The Twin Cities are quickly becoming a goldmine for home improvement shows, as there are four home improvement shows being filmed in Twin Cities’ metro for DIY Network and HGTV. “Our shows work because the Midwest is generally very relatable and the network really likes that,” said Anna Campbell, Executive Producer. “They like that we have a variety of different houses and different ages of houses.”
An old mansion was torn down Wednesday in Minneapolis, but only after police were called in. The house on Park Avenue, near Franklin, was called a crack house by some neighbors.
Three months ago, the basement walls were caving in and the house had seen better days at 3049 Third Ave. S. Then Nicole Curtis, cable TV’s Rehab Addict, bought the house for $1 and spent about $100,000 to fix it up.