Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Austinite » November 10th, 2020, 2:43 pm

The Mpls/St. Paul Magazine has an updated listing of restaurants and local retailers that have closed. St. Croix downtown closed.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Austinite » January 15th, 2021, 12:58 pm

Has Brooks Brothers closed in City Center? I thought they were going to reopen with a remodel?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby HKM » January 15th, 2021, 1:57 pm

Has Brooks Brothers closed in City Center? I thought they were going to reopen with a remodel?
Google maps lists it as "permanently closed" and looks like BB has been closing stores nationally with little media coverage since filing for bankruptcy over the summer.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Austinite » January 15th, 2021, 4:29 pm

Has Brooks Brothers closed in City Center? I thought they were going to reopen with a remodel?
Google maps lists it as "permanently closed" and looks like BB has been closing stores nationally with little media coverage since filing for bankruptcy over the summer.
Well that sucks. Never shopped there myself - a bit too expensive for my budget but another shopping option gone downtown.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby uptown82 » January 17th, 2021, 2:10 pm

Brooks Brothers moved across the hall from their old location this past summer. They were open a month or two and then moved out. Banana Republic in IDS is moving out too. 60-80% off the whole store currently. Almost every store in skyway level of gaviidae is closed. Retail downtown is looking quite sad at the moment. I hope it can recover.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Austinite » January 18th, 2021, 8:10 pm

Brooks Brothers moved across the hall from their old location this past summer. They were open a month or two and then moved out. Banana Republic in IDS is moving out too. 60-80% off the whole store currently. Almost every store in skyway level of gaviidae is closed. Retail downtown is looking quite sad at the moment. I hope it can recover.
Thanks for the update. Very sad indeed. I hope the building owners/managers take this opportunity to lower rents to attract a mix of local and national retailers after this starts to get better again. Not just happening here - retail is closing nationally. Even NYC.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby DTSB » January 24th, 2021, 12:42 pm

Brooks Brothers moved across the hall from their old location this past summer. They were open a month or two and then moved out. Banana Republic in IDS is moving out too. 60-80% off the whole store currently. Almost every store in skyway level of gaviidae is closed. Retail downtown is looking quite sad at the moment. I hope it can recover.
Are you sure Banana Republic is moving out? All of the Banana Republic stores are having a 70% off Winter sale. I thought that is what was going on downtown. Not because they are moving out.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grant1simons2 » January 24th, 2021, 1:47 pm

They're gone gone. Not that surprising though.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby uptown82 » January 25th, 2021, 2:39 pm

Fixtures for sale in Banana Republic. I asked and they are closing

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby AccordGuy » January 25th, 2021, 6:08 pm

Fixtures for sale in Banana Republic. I asked and they are closing
This isn't that surprising to me given that their clothes are a staple of the business casual style wardrobe. Up until March I had been working downtown since late 1997 and most of my clothes I wore to work came from that store. I can imagine this store has taken a big hit with lots of people working from home. They often had good sales. Sad.
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby BBMplsMN » January 25th, 2021, 6:28 pm

In general, Old Navy is the brand that they are growing. Banana Republic and Gap stores are closing. Look for this trend to continue.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby John » January 26th, 2021, 1:18 am

I'm growing a little more concerned the Target Store at 9th and Nicollet will close at some point. There continues to be a great deal of loitering , with not infrequent reports of crimal acticvity at the intersection. And there have been late afternoon disturbances in the rotunda with fights breaking between groups of youths. I go there frequently and haven't run across too much nefarious activity, however, I go earlier in the day. Still appears to be quite busy there despite covid and the shut down of the vast majority of downtown businesses. Sure hope it stays open. If it does close , it will be a bad sign , and a clear indication that downtown is in for a long downturn.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby alexschief » January 26th, 2021, 8:16 am

I have a hard time believing that Target would close their signature store, just as vaccines are starting to go back into arms, because of a problem that could be solved by hiring a handful more security guards?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby uptownbro » January 26th, 2021, 8:46 am

I dont think target would ever close that store. Yes there have been more issues as of late at it but also a few more guards would solve most of those issues. I was at it this past sunday and it was fine besides the liquor store still being closed

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby SurlyLHT » January 26th, 2021, 9:10 am

The city took the Interrupters off the street and has an RFP for a replacement. Hopefully, Target can work with the Downtown replacements to work with the youth and not only stop them from fighting, but help them. I love this store and feel like Target needs to think a bit smarter to disperse people. I think part of this might even be with the library closed.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby uptownbro » January 26th, 2021, 9:23 am

I think your correct with the library being closed as well as the reconstruction of Hennepin has moved alot of people from parts of downtown to Nicollet mall.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby Xcskier56 » January 26th, 2021, 9:46 am

Target will likely never close this store. Its far more important than just another store, it’s used by target corporate to test new layouts and be able to quickly see how their decisions play out on shelf. As long as headquarters is next door, this store will exist

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby grrdanko » January 26th, 2021, 10:59 am

It really bothers me that they have closed the liquor store and that the store now closes at 6. I understand that people hanging around fighting, blocking the entrance, panhandling is intimidating to some.

Target could easily have a larger security presence and make it slightly less comfortable for the loiterers so they could reopen the liquor store and return the store to normal hours.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby SurlyLHT » January 26th, 2021, 12:16 pm

They could do something as simple as stick a piano there and have an artist play it during peak times. Give the space the aura that this isn't somewhere to hangout. Support a musician during COVID

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Postby John » January 26th, 2021, 12:54 pm

They could do something as simple as stick a piano there and have an artist play it during peak times. Give the space the aura that this isn't somewhere to hangout. Support a musician during COVID
Not a bad idea.


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