Soo Line Building welcomes first tenants in downtown Minneapolis

  • Article by: Jim Buchta , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 3, 2013 - 9:58 AM

The first residents are moving into apartments in the rehabbed building.

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supervon2Dec. 2, 13 9:43 PM

One more building saved from the "Beautify America" period of Lyndon Johnson when the could not tear down these buildings fast enough to create their image of "New Town".

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hittodeadDec. 2, 1311:16 PM

Sorry supervon, yet another opinion of yours tripped up by the facts: nearly all of those historically significant structures in Mpls that were destroyed by the "Gateway" urban renewal project happened during Eisenhower's presidency, at a time when the mayor of Minneapolis was P. Kenneth Peterson, (1957-1961) also a Republic.

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kbehmDec. 3, 13 6:44 AM

Glad they were able to do this, instead of tearing it down like used to be norm in Minneapolis

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samiamDec. 3, 13 8:17 AM

Glad they could reuse as much of the old building as practical. Interesting that it is rental, not condos What the article is missing is Prices! A quick google search reveals that rents range from $1080 for a tiny studio to over $4000 for a 2000 square foot 3 bedroom unit.

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EWernerDec. 3, 13 8:43 AM

Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad better know as the Soo Line. Very appropriate to preserve this building and job well done.

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mspshadowDec. 3, 13 8:47 AM

I'm glad they were able to save and restore this beautiful building, especially it's lobby. But I'm not sure you really mean "rabbit-warren." (it shouldn't be hyphenated, for starters)

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stripeDec. 3, 13 9:14 AM

Love love love it. Downtown Mpls is on the up and up. This is very classy.

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dtmonkeyboyDec. 3, 13 9:46 AM

Welcome downtown! I moved from the suburbs to downtown 10 years ago and you will never ever get me to go back! EVER! I love the diversity of the people, the hassle free living and frankly I feel more safe because there are more people around.

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minne281613Dec. 3, 13 1:15 PM

The building is lovely and those arched windows - gorgeous!! But sadly...same old same old cheap and boring kitchen and bath finishes that I've seend since 2001 (yawn).

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mossholeDec. 3, 13 2:28 PM

Good to see more apartments/condos going in downtown, but FYI - if Village Green owns it, don't waste your money. I've lived in a Village Green place - way overpay for everything that is done on the cheap.

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