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Uptown Update July 5, 2010

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Shareology took a holiday stroll around Uptown Minneapolis in early July, 2010; Calhoun Square may not be complete but it sure shows signs of growth and revitalization: 

 

Missing Figlio?   Il Gatto is open for biz! 

Upstairs, Downstairs

 

Sox Appeal, new carpet and comfy furniture....

 

Let there be light!

 

The best feature of the updated Calhoun Square?  Check out the light flooding into the west end of the mall! 

Tenants Current and Future

 

Maps to current and future tenants

 

 

 

Calhoun Square may not be done quite yet, but it is sure looking sharper than it has in many a moon. 

Next, Shareology stumbled across Restaurants and Rooftops:  but that’s for a later post! 

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

 

Apple brings their Briefing Room to Uptown! July 4, 2010

Shareology was in a nostalgic mood this holiday weekend; she journeyed to Uptown Minneapolis, where she had lived for 17 years across from the Uptown Theater.   My, oh, my: the changes!  Of course, she remembered MAC, but now Victoria’s Secret and NorthFace add retail zing to Hennepin Avenue.  But the biggest retail zing on Hennepin is definitely the new Apple store. 

Shareology admired the outside and then ventured inside:

Shareology understands that Apple strongly prefers she not take photos inside the Apple stores….still…..can’t hurt to ask politely one more time.   Well, dear Shareology readers, she didn’t get photo permission, but she did get a tour of the first-ever-in-the-world Apple Briefing Room!   It’s tucked away on an upper floor in the new Apple location in Uptown.   Basically,  it’s an executive conference room loaded with Apple gear.  Fronting Hennepin Avenue, off the Briefing Room are two patios, with table and chairs for 4, plus a grass area.  (Hmm, real grass?  Forever grass?  Shareology didn’t ask…)  These patios surround a skylight that floods the main sales area below with light.

The Briefing Room includes a conference table seating 16, and every Apple product imaginable:  iPhones, iPads, big screen….. So:  got a business problem you want to solve?  Come in to the Apple folks, bring your staff, and have Apple help you and your business.   For information call the Uptown Apple store at (952) 229-1463, or email them at uptownbusiness@apple.com.

Kay Roseland  @KayLoire

 

Retail Revitalization in Uptown October 9, 2009

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As a former Uptown Girl, Shareology has a deep affection for the corner of Hennepin and Lake in Minneapolis.  Trusted sources alerted her to a retail revitalization in progress.  (As a former East Isles Residents Association member, let me tell you, this particular revitalization has been in the works  for literally years and through multiple developers.)  Calhoun Square ain’t done yet:  but the bones are starting to emerge:

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The space between Calhoun Square and the parking ramp is in transition: this half:  not so done

The space between Calhoun Square and the parking ramp is in transition: this half: not so done

The northern half shows the outdoor strolling, sipping a glass of wine potential  ...

The northern half shows the outdoor strolling, sipping a glass of wine potential ...

Amazingly, quite a few of your Calhoun Square favs are still open....

Amazingly, quite a few of your Calhoun Square favs are still open....

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Yep, a boatload of new square footage is under construction....

Yep, a boatload of new square footage is under construction....

The more things change, the more they stay the same....

The more things change, the more they stay the same....

Placeholder, NOT the new name of the old Figlio ...

Placeholder, NOT the new name of the old Figlio ...

A reminder that not all of Uptown is under construction....

A reminder that not all of Uptown is under construction....

Hot off the press:    Figlio has become … Il Gatto    and it’s on Twitter! –>  @ ilgattouptown  

Shareology does wonder if the romance between the residents of Uptown and Calhoun Square will continue after this separation of sorts.   Shareology can’t wait to check out the traffic when the new square footage opens.

Well folks, that’s it     …    time to head over to Lucia’s for some soup and a minicupcake….

For more information go to www.uptownminneapolis.com  or check out Uptown author Thatcher Imboden on Twitter at @OurUptown — he’s got up to the minute information on who’s moving where in Calhoun Square.

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire

 

 
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