North Loop bus garage bids exceed estimate by Metro Transit

Construction bids came in 11 percent over the $102.5 million estimate for this planned Metro Transit bus garage at 560 Sixth Ave. N. in Minneapolis. (Submitted rendering) Finance & Commerce By: Brian Johnson  July 17, 2019 A planned 400,000-square-foot Metro Transit bus garage in the North Loop area of Minneapolis is proving to be more [...]

North Loop bus garage bids exceed estimate by Metro Transit2019-07-18T08:14:20-05:00

Q&A: Kohlenberger reflects decades-long construction career

By: Brian Johnson, Finance & Commerce, June 15, 2019   Don Kohlenberger may not always have the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon, but the construction industry veteran has been a leader behind the scenes of some of the most high-profile projects to come along in recent years.   As an owner representative and consultant, Kohlenberger has [...]

Q&A: Kohlenberger reflects decades-long construction career2019-06-21T07:29:11-05:00

Dayton’s tenants queue for 2020

By: Matt M. Johnson March 25, 2019 A new design that shrinks a retail atrium at the Dayton’s Project in downtown Minneapolis has pushed the building’s opening date back by several months. New renderings of the $250 million renovation of the building at 700 Nicollet Mall that formerly housed Dayton’s and Macy’s department stores show more detail of what [...]

Dayton’s tenants queue for 20202019-04-02T16:05:15-05:00

Development team juggles Dayton’s store renovation, Chicago Old Main Post Office project

Soon contractors are scheduled to begin to cut the openings in the downtown Minneapolis store's lower floors to create a large atrium. Still, the work has hit delays. By Nicole Norfleet Star Tribune MARCH 23, 2019 The same development, design and marketing team behind the renovation of the former Dayton's store in Minneapolis is also in the [...]

Development team juggles Dayton’s store renovation, Chicago Old Main Post Office project2019-04-02T15:25:13-05:00

Met Council asks light-rail contractors to extend bids

By: Brian Johnson July 16, 2018 4:17 pm 0 The $1.9 billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project has cleared a major hurdle now that a tentative deal has been reached over the co-location of freight and light rail-lines in the Kenilworth Corridor and Bass Lake Spur in Minneapolis, the Metropolitan Council said Monday. The agreement is a big [...]

Met Council asks light-rail contractors to extend bids2019-01-22T09:31:52-05:00

Wallet Lost 53 Years Ago at Dayton’s is Returned to Owner

Maybe the monkey hid it? By Allison Kaplan Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine Dayton’s department store is dead, but its reputation for customer service endures: A wallet lost at the downtown Minneapolis flagship in 1965 was just returned to its owner, contents still intact. Maybe the monkey hid it? As demolition within the historic department store building progresses to [...]

Wallet Lost 53 Years Ago at Dayton’s is Returned to Owner2019-01-22T09:33:41-05:00

Minnesota construction industry adds 4,867 jobs in February

By: Matt M. Johnson March 22, 2018 Construction was the fastest growing employment sector in Minnesota in February, according to state data. This photo shows a construction crew working Thursday on the High Bridge in St. Paul. (Staff photo: Bill Klotz) Minnesota’s construction industry gained 4,867 jobs in February, a 4.8 percent increase from the previous February, [...]

Minnesota construction industry adds 4,867 jobs in February2019-01-22T09:35:03-05:00

Buyer of Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis plans to revive Dayton’s name

Developers envision a modern mix of shops, eateries, offices. By Nicole Norfleet Star Tribune OCTOBER 23, 2017 — 5:51AM The old Dayton’s in downtown Minneapolis will soon be updated with open mezzanines, sweeping high ceilings, shops and offices. And some of its quirks, like the bathroom with turquoise sinks on the fourth floor, will still be there. [...]

Buyer of Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis plans to revive Dayton’s name2019-01-22T09:42:34-05:00