Linkin5 wrote:Hoping we hear something really soon about the streetscape bids sent out so that city council can approve and this can get rolling.
RFPs for the project are due tomorrow.
MSizlack wrote:Ted and Wallys will probably open in the fall as a "soft opening" with the "big" opening in spring. They are looking at the land between their building and the church for extra parking.
iamjacobm wrote:They will probably mimic their space in the Old Market with parking in front, but I really think a large outdoor seating area would be a lot better. Especially if they plan on paving the grass behind the building to add some parking spaces.
Owners Joe Pittack and Jeanne Ohira are planning a November opening for the Benson shop.
The spot on the southeast corner of 60th Avenue and Maple Street, formerly Marcus Motors, will undergo renovations this summer, including an 800-square-foot addition to the building’s south side that will house a kitchen, offices and storage space.
BVH Architects will design the space and keep many of the building’s original details, including a front wall of curved glass. The design also includes a front patio and 10 parking stalls for customers and employees.
Greg S wrote:Another scoop, that was here long before the main media outlets. Love Ted and Wally's, so cool it is coming to Benson. Absolutely amazing what is going on in Benson now.
Linkin5 wrote:iamjacobm wrote:Brick and Mortar Localmotive is going to be great!
I don't know what I am more excited about, Ted and Wally's ice cream in Benson or a permanent home for Localmotive!
The work to transform the Benson business district will begin Monday morning, July 13th, with the pounding of jack hammers at 63rd and Maple.
John Larkin of the Benson Business Improvement District, Kathy Buchanan of the Benson Neighborhood Association will join city council member Pete Festersen in the ceremony.
The project will widen and replace sidewalks on Maple Street from 59th to 63rd. It also will add new landscaping, lighting and a public plaza to the popular district. Existing overhead power lines along Maple will be buried.
Access to all businesses along Maple will be maintained during the construction, however Maple Street may be limited to one lane at times.
iamjacobm wrote:Ohh wow they already have a couple of curbs poured. Pretty clear to see how much of an improvement this will be after seeing that little bit.
Coyote wrote:iamjacobm wrote:Ohh wow they already have a couple of curbs poured. Pretty clear to see how much of an improvement this will be after seeing that little bit.
1:00 am closing time? They kicked you out of the bar and hit the curb?
iamjacobm wrote:Great shot of the Benson Beer Fest.
I have always wondered what that building right next to Burke's is used for. It has that huge roof...
MTO wrote:They look sort of Metropolis-esc but I like them quite minimalist-functional. Convention and ornamentation is for the weak-minded so I'm glad people are crying about them.
MTO wrote:Bring back Trug.
Linkin5 wrote:Garrett wrote:It looks like is has 2 entrances...
As terrifying as it is I think there are three.
mr. omaha wrote:I just walked up to DTBenson and the new sidewalk between Baxter's and Jane's is TERRIBLE. It undulates like a friggin' roller coaster and half of it is sloped towards the street to the point where it's almost unwalkable. Seriously, it's like 30 degrees sloped. Someone at the City needs to be made aware of this and hold the contractor accountable. Who from the City is in charge of quality control on this project and who is signing off on the contractor's work?? This absolutely needs to be fixed. Who do I contact??
Coyote wrote:Has anyone been to the Sweatshop Gallery on 62nd. They are supposed to be an Avant-Garde artistic collaboration, and I see they will be having the band Perfect Pussy there next month?
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