Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Calhoun-Isles, Cedar-Riverside, Longfellow, Nokomis, Phillips, Powderhorn, and Southwest
kbee
Block E
Posts: 16
Joined: December 5th, 2012, 6:57 pm

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby kbee » December 8th, 2012, 12:19 am

twincitizen wrote:World Street Kitchen opened today. If not for the abundance of leftovers in my fridge, I'd be eating there right now.

Republic is also open.
Was at the Republic last weekend. I'm happy to say I'm impressed with the layout/atmosphere. The view of Hennepin & Lake is nice and the crowd was a little higher brow than the other bars around that intersection. Much better than say Bar Louie or Primebar.

min-chi-cbus
Capella Tower
Posts: 3131
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 9:19 am

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby min-chi-cbus » December 9th, 2012, 12:36 pm

Is it pricey? How would you describe the crowd: 25-35? 20-25? 30 and up? Was the clientelle diverse (race/ethnicity)? Did it seem like a welcoming place?

kbee
Block E
Posts: 16
Joined: December 5th, 2012, 6:57 pm

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby kbee » December 9th, 2012, 4:17 pm

Prices are the same as the West Bank location. $4-6 for a pint of beer with a great selection. Entrees are probably along the lines of $8-$14 or so. Although I usually only eat there at their happy hour for $5 burgers.

As far as the clientele goes, I'd say late 20s and early to mid 30s. Not a particularly diverse crowd with respect to race or ethnicity. I guess its about what you'd expect in Uptown.

twincitizen
Moderator
Posts: 6178
Joined: May 31st, 2012, 7:27 pm
Location: Standish-Ericsson

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » January 2nd, 2013, 1:26 pm

French Meadow buying CC Club parking. They already shared the lot (to the south of French Meadow) which was apparently owned by CC, until now. French Meadow's 80-seat expansion is internal, so don't expect any visible changes on the exterior.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... rking.html

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2012 ... losing.php

twincitizen
Moderator
Posts: 6178
Joined: May 31st, 2012, 7:27 pm
Location: Standish-Ericsson

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » March 3rd, 2013, 10:36 am

Kinsen Noodles (1300 Lagoon) has closed.

Mt. Fuji (2819 Hennepin) is now Kiku Bistro.

Burch Steakhouse is open.

twincitizen
Moderator
Posts: 6178
Joined: May 31st, 2012, 7:27 pm
Location: Standish-Ericsson

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » March 7th, 2013, 8:53 am

Morrissey's Irish Pub to open at 913 W Lake Street on March 14, just in time for St. Patty's Day: http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/bi ... -in-uptown

This is just west of the former Sunrise Cyclery building. The western half of that building is now home to Golden Leaf Tobacco, a pretty fancy looking cigar shop. Spill The Wine will fill the eastern half of the building (corner of Lake & Bryant) and is slated to open in April.

uptowncarag

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby uptowncarag » March 10th, 2013, 4:50 pm

Is Roat Osha closing. I was driving by and saw closing signs all over every window so I don't think it was for a special event. They just remodeled. Anyone know? It is a great location.

web

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby web » March 10th, 2013, 9:38 pm

going back to a Rax fast food place?

User avatar
Nathan
IDS Center
Posts: 4002
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 10:42 am

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby Nathan » March 11th, 2013, 2:01 pm

From Spill the Wine's facebook, A rendering of their new storefront.
Nevermind, too big. Here's a link.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 1811_n.jpg

John
Capella Tower
Posts: 2246
Joined: May 31st, 2012, 2:06 pm

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby John » March 11th, 2013, 2:28 pm

fotoapparatic wrote:From Spill the Wine's facebook, A rendering of their new storefront.
Nevermind, too big. Here's a link.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 1811_n.jpg
I like the smaller scale which retains some of the older neighborhood feel of the area. The Irish Pub next door should be a hit in Uptown given there's nothing else like it. Great to see Lynn-Lake and Uptown merging and filling in along Lake Street. For years , it felt like "no man's land" between Bryant and Girard.

