Dinkytown

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pannierpacker
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby pannierpacker » July 11th, 2018, 12:10 am

grant1simons2 wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 8:48 pm
Raising Cane's now open

Crisp & Green is opening in Espresso Royale

and if you didn't hear in the Uptown thread, Bonchon (not Bon-Ton) is replacing Vescios vacant store front.

Three coffee shops still isn't enough for Dinkytown and I really really miss having something local here. Can we just tear down the TCF/Pizza Hut/Subway lot and get something new so there's more retail space options? Or fill the space next to Mesa with a cute little shop.
Three? I thought Starbucks was the only one remaining. Are you including Bordertown? Is that still considered part of Dinkytown?

xandrex
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby xandrex » July 11th, 2018, 10:21 am

I've gotta admit, I didn't know Bordertown was even a thing. Do they even have a sign? Streetview doesn't make it look like it. In any case, I think it still qualifies as Dinkytown, even if it's slightly outside the official borders. It's on the block adjacent to 15th, after all.

But if you include them, there are three - in addition to Starbucks, there's also the Purple Onion.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby Silophant » August 3rd, 2018, 3:40 pm

That sounds great!

Though I agree that retail shouldn't have to stop dead at 13th.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby grant1simons2 » August 3rd, 2018, 5:10 pm

You know how many people go to Frank and Andrea's? And theres kind of a limited amount of retail spots left. The old Dinkytown tattoo with a broken window. The recently vacated One Two Three sushi and the basement of Pagoda (which is never gonna lease).

tdtmpls
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby tdtmpls » August 3rd, 2018, 8:21 pm

One Two Three Sushi's space was just leased by Wonders Ice Cream... showing just how limited retail space truly is. They hope to start construction soon and open in September.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby grant1simons2 » August 4th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Milos barber shop is gonna take old dinkytown tattoo space.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby blo442 » October 25th, 2018, 11:47 am

http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/ne ... /498435031

Citypages reports a weed-infused coffee shop is coming to Dinkytown next April 20. Taking Chatime's current spot.

Today's issue of the Daily also picked up the story, mentioning that Chatime will remain but move to a space on 14th Avenue. I think the only spaces not spoken for on 14th are the temporary Hub leasing office and maybe one in the Marshall.

Also in the Daily (big news day!), Bonchon and JJ's Poke are apparently opening in December, but the article doesn't seem to have been proofread and has a reference to Bonchon "coming this summer"... I would take that with a grain of salt.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby Silophant » February 18th, 2019, 11:15 am

Bun Mi is coming back, with a new name, to a location in Dinkytown.

The article says 511 4th St SE, but since that address is A) not in Dinkytown and B) not a building with a commercial space, I suspect it's a mistake and they mean 511 14th Ave SE instead, which is a spot in the Marshall briefly occupied by Waxing the City.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby COLSLAW5 » March 7th, 2019, 8:57 am

Where vescio's was in dinkytown they are asking to enlarge the windows and install new doors from the HPC. Also interesting it looks likes it won't be just Bon Chon but a Poke place as well called Oishii Poke

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 217286.pdf

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby lordmoke » March 7th, 2019, 11:48 am

I wish they were planning to take that ugly wood off of the upper floors too, but it's a good start.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby MSPtoMKE » March 7th, 2019, 4:48 pm

COLSLAW5 wrote:
March 7th, 2019, 8:57 am
Also interesting it looks likes it won't be just Bon Chon but a Poke place as well called Oishii Poke.
Ummm, there are already 2 Poke restaurants within a block of there...
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby QuietBlue » March 8th, 2019, 9:17 am

Have we reached peak poke?

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby gopherfan » March 11th, 2019, 3:52 pm

I don't think this news ever made it onto the thread, but the old CVS is being turned into the Dinkytown Food Court this August!
https://www.mndaily.com/article/2018/12/ctsydney
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COLSLAW5
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby COLSLAW5 » March 12th, 2019, 6:39 am

Even more poke!

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby alexschief » March 12th, 2019, 8:52 am

For an idea of what this might look like, the University of Pennsylvania just opened a concept like this. It's very good.


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