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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: May 17th, 2016, 8:27 am
by jw138
Diagrams of the Up-Down space are at the end of the following document:

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 179787.pdf

It will be 21+ only after 8pm:
Up-Down plans to restrict their patrons to persons over the age of 21 after 8:00 pm
Proposed hours of operation are 3pm to 2:30am.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: May 17th, 2016, 8:31 am
by VacantLuxuries
They've devoted very little square footage to pinball compared to their Des Moines location, but otherwise I'm excited.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: May 17th, 2016, 9:17 am
by twincitizen
...The rooftop patio was designed to block sound from the
neighboring apartments located above the Smitten Kitchen and Caffrey’s.
LOL

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: May 17th, 2016, 9:27 am
by MattW
twincitizen wrote:
...The rooftop patio was designed to block sound from the
neighboring apartments located above the Smitten Kitchen and Caffrey’s.
LOL
I never knew they made their edible undies on site!

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: May 17th, 2016, 11:12 am
by Chip Whitley
jw138 wrote:
Up-Down plans to restrict their patrons to persons over the age of 21 after 8:00 pm
Proposed hours of operation are 3pm to 2:30am.
The 2:30 closing time is obviously kind of interesting. Food service stops at 1 and of course booze stops at 2. Do they really anticipate enough revenue from games to justify being open an extra half hour? Or is this more of decision to be known as the place that won't kick you out right at 2?

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: May 17th, 2016, 12:00 pm
by seanrichardryan
It's just for the licensing, as that's the latest time that alcohol can be in patrons hands.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: May 17th, 2016, 2:52 pm
by Nathan
Or they just know it's nice to be out and doing things after bar close... we definitely should have more late night businesses.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: May 28th, 2016, 12:07 pm
by dingo
Overall I just think people don't want to go to large mass scale restaurant in new large buildings especially in uptown. Divide scena into 2-3 boutique restaurants catering to specific demographics and I think it could suceed.


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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 8:58 am
by HiawathaGuy
Roat Osha is moving into Uptown's Calhoun Square
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... polis.html

That's fun!

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 10:22 am
by grant1simons2
Could a club be in the works for Uptown?

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... -hark.html

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 11:09 am
by David Greene
An event center isn't really the same thing as a club. I think it could be pretty successful here, though I wish we could get something more active seven days a week. Like, I dunno, A LIBRARY.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 11:15 am
by seamonster
"....seating for 148 on a new wrap-around deck on the south and west sides of the building’s second level."

WHA?

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 11:20 am
by grant1simons2
David Greene wrote:An event center isn't really the same thing as a club. I think it could be pretty successful here, though I wish we could get something more active seven days a week. Like, I dunno, A LIBRARY.
A library across from a library sounds like a great plan

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 11:30 am
by seanrichardryan
The license app says it will be operated as 'a lounge' when it is not rented out.

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups ... 180616.pdf

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 11:35 am
by Didier
Yeah am I missing something with that library comment?

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 11:41 am
by David Greene
Didier wrote:Yeah am I missing something with that library comment?
The county should have bought back the building and tunneled to connect the two.

The new library is actually kind of cramped. It could use more space for books, kids, meeting rooms, etc.

EDIT: The new library was a huge missed opportunity. It should have been a mixed-use building including housing. It should have connected to the old library building.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 3:31 pm
by RailBaronYarr
Also, just because it's Friday afternoon..
David Greene wrote: more active seven days a week. Like, I dunno, A LIBRARY.
http://www.hclib.org/about/locations/walker

The library hours are kinda sad all things considered.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 3rd, 2016, 6:49 pm
by LyndaleHoosier
Facebook rumors of some friends was that a gay club was opening in Uptown. I wonder if this is the place since it will be used as a "lounge" when not rented out??? Hmmm...

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 6th, 2016, 6:43 am
by twincitizen
I heard from a barber in the area that he thought the former Falafel King space was going to become a gay bar. Though that was at least 6 months ago, and clearly no work is going on in that space. Aside from painting the building green and (mostly) demolishing the old Falafel King interior, nothing more has happened. So who knows...

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 6th, 2016, 9:05 am
by TommyT
I've also heard rumblings of a gay bar in the area over the last year or so. Was never told which building though.