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Posted: July 11th, 2018, 12:10 am
Raising Cane's now open
Crisp & Green is opening in Espresso Royale
and if you didn't hear in the Uptown thread, Bonchon (not Bon-Ton) is replacing Vescios vacant store front.
Three coffee shops still isn't enough for Dinkytown and I really really miss having something local here. Can we just tear down the TCF/Pizza Hut/Subway lot and get something new so there's more retail space options? Or fill the space next to Mesa with a cute little shop.
Three? I thought Starbucks was the only one remaining. Are you including Bordertown? Is that still considered part of Dinkytown?
Posted: July 11th, 2018, 10:21 am
I've gotta admit, I didn't know Bordertown was even a thing. Do they even have a sign? Streetview doesn't make it look like it. In any case, I think it still qualifies as Dinkytown, even if it's slightly outside the official borders. It's on the block adjacent to 15th, after all.
But if you include them, there are three - in addition to Starbucks, there's also the Purple Onion.
Posted: August 3rd, 2018, 3:40 pm
That sounds great!
Though I agree that retail shouldn't have to stop dead at 13th.
Posted: August 3rd, 2018, 5:10 pm
You know how many people go to Frank and Andrea's? And theres kind of a limited amount of retail spots left. The old Dinkytown tattoo with a broken window. The recently vacated One Two Three sushi and the basement of Pagoda (which is never gonna lease).
Posted: August 3rd, 2018, 8:21 pm
One Two Three Sushi's space was just leased by Wonders Ice Cream... showing just how limited retail space truly is. They hope to start construction soon and open in September.
Posted: August 4th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Milos barber shop is gonna take old dinkytown tattoo space.
Posted: October 25th, 2018, 11:47 am
http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/ne ... /498435031
Citypages reports a weed-infused coffee shop is coming to Dinkytown next April 20. Taking Chatime's current spot.
Today's issue of the Daily also picked up the story, mentioning that Chatime will remain but move to a space on 14th Avenue. I think the only spaces not spoken for on 14th are the temporary Hub leasing office and maybe one in the Marshall.
Also in the Daily (big news day!), Bonchon and JJ's Poke are apparently opening in December, but the article doesn't seem to have been proofread and has a reference to Bonchon "coming this summer"... I would take that with a grain of salt.
Posted: February 18th, 2019, 11:15 am
Bun Mi is coming back, with a new name, to a location in Dinkytown
The article says 511 4th St SE, but since that address is A) not in Dinkytown and B) not a building with a commercial space, I suspect it's a mistake and they mean 511 14th Ave SE instead, which is a spot in the Marshall briefly occupied by Waxing the City.
Posted: March 7th, 2019, 8:57 am
Where vescio's was in dinkytown they are asking to enlarge the windows and install new doors from the HPC. Also interesting it looks likes it won't be just Bon Chon but a Poke place as well called Oishii Poke
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/www/gro ... 217286.pdf
Posted: March 7th, 2019, 11:48 am
I wish they were planning to take that ugly wood off of the upper floors too, but it's a good start.
Posted: March 7th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Also interesting it looks likes it won't be just Bon Chon but a Poke place as well called Oishii Poke.
Ummm, there are already 2 Poke restaurants within a block of there...
Posted: March 8th, 2019, 9:17 am
Have we reached peak poke?
Posted: March 11th, 2019, 3:52 pm
I don't think this news ever made it onto the thread, but the old CVS is being turned into the Dinkytown Food Court this August!
Posted: March 12th, 2019, 6:39 am
Even more poke!
Posted: March 12th, 2019, 8:52 am
For an idea of what this might look like, the University of Pennsylvania just opened a concept like this
. It's very good.
Posted: August 13th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Posted: August 14th, 2019, 6:35 am
1) It's sad that Varsity is leaving, bought my first nice bike there. It seems like with this shop leaving and One on One moving we're losing bicycle shops near places with density.
2) That food court ironically reminds me of the Coffman cafeteria.
Posted: August 20th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Speaking of bike shops closing, there is a for sale sign in the window of the Alt in LynLake. I asked one of the workers what it was about and they told me that they were planning on moving to a smaller location in the neighborhood, probably east of Lyndale. Hopefully they don't end up closing as well, given that Penn Cycle and Sunrise Cyclery both closed in the neighborhood pretty recently.
Posted: July 29th, 2020, 9:57 pm
From the Marcy Holmes neighborhood Twitter account, https://twitter.com/MarcyHolmesMpls/sta ... 3553715200
Are some details on a new attempted redevelopment in Dinkytown at 1309-1319 4th St SE.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Mnq4BT ... xffcy/view
7 stories, 106 units (296 bedrooms), 105 parking stalls, 309 bike parking.
Posted: July 30th, 2020, 7:27 am
I like the set back after the first level. Love that they are incorporating the existing 1 story commercial building inside the historic district into the new development. Massing isn't too bad. Much better than the McDonalds site.
Frustrating there were better/taller buildings pushed back on for this same location. Hope they turn the alley into a ped mall of some sort, or a place for outdoor seating, and light it up well at night.