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by MinnMonkey
May 5th, 2021, 1:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209259

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Ooh, fun. 8,000 sq feet must be one of the street level corners - wonder if it's the old Prime 6 spot, or on Nicollet? From City Centers leasing site, looks like it will be on 6th Street next to the tower entrance. Sounds like the sports bar is a separate tenant (which is great news for City Center...
by MinnMonkey
May 5th, 2021, 10:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209259

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Looks like Bad Axe is opening a location in City Center.

https://badaxethrowing.com/locations/ax ... ty-center/

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by MinnMonkey
April 30th, 2021, 8:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218339

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I work with several small and mid size companies that have offices downtown, and many of them are going to start having their employees come back to the office part time in May. Specifically one of my larger clients wants employees downtown 3 days a week in May, and 4 days a week by the end of summe...
by MinnMonkey
April 30th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209259

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Farmers Market will be returning to Nicollet Mall starting June 3rd.

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by MinnMonkey
April 22nd, 2021, 3:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209259

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Star Tribune had an article talking about how most downtown business are planning on starting to remove the boarded up windows starting next week. They interviewed the owners of City Center, and they said they are leaving the boards up at 7th and Nicollet as they prepare the space for a new tenant. ...
by MinnMonkey
March 28th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209259

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

The Pizza Hut at 11th and Hennepin has re-opened. Not sure why they closed in the first place, maybe they reconfigured there space.


by MinnMonkey
March 27th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209259

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Strib: Minneapolis skyway retailers stuck in limbo: 'It's been absolute devastation' https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-skyway-business-owners-watch-wait-hope/600039326/#14 Went for a walk in the Skyways on Thursday at lunch time, and probably half of the restaurants were open, but everyone th...
by MinnMonkey
March 25th, 2021, 1:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Dayton's Project
Replies: 304
Views: 55388

Re: The Dayton's Project

I thought they had more space than that in US Bank Plaza. I can't find how many floors they have. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2021/03/24/ernst-young-smaller-office-flexible-work.html This article says the had 2 floors for a total of 42k sq/ft at US Bank Plaza. I would think consolid...
by MinnMonkey
March 23rd, 2021, 3:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1055
Views: 196931

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Seems that Bassett Creek runs through the property underground through here. I don’t expect this to daylight the creek, but I hope it is on the list of future possibilities. The feasibility study on daylighting creeks in Hennepin even rated this stretch right through here as doable. Maybe that’s th...
by MinnMonkey
March 22nd, 2021, 2:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Does anyone know if Pinstripes is still happening? Their press release said opening Spring of 2021, but walked by there the other day and it didn't look like anything was happening.

Would be disappointing if Old Spaghetti Factory closed for nothing.

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by MinnMonkey
March 19th, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218339

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I have reached out to Lisa Goodman about some of my concerns and she has been very responsive and has detailed out things she is personally working on.

I would suggest anyone that has ideas to reach out to her personally.

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by MinnMonkey
March 11th, 2021, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218339

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

How do we know for sure they will keep paying the lease? Maybe they can pay a fee to break it early. Either way, they can afford it. Target owns most of their real estate, City Center was an anomaly. It was also disconnected by a couple of blocks from their other buildings. This is exactly why I am...
by MinnMonkey
March 11th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218339

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

What I don't get is that most offices are being reconfigured to give more space to employees. Why would Target stop using 1 million square feet of office space, but still pay the lease on it? Pure speculation, but could it be possible that they already found another tenant to sub-lease that space? S...
by MinnMonkey
March 11th, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218339

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

This will be a great opportunity to an a condo conversation. I'm not sure what floors Target occupies, but think about the views. Convert the entire building to residential. Except for the deep floor plates, but yes I thought of this too and I would concider purchasing there! Sent from my Pixel 2 X...
by MinnMonkey
March 11th, 2021, 11:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218339

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Long term this might not be so bad. I can see if/when the demand for in person office space increases Target may be looking at building another tower on the Let it Be site, thus owning all of their office space and having it all centralized around the current HQ. Now if they sell that site, I would ...
by MinnMonkey
January 25th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 212
Views: 54964

Re: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S

At the end of this article it says the apartment project is expected to break ground in April. https://m.startribune.com/developers-of-2-big-apartment-projects-remain-bullish-on-minneapolis/600014602/ "Sherman said that he is still proceeding with plans for an April start date on a nearby 220-unit r...
by MinnMonkey
January 19th, 2021, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 3999

Re: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021

The city needs to work on getting people back downtown. If COVID restrictions are lifted by fall, I would like to see the city work with the Daytons Project to bring back the annual holiday show, and Bachmanns Flower Show. Also move the holiday market back to Peavy Plaza, and bring back the Holidazz...
by MinnMonkey
November 24th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1836
Views: 354229

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

I am not implying that all condo owners are wealthy, just that the economics of owning a condo isn't going to change much from now until after COVID. It seems like buyers are taking a wait and see approach, thus leaving units on the market for longer than we have seen over the past few years. I was ...
by MinnMonkey
November 23rd, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1836
Views: 354229

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

What I have noticed in my building is people are not moving out due to COVID or crime, but moving out due to life events (moving for family, having kids etc.), so we are not seeing any more people moving out than in previous years, but it is taking longer for the units to sell. My theory is right no...
by MinnMonkey
July 16th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4679
Views: 467922

Re: RE: Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

One of the worst and most well-known crimes in MN history happened in the St. Michael area. What crime are you referring to? I grew up in the area and I'm curious about what you mean. I am curious too. I grew up 5 miles from downtown St. Micheal and haven't heard of any horrific crime either. Sent ...