Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

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Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Postby mnmike » January 1st, 2020, 11:17 pm

The Sephora is doing very poorly...at least so far. I don't think they have said they are going to try to get out of the lease or anything yet, but wouldn't be surprised. That is the gossip from corporate.

Unrelated...apparently the new Times Square store is doing badly as well, but at least it is advertising.

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Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Postby GILBball » January 16th, 2020, 3:56 pm

Looks like something could finally be going into the building at 3025 Lyndale, which has been vacant for......10? years.

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Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Postby HiawathaGuy » January 16th, 2020, 6:03 pm

Looks like something could finally be going into the building at 3025 Lyndale, which has been vacant for......10? years.
Maybe this didn't get posted - thought it had?

Japanese barbecue restaurant aims for spring 2020 opening in long-vacant LynLake space

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby QuietBlue » February 24th, 2020, 10:00 am

Mod note: moved some conversation over here from the Daymark (Sons of Norway) thread:
It will be interesting to see what kind of retail is able to fill the main floor if any. The landscape has changed dramatically in Uptown. There are more people moving into overpriced apartments which leaves less money to spend in the shops in the neighborhood.
Yeah, I think there are more "apartment-poor" residents living in these than commercial landlords realize. They may make a decent income, but spending a lot of money on an apartment, plus a good chance of a hefty student loan payment on top of other expenses doesn't necessarily leave a ton of discretionary spending opportunities.

I've said it before, but retail geared towards the daily needs of the many people who live in the area should do quite well. But it seems like there's a mismatch between that and the retail that sets up there, probably because of the commercial rents.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby amiller92 » February 24th, 2020, 10:37 am

It will be interesting to see what kind of retail is able to fill the main floor if any. The landscape has changed dramatically in Uptown. There are more people moving into overpriced apartments which leaves less money to spend in the shops in the neighborhood.
Um. What? Surely a person paying "overpriced" rents spends more in the neighborhood shops than if they lived elsewhere.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby QuietBlue » February 24th, 2020, 11:34 am

Um. What? Surely a person paying "overpriced" rents spends more in the neighborhood shops than if they lived elsewhere.
They will if they are the right kinds of shops, sure. But they're not exactly going to buy a new Arc'teryx jacket each month, either.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby Anondson » February 24th, 2020, 12:16 pm

The Sons of Norway parking lot didn’t exactly have a lot of residents living on it shopping at the neighborhood retail. Whatever the income level of future residents, the neighborhood retail gained.

I have thought for a while though that Uptown’s retail landscape is changing from a regional shopping destination to be a local shopping district, all despite the surround demographic changes.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby CalMcKenney » February 24th, 2020, 1:45 pm

Put....in....a....BREWERY. Me and my buddies live in the area and spend many friday's in North Loop or NE to hit some breweries. We would be more than happy to stay near our apartments if Uptown put one in. This seems like a guaranteed winner to me. Also agree with the above comment that we are just seeing a transition in the makeup of retail in the area. More people are lively more densely in the area than ever before. Uptown will have a come back, just needs some time for the makeup of businesses to readjust.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby mplsjaromir » February 24th, 2020, 2:10 pm

I think a premium outerwear purveyor like Marmot or Helly/Hanson would do well.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby Didier » February 24th, 2020, 11:59 pm

I've said it before, but retail geared towards the daily needs of the many people who live in the area should do quite well.
Like a Lunds, Cub, CVS and mini Target? Just looking at Google Maps the immediate area also has a large gym, library, liquor store, dry cleaners, car repair and FedEx store, plus multiple banks and medical clinics, including a vet. This is in addition to secondary service places like several hair salons, a tanning place, a nail studio, a vaping store if that’s your thing, and several coffee shops. And on top of this there are plenty of “regional” stores that would be quite nice to have around, including a movie theater, yoga and other specialty studios, an Apple store, an independent book store, a running store, Kitchen Window, Penzeys and a makeup store. This is to say nothing of restaurant options ranging from McDonalds to People’s Organic to many “fancy” places. And this is just within a block of Lake Street from Humboldt to Colfax.

So I get the idea, but think it’s overstated.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby QuietBlue » February 25th, 2020, 8:21 am

Like a Lunds, Cub, CVS and mini Target? Just looking at Google Maps the immediate area also has a large gym, library, liquor store, dry cleaners, car repair and FedEx store, plus multiple banks and medical clinics, including a vet. This is in addition to secondary service places like several hair salons, a tanning place, a nail studio, a vaping store if that’s your thing, and several coffee shops. And on top of this there are plenty of “regional” stores that would be quite nice to have around, including a movie theater, yoga and other specialty studios, an Apple store, an independent book store, a running store, Kitchen Window, Penzeys and a makeup store. This is to say nothing of restaurant options ranging from McDonalds to People’s Organic to many “fancy” places. And this is just within a block of Lake Street from Humboldt to Colfax.

So I get the idea, but think it’s overstated.
Yep, all of that reinforces my point. Those are the businesses in the area that are doing well, and new businesses along those lines would likely do well too. It's the higher-end retail places that don't work there. Well, Apple and Penzey's are higher-end, but they are also the kind of stores that customers visit more regularly and are less reliant on people coming from outside the area. I'm not too familiar with Kitchen Window, but they've been around for a while, so they've probably been able to establish a good customer base by now.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby CalMcKenney » February 25th, 2020, 9:15 am

Kitchen Window also provides things that residents need on a somewhat regular basis. I visit there monthly to get stocked up on Nespresso pods and will occasionally buy other things. I think the point is valid - the area is transitioning to resident based uses. Of course some destination shopping could do well here, but it probably needs to be local and unique. Something you can only get by visiting Uptown. For larger name brand companies it's just too easy for people to go to a mall instead.

