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Quimby's ??

Any rumors or confirmed reports of what the building across from The Bronze Boar will be used for (if anything)? I always thought that was a primo location and a neat building for a bar/restaurant type place, and I imagine its value has to be greater given the plans to develop the building on the corner.

created by BulldogBuckeye on Mar 23, 2015 at 09:40:09 am     Comments: 11

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It would be cool to see another option in that location on Huron Street. I have not heard if the previous owner is trying to sell it. Might be tough depending on he asking price, or how much they had into it to try and return a profit. The deck/patio in the rear of the building definitely has potential.

posted by Hoops on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:09:00 am     #  

The Quimby's building was sold to David Ball about six or more months ago. He is putting offices in it from what I hear.

posted by pete on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:23:21 am     #  

Boo! Offices are boring. They should have done a bar and grill by day, upscale nightclub by night - revive the old format, only with a complete update and make it better. The building is too close to the entertainment district to be offices. There is a ton of office space downtown already.

posted by mixman on Mar 23, 2015 at 11:34:20 am     #  

Only real problem with that absolutely beautiful building is that it doesn't have it's own parking lot. Yes, there are pay spots all around, but not having a dedicated lot is definitely an issue for a building of that size.

posted by upso on Mar 23, 2015 at 01:13:29 pm     #  

mixman posted at 11:34:20 AM on Mar 23, 2015:

Boo! Offices are boring. They should have done a bar and grill by day, upscale nightclub by night - revive the old format, only with a complete update and make it better. The building is too close to the entertainment district to be offices. There is a ton of office space downtown already.

Funny... someone posts that there will be a new bar, and you immediately hear "WAIT WTF WE HAVE TOO MANY BARS"... then someone posts that we're getting more office space and you hear "WFT SHOULD BE A BAR"

I love this place. :)

posted by endcycle on Mar 23, 2015 at 01:23:49 pm     #   5 people liked this

At least no one suggested it be a Mexican restaurant or a Trader Joe's

posted by Hoops on Mar 23, 2015 at 02:38:42 pm     #   1 person liked this

Lol... definitely some irony in that. I agree there are a ton of bars downtown. Having worked three years down there as a club dj, I would like to see one venue that qualifies as a real nightclub - as in a place with a dancefloor and/or dj booth. We used to have seven(!). Hopefully, whenever we eventually see another it will have decent parking.

posted by mixman on Mar 23, 2015 at 04:01:20 pm     #  

Mexican bar / deli

posted by MIJeff on Mar 23, 2015 at 07:40:37 pm     #  

Mixman - why not invest in and open the venue you write about?

posted by jimavolt on Mar 24, 2015 at 09:30:27 am     #  

Considering that area will be densely residential once the Berdan is complete, a nightclub would probably be a headache for complaints about noise and trash. Office space is plentiful in the downtown core, but there really isn't a great selection of class A space in the warehouse district.

posted by Brewster on Mar 24, 2015 at 09:37:09 am     #  

@jimavolt
I'd love to, but my pockets are about as deep as a kiddie pool. A nice club would probably cost over 200k to open. I think the owner of Quimby's paid over a million for the building, and it likely sold for a fraction of that. It lasted about ten years as three different nightclubs before becoming Quimby's which was more of a bar & grill with entertainment. Not sure if it made money any of those years.

It'll probably have to be a supply and demand thing... like downtown will get another club once the demand is there.

@Brewster
The patio got complaints from Riverwest Townhomes residents every summer. And homeless guys.

posted by mixman on Mar 24, 2015 at 06:46:38 pm     #