jack's seems to be slowly coming along. They are still working to get the recycled cream brick onto the front of the building. At this rate the patio seating will come it great at their opening in December.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » July 12th, 2015, 9:48 am

Cheapo has signs up indicating they are moving to 2600 Nicollet. Late Aug / early September.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby grant1simons2 » July 12th, 2015, 9:54 am

Oh hell yeah. Thats a prime location for them. Much better than a Payday America!

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » July 12th, 2015, 10:17 am

Yep. A win win win all around. Opens up a development site in Uptown (apparently including a large retailer), further enhances the booming 26th & Nicollet area, keeps Cheapo in the neighborhood (for another 5-10 years or whenever they become fully obsolete), and replaces one of those predatory loan places

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby TroyGBiv » July 12th, 2015, 10:31 pm

I am so excited about this! Nicollet needs a little more retail - lots of great food and now a fun place to hang out! SO great!

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Minnekid » July 12th, 2015, 11:38 pm

Cheapo won't become fully obsolete because records are making a comeback. So it's actually keeping them in the neighborhood for a fairly long time.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby MNdible » July 13th, 2015, 9:46 am

It's only a matter of time until all of the record stores in the city are consolidated into the Whitter Record Store Ghetto.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » July 13th, 2015, 9:52 am

LOL, I've thought that for 20 years now, but they just keep hangin in there. With the new record revival, we have another 5 - 10 years added.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » July 13th, 2015, 10:09 am

MNdible wrote:It's only a matter of time until all of the record stores in the city are consolidated into the Whitter Record Store Ghetto.
LOL. A reference to the sobriety/rehab house concentration kerfuffle?

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » July 19th, 2015, 5:38 pm

On my way to church today I saw scaffolding and plastic wrap up on the upper stories of the Flafal King building. With the plastic up, I'm thinking they are going to sandblast the paint off the building and exposed and tuck-point the brick there on the corner of Lyndale and Lake. Does anyone know, did that building get sold? I know at one time it was up for sale.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby PhilmerPhil » July 19th, 2015, 5:58 pm

Unfortunately I don't think they're getting rid of the paint. A few days before the scaffolding went up, there were a few paint swatches up on the wall. Looks like they're aiming for a light sage green or something in that range.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » July 19th, 2015, 6:50 pm

PhilmerPhil wrote:Unfortunately I don't think they're getting rid of the paint. A few days before the scaffolding went up, there were a few paint swatches up on the wall. Looks like they're aiming for a light sage green or something in that range.
That would make sense that they have plastic up to keep the dirt off the fresh paint. Too bad, I'm not a fan of badly painted brick.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby zlkahn » July 20th, 2015, 9:05 am

Was having a drink at Iron Door on Sunday afternoon and one of the managers was bartending. Chalk this up as a rumor, but, he said they had been told that a Chipotle was going in on that corner when they asked the crew putting up the scaffolding.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby David Greene » July 20th, 2015, 11:42 am

It could certainly be successful there. The one at 26th and Hennepin is overcrowded.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby David Greene » July 20th, 2015, 11:42 am

MNdible wrote:It's only a matter of time until all of the record stores in the city are consolidated into the Whitter Record Store Ghetto.
Suckers' Alley.


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