Friday, April 30, 2010

We Take Care of our Tenants so They Can Take Care of You.

Update Company would like to spotlight a few of our tenants that provide services to keep you healthy.

Holly House Center for Integrated Healthcare Dr. Patricia Lawler DC, CCN, DACBN, NP and her staff treat the whole person, inside and out with services that range from chiropractic care, massage therapy, naturopathy, and stress management. http://www.hollyhouse.org/
2324 University 651-645-6951


Midtown Chiropractic Dr. Don Habermas-Scher D.C. , P.A. has offered chiropractic care at 970 Raymond for over 20 years, helping to diagnose and treat many common spinal issues.
651-644-0455.

Wyndgate Health PLLC is a clinical practice specializing in personalized therapeutic vitamin and dietary programs treating symptoms of: Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Issues, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Behavior and Violence, Parkinson’s Disease, male and female hormone imbalances, food intolerances and gastrointestinal dysfunctions. http://www.wyndgatehealth.com/ 970 Raymond Avenue 651-493-4566


Friday, April 23, 2010

THE UNIVERSITY AVENUE PROJECT

Midtown Commons is proud to help present:

Wing Young Huie's

University Avenue Project

The Language of Urbanism: A six-milePhotographic Inquiry


From May to October, 2010 Wing Young Huie's photographs will transform University Avenue into a six mile gallery, revealing the everyday realities of the diverse neighborhoods connected by this urban thoroughfare. Photos will be displayed in store windows, murals and projection screens all along University. At 1433 University each night there will be a two hour projection of photographs on 40' screens plus diverse local music.


Midtown Commons is excited to display eight of the photos at our 2324 University building.

http://theuniversityavenueproject.com/

Come take a tour down University Avenue.

See what the buzz is all about.





Friday, April 16, 2010

Thank You Renewing Update Tenants

This week Update Company was pleased to receive three lease renewals -

The Law Firm of Frank Shulte - tenant since 2007
Customer FX - tenant since 1996
Academy Mayer Language Center - tenant since 1994

We value our long term relationships with our tenants. We can't do it without you!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Setting the Stage for Development












A CHALLENGE...



I have a challenge for commercial property owners and real estate brokers along University Avenue: Let's set the stage for new development.

In residential real estate one trend is "Staging" a house to make it appeal to potential buyers. Along University, many buildings are available for sale or lease. But many properties desperately need "staging". I feel the whole Avenue could use a little staging. Here are some photos of available properties. Residential brokers tell you that to sell a house, it needs curb appeal. Building owners need to step up to the plate and remove old awnings and painted signs in the windows. The old car dealerships should get rid of the foil bunting hanging in the lots and the Chevy/Buick logos. The City of St. Paul should enforce sign ordinances to prevent the"over signing" of buildings. And of course, weeds and trash should be picked up.

All eyes will be on University as light rail construction starts. Let's make sure they like what they see.