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Wind chime installation returns to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

"Wind Chime (after 'Dream')" installation. Photo: Audrey Kennedy/Axios

Heading to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden? Listen closely and look up.

  • The beloved "Wind Chime (after 'Dream')" installation has returned to the garden's linden tree.
17 hours ago - Axios Twin Cities

Dayton's Project developer asks judge to block auction

The Dayton's Project still hasn't opened to the public. Image courtesy of The Dayton's Project

A pair of New York companies are battling for control of the iconic former Dayton's department store in downtown Minneapolis, and it could all come to a head next month.

What's new: Monarch Alternative Capital is attempting to auction developer 601W Cos.' controlling stake in the massive Nicollet Mall building, tentatively on Aug. 23.

  • Monarch, which bought a $78 million loan on the building during the pandemic, said in court filings that 601W has not met benchmarks for leasing the space.
  • 601W said that meeting the benchmarks has been impossible due to COVID, and the developer is asking a Hennepin County judge to block the auction, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
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