L.A. Nik's apartment flooded after downtown water main break

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Early on Sunday morning, around 4 a.m., a water main burst at 7th Street South and Portland Avenue, flooding a stretch of downtown. On the front lines of the damage: L.A. Nik's 4,000-sq. ft., three-story condo.

Nik, the self-styled downtown personality and sometime-musician, lives in the Sexton Lofts, a building smack at the intersection of the water main break. "There's nothing like being woken at 4 in the morning to the sound of 40 degree rushing water, flooding your home, just beneath your bed," Nik wrote Sunday on his blog.

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He took to Facebook with more details, and his post describes a layer of water covering everything on the first floor of his house.

"Our beautiful home we worked so hard on is in ruins, thanks to a city water main break," Nik writes. "Everything on the first floor is trash. 3 feet of water. Our brand new bed and our couches all under water. The whole building has been evacuated and they are saying we won't be back to normal for weeks. Truly heartbroken. We loved our home."

Nik points out that this is the third downtown water break since the summer. "Ironically," he writes [N.B.: we do not think that word means what you think it means, Nik], "the city of Minneapolis seems to have a track record with water mains breaking."

Will downtown infrastructure be the target of L.A. Nik's next campaign? Stay tuned. For now, Nik has parlayed the flooding into some swag: "Had a few downtown restaurants offer us free dinners and drinks," he writes on Facebook, in a post thanking his building management and supporters.

The Sexton and three nearby buildings remained without water service on Sunday, KARE 11 reports. Mayor R.T. Rybak addressed Nik and his neighbors in the Sexton via Twitter:

Reminds us of the time Nik pronounced himself "The Mayor of Minneapolis After Dark," and Rybak replied, "If you really want to feel like the Mayor, I'll let you answer the calls about potholes, snowplowing and property taxes." Add to that list: downtown water main breaks.


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28 comments
kevinLR
kevinLR

Not sure what all the hatred for Nik is. He's a nice guy if you know him, if you don't I'd urge you to go up and say hi, rather than trashing him on a bad blog page that is written for page views. 

GreatWhite
GreatWhite

A 4,000 square foot condo?! Haha! That's hilarious. I've been in his unit and it is nowhere near 4,000 square feet. The "third level" is a loft area that you cannot even stand up in. And I love that he mentioned the fake size of his condo in this blog article like it matters even it was actually that big. Oh, and L.A. Nik wears a wig, I've seen him without it!

wildin612
wildin612

WHO THE AND THE HELL IS L.A. NIK and remind me why I should give a *uck?!

hooligan2
hooligan2

The city is old and shit will break, and will continue to break. The only way to prevent that is rip up every street in the city and replace. This happens in every city and isn't news. I always spot Nik at shows with his groupie ho's, ugh.

L.A.Nik
L.A.Nik

First of all Sexton Building are not Apartments they are condos and 100% sold and occupied. Many units were affected by this flood that had zero to with the building. We worked hard to buy that 4k sf space and made a great investment, doubling in price in just 2 years and will continue to increase with the new stadium being built. I love living there. Very heartbroken that families with small children lost half of what they owned. City pages just focuses on me so you will read it cause most of you don't read anything but crap. Im invested heavily in the city of Minneapolis and Im not going anywhere.

Lex Lambent
Lex Lambent

FB needs an emoticon for the smallest violin...why does one man get press for a problem that affected many?

Alirox
Alirox

I'm the Soil and Water Commissioner After Dark.

Chris Welton
Chris Welton

Let me guess. A benefit for him, but fuck everyone else

Reid Diebel
Reid Diebel

I swear I've seen this dude at Crooked Pint Ale House for a comedy show. I kept looking at him because he looked so much like Chris Angels dad or something.. lol

Ross Levine
Ross Levine

No wonder the news of flood devastation is only about a single home owner, it's because LA Nick was probably the only person left actually living at the Sexton at this rate. I get weird dark vibes from that doomed development every time I drive by. On the upside, I'm guessing a three level penthouse probably sells for dirt cheap, especially now.

Jesse Jamison
Jesse Jamison

I say we deport him back to Los Angeles (or Delaware.)

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

I think this is a pretty big important story.  Imagine if LA Nik would have fallen into the water.  The grease and hair spray could have polluted the entire Mississippi River water system. 

Zack Switzer
Zack Switzer

He's a big headed midget, I've seen him.

Chrissy Burgell
Chrissy Burgell

Why does L.A. Nik live in MPLS? Maybe he should change his name to MPLS Nik?

Ed Smelser
Ed Smelser

Sexton residents just can't catch a break can they....that building is cursed!

flamingbagofpoo
flamingbagofpoo

Please stop covering this tool. I don't understand how someone with no job can afford a 3 story condo. This guy is a no talent freeloader. The only news I want to hear is "LA Nik moves away". Please let this happen.

Toby_Gregson
Toby_Gregson

How is this considered news? Some over-privileged, self-absorbed fuck has his apartment flooded, so what! Those restaurants should offer free dinner and drinks to people who actually need it.

GreatWhite
GreatWhite

@kevinLR Because he lies about the size of his condo to try and sound cool?

sam02
sam02

@L.A.Nik Right on brother. The lack of education on this blog is unbelievable. Good thing they've got the time...

kevinLR
kevinLR

@GreatWhite He's a nice guy, and a good friend of mine. Go say hi to him next time. What are you a real estate agent or something? Why are you so passionate about the size of his apartment? 

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