Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

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Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby HiawathaGuy » April 15th, 2019, 4:27 pm

Pinstripes might take over Old Spaghetti Factory space
*LOCKED*

Gist:
Pinstripes, the Chicago-based bowling alley and restaurant chain, is eyeing the restaurant space at 233 Park Ave.
Pinstripes has a signed letter of intent for the space with the building owner, developer Sherman Associates.
They are working on a lease agreement but "share the common goal" of opening a Pinstripes in that location next summer.


A few thoughts... it's clear Sherman wanted to open a Pinstripes on Washington. I hope that OSF either comes back in Sherman's new Portland/Washington development - or better yet, takes over the long-vacant restaurant space in the Depot Office Center at 500 Washington, across from Crooked Pint/Subway/Caribou Coffee.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby QuietBlue » April 15th, 2019, 5:14 pm

I hope it reopens elsewhere too. OSF is one of the last restaurants of its type downtown.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby Didier » April 15th, 2019, 6:00 pm

It was the accessible downtown restaurant for us suburban kids during high school. I actually never realized it closed.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby Silophant » April 15th, 2019, 8:11 pm

They're still open as of tonight. Hopefully they can reopen - both 240 Park and 240 Portland will have a decent sized restaurant space on their respective corners.

That being said, I've long thought it would be fun to have a bowling alley downtown. Would have preferred a cheaper one than Pinstripes, but that's downtown for you.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby mattaudio » April 16th, 2019, 9:13 am

It was the accessible downtown restaurant for us suburban kids during high school.
Maybe this is why I don't see it as any type of loss? I remember going there growing up as a suburban kid before I had any idea what else (better) was nearby.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby QuietBlue » April 16th, 2019, 10:57 am

*shrug* It's outlasted many of the "better" restaurants downtown.

But I don't think anyone's claiming it's the best Italian food around or anything like that. More that it occupies a middle ground (especially for sit-down restaurants) that's disappearing fast from that particular area.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby Didier » April 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm

Yeah, that.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby MinnMonkey » March 22nd, 2021, 2:26 pm

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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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby pillsdoughboy » March 22nd, 2021, 5:14 pm

Not at all sure if this is related, but this building was recently (early March 2021) approved for a National Register of Historic Places designation: https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/download ... Park%20Ave

I could see this designation potentially impacting the feasibility of this development, but I don't know for sure. I see no mention in the packet of the Pinstripes development.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby grant1simons2 » March 22nd, 2021, 7:27 pm

It was intentional for them to designate this to keep the project moving forward.

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Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Postby seanrichardryan » March 22nd, 2021, 9:10 pm

Gotta get those tax credits.
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