June 2014

There are 3 blog entries for June 2014.

Excitement brimming in Warehouse District and Downtown West over new Target Center renovation

Residents living in the Minneapolis Warehouse District will experience some construction work happening on the southern edge of the neighborhood starting next year, but the finished plans will bring some much-needed improvements to the Target Center.

The Star Tribune reported last month that Architectural Alliance and Sink Combs Dethlefs was hired to handle the $97 million remodeling project for Target Center. You've seen Architectural Alliance's work in other downtown buildings like the Central Library, the Guthrie and TCF Bank Stadium. Sink Combs Dethlefs will be responsible for the arena's indoor remodel.

Not only will the remodel better connect the

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Events and new stores opening in the summer make it a great time to buy and sell condos or lofts downtown

We're now fully into the summer months in the Twin Cities, and that means we're outside and ready to enjoy a meal on the patio at our favorite restaurant, hear a local band perform in one of the parks, watch a Twins game outside at Target Field or check out the newest shops on Grand Avenue in St. Paul or in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood. With so much to see and do outdoors, people are outside and energized to explore their neighborhoods. That makes time of year perfect for buying and selling lofts and condos downtown, because high visibility is guaranteed.

The North Loop has seen many changes in recent years. Several lofts and condos have

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Balcony and rooftop gardening booming among Minneapolis loft and condo residents

The upswing of people moving into lofts and condos downtown has created a new trend in gardening — patio and rooftop gardens. Baby boomers and retirees who've sold their single family homes — where they planted and tended large gardens — still want to surround themselves with living plants, and they are taking advantage of the limited space they have. Additionally, young professionals who don't have the time to maintain a yard love having the option to test their green thumbs on a smaller scale.

Container gardening has always been popular with window pots and colorful flowers growing on front stoops, but the latest trend is to nourish vegetables, herbs, flowers and even

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