seanrichardryan
Capella Tower
Posts: 3922
Joined: June 3rd, 2012, 9:33 pm
Location: Merriam Park, St. Paul
Contact:

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby seanrichardryan » March 11th, 2013, 3:00 pm

uptowncarag wrote:Is Roat Osha closing. I was driving by and saw closing signs all over every window so I don't think it was for a special event. They just remodeled. Anyone know? It is a great location.
I think it's for a special event. I saw the signs, looked like they said closed 7-10pm on someday in march.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

seanrichardryan
Capella Tower
Posts: 3922
Joined: June 3rd, 2012, 9:33 pm
Location: Merriam Park, St. Paul
Contact:

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby seanrichardryan » March 11th, 2013, 3:01 pm

It's covered in 'reclaimed' barn wood.... eh.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

User avatar
Nathan
IDS Center
Posts: 4002
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 10:42 am

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby Nathan » March 11th, 2013, 3:24 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:It's covered in 'reclaimed' barn wood.... eh.
Are you referring to the interior? There are many pictures of the inside with barnwood on the interior...

Wedgeguy
Capella Tower
Posts: 3785
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 6:59 am

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » March 12th, 2013, 9:12 am

fotoapparatic wrote:
seanrichardryan wrote:It's covered in 'reclaimed' barn wood.... eh.
Are you referring to the interior? There are many pictures of the inside with barnwood on the interior...
For Spill the Wine the barn wood is painted black. At the other bar, the last time I was by was natural, which I think will need some kind of seal coat before they open in a few days.

twincitizen
Moderator
Posts: 6178
Joined: May 31st, 2012, 7:27 pm
Location: Standish-Ericsson

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby twincitizen » March 12th, 2013, 10:35 am

"the other bar" next to Spill the Wine is Golden Leaf Tobacco, which is one of those weird loophole-exploiting fancy tobacco/cigar shops that allows patrons to smoke inside the establishment. It has been open for weeks, by my account. I walked by weeks ago and saw dudes smoking cigars in there on more than one occasion.

seanrichardryan
Capella Tower
Posts: 3922
Joined: June 3rd, 2012, 9:33 pm
Location: Merriam Park, St. Paul
Contact:

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby seanrichardryan » March 12th, 2013, 12:56 pm

It used to be on Hennepin below MONO next to Mager & Quinn
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

Wedgeguy
Capella Tower
Posts: 3785
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 6:59 am

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby Wedgeguy » March 12th, 2013, 2:53 pm

Yep, the new Irish Pub is next building to the west of that building.

mplsjaromir
Wells Fargo Center
Posts: 1112
Joined: June 1st, 2012, 8:03 am
Location: Sommerset Knolls

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby mplsjaromir » March 15th, 2013, 10:58 am

It seems that the four most recently posted Minneapolis bars to the MN Department of Revenue Tax Delinquencies Liquor, Wine and Beer Sales Link are all located on Lyndale Ave. City Afrique Restaurant, Cause Sound Bar, MOTO-i and Country Bar. I can't see how they can be related outside of location. Just odd IMO.

MNdible
is great.
Posts: 5779
Joined: June 8th, 2012, 8:14 pm
Location: Minneapolis

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby MNdible » March 15th, 2013, 12:13 pm

That does seem to be an odd coincidence.

I'm also struck by how much shorter the list is than it was, say, three years ago.

User avatar
Nick
Capella Tower
Posts: 2996
Joined: May 30th, 2012, 9:33 pm
Location: Loring Park, Minneapolis

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Postby Nick » March 16th, 2013, 3:09 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:
uptowncarag wrote:Is Roat Osha closing. I was driving by and saw closing signs all over every window so I don't think it was for a special event. They just remodeled. Anyone know? It is a great location.
I think it's for a special event. I saw the signs, looked like they said closed 7-10pm on someday in march.
There's a dumpster in the parking lot. I passed on the bus and didn't wanna stop to look at the signs in the window. Anyone know what's up? It would be extremely ironic IRL for me if they went out of business last weekend, ha.


Return to “Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests