Calhoun Square

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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby seanrichardryan » February 26th, 2019, 1:50 pm

Oh hi. Nothing confirmed, but that's the only reason I can think of to dump the property without development.
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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby VacantLuxuries » September 22nd, 2019, 12:18 pm

Anyone know why they're tearing up the vacant lot in front of the parking ramp? Saw it while I was going by there this morning.

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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby rynet91 » October 1st, 2019, 7:23 pm

VacantLuxuries wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 12:18 pm
Anyone know why they're tearing up the vacant lot in front of the parking ramp? Saw it while I was going by there this morning.
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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby Rube Dali » October 1st, 2019, 8:42 pm

Famous Dave's is back. This time in the New Bohemia space: ... 561562052/
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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby LakeCharles » November 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Calhoun Square sells for $35 million, down from $69m just 5 years ago. They plan "significant changes" saying it's problems are a "mix of the building and the wrong tenants”, not the location or neighborhood. ... 564615252/

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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby SurlyLHT » November 7th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Somehow learn from Rosedale and turn it into an entertainment destination? Additionally, Minnesotans like warm fun places to go in Feb.

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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby bubzki2 » November 7th, 2019, 2:54 pm

You could make a nice Keg-and-Case type market in that space. Don't copy it, but tenants along those lines might work.

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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby HiawathaGuy » November 7th, 2019, 4:11 pm

The locked Business Journal article had a little more info - but not much.

Northpond Managing Principal Sam Ankin said his firm will spend the next 60 to 120 days meeting with neighborhood groups, city officials and businesses to hear what they want to see done with the high-profile property at the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue.

The $34.5 million sale price includes a 1-acre greenfield site just to the north, which could be developed with apartments. Ankin said the plan is to do improvements to the retail center along with developing that acre.

Doug Huemoeller, co-owner of Kitchen Window, said he’s spoken briefly with the new owners. As to what he wants to see happen to Calhoun Square, he quipped that, “I would like to see it full.” Kitchen Windows has remained in Calhoun Square for 30 years, including several ownership changes in the past decade.

“Clearly, more restaurant activity and a little stronger retail mix [is needed],” he said. “Retail is more challenging, but there are some opportunities for the property.”

Huemoeller said Kitchen Window’s lease is under negotiation and, asked if that meant he might leave, Huemoeller said, “We are looking at all options.”

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Re: Calhoun Square

Postby Minneboy » November 8th, 2019, 4:35 pm

Make it multi-generational. Arcade for teens, reading and internet place for seniors with tea and coffee. Throw in kiosks that have different businesses in them. Their use is won by lottery that you pay for. Put in a food court with either international food or a bunch of American fast food, since McDonald's is the only fast food in traditional Uptown. Better yet a mix of both. Satisfaction for all. Put in a play court for kids. How many grandparents or parents wouldn't want to bring their kids in there during inclement weather days. Your start throwing in a mixture of things to attract various generations, you're going to find businesses that will want to be there. Try and keep things basic. Not too pricey, keep the rents reasonably low.

Most importantly reopen the front door at the corner of Henn/Lake.

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