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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby twincitizen » March 31st, 2014, 9:21 am

HuskyGrad wrote:Any idea what's going in the storefront next to Barrio?
https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=13& ... ing#p19998

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby seanrichardryan » March 31st, 2014, 10:15 am

Ling & Louie's Kitchen. Asian fusion chain.
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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby HuskyGrad » March 31st, 2014, 12:50 pm

twincitizen wrote:
HuskyGrad wrote:Any idea what's going in the storefront next to Barrio?
https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=13& ... ing#p19998
Thank you, well before I ventured into this forum after moving down from Duluth.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby twincitizen » March 31st, 2014, 1:31 pm

I certainly didn't intend for the link to be read as a dismissive "you should already know this". It was more of a "Here it is, over in the restaurant thread". Sorry if that was misinterpreted.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby HuskyGrad » March 31st, 2014, 2:29 pm

twincitizen wrote:I certainly didn't intend for the link to be read as a dismissive "you should already know this". It was more of a "Here it is, over in the restaurant thread". Sorry if that was misinterpreted.
It was not. Thank you again for the link.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Scott16475 » May 8th, 2014, 11:46 am

Wasn't there talk of a major retailer currently not in the Twin Cities looking at a location downtown? Any more information come from this discussion?

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Aville_37 » May 10th, 2014, 7:40 pm

Scott16475 wrote:Wasn't there talk of a major retailer currently not in the Twin Cities looking at a location downtown? Any more information come from this discussion?
I hope so! Minneapolis really seems to come alive in the evenings with people dining out and going to bars, concerts, etc. Downtown needs to create some type of draw for day-time visitors. Looking at other cities - retail is a huge factor. I wish the Children's Museum was still located downtown. Making downtown more family friendly and teen-friendly (and safe) also needs to happen.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Aville_37 » May 10th, 2014, 7:42 pm

Now that I am back in the cities I've been spending a lot of time walking around and re-exploring the city. Anyone notice a women's boutique called Charmed opened in the Bridgewater? Kinda a weird mix of retail/services in that development.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby LakeCharles » May 12th, 2014, 8:24 am

Aville_37 wrote:I wish the Children's Museum was still located downtown.
The Children's Museum still is located downtown, just in a different downtown.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby twinkess » May 13th, 2014, 8:48 am

They're doing a bit of reconfiguring of the TCF tower retail. Dunn Bros moved to Taco John's former space, and Sew What! Is reconfiguring. Their entrance moved 90° to the space vacated by Dunn Bros.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Aville_37 » May 13th, 2014, 9:33 am

LakeCharles wrote:
Aville_37 wrote:I wish the Children's Museum was still located downtown.
The Children's Museum still is located downtown, just in a different downtown.
I mean still wish it was located downtown Mpls. Believe it used to be located in the Warehouse District.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Wedgeguy » May 13th, 2014, 9:47 am

To the best of my knowledge it move to DT St. Paul from a warehouse near Bandana Square in Energy Park in St. Paul.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby FISHMANPET » May 13th, 2014, 9:50 am

Wikipedia says you're all wrong:
The museum was formed during a luncheon in 1906 when Charles W. Ames, a prominent businessman, met with a group and discussed "the intellectual and scientific growth of St. Paul".[2] The museum, originally named the St. Paul Institute of Science and Letters, was first located at the St. Paul Auditorium on Fourth Street. In 1927 the museum moved to Merriam Mansion on Capitol Hill, the former home of Col. John Merriam. This move provided more storage space for exhibits. As the Science Museum continued to outgrow its facilities, it moved to the St. Paul-Ramsey Arts and Sciences Center at 30 East Tenth Street.

In the early 1990s, plans for a new and more modern facility, to be located adjacent to the Mississippi River, were formed. With aid from public funding initiatives, the new museum broke ground on May 1, 1997 and opened on December 11, 1999. During the move, 1.75 million artifacts were transported.[3]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Mu ... _Minnesota

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Wedgeguy » May 13th, 2014, 9:54 am

FISHMANPET wrote:Wikipedia says you're all wrong:
The museum was formed during a luncheon in 1906 when Charles W. Ames, a prominent businessman, met with a group and discussed "the intellectual and scientific growth of St. Paul".[2] The museum, originally named the St. Paul Institute of Science and Letters, was first located at the St. Paul Auditorium on Fourth Street. In 1927 the museum moved to Merriam Mansion on Capitol Hill, the former home of Col. John Merriam. This move provided more storage space for exhibits. As the Science Museum continued to outgrow its facilities, it moved to the St. Paul-Ramsey Arts and Sciences Center at 30 East Tenth Street.

