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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 10th, 2016, 8:45 pm
by mnmike
Excellent

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 10th, 2016, 8:52 pm
by Azel
I wonder if they'd be better off opening at City Center, replacing Sports Authority and building on what's already there with Saks, Brooks Brothers, Len Druskin and Marshalls. It might be moot now, but what do you think?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 10th, 2016, 9:26 pm
by Silophant
It probably would be better for them to be right in with those other stores, but at the same time, they're only across two streets, so I don't think it'll hurt them too much.

I'm also still hopeful that one of the other sporting goods stores will take a chance at a downtown store. We'll see.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 10:34 am
by mnmike
I am surprised there isn't more reaction here....of course a lease hasn't officially been signed....but I would say this is probably the biggest "get" for downtown Minneapolis since Target. A popular national retailer, with fairly large stores, that has never been in the downtown market before! Compliments the Off Fifth store as well. It is like a downtown outlet mall! heh.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 10:38 am
by Nathan
Oh, I was too busy preemptively putting full holds on all my credit cards to type a response.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 10:38 am
by mnmike
Perfect!

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 12:05 pm
by SamHartmen
Just what we need, another bargain bin for the riff raff downtown. Why can't we get some nice stores for a change? I guess we should start calling it Nicollet Outlet Mall.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 12:06 pm
by grant1simons2
:D

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 12:10 pm
by LakeCharles
Yay, now downtown can be as cool as Albertville. We have the full slate of cheap clothing, all we need is a Dress Barn.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 12:15 pm
by grant1simons2
Wait are you people actually serious right now?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 12:16 pm
by mnmike
Wow. Just can't win.

Well I for one am thrilled!

In other news, I notice the old Crate and Barrel space that was Target commercial interiors is now vacant too.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 12:17 pm
by HiawathaGuy
Wasn't sure if I accidentally clicked on the Star Tribune comment section or what...

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 12:39 pm
by sushisimo
Exactly, WTF. This is fantastic news. At least with this store, Off Saks, etc. a moderate income person can patronize and make purchases frequently. That's what the Mall needs.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 12:54 pm
by amiller92
Yay, now downtown can be as cool as Albertville. We have the full slate of cheap clothing, all we need is a Dress Barn.
A Dress Barn would be great!

(Honestly, any new downtown retail is great)

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 1:01 pm
by seanrichardryan
Just a note, the greatest days of downtown retail included zero luxury brands.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 1:10 pm
by grant1simons2
Well.. Gabberts

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 1:28 pm
by LakeCharles
Well one, my statement was mostly in jest, and it's great that retail of any sort is moving into downtown, but I'm not personally excited about what we've been getting.

I do not ask for any luxury brands, but I also don't get excited about their knockoff fake luxury twin brands. Marshalls, Off Fifth and Nordstrom Rack are all getting their products made in the same Chinese sweatshops for the same dirt-cheap prices (and quality) as Zara, H&M, etc. They just charge more because they make you think they are somehow related to the products at Nordstrom, Saks, and their ilk.

But like I said, to echo a famous phrase on this site, retail of any sort is better than an empty store.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 1:46 pm
by SamHartmen
...retail of any sort is better than an empty store.

I'm sure you really don't believe that...do you?
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 1:59 pm
by seamonster
Marshalls, Off Fifth and Nordstrom Rack are all getting their products made in the same Chinese sweatshops for the same dirt-cheap prices (and quality) as Zara, H&M, etc. They just charge more because they make you think they are somehow related to the products at Nordstrom, Saks, and their ilk.
Not always true. This is more typically true of something like a Gap Outlet or a Polo Factory Store where they have specific items made only for those outlets. I'm doubting Pendleton made a wool shirt specifically for Nordstrom Rack.

Anyway, I'm a fan, and I withdraw my request for a DSW downtown. The shoe market should be covered.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Posted: May 11th, 2016, 2:11 pm
by LakeCharles
Off Fifth has said (when asked) that less than 10% of goods are from Saks, with about 75% made for Off Fifth specifically. Nordstrom Rack has given similar numbers, and both companies confirm that their goods are almost never sold at the MSRP labeled on the tag. So not always true, but usually true.