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Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Postby Nick » February 25th, 2020, 10:31 am

The medium to high end outerwear cluster always seemed a bit odd to me—everyone knows what size North Face jacket they wear. It’s a category that’s particularly vulnerable to online shopping.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » February 25th, 2020, 6:20 pm

Recreational dispensary? Maybe next year?

Seriously, you have to literally make money hand over fist every single day to pay the fixed costs of operating in a brand new storefront in the heart of uptown.

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Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Postby VacantLuxuries » February 25th, 2020, 6:42 pm

Which is 100% the result of the property owners drinking their own kool-aid on Uptown and not pricing their rent accordingly.

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Postby rhettcarlson » April 8th, 2020, 7:45 pm

Well underway. Haven't noticed any marketing for completion date, but I would suspect summer 2020. Tons of white Tyvek in Uptown and Lyn-Lake right now, will be interesting to see how these things lease up.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby alexschief » April 10th, 2020, 7:13 am

Sad to hear that Bradstreet Crafthouse is closing. I really liked that place. Both food and drinks were great. I'm curious to know what form it will take at the new airport hotel.

http://www.startribune.com/lowry-hill-s ... 422579284/
http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/de ... reet-site/
Now before the planning commission: https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/download ... ris%20Hill

"The applicant is proposing to construct a new four-story, mixed use building including 45 dwelling units and ground floor commercial space. There will also be five enclosed parking spaces on the first floor with access off of Colfax Avenue South. The parking will be lined on three sides with active uses including dwelling units, the commercial space, residential lobby and a dedicated bike room. The residential lobby will host a 24/7 concierge and provide access points off of Hennepin Avenue and Colfax Avenue South. The building has a mix of one bedroom and studio units. The units are intended to attract a mix of residents and range in size from 400 square feet to 770 square feet. One of the floors will be dedicated to the housing of foster youth coming out of juvenile foster care. These tenants will have the benefit of on-site support from the commercial office tenant which will provide the necessary means to transition these youth into independent residents. The concierge also helps support the youth program as well as the market rate tenants. The units will be geared to more affordable budgets with the smaller sizing and the possibility of reducing automobile dependence. The project will be promoting alternative transportation choices given its location."

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Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Postby schwinnletour » April 10th, 2020, 9:31 am

Egg and I is no more:

http://citypages.com/restaurants/minnea ... /569513071

Building and parking lot is for sale ($1.385M). 0.37 acre property:

https://www.edinarealty.com/commercial- ... 08-5550163

Will it get redeveloped as a 5+1?
Thoughts?

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Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Postby twincitizen » April 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm

Strib reports on the closing as well, though they don't mention redevelopment: https://www.startribune.com/after-40-ye ... 569542532/

Appears the Egg & I owners are the owners/sellers of the property, so kudos to them on quickly putting it on the market for development. It could be developed on its own with a smaller scale project (on 0.35 acres), or combined with the larger (fmr) Intermedia Arts properties to make up a 1.15 acre site. Those sold to an investor after Intermedia tanked a few years back. Redevelopment would make more sense than re-use here. It would be nice if all/most vehicle access could occur via Aldrich rather than Lyndale.

EDIT: Looks like the former Intermedia Arts properties aren't in play for development. The new owner, RightSource Compliance, is using it as office space and moved a bunch of employees there just recently: https://www.startribune.com/intermedia- ... 501466321/
While the neighborhood has seen lots of teardowns and apartment/condo construction, RightSource’s CEO said there are no plans to raze the building and erect something new. “Our goal is that that space will afford our team an ability to grow,” Voss said. “And we are a good fit for the neighborhood. A lot of us live in south Minneapolis, and for me, the office is only a 10-minute bike ride on the [Midtown] Greenway.” He said RightSource “has been growing year over year, doubling in size,” and he expects it to add more than 100 jobs in the next two to three years.
So I guess it's more likely that just the Egg & I property will see development. Unless they can get an easement over the parking lot to their west, the Egg property only has access on Lyndale. There's already too many curb cuts on this block - it would be nice to see one go away here.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Silophant » April 13th, 2020, 3:56 pm

Sad to hear that Bradstreet Crafthouse is closing. I really liked that place. Both food and drinks were great. I'm curious to know what form it will take at the new airport hotel.

http://www.startribune.com/lowry-hill-s ... 422579284/
http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/de ... reet-site/
Now before the planning commission: https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/download ... ris%20Hill

"The applicant is proposing to construct a new four-story, mixed use building including 45 dwelling units and ground floor commercial space. There will also be five enclosed parking spaces on the first floor with access off of Colfax Avenue South. The parking will be lined on three sides with active uses including dwelling units, the commercial space, residential lobby and a dedicated bike room. The residential lobby will host a 24/7 concierge and provide access points off of Hennepin Avenue and Colfax Avenue South. The building has a mix of one bedroom and studio units. The units are intended to attract a mix of residents and range in size from 400 square feet to 770 square feet. One of the floors will be dedicated to the housing of foster youth coming out of juvenile foster care. These tenants will have the benefit of on-site support from the commercial office tenant which will provide the necessary means to transition these youth into independent residents. The concierge also helps support the youth program as well as the market rate tenants. The units will be geared to more affordable budgets with the smaller sizing and the possibility of reducing automobile dependence. The project will be promoting alternative transportation choices given its location."
Passed the CPC on the consent agenda. Glad to see this finally moving after two years.


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