Realtor plans to remake Suburban World theater as retail
The Suburban World theater, the well-placed, historic, but little-used landmark in Uptown, might get a new occupant. But it might see a bunch of sledgehammers first.
The Star Tribune reports that the city’s Heritage Preservation Commission will consider a proposal next month from Realtor Jesse Olson, who wants to “renovate the Granada Theater into a retail store.” Granada was the original name for the theater; it was renamed in 1954.
Renovation would include restoration of the exterior and the removal of a kitchen area and the slanted floor. Olson wouldn’t comment further on redevelopment plans.
The theater’s historic status has been something of a roadblock for prospective buyers.
Photo by Me, article by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Forget when I took this, but the construction you see next to the theater, became the Uptown Apple store.