Alatus pitches 40-story apartment tower

Bob Lux has decided to go big.

Lux, the principal at Minneapolis-based Alatus, has submitted preliminary plans to the city to develop a 40-story apartment tower at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel site near St. Anthony Main. The project is 10 to 15-stories taller than the one he floated for the site a month ago.

The development site, at 200 Central Ave. S.E., today has a Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in a building constructed for the St. Anthony Commercial Club in 1929. Lux initially planned to work around that structure or to see if it could be incorporated into a new development. Now, he’s returned with plans to demolish the building, after getting feedback from neighbors, according to Alatus’ submitted plan.

The plans don’t mention any names for the 7,000 square feet of retail space, but it does plan to have a “street level destination restaurant.”

The developer has a purchase agreement to buy the two parcels owned by William McReavy and by the St. Anthony Athletic Club, respectively. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 and Alatus wants to begin construction “shortly thereafter.” Alatus pitches 40-story apartment tower

Bob Lux has decided to go big.

Lux, the principal at Minneapolis-based Alatus, has submitted preliminary plans to the city to develop a 40-story apartment tower at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel site near St. Anthony Main. The project is 10 to 15-stories taller than the one he floated for the site a month ago.

The development site, at 200 Central Ave. S.E., today has a Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in a building constructed for the St. Anthony Commercial Club in 1929. Lux initially planned to work around that structure or to see if it could be incorporated into a new development. Now, he’s returned with plans to demolish the building, after getting feedback from neighbors, according to Alatus’ submitted plan.

The plans don’t mention any names for the 7,000 square feet of retail space, but it does plan to have a “street level destination restaurant.”

The developer has a purchase agreement to buy the two parcels owned by William McReavy and by the St. Anthony Athletic Club, respectively. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 and Alatus wants to begin construction “shortly thereafter.”

Alatus pitches 40-story apartment tower

Bob Lux has decided to go big.

Lux, the principal at Minneapolis-based Alatus, has submitted preliminary plans to the city to develop a 40-story apartment tower at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel site near St. Anthony Main. The project is 10 to 15-stories taller than the one he floated for the site a month ago.

The development site, at 200 Central Ave. S.E., today has a Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in a building constructed for the St. Anthony Commercial Club in 1929. Lux initially planned to work around that structure or to see if it could be incorporated into a new development. Now, he’s returned with plans to demolish the building, after getting feedback from neighbors, according to Alatus’ submitted plan.

The plans don’t mention any names for the 7,000 square feet of retail space, but it does plan to have a “street level destination restaurant.”

The developer has a purchase agreement to buy the two parcels owned by William McReavy and by the St. Anthony Athletic Club, respectively. The sale is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014 and Alatus wants to begin construction “shortly thereafter.”

(Source: bizjournals.com)

Ads on the back of a bulletin from St. Cyril’s Church, Minneapolis (Sept 21st, 1980)

As far as I can tell, the only places still open in the same location, with basically the same name are:

Kapala-Glodek Funeral Home (without Bertch)
Northeast State Bank (now without “State” in name)
Elsie’s Restaurant & Lounge
Nye’s Polonaise Room
Kozlak University Funeral Chapel (now Kozlak-Radulovich)

*image scanned by me

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Minneapolis Mid Century Modern ING Building

(Source: etsy.com)

Dance contest, The Riverview, Minneapolis (1985)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)

View of a smoke filled bar with quite a few bottles of Grain Belt Premium on the bar. (1945)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)

Album Art

Your Glass House - Atmosphere

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game concert featuring Atmosphere and Imagine Dragons in TCF Stadium starts at 7:30 tonight!

Played 344 times.

2014 All-Star Game by Charles Fazzino

(Source: fazzino.com)

These 31 bars will be open late for the MLB All-Star Game

These 31 bars and adult venues have a special license to stay open until 4 a.m. on the last day of MLB All-Star Game festivities in anticipation of a baseball-fueled blitz of nighttime business.

The Minnesota Legislature gave the bars (and adult venues, denoted with an *) a special dispensation. The extended hours only apply from noon on July 15 to the wee hours of July 16.

The 508 Bar & Restaurant—508 First Ave. N.
Seven Steakhouse Sushi Ultralounge Skybar—700 Hennepin Ave.
Aqua Nightclub—400 First Ave. N.
Augie’s Cabaret*— 424 Hennepin Ave.
Bar Fly—711 Hennepin Ave.
Brother’s Bar & Grill—430 First Ave. N.
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre—824 Hennepin Ave.
The Capital Grille—801 Hennepin Ave.
Cowboy Jacks—126 Fifth St. N.
Club New York—10 Fifth St. S.
Devil’s Advocate—89 10th St. S.
Downtown Cabaret*—115 Fourth St. S.
The Executive Lounge*—418 Third Ave. N.
Firelake Grill House—31 Seventh St. S.
First Avenue—701 First Ave. N.
The Grand Hotel—615 Second Ave. S.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis—1300 Nicollet Mall
Hubert’s Sports Bar—600 First Ave. N.
Kieran’s Irish Pub—85 Sixth St. N.
The Local—931 Nicollet Mall
The Loon Cafe—500 First Ave. N.
Marin Restaurant & Bar—901 Hennepin Ave.
Millenium Hotel—1313 Nicollet Mall
The Pourhouse—10 Fifth St. S.
Rick’s Cabaret*—300 Third St. S.
The Seville Club*—15 Glenwood Ave.
The Shout House—650 Hennepin Ave.
Solera Restaurant & Event Center—900 Hennepin Ave.
Spades Nightclub—322 First Ave. N.
Uncle Bucks—26 Fifth St. N.

(Source: bizjournals.com)

Elvis Costello, Minneapolis (1978)

(Source: elviscostello.info)