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by Didier
June 15th, 2021, 9:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1340
Views: 210121

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

But has that building changed hands? I'd be willing to bet that however many years ago the owner underwrote the building with a Victoria's Secret type tenant in mind and has been hoping against hope that they can get another one as it's the only way the price they paid makes sense. Their only other...
by Didier
June 15th, 2021, 8:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1340
Views: 210121

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

Instead I got families, packed beaches, people put walking dogs, kids playing in front yards, so on and so on.
Lol, come on with this.
by Didier
June 13th, 2021, 11:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1340
Views: 210121

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

I happened to drive through Uptown today and it really is barren. Corner door to Calhoun Square is boarded up (under construction?), and most of the Hennepin storefronts between Lake and Lagoon are empty. It's not great.
by Didier
June 13th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 795
Views: 118601

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

https://www.twincities.com/2021/06/12/loons-owner-bill-mcguire-discusses-additions-adrian-heath-and-development-in-st-paul/ Update from Bill McGuire in recent Pioneer Press Q&A. Can you update where things are in terms of development around Allianz Field in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood? There was ...
by Didier
June 8th, 2021, 11:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2058
Views: 300358

Re: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'

It’s FISHMANPET’s fault
by Didier
May 30th, 2021, 10:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80701

Re: Target Center Renovation

My memory might be wrong, but I don’t recall the public having to pay any more than originally planned for the Vikings stadium, and I’m pretty sure everything going on now is insured. But again correct me if I’m wrong. I also don’t think you can honestly say that we could have done the Vikings stadi...
by Didier
May 30th, 2021, 6:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 365
Views: 53016

Re: Northern Lights Express

Some interesting stuff from the Superior mayor, including this on NLX: The long-planned passenger train linking the Twin Cities and Duluth includes a stop in Superior, and Paine said he will lobby Congress this summer to make ensure the service gets the money it needs. He also wants City Council to ...
by Didier
May 28th, 2021, 9:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80701

Re: Target Center Renovation

There’s no value in having a major entertainment venue served by transit? What?
by Didier
May 22nd, 2021, 9:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 503
Views: 80701

Re: Target Center Renovation

There are some examples of arenas being incorporated into larger developments. In Boston you can't even see the TD Garden from the outside because it's now wrapped in other buildings, including some taller ones. I'm not sure there are any arenas with an actual tower on top of them, though.
by Didier
May 18th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1273
Views: 188333

Re: MSP Airport

Driving 494 tonight I noticed a 747 with Arab text on the fuselage and a Qatar flag on the tail. Doesn't appear to be Qatar Air based on photos I'm seeing online. Curious if some sort of dignitary is at Mayo Clinic or something. Anyone know? (I know there's a community or airport watcher people but ...
by Didier
April 30th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Viking Lakes Development - Eagan
Replies: 7
Views: 2528

Re: Viking Lakes Development - Eagan

by Didier
April 30th, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 795
Views: 118601

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

There is so much space to develop in this area. It’s probably best to focus on filling in University-Snelling and the former Midway Shopping Center strip mall first anyway.

The two new apartment buildings on Snelling across from the stadium are a huge improvement.
by Didier
April 26th, 2021, 9:27 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 18
Views: 4666

Re: Carbucks

That's an unexpected twist. Also, I just learned the Pioneer Press allows anonymous comments and they're as dumb as you expect. Lots of predictions of Starbucks bankruptcy and a rampant uptick in crime at this location due to "woke" employees. Lol.
by Didier
April 26th, 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 18
Views: 4666

Re: Carbucks

A source tells me that Carbucks' drive thru is closed indefinitely.
by Didier
April 25th, 2021, 9:10 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1115
Views: 97822

Re: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery

It’s one of my great regrets in life that we never did this with retiredbanker.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... sites.html
by Didier
April 13th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 995
Views: 109931

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Wow! Minnesota beat California to make the final four in Geography King’s March Madness. Big, for those who follow. To close the loop on this, we swept past Hawaii in the final four to set up an anticipated championship showdown with Colorado, which swept North Carolina in the other semi. As expect...
by Didier
April 8th, 2021, 9:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 195
Views: 30980

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

But that is quickly changing due to the green line. Remember the green line is about four blocks north of 94. The actual 94 corridor has a lot of stretches of this: https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9521691,-93.1354568,3a,75y,28.89h,86.17t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sN1tx-Ff9c3SukV8rVjZkiA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192...
by Didier
April 7th, 2021, 8:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Dismantling Downtown Freeways
Replies: 195
Views: 30980

Re: Dismantling Downtown Freeways

You also have to consider that much of the development adjacent to 94 isn’t super hospitable to urbanism as a result of the area being a freeway armpit for half a century.
by Didier
April 6th, 2021, 9:39 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington - General Topics
Replies: 274
Views: 31632

Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Schwing
by Didier
April 3rd, 2021, 4:37 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 611
Views: 178507

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I’m still very confused. The aerial photo is inverted right? So this site is on the south side of the street, east of Carbucks?