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Re: Block E

Postby Didier » January 19th, 2014, 11:25 am

Sid Hartman reports that the Timberwolves/Lynx hope to be moved in to a new Block E practice facility by the start of the 2014-15 NBA season and they hope to finalize the agreement soon.

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Re: Block E

Postby John » January 20th, 2014, 10:26 am

Once they sign the contract , the renovation will begin quickly. I'm thinking early spring. I also think once the agreement for practice facility is etched in stone, the other renovated spaces will lease out rapidly. This is an exciting and dramatic project which will be fun to watch under construction!

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Re: Block E

Postby mattaudio » February 3rd, 2014, 5:44 pm

Apparently there will be "major news" tomorrow regarding the future of Block E.

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Re: Block E

Postby Anondson » February 3rd, 2014, 6:09 pm

Mayo putting in something, what I had been seeing. Maybe an official announcement of it?

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Re: Block E

Postby Didier » February 3rd, 2014, 6:57 pm

It would be a miracle if they were able to whip something up.

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Re: Block E

Postby min-chi-cbus » February 3rd, 2014, 7:23 pm

Mayo will uproot its Rochester campus and lay stake in Downtown Minneapolis at Block E, and will house half it's current staff and hospital beds all in one building on that block.

That's my guess.

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Re: Block E

Postby MNdible » February 3rd, 2014, 10:15 pm

Didier wrote:It would be a miracle if they were able to whip something up.
Ugh.

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Re: Block E

Postby JMS9 » February 3rd, 2014, 11:19 pm

min-chi-cbus wrote:Mayo will uproot its Rochester campus and lay stake in Downtown Minneapolis at Block E, and will house half it's current staff and hospital beds all in one building on that block.

That's my guess.
lolwut :?

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Re: Block E

Postby John » February 4th, 2014, 10:13 am

Mayo to open up sports medicine clinic on Block E: http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... rtner.html

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Re: Block E

Postby Didier » February 4th, 2014, 2:17 pm

Time to change the thread title.
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Block E will now be known as Mayo Clinic Square #mpls

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Re: Block E

Postby twincitizen » February 4th, 2014, 2:53 pm

An earlier article noted that other NBA teams have sold naming rights to practice facilities. The Cavaliers' facility is named after Cleveland Clinic.

This is pretty exciting. It finally buries the Block E name that has been associated with failure for decades (minus the couple years when the new iteration was successful). It also gives the Mayo brand a visible presence in the Twin Cities that, up to this point, has been surprisingly non-existent.

EDIT: I'm actually thinking it's time for a new thread. The first few pages of this one are about the damn casino proposal. We should lock and archive this one.

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Re: Mayo Clinic Square (formerly Block E)

Postby nordeast homer » February 4th, 2014, 2:57 pm

The name change alone is worth it for me. I'm excited to see the remodel, can't happen soon enough!!


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