Dinkytown

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ajohnson02011
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby ajohnson02011 » July 6th, 2015, 6:57 pm

Pizza Studio closed their Dinkytown location last month.

TheUrbanGopher
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby TheUrbanGopher » July 30th, 2015, 11:29 am

Looks like the Library Bar is constructing a cool outdoor patio area behind their building on a former underutilized surface parking area. Should be nice for the college hipster-bros come September.

Also, the Co-op building looks like it was delightfully built with yellow legos. If this doesn't add to the "quirk" of Dinkytown, I'm not sure what does.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby mattaudio » July 31st, 2015, 1:49 pm

http://www.startribune.com/streetscapes ... 320296861/
Lileks on Dinkytown. He's right on in many ways... upgrades are a mixed bag, usually there to accommodate all the newcomers. This new historic district is going to preserve building stock, but really people are more nostalgic about a place they were at a funner time in their life.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby grant1simons2 » September 9th, 2015, 8:31 pm

Opening soon! SSSDude Nutz

That is the actual name of a new doughnut shop in Dinkytown.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby FISHMANPET » September 9th, 2015, 8:38 pm

Are they in the Bruegger's space or the basement Tshirt space? I'm assuming Bruegger's.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby seanrichardryan » September 9th, 2015, 10:28 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

mattaudio
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby mattaudio » September 10th, 2015, 7:40 am

This is completely tasteless. They call a chocolate-frosted donut the BBD? Pathetic.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby LakeCharles » September 10th, 2015, 7:43 am

Story about the owner/baker/candlestick maker:
http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015 ... -and-dream

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Nathan
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby Nathan » September 10th, 2015, 7:51 am

mattaudio wrote:This is completely tasteless. They call a chocolate-frosted donut the BBD? Pathetic.
Or hilarious.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby seanrichardryan » September 10th, 2015, 8:51 am

This conversation required mucho googling to comprehend.

The shop name explained -
http://www.mndaily.com/news/campus/2015 ... -and-dream
https://instagram.com/sssdudenutz/

And BBD-
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=BBD
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby grant1simons2 » September 10th, 2015, 8:59 am

They look like really really good doughnuts and that's all that matters.

intercomnut
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby intercomnut » September 10th, 2015, 9:02 am

I went there a couple of times when it was still a pop-up shop at Alpha Printing and they do have good donuts.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby EOst » September 10th, 2015, 9:20 am

I just ate one. It was pretty good! A little chewy.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby HiawathaGuy » October 1st, 2015, 2:35 pm

Blue Door Pub starts work on third restaurant
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... urant.html

... The St. Paul-based restaurant company signed a lease for 1514 Como Ave., Blue Door co-owner Jeremy Woerner confirmed.

The new location will be similar to the Blue Door's other restaurants but may emphasize burgers and wings more given the student population, Woerner said.

The company is also contemplating delivery service from the new location.
The building on Como was previously home to Sol Tan & Spa but has been vacant for a few years, landlord Thomas Vaith said...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sol+T ... 72!6m1!1e1

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby seanrichardryan » October 1st, 2015, 9:53 pm

Hopefully they build comfortable seating and a logical, well designed layout; something seriously lacking in their other locations. Good burgers, frustratingly badly designed restaurants.
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Re: Dinkytown

Postby mamundsen » October 2nd, 2015, 11:18 am

seanrichardryan wrote:Hopefully they build comfortable seating and a logical, well designed layout; something seriously lacking in their other locations. Good burgers, frustratingly badly designed restaurants.
There are times I think that is on purpose. To make it seem busier. Supply and Demand concept.

It's like the other day, I went to Apple store in the middle of the day. There were 4 people working and they said to talk to a genius bar I would have to put my name on the wait list... which was 4 hours long! I later got a text and went back for my turn. It looked like the holiday shopping season. Wall to wall people.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby Wedgeguy » October 9th, 2015, 2:07 pm

Walking thru Dinkytown this morning I saw that some of the new retail spaces have been filling up nicely. There are still a few vacancies in the Opus building that replaced the House of Hanson across from the Target Express. The ground floor retail space at the rounded corner of the Riverton project still looks like it is looking for a tenant. All in all Dinkytown retail is looking pretty strong right now. Will be interesting to see if Dinkytown or Stadium Village has more vacancies next spring once WaHu has had time to get tenants built out that they have currently gotten signed. See the space where Jamba Juice is still sitting empty on Washington.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby grant1simons2 » October 25th, 2015, 1:54 pm

Chilly Billy's frozen yogurt has closed. It was one of the tenants of Sydney Hall.

Wally's looks like it has really made some headway on its new space next to Al's Breakfast. Last night I saw all the lighting on the inside was on and the entire family was cleaning and working on small fixtures.

I think Dinkytown Tattoo may be moving as well to the former Radius leasing office.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby grant1simons2 » November 2nd, 2015, 9:44 pm

Andrea Pizza, the pizza place in Cappela Tower, is planning to open in the new Riverton Housing Co-op across from the Library. Construction has been on-going.

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Re: Dinkytown

Postby seanrichardryan » December 1st, 2015, 4:08 pm

FISHMANPET wrote:Red alert guys, Loring Pasta Bar is now a chain.
Image

Sent from my phone
This is now closed, mentioned in this here article about Loring/ Varsity owner Jason McClean: http://www.startribune.com/owner-of-var ... 359635921/
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