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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: September 22nd, 2017, 8:28 am
by HiawathaGuy
GILBball wrote:
September 21st, 2017, 2:28 pm
Seems kind of strange to buy out an operating restaurant when the former Scena space right next door is wide open...
The current Coup d'Etat owners are part owners in the company running Pourhouse. I'm guessing they don't own the old Scena spot, which is why they opted to close Coup and transform it into (a likely higher profitable) Pourhouse.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: September 22nd, 2017, 12:20 pm
by GILBball
HiawathaGuy wrote:
September 22nd, 2017, 8:28 am
GILBball wrote:
September 21st, 2017, 2:28 pm
Seems kind of strange to buy out an operating restaurant when the former Scena space right next door is wide open...
The current Coup d'Etat owners are part owners in the company running Pourhouse. I'm guessing they don't own the old Scena spot, which is why they opted to close Coup and transform it into (a likely higher profitable) Pourhouse.
That makes a lot more sense. Thanks!

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: September 22nd, 2017, 8:25 pm
by buzz
This article says Coup d'Etat is closing October 1st. http://www.startribune.com/one-of-uptow ... 446540143/

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: September 23rd, 2017, 12:42 pm
by mplsmatt
Coup d'Etat was my preferred pre-movie beverage stop (particularly when their happy hour went until 7). I had some really nice chats with some of their happy hour regulars. Hopefully that bunch finds a new home nearby. Lake & Irving, maybe?

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: September 23rd, 2017, 5:51 pm
by GILBball
FYI, the BBQ place going in on Lyndale/Lake is called Hasty Tasty and has hiring signs in the window.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: September 24th, 2017, 8:21 pm
by PhilmerPhil
hmmm, looks like a revival of some sort https://dp.la/item/44c55ea2f95facf7306b22bdad0fa076

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: September 26th, 2017, 11:00 am
by xandrex
#NotUptown

Say hello to the Blucy, LynLake. Country Bar is out, Blue Door is in: http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/co ... /447970443

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 2nd, 2017, 2:16 pm
by mplsmatt
Looks like Lucia's will be closing this month. First my preferred pre-movie beverage stop and now my preferred post-movie dinner stop.

http://www.startribune.com/lucia-s-rest ... 449109823/

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 2nd, 2017, 4:07 pm
by kirby96
I wonder if the Country Bar/Blue Door will remain a full booze late night bar? Seems like a waste of a liquor license otherwise.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 2nd, 2017, 4:35 pm
by MNdible
I'm not sure "waste of a liquor license" has any meaning anymore -- my understanding is that, unlike most other cities in the state, Minneapolis has the power to issue as many as they want as long as they meet the requirements.

Does anybody have a list of the mythical grandfathered liquor licenses? Or, with the loosening of the liquor laws, is that no longer even a thing?

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 2nd, 2017, 6:05 pm
by kirby96
MNdible wrote:
October 2nd, 2017, 4:35 pm
I'm not sure "waste of a liquor license" has any meaning anymore -- my understanding is that, unlike most other cities in the state, Minneapolis has the power to issue as many as they want as long as they meet the requirements.

Does anybody have a list of the mythical grandfathered liquor licenses? Or, with the loosening of the liquor laws, is that no longer even a thing?
I didn't mean it as precisely as if it was counting against a fixed number, just that this is a location where full booze seems like a real plus (if I was opening a restaurant here that was anything more formal than counter service, I'd sure want full liquor). The blue door locations to date of course don't do that, so I'd be curious to know if they are gonna keep a full bar or stick more to their core business.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 8th, 2017, 6:24 pm
by grant1simons2
(not Uptown)

Unconfirmed reports of a Taco Johns moving into the NW corner of Lake and Lyndale

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 9th, 2017, 9:32 am
by MattW
I hope they have a drive thru! :lol:

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 9th, 2017, 12:29 pm
by mister.shoes
This makes me so happy. Still need one somewhere between Lake Street and freaking Burnsville, but this is a start.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 9th, 2017, 1:09 pm
by PhilmerPhil
I'm preeettty sure it's fake. The paper is outside the window.

Crossing my fingers, though. Big if true.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 9th, 2017, 1:24 pm
by grant1simons2
"Unconfirmed reports"

If it is fake, which it probably is since there's no permits, then everyone in town is going to hate whoever did it.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 10th, 2017, 5:15 pm
by kirby96
Apparently the Tinto space is becoming a Taco John's as well. Weird!

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 10th, 2017, 7:15 pm
by grant1simons2
Nah that one says Taco Ron's. Big old difference. Anyways, this is pretty fake so carry on. I blame Cory Zurowski.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 10th, 2017, 8:05 pm
by kirby96
grant1simons2 wrote:
October 10th, 2017, 7:15 pm
Nah that one says Taco Ron's. Big old difference. Anyways, this is pretty fake so carry on. I blame Cory Zurowski.
Pending Taco War. What's next, Figlio space becomes Taco Don's?!?

I actually got a chuckle from it, but my next thought is who actually has the time to think that idea is funny enough to warrant spending time designing, printing, and posting the flyers? Someone needs a hobby.

...or maybe it's some way to subtle political dig on development in the area? Shrug.

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: October 11th, 2017, 8:00 am
by VacantLuxuries
*tinfoil hat time*

What if someone wanted to see what the public would think about putting a Taco Johns there, so they did some guerrilla market research by printing off some easy to make flyers, sticking them on a vacant building, and waiting to see the response?