Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby mulad » November 29th, 2012, 7:19 pm

Well, everyone should be following Bill Lindeke's TC Sidewalks blog -- he tries to summarize the fortnightly Highland Villager, which isn't available online.

I suppose we should create a page with links to community newspapers. The Park Bugle shows up in my apartment entryway, but I rarely manage to actually read it...

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby Wedgeguy » November 29th, 2012, 9:51 pm

NickP wrote:Does St Paul have a downtown/southwest journal like newspaper? I would love to read them.
They did have a St. Paul version of the skyway news. But after one of those recessions and building booms it kinda died and nobody has tried to the best of my knowledge to get a replacement paper done. The Highland Villager does a good job with getting the Southwest portion of the city into the news.

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby bptenor » November 29th, 2012, 10:27 pm

The Voice/Downtown Voice are the only downtown-centric papers that I know of that cover St Paul.

http://stpaulpublishing.com/

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby LRV Op Dude » January 30th, 2013, 2:18 pm

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby gcm » January 30th, 2013, 3:54 pm

The latest Highland Villager has a story that they want to put a 36 hole miniature golf course on the property.

Personally, what I really want is the Rathskeller opened as a bar opened to the public or as a part of the proposed draft brewery. Since it's St. Paul, I imagine there's little chance to get that by NIMBYers.

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby blindeke » January 30th, 2013, 4:44 pm

Thanks for the plug. The only local papers i'm aware of in StP: Highland Villager, the downtown one you mentioned, the West Side Voice, the Park Bugle (St Anthony Park), the North End News (which often reprints Villager articles).

Of those, only the Villager has a full time reporter and has lots of development news. I got into a semi-spat w/ them about my summary a while back: http://www.minnpost.com/braublog/2009/0 ... -do-it-you I don't think their reporter likes me very much.

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby lorwest » January 30th, 2013, 5:08 pm

There's also the Midway Monitor, which covers Como, the North End, and the Midway.

http://www.monitorsaintpaul.com/

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Schmidt Brewery

Postby BKV Group » May 13th, 2013, 9:32 am

The Schmidt Brewery complex began at the turn of the century and several significant buildings were added in the next 25 years along with other additions as late as 1950. The two primary buildings are the Bottling House and the Brew House or Castle Tower. BKV Group was selected to provide design concepts for converting both structures into residential buildings for Artists' Lofts. Due to the unique industrial and brewing uses in the various buildings, every one of the 247 live/work artist/studio spaces has its own layout and personality, plus allows plenty of room for communal spaces and gathering areas.
Renderings available our our website:
http://www.bkvgroup.com/projects/detail ... cordID=610
Demolition Photos available our our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/BkvGroup?ref=t ... 022&type=3

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby aguaman » May 14th, 2013, 6:28 am

happy to see this project advancing. i hope some of the gritty isn't lost.

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby twincitizen » July 16th, 2013, 3:05 pm

This is what things look like from Erie St, which forms the eastern boundary of the site. Image

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby minnyapple » September 11th, 2013, 9:47 am

Star Tribune has a story of the Schmidt Brewery Conversion. "the first residents are slated to move into the former bottling house this November, with the entire project slated for completion by May 2014."

Full Article: http://www.startribune.com/business/223229751.html

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby nickmgray » February 26th, 2014, 3:07 pm

Anyone have an update on this development? Have not driven by here in more than 6 months.

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby mulad » May 20th, 2014, 7:44 pm

More photos from my Saturday walk. There's a telescoping crane on the Schmidt Brewery site which is able to go higher than the smokestack, but it was coming down as I approached:

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img_8383 by Mulad, on Flickr

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A bit too shallow of an angle on this building to see what's going on:

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img_8391-edit by Mulad, on Flickr

Some detail on the tower portion of the main building:

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A broader view of the main building, with the wellhouse in the foreground where you can pay to get some 35,000-year-old water from the Mt. Simon Aquifer.

Imageimg_8393-edit by Mulad, on Flickr

A nice plaza-ish area with concrete pavers in front of the main building:

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A neighboring building that's in pretty rough shape:

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img_8400-edit by Mulad, on Flickr

Mural on the west side of that building:

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Southwest view of the site, showing that there's a good amount of empty space to build things on. There used to be something here with huge pipes bolted to this wall, but the surrounding structure is gone now.

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby grant1simons2 » May 20th, 2014, 9:00 pm

This area should become a St. Paul North Loop

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby lordmoke » June 12th, 2014, 3:39 pm

Rumors afloat that the old sign will return next week:
http://landofskybeerwaters.com/?p=2676

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby MN Fats » July 23rd, 2014, 2:34 pm

lordmoke wrote:Rumors afloat that the old sign will return next week:
http://landofskybeerwaters.com/?p=2676
And it has.

http://www.twincities.com/ci_23242012/s ... ry-complex

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby holmstar » July 24th, 2014, 6:37 am

I think they should have painted the back of each letter gray, or some other neutral color. Right now the letters on the opposite side of the bridge (from whatever side you're viewing) mess up the effect of the letters on the near side.

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby mister.shoes » July 24th, 2014, 8:48 am

Saw the sign going late the other night. Looks fantastic all lit up and animated.
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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby mulad » July 26th, 2015, 10:14 pm

Craig Cohen would like to convert the keg house building into an indoor farmer's market. Article includes undefined usage of the g-word:

http://www.startribune.com/old-brewery- ... 318512081/

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Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

Postby Nick » July 26th, 2015, 11:04 pm

I've found a few of her articles to be full of weirdly-used language. There was a pretty bad one about Downtown East a few months ago that was full of bombastic and grandiloquent and florid expository prose on that burgeoning and dynamic focal point in particular. I mean at least find someone else to say stuff and put it in a quote or something. Who says "nexus" out loud?


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