“Totino’s Restaurant, 918 West Lake, Minneapolis. Photographer: Norton & Peel Photograph Collection 1957”
Yes, I know this isn’t the Totino’s on Central over Northeast (I’ve already posted a picture of that.) But people that care about Minneapolis history should know that the city’s Historic Preservation Commission is going to hear an application from Hillcrest Development to demolish the building, also known as the Wheaton & Reynolds Building, for some random “mixed use development”.
If you’re curious about it and/or able to attend, the commission is holding its hearing on Tuesday at City Hall. Gets started at 5:30. Here’s the proposal. (.pdf)
Also, I never knew that Totino’s had a place in South Minneapolis twixt Uptown and Lyn-Lake. (Lake & Colfax)
(image via MHS Visual Resources Database)
It would be sad to see the building go, but that entire structure is in such disrepair (and a huge eyesore), I don’t doubt that there isn’t an alternative to demolition. Does Hillcrest have any renderings of what they’re hoping to build on the lot?