Calhoun Square update: Timberland, CB2, the Independent

CARAG — Timberland’s first stand-alone store in Minnesota is now open in Calhoun Square.

The 2,000-square-foot store offer a range of outdoorsy clothing, footwear and accessories for young and old, men and women alike. It is located on the first-floor, Hennepin-facing side of the building next to the new 4,411-square-foot AT&T store.

In other Calhoun Square news, Mary Lower, public relations representative for the shopping center, said the CB2 store, currently in the final stages of construction at 31st & Hennepin, should open in early December.

CB2 is the hip, urban brand of Crate & Barrel. It sells housewares and furniture at more affordable prices than its parent store.

The Minneapolis location will be the 10th CB2 store in the U.S. and the only one in the Midwest outside of Chicago.

“We’re working to get a buzz going again at Calhoun Square,” Lower said.

Lower added that it remains unclear whether the Independent, the bar and restaurant that used to overlook Hennepin & Lake from the second floor of Calhoun Square before it closed last summer, will ever reopen.

She said Calhoun Square management plans to again have a restaurant tenant of some sort in the old Independent space, but there is no timeframe or tenant in place at this time.

— Reach Aaron Rupar at On Twitter @atruparJournals.