Downtown Hotel News

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Tyler » October 24th, 2012, 5:05 pm

Amusing posts here. 1st Ave is a successful entertainment/nightlife district. Let's cry about it.

I'd also propose that the north loop itself is a better location to build up amenities for north loop residents.
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby John21 » October 24th, 2012, 5:21 pm

The Graves is a nice hotel that seems to be doing well amongst the 1st Ave tomfoolery.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Didier » October 24th, 2012, 9:56 pm

Is this the building with Envy on the first floor, or across the street?

Either way, I feel like a lot of the concerns about the area are overblown.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby 5th Ave Guy » October 25th, 2012, 7:37 am

John21 wrote:The Graves is a nice hotel that seems to be doing well amongst the 1st Ave tomfoolery.
Very true, but if you've ever stood out in front of both the Graves late at night, and on this corner late at night, while close, you'd know they have totally different vibes.

Either way, 1st Ave is in a total overhaul right now. Just off the top of my head five different places have closed their doors in the last few months, so clearly the dynamic there isn't drawing a lot of people (or people with money). Hopefully this place gets done and sets a different tone.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby NickP » October 25th, 2012, 2:15 pm

I thought the reason a few places closed was because the city shut them down?

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Wedgeguy » October 25th, 2012, 2:47 pm

NickP wrote:I thought the reason a few places closed was because the city shut them down?
A few of the nightclubs have been closed down by too many police calls, the inability of them to keep partons under control, and a few their inablility to get taxes paid to the city in a timely fashion.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby 5th Ave Guy » October 25th, 2012, 3:19 pm

Been some of both. I think Howl at the Moon and Wellman's both closed because of slow business.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Chef » October 25th, 2012, 11:22 pm

Nightclubs typically have high turnover. They are often hobby businesses or opened by neophytes with other people's money so they go out of business all the time. It doesn't reflect on the general health of a nightclub district.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mattaudio » October 26th, 2012, 8:40 am

Howl at the Moon is a national piano bar chain, and I think they bet on Shout House getting kicked out of Block E. I'm not a piano bar regular, but I went over there once for a friend's birthday and they had promotions too good to pass up. The musicians were horrible, so I'm wondering if the top tier musicians avoided the place due to loyalty to Shout House. Or some other reason. Anyways seeing that Shout House is still around, I am not surprised HATM closed shop.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby SixOneTwo » October 30th, 2012, 3:16 pm

Two updates re Downtown Hotels:

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has acquired the Comfort Suites hotel in downtown Minneapolis and will rebrand it as a Hyatt Place following a $20 million renovation.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... ation.html


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And another downtown #Mpls hotel sale: East Coast trust buying The Hotel Minneapolis for $46 million.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby PhilmerPhil » October 30th, 2012, 3:17 pm

Ugliest building downtown IMO.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Avian » October 30th, 2012, 3:35 pm

^Yes, and it's the only one with its main entrance in an alley.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Tyler » October 30th, 2012, 3:38 pm

Since we're talking hotels, I think this monstrosity is uglier (but nicely hidden, thank god).

http://www.emporis.com/building/highlan ... lis-mn-usa
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby Nathan » October 30th, 2012, 4:03 pm

Tyler wrote:Since we're talking hotels, I think this monstrosity is uglier (but nicely hidden, thank god).

http://www.emporis.com/building/highlan ... lis-mn-usa
*shudders* thanks for the nightmares tonight guys...

And for some reason these both remind me of...
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mullen » October 31st, 2012, 6:14 am

i gotta agree i've always thought this was the ugliest building downtown. and that's saying something with city center just a few blocks west.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby seanrichardryan » October 31st, 2012, 8:28 am

http://m.startribune.com/business/?id=176523091&c=y

The rooftop penthouse and garden they were building before foreclosure will make a cool hotel amenity.
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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby mplsjaromir » October 31st, 2012, 9:22 am

Tyler wrote:Since we're talking hotels, I think this monstrosity is uglier (but nicely hidden, thank god).

http://www.emporis.com/building/highlan ... lis-mn-usa
I remember when there was not a hotel above the parking garage.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby FISHMANPET » October 31st, 2012, 9:25 am

seanrichardryan wrote:http://m.startribune.com/business/?id=176523091&c=y

The rooftop penthouse and garden they were building before foreclosure will make a cool hotel amenity.
Haha, mentioning the former Radison on the West bank. I assume they mean East Bank. Speaking of which, I walked buy today and noticed it's now the Commons Hotel, not University Hotel.

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby 612transplant » October 31st, 2012, 9:56 am

Hmmm...i don't think there is anything (tall, anyway) that is even in the same ballpark of ugly as the Comfort Suites. Hope they are able to do a lot more than just "rebrand" it...

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Re: Downtown Hotel News

Postby nordeast homer » October 31st, 2012, 10:42 am

FISHMANPET wrote:
seanrichardryan wrote:http://m.startribune.com/business/?id=176523091&c=y

The rooftop penthouse and garden they were building before foreclosure will make a cool hotel amenity.
Haha, mentioning the former Radison on the West bank. I assume they mean East Bank. Speaking of which, I walked buy today and noticed it's now the Commons Hotel, not University Hotel.
The Holiday Inn on Washington and 35W used to be a Radisson also. I think that is technically still the west bank, correct?


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