Who can succeed in Block E?

This contest has ended. See winner and honorable mentions below.

The Sega GameWorks center is attempting to sublease its space in Block E. Borders bookstore and the Escape Ultra Lounge are two notable tenants that also closed their doors in the past couple of years. MinnPost followers on Twitter, your task is, in 140 characters, to submit a proposal for a business tenant for Block E that has the greatest chance to succeed. A casino to balance the state budget? A singles bar where out-of-work mortgage brokers can meet suitors struggling to make their payments? The return of Moby Dick’s? Follow MinnPost on Twitter and give us your reply! The winner and honorable mentions posted on Friday.

If it were up to M H Morgan, I think we’d be seeing an economic recovery on Block E, and tidy windfall for Minnesota as well. Thanks to everyone who particiated in this week’s #mp140!

Winner:

MHMorgan April and early May the target field warming house would be a good bet, and for the other 10 months one word……RACINO!!!!!!!!!!

Honorable mentions:

MikeKodada Escape Ultra Lounge closed?! It sounds like Block E could use an exclusive, 18-plus shelter for displaced VIPs. #mp140

kellybarnhill A successful business plan for Block E? One word: dynamite.

AdamBez There aren’t enough strip clubs dwntwn, so a twins sponsored strip club, titled the Foul Territory, where they dance on Foul Polls. #mp140

burnunit anger management & racism rehab clinic for Strib.com commenters, especially ones in the (similar) Block E story. Growth industry! #mp140

cmnsensepolicy permanent tax free indoor farmers market where farmers can rent micro spaces with refrigeration to sell products year round #mp140

ervinstembol Norm Coleman’s recount litigation HQ – if a 5 1/2-year lease is available. #mp140

 

Entries since Wednesday afternoon:

AdamBez Since we all know that Mlps is better then St. Paul, they cn finally move the state capitol 2 whr it belongs, Block-E. #mp140

MrBoules Food bazaar offers diverse tastiness. Noodles, tempura, a deli, Indian fare. The best will thrive there. Mass seating. #mp140.

kellybarnhill A successful business plan for Block E? One word: dynamite.

cmnsensepolicy permanent tax free indoor farmers market where farmers can rent micro spaces with refrigeration to sell products year round #mp140

rosscurrier #mp140 Moby Dick’s, The Rand Hotel, Brady’s Pub, McDonald’s, and a small parking lot (or two or three)?

 

Wednesday morning Tweets:

lukehellier #mp140 With the new Twins Stadium on the rise and the hope that the TWolves do something with 2 #1 picks Why not ESPN Zone?

JerBaier A Chicago-style pizza place, such as Giordano’s or Pizzeria Uno #mp140

joeradosevich is it unproductive to bring up the fact it could have been a park? Something downtown MPLS is in need of… #mp140

thorner723 Block E? — the new home for Mitch Pearlstein and Center of the American Experiment..and, of coourse, done without tax subsidies #mp140

tbrunelle re: #mp140 – Block E needs to be a 50/50 indoor/outdoor park. Retail isn’t the answer. Welcoming space is.

jrolson1013 New tenant “Most Likely to Succeed”: Henn. Co. Juvenile Corrections. #mp140

deanpcummings Block E idea: How a about a gun store and shooting range? Sales are “booming” elsewhere. There are none in Minneapolis now. #mp140

MattD_ How about a jail? Business will never be slow and cops can save gas when arresting the local hoodlums. #mp140

burnunit anger management & racism rehab clinic for Strib.com commenters, especially ones in the (similar) Block E story. Growth industry! #mp140

justplainbob Son of Moby Dick’s? What Block E needs to survive is “a whale of a drink,” not the Fail Whale of urban redevelopment #mp140
 
AdamBez There aren’t enough strip clubs dwntwn, so a twins sponsored strip club, titled the Foul Territory, where they dance on Foul Polls. #mp140

bigboxcar #mp140 – Make Block E the LARGEST merry-go-round in the world! Operates every day of the year. 1st story for kids. 2nd story has a bar.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Joe Johnson on 04/22/2009 - 10:07 pm.

    This is easy. We need a Buffalo Wild Wings in block E. Minnesota company good food and anything is better hooters.

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