The Death and Life Of DtStP

The Death & Life of DtStP

Any urban environment is bound to have an ebb and flow to it’s storefronts. DtStP seems to be small enough that just about every change is noticed and mourned or celebrated by anyone paying attention. The end often comes with an expected-yet-surprising suddenness, while signs of new life are often limited to murmurs, speculation, and lengthy delays. I would love nothing more than for all to succeed and none to fail, but that’s just not how it goes. So-

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Lost DtStP

Birch’s Lowertown – Market House – 2020
Gypsy Moon – Pioneer-Endicott Skyway – 2020
Dunn Brothers – 5th & Wabasha – 2020
The Show Gallery – Sibley St. – 2020
Gray Duck (according to MSP mag) – 4th & Wabasha – 2020
Perkelate (moving?) – Great Northern Skyway – 2020
Octo Fishbar – Market House – 2020
YMCA – Lowertown – 2020
Hat Trick Lounge – 5th St – 2020
Real Meal Deli – 1st National Bank Skyway – 2020
Crown Mischief – Alliance Skyway – 2020
Pax Ent. Prayer Shop – Town Square Skyway – 2020
PUBLIC Bar – Mears Park – 2020
Green Lantern – Mears Park – 2020
Handsome Hog (moved) – Mears Park – 2020
Aromas Pizza – Lowry Building – 2020
Sew So Great – Alliance Skyway – 2020
Pazzaluna – St. Peter & 5th – 2020
Java Express – Union Depot – 2020
Igloo Cafe – St. Peter – 2019
Salty Tart – 5th & Broadway – 2019
Elephant Bar – 4th Street – 2019
Subway – 10th & St. Peter – 2019
DropBox – Wabasha – 2019
LeeAnn Chin – Alliance Bank Building – 2019
World of Beer – Sibley & 5th – 2019
Subway – Wabasha & 4th – 2019
J.J. Hill Reference Library – Washington & 4th – 2019
Tim Hortons – Wabasha – 2019
Vieux Carre – Hamm Building – 2019
12 Eyes Brewing – 4th Street – 2019
Great Waters – 7th Place – 2019
Hygga – 4th Street – 2018
Golden’s Deli – 4th & Market – 2018?
​Pullman’s Pub – 2018?
Bruegger’s Bagel’s – Wabasha & 7th Place – 2018?
Rivertown Market – Wabasha – 2018?
American Burger Bar – Wabasha – 2018
Ox Cart* – 6th & Market – 2016, 2017, 2018
Wild Tymes – St. Peter & 7th Place – 2017?
Hamilton Ink Spot – Wabasha – 2017?
Station 4 – Sibley & 4th – 2010?

New Life?

Pretty Waves Boutique – Town Square Skyway – 2020?
Lowertown Bakehouse – 5th & Broadway – 2020?
Vikings & Goddesses Pie Co. – 5th & Broadway – 2020?
Savoy Pizza – Wabasha – 2020?
DG Pilot – St. Peter – 2020
Catrinas Mexican Grill – 1st Bank Skyway – 2020
Hardenbergh Foundation – 7th & Minnesota – 2020
Rico’s Ice Cream Parlor – Alliance Skyway – 2020
Pillbox Bar – Wabasha – 2020
Green + The Grain – Wells Fargo Skyway – 2020
True Stone Coffee – 5th & Broadway – 2020
Just/Us – 4th & Wall – 2019
Station 81 – Union Depot – 2019
Chuck & Dons – 6th & Wall – 2019
Igloo Cafe – St.Peter – 2019
Skyway Masala – Town Square Skyway – 2019
UMR Academy – Wabasha & Exchange – 2019
The Loon – St. Peter & 7th Place – 2019
Elephant Bar – 4th Street – 2019
Ox Cart – 6th & Market – 2017, 2018, 2019
Creator’s Space – Wacouta & 7th – 2018, 2019
Stacked Deck Brewery – Cedar Ave – 2018?
Urban Wok – 4th Street – 2018?
Birches – Market House – 2018
Best Buy Teen Tech Center? – Cedar & 4th – 2019
Gray Duck – Wabasha & 4th – 2017?
Palace Theatre – 7th Place – 2016?
​Music Forest Cafe – Jackson & 7th – ??
Dark Horse – 7th Street – ??
Green Lantern – 6th Street – ??
Saint Dinette – 5th & Market – ??
Big River Pizza – 5th & Market – ??
CHS Field – Wall St. – 2014


Immediate Action Items:

  • Develop and create google form in a thoughtful way that is both entertaining to fill out and gathers useful information that someone planning something for DtStP might be interested in
  • Develop a functional way to present results.

Long-Term Action Items:

  • Develop a reasonable timetable for “seasons” to declare “winners” or “results” and encourage filling out a renewed entry

Potential Related Projects?

Keg & Case Life/Deathpool
DtStP Storefronts
DtStP Database