What’s your plan for the Minneapolis Fuji Ya site?

The owners, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, are interested in your ideas. The late restaurant pioneer Reiko Weston’s Japanese fine dining establishment in downtown Minneapolis on the riverfront near the Stone Arch bridge is long gone, boarded and mouldering.

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But not the photos, and not the memories.

And now the Park Board is interested in plans for the future since it once again has control over the site.

That’s after the Park Board prevailed recently in a courtroom tussle over a failed development plan and a lawsuit from an unhappy developer.

What should go on the site?

Park Board officials say they’re still open to a private development pitch, but they are also interested in other possibilities.

What about a National Park Service visitor center, or another restaurant, they ask?

What do visitors to the The Cities think?

  • Karen Lucas

    Reiko Weston and her architect, Shinichi Okada, respected the integrity of the ruins. She appreciated the natural and artistic force of the river. Okada has gone on to become a famous Japanese architect, designing among other things the Tokyo Supreme Court Building. Should not the Park Board in turn respect these two pioneers in Minnesota history.