In the early 1990s, plans for a new and more modern facility, to be located adjacent to the Mississippi River, were formed. With aid from public funding initiatives, the new museum broke ground on May 1, 1997 and opened on December 11, 1999. During the move, 1.75 million artifacts were transported.[3]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Mu ... _Minnesota
We are talking the Children's Museum not the Science Museum.

He is correct in that it started in 1981 as Minnesota Awareness in DT MPLS. When they ran out of space they move to the Bandana Square location until they out grew that location and moved to DT St. Paul. At present they are looking at an expansion again. But not sure where or how they plan to do that.
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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Nathan » May 13th, 2014, 9:57 am

FISHMANPET wrote:Wikipedia says you're all wrong:
The museum was formed during a luncheon in 1906 when Charles W. Ames, a prominent businessman, met with a group and discussed "the intellectual and scientific growth of St. Paul".[2] The museum, originally named the St. Paul Institute of Science and Letters, was first located at the St. Paul Auditorium on Fourth Street. In 1927 the museum moved to Merriam Mansion on Capitol Hill, the former home of Col. John Merriam. This move provided more storage space for exhibits. As the Science Museum continued to outgrow its facilities, it moved to the St. Paul-Ramsey Arts and Sciences Center at 30 East Tenth Street.

In the early 1990s, plans for a new and more modern facility, to be located adjacent to the Mississippi River, were formed. With aid from public funding initiatives, the new museum broke ground on May 1, 1997 and opened on December 11, 1999. During the move, 1.75 million artifacts were transported.[3]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Mu ... _Minnesota
what planet are you on? they are discussion the childrens museum not the science museum.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby FISHMANPET » May 13th, 2014, 9:57 am

Wedgeguy wrote: We are talking the Children's Museum not the Science Museum.
WELP NEVERMIND IGNORE ME CARRY ON

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Aville_37 » May 14th, 2014, 6:59 pm

I see interior renovations are underway at RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae). Anyone have any insights into what the interior will look like? Also - I hear that Presence (the gift store) is relocating to the first floor. Keeping my fingers crossed more retail starts moving back into downtown. I just found out Room & Board is based in MN. I wish more MN-based companies/retail would open locations downtown (even though I know many are facing hard times) i.e. Best Buy, Room & Board, Red Wing Shoes, Red Wing Pottery, Spam (a funny little quirky store).

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby uptowncarag » May 14th, 2014, 7:47 pm

Aville_37 wrote:I see interior renovations are underway at RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae). Anyone have any insights into what the interior will look like? Also - I hear that Presence (the gift store) is relocating to the first floor. Keeping my fingers crossed more retail starts moving back into downtown. I just found out Room & Board is based in MN. I wish more MN-based companies/retail would open locations downtown (even though I know many are facing hard times) i.e. Best Buy, Room & Board, Red Wing Shoes, Red Wing Pottery, Spam (a funny little quirky store).
At one time Room and Board had a whole floor located in Gaviidae and they closed several years ago. It was always rumored Best Buy would come downtown but it never happened.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby mattaudio » May 15th, 2014, 8:04 am

I saw that yesterday too- they had all the storefronts cleared out except for D'Amico and Caribou on the ground floor. Other than that, it looked like they were starting with the western side of the building.

It gave me an idea, which I'm sure is far too expensive. The current Gaviidae I and II created a sort of two-block indoor mall parallel to Nicollet Mall (not even including the mall extension known as City Center). Suburbanish downtown malls clearly aren't optimal. What if these malls opened up to Nicollet Mall a little more? Some sort of indoor or outdoor atrium midblock that tied an arc of storefronts to the street using a remodeled version of that five story open court in the middle.

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Re: Downtown Retail News

Postby Silophant » May 15th, 2014, 8:12 am

The RBC Plaza side of Gaviidae is the part Centerpoint bought for their new HQ, right? Or did they just buy the department store section?


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