wr3n:

Another one bites the dust
I had heard about a new restaurant, Burch, going in this spot where the former Burch Pharmacy was at Franklin & Hennepin. I figured they would be using the first floor.
As I’ve driven by over the last several weeks I thought they were renovating the entire building. This morning I noticed parts of the exterior have been removed as well. After reading this StarTrib story, I get the impression the whole building will be demolished which is a shame. It was originally built in 1913 and was a beautiful building. If that is the case, a three story existing structure that could have had multiple businesses and/or housing will be replaced with one restaurant.
Trivia: Paul McCartney reportedly visited Burch Pharmacy in 2005.

wr3n:

Another one bites the dust

I had heard about a new restaurant, Burch, going in this spot where the former Burch Pharmacy was at Franklin & Hennepin. I figured they would be using the first floor.

As I’ve driven by over the last several weeks I thought they were renovating the entire building. This morning I noticed parts of the exterior have been removed as well. After reading this StarTrib story, I get the impression the whole building will be demolished which is a shame. It was originally built in 1913 and was a beautiful building. If that is the case, a three story existing structure that could have had multiple businesses and/or housing will be replaced with one restaurant.

Trivia: Paul McCartney reportedly visited Burch Pharmacy in 2005.

(via stuffaboutminneapolis)

  1. tolavann reblogged this from wr3n and added:
    It’s a shame when a historical structure like this falls victim to the economy and bigger conglomerates. Preservation is...
  2. goldcountry reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Don’t worry, the building IS being preserved.
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  4. emilycolor reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Awww man I love that building, it looks so naked!
  5. iflyastarship reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    wahh this is where my bellydance studio was.. :( and then the ppl who owned the building sold it and sadness
  6. karmadi11o reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    I don’t think they will demolish the building, but they would definitely need to open it up and upgrade after 80 years....
  7. amneubs reblogged this from amneubs and added:
    "Another one bites the dust (Update - or not) Councilman Gary Schiff indicated on Facebook that the upper floors will be...
  8. mikikona reblogged this from stuffaboutminneapolis and added:
    Well if they are going to be tearing it down then why are the Billboards still up? Also it is kind of hard to rebuild an...
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