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by Minnehahaha
July 4th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110654

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

So we may be taking a step backwards in terms of the quality of development we are seeing in the area surrounding Allianz Field. Taco Bell franchisee Border Foods is making a third attempt to rebuild their Snelling Ave. location after twice being rejected by the city. This time, they are going with ...
by Minnehahaha
May 17th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Malcolm Yards Phase One (food hall, apartment buildings, grocery store)
Replies: 15
Views: 6118

Re: Malcolm Yards Phase One (food hall, apartment buildings, grocery store)

A couple of new banners have shown up at Malcolm Yards pushing their website: https://malcolmyards.market/

They seem to have taken the brick walls down quite a ways. If I didn't know the intentions behind the project, I would think that the building's shell was doomed.
by Minnehahaha
April 10th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Fairview & University Developments
Replies: 1
Views: 1770

Fairview & University Developments

We now have two projects in the pipeline around the Fairview station: Reuter Walton's proposal for a two building, 279 unit affordable housing project on the northwest corner of the Fairview/Uni intersection (Goodwill site). This one was quite a disappointment when it was proposed as a single use pr...
by Minnehahaha
March 7th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 425
Views: 96267

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

On the flip side, it has avoided half a century of traffic load and road salt, so it might not need much attention beyond the deck. Regardless, I am thrilled and shocked that we can actually be having these discussions after all these years!
by Minnehahaha
March 7th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 23
Views: 8241

Re: Raymond Station area developments

Thanks for the info, Karen. Looking forward to seeing more activity in the area!
by Minnehahaha
March 7th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110654

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

The demo permit has been issued and fencing is up at the Bremer Bank building. Looking forward to seeing construction underway on two corners of the Snelling-Shields intersection. Something to watch while we wait (and wait, and wait...) for plans to materialize across the street!
by Minnehahaha
March 2nd, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 23
Views: 8241

Re: Raymond Station area developments

Several variances have been applied for related to the building at 2225 University (former offices of Paster Properties): Conditional use permit to increase maximum height from 50 feet to 58 feet, parking variance (147 spaces required, 90 proposed), variance of minimum percentage of first floor devo...
by Minnehahaha
February 27th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1045
Views: 164544

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

It looks like there was an open house yesterday on Ramsey County's plans for repaving/reconfiguring Energy Park Drive from Everett Court (near Raymond) to Lexington. https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/roads-transit/future-road-construction-projects/energy-park-drive-resurfacing This one has been ...
by Minnehahaha
February 8th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110654

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

It looks like the Herberger's building has sold, and (I am a bit surprised) not to Kraus Anderson like the rest of Midway Marketplace. Instead, it was bought by RD Management/Rick Birdoff. On top of that, KA is showing the Walmart building as available for lease, so I wouldn't expect any imminent de...
by Minnehahaha
February 7th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32122

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

I think the biggest challenge Kowalski's will face at this site is accessibility. Back when there was a Rainbow in the current Best Buy space at Crossroads Center, it just didn't seem worth waiting in traffic and battling Best Buy and Kohl's shoppers to get to a grocery store when there were several...
by Minnehahaha
January 10th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 57
Views: 22724

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Nothing but crickets chirping on that parcel for years. I don't quite get it... if the "snow pile" site on Lexington can draw market rate residential, it seems that this lot in front of a successful Target store should be able to draw some sort of attention for a mixed-use project. Unfortunately, th...
by Minnehahaha
January 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 57
Views: 22724

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

From permit activity, it looks like "Ding Tea" is going to open in Hamline Station. Likely a franchise location of a Taiwanese bubble tea chain that seems to have a growing U.S. presence. It will be good to see one more of the retail spaces here occupied. I have yet to make it to Magic Noodle, but h...
by Minnehahaha
December 21st, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110654

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

The latest Monitor has an article about the status of "The Pitch" project on the Bremer Bank site. The high water table is driving a pretty significant reduction in parking spaces.

http://www.monitorsaintpaul.com/wp-cont ... or_web.pdf
by Minnehahaha
December 6th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 291
Views: 73485

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

The Pioneer Press is reporting that Mac's Fish and Chips has closed their location on Snelling. No details on the reason, but the article notes that the location had been open for two and a half years... and somehow, I never got around to stopping in! https://www.twincities.com/2019/12/06/macs-fish-...
by Minnehahaha
December 6th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110654

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Big box can certainly be built in ways that work better within the city than a typical suburban design, but it usually isn't (the Midway Target is a good example of a missed opportunity). Costco could probably do well here... Home Depot once had plans for a store on the bus barn site, but they are h...
by Minnehahaha
December 6th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110654

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Tiger Capital was the liquidator for Bon-Ton/Herberger's. I understand they pulled the Midway store from their property auction early last year because they were working directly with a buyer, but nothing seems to have happened on that front. It is quite possible that the interested party was Kraus ...
by Minnehahaha
December 1st, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 785
Views: 110654

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

There are rumors floating around that the (recently renovated) Midway Cub Foods will be closing. I don't know how much stock to take in that, but TCF customers have received notice that their in-store branch will be closing. Would love to hear of a proposal from Kraus Anderson on their recently acqu...
by Minnehahaha
November 10th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 324
Views: 39304

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I enjoy riding the designated Cedar Lake Trail detours for the amusement value alone:

“HAIRPIN!!!”
“What the… did I just ride through somebody’s gazebo?”
“Hey, I've never seen the sun come up in the West?”
by Minnehahaha
October 16th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 57282

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

I wish I could say that building does something for me beyond making me miss Bar X Espresso.