Ed Kuhlman stopped by my corner office at GBM this morning with his Coldwell Banker South Metro realtor hat on, a follow-up to an email I got from Dianne Kyte a few days ago:
Griff - Be sure to drop in at our Open House this Thursday, November 3, 5-8 PM. We will be serving food and beverages and will be featuring the artwork of Northfield artist Rikki Kobl Nelson. This event is open to the public, but is also a B2B Chamber event.
In the photo, Ed is pointing to a blog post photo I took back in July when Coldwell Banker South Metro moved into the old Present Perfect space in downtown Northfield, between the HideAway Coffeehouse & Winebar and the Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café.
Coldwell Banker South Metro has completed its move from S. Hwy 3 to downtown Northfield in the old Present Perfect space.
They’re now right between the HideAway Coffeehouse & Winebar and the Hogan Brothers Acoustic Café.
Northfield Mayor Mary Rossing, long time proprietor of Present Perfect on Division in downtown Northfield, announced at last night’s Council meeting that’s she’s closing her store and leasing the space on July 1 to Coldwell Banker South Metro.
In her letter (PDF) emailed to me (and I assume others in the local media) she doesn’t explain the reason for the closing, other than to say "I have decided that it is time to spread my wings." As for Coldwell, she writes:
This means that where there was just one person standing behind a counter, thirteen local agents will now be working out of this space in downtown Northfield. Thirteen people will be bringing in clients, buying coffee and lunch in the downtown, and adding to the vitality of Division Street.
The team of 13 Coldwell Banker South Metro realtors includes Ed Kuhlman, Larry Defries, Jeanette Nelson, and Arlen Malecha, pictured above on a rainy Crazy Daze last July.
A team of realtors from Coldwell Banker South Metro has set up a hugging tent on Division St. to raise money for the Food Shelf at the Community Action Center during today’s Craze Daze. For every passerby who gets (in my case, “reluctantly consents to”) a hug from a team member, they put one of their own dollars (raised from staff contributions this week) into the food shelf fundraising jar. Of course, you can put your dollars in the jar, too.
When I stopped by at 8:15, Jim Blaha, Executive Director of the Northfield Community Action Center, was their poster child. Hug dispensers included (left photo, L to R, Ed Kuhlman, Larry Defries, Jeanette Nelson, Arlen Malecha.
I waved Dianne Kyte, a realtor with Coldwell Banker South Metro, over to my corner office at GBM yesterday morning to ask her for an update on the status of the residential condo building at The Crossing where she lives. She confirmed that Highland Bank has taken over ownership of it from the developer, Mendota Homes. (The bank foreclosed on the property 6 months ago.)
Dianne has the listing for the seven unoccupied finished units (street address: 101 St Olaf Avenue N). And yes, the prices have been slashed. (continued)
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