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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

Baker Center Renovation Revealed

Downtown Baker Center unveils $25M renovation By Matt M. Johnson, Finance & Commerce June 2017 The four buildings that comprise the Baker Center in downtown Minneapolis contain more than 1 million square feet of offices and other businesses, but until Thursday, finding a way into the complex was like looking for a side door. Creating a recognizable [...]

Baker Center Renovation Revealed2019-01-22T09:46:57+00:00

New owner lines up local firms for Macy’s redo

By: Brian Johnson March 1, 2017 Though Macy’s Inc. said Wednesday it had sold the downtown Minneapolis store for $59 million, the new owner has already selected some Twin Cities players to work on the massive redevelopment project. The New York-based 601W Companies has selected Minnetonka-based Hightower Initiatives and the Transwestern Brokerage Group in Minneapolis to work [...]

New owner lines up local firms for Macy’s redo2019-01-22T09:48:59+00:00

Top Projects of 2015 series: Mayo Clinic Square

By Julie Kendrick Finance and Commerce Editor’s note: This is the 12th installment in Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects of 2015 series, which profiles the 26 honorees through Sept. 30. Previous installments can be read at finance-commerce.com. Address: 600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis Project cost: $50 million Project size: 330,860 square feet, plus 243,496 square feet of parking on two levels Owner: Camelot [...]

Top Projects of 2015 series: Mayo Clinic Square2019-01-22T09:53:15+00:00