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Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Posted: June 4th, 2012, 11:35 pm
by PhilmerPhil
World Street Kitchen food truck is opening a bricks and mortar location at the Greenleaf building we all hold so dearly here. http://blogs.citypages.com/food/2012/05 ... aurant.php

The owners of Bar la Grassa are opening a steakhouse at the old Burch Pharmacy. This might be worthy of its own thread if the building undergoes some major renovations.
http://www.twincities.com/jenkins/ci_20 ... lled-burch

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Posted: June 6th, 2012, 9:47 am
by Tyler
This will be cool. Love the flavors of everything they do at WSK. I do hope it doesn't mean too much less of Saed and Sameh at Saffron (my favorite restaurant in MSP).

Looking forward to the Isaac Becker steakhouse as well.

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 10:47 am
by minneapolisguy
I would love to see that intersection of Franklin and Hennepin undergo some sort of transformation - those old brick apartments buildigns are very nice - but in need of repair - some new windows, paint, rennovations to the building and lots would really make that an interesting corner.

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: June 6th, 2012, 2:29 pm
by minntransplant
Will this be Greenleaf's first commercial tenant?

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Posted: June 6th, 2012, 7:41 pm
by mplser
they have moved the nice ride bike station from next to Burch pharmacy to across the street by the dry cleaners. would this have to do with rennovations to the building?

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: October 18th, 2012, 11:24 am
by SixOneTwo
“Upscale Irish pub” planned for Lake Street

October 17, 2012 by southwestjournal

//By Dylan Thomas//

CARAG — Can an “upscale Irish pub” succeed where so many other restaurants have failed?

The four partners behind Morrissey’s Irish Pub think so. They are within days of signing a lease for 913 W. Lake St., home to four separate restaurants since 2007, according to one of the men, Scott Schuler.

Schuler, who is also a partner the Savoy Pizza at 24th & Hennepin, said Tuesday they signed a letter of intent to lease the space with owners in September and aim to finalize their agreement “within the next week or so.” After some remodeling of the 1921-built commercial storefront, they aim to open by “mid-February at the latest,” he said.

Schluer outlined plans for the space at the CARAG Board of Directors meeting, and was joined by a second partner who will also serve as general manager of the bar and restaurant. That man asked not to be identified because he is still employed by another local Irish bar.

The two described plans for an “upscale” pub serving “a traditional menu with an Uptown twist,” including some vegetarian or vegan options alongside Irish classics like shepherd’s pie. They plan to apply for a class C1 liquor license, which would allow for live music.

Schuler said they plan to refurbish the exterior of the building, beginning by blasting off the coat of blue paint currently covering the brick façade, and also add new lighting and signage. History seems to indicate they need some way to attract attention; the list of failed restaurants on the site since 2007 includes Restaurant Miami, After Bar Restaurant, Favor Café and, most recently, Viva Brazil.

A “substantial” remodeling of the interior would include a new bar and flooring and improvements to the kitchen, Schuler said.

Hours of operations are tentatively planned to be 11 a.m.–2 a.m. daily. The partners are in negotiations with a chef, but have not hired one, yet.

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: October 19th, 2012, 12:14 am
by twincitizen
World Street Kitchen opening in November. http://www.eatwsk.com/

I hope it's not too expensive, because this will officially become the closest restaurant to my apartment when it opens.

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: October 19th, 2012, 12:49 am
by John
twincitizen wrote:World Street Kitchen opening in November. http://www.eatwsk.com/

I hope it's not too expensive, because this will officially become the closest restaurant to my apartment when it opens.
It's great to see some street level retail coming into The Greenleaf. This restaurant will fit right in to the vibe of the neighborhood.

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Posted: October 19th, 2012, 4:51 pm
by Wedgeguy
twincitizen wrote:World Street Kitchen opening in November. http://www.eatwsk.com/

I hope it's not too expensive, because this will officially become the closest restaurant to my apartment when it opens.
A few blocks walk for me also. I like that I idea.

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Posted: October 19th, 2012, 6:48 pm
by John
[quote="Wedgeguy" I like that I idea.[/quote]
Hey my friend , we will have to check the new place out, and then take a construction tour walk of the Greenway ( and maybe drag along Mike)! :)

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: October 19th, 2012, 10:15 pm
by PhilmerPhil
Nightingale is open now at 26th and Lyndale.

Will the new WSK have a bar? If so, good spot for next UrbanMSP happy hour once it opens?

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: November 7th, 2012, 4:43 pm
by Wedgeguy
I see that they have started work on the bar/restraunt that will replace the Independent on the corner of the second floor of Calhoun Square. There is a coming soon sign for Origami on the Ground floor of the Mosaic too.

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Posted: November 7th, 2012, 4:49 pm
by lordmoke
Wedgeguy wrote:I see that they have started work on the bar/restraunt that will replace the Independent on the corner of the second floor of Calhoun Square. There is a coming soon sign for Origami on the Ground floor of the Mosaic too.
Th Calhoun Square tenant is going to be Republic's second location. I'm real excited to have this in a more accessible area than 7 Corners.

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Posted: November 7th, 2012, 5:16 pm
by Nathan
Wedgeguy wrote:I see that they have started work on the bar/restraunt that will replace the Independent on the corner of the second floor of Calhoun Square. There is a coming soon sign for Origami on the Ground floor of the Mosaic too.
I helped work on the Masonry Design and selections for this space... but shhhh! I'm sworn to secrecy :)

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: November 8th, 2012, 9:17 am
by min-chi-cbus
lordmoke wrote:
Wedgeguy wrote:I see that they have started work on the bar/restraunt that will replace the Independent on the corner of the second floor of Calhoun Square. There is a coming soon sign for Origami on the Ground floor of the Mosaic too.
Th Calhoun Square tenant is going to be Republic's second location. I'm real excited to have this in a more accessible area than 7 Corners.
What's Republic again -- a beer joint? I'll miss Independent for sure....I got lucky there once!

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Posted: November 8th, 2012, 9:53 am
by woofner
min-chi-cbus wrote: I'll miss Independent for sure....I got lucky there once!
You mean, like, the bartender forgot to charge you for a drink?

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: November 8th, 2012, 9:53 am
by Nathan
Fancy Burgers and Beer, Kinda Gastro(Hipster)Pub... all in all damn good food and brew.

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Posted: November 8th, 2012, 11:23 am
by MNdible
redisciple wrote:
min-chi-cbus wrote: I'll miss Independent for sure....I got lucky there once!
You mean, like, the bartender forgot to charge you for a drink?
Or you didn't get herpes?

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: November 8th, 2012, 4:07 pm
by Nathan
MNdible wrote:
redisciple wrote:
min-chi-cbus wrote: I'll miss Independent for sure....I got lucky there once!
You mean, like, the bartender forgot to charge you for a drink?
Or you didn't get herpes?
HAHAHAHA! Early on I think the Independent was less herpes ridden...

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

Posted: November 8th, 2012, 4:15 pm
by mplser
herpes?