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by Silophant
May 8th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2040
Views: 292633

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

Looks like they're getting started on connecting the skyway from the library to 365 Nicollet, which I suppose is the final confirmation that 301 Nicollet is dead, in its current form at least.
by Silophant
May 7th, 2021, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1180
Views: 208519

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Noa, a restaurant focused on "seasonal California cooking", will be opening in the Mission space in the IDS Center this summer.
by Silophant
May 5th, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209248

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Fascinating - the Hennepin half of the ground floor is fully leased, then. Wonder if there's any chance the ping-pong bar that was slated to go into the Embassy Suites space across 6th pre-pandemic could still happen?
by Silophant
May 5th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209248

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Ooh, fun. 8,000 sq feet must be one of the street level corners - wonder if it's the old Prime 6 spot, or on Nicollet?
by Silophant
April 30th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 856
Views: 104339

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Looks like they're finally building the other set of townhomes in the River Run development at 1428 Marshall.
by Silophant
April 30th, 2021, 8:12 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 794
Views: 115204

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

That makes sense. One superblock at a time.
by Silophant
April 29th, 2021, 9:53 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 794
Views: 115204

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Occupied stores are always better than vacant stores, but it's a little disappointing to lock in that three acre parking lot and 750' of blank street frontage for several more years.
by Silophant
April 20th, 2021, 1:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 3999

Re: Ideas / Wish List for Mpls in 2021

I've been told that part of the reason the Nicollet Streetcar has never been quite killed is so the city could have something shovel-ready in case Infrastructure Week ever happened.
by Silophant
April 15th, 2021, 7:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1157
Views: 218334

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Not office, exactly, but apparently there's still a pretty significant data center presence in the now-Sleep Number headquarters building at 10th and 3rd. Cognent Communications moves from Marquette Plaza to 3.9MW T5@Minneapolis data center. (probably locked)
by Silophant
April 9th, 2021, 5:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Archive Apartments - 110 1st Street N
Replies: 153
Views: 30480

Re: Archive Apartments (Not West Elm Hotel & Condos) - 102-120 1st Street N

That looks to be done, or very close. I bike by on the Cedar Lake Trail daily and as of the middle of this week, they had erected the last section of fence that they had been leaving open to be able to access the outside without going all the way around through the entrance.
by Silophant
April 9th, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 346
Views: 95713

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

I biked by a couple weeks ago, and the floor numbers painted on the doors for the construction elevator went up to 38, and there were a few floors poured above it. Gotta be close.
by Silophant
April 9th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1277
Views: 209248

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

You wouldn't need to block all car traffic on 5th, just shunt it over to the other side of the LRT tracks. They'd have to turn right on Hennepin then instead of being able to turn left or continue straight, but that doesn't seem like a huge deal for, what, maybe an hour or so?
by Silophant
April 7th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1180
Views: 208519

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

MSPMag confirms that Kaskaid will be opening The Butcher's Tale in the old Butcher and the Boar space in May, and also that Jester has secured the Butcher and the Boar trademark, and has their eye on a space and a chef to open the new Butcher and the Boar later this year.
by Silophant
April 5th, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1180
Views: 208519

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Like pillsdoughboy says, I'm pretty sure that the finished product will look a little different from that N64-quality rendering. We'll see how it turns out. If nothing else, having a 24-hour diner right in the middle of the convention district should be a win for everyone.
by Silophant
March 31st, 2021, 9:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 441
Views: 64219

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

The big caveat with this plan is that Amtrak doesn't build or own its own track, with the exception of the Northeast Corridor between Boston and DC. Instead, it just uses existing freight routes, and there is not (maybe never has been?) a direct route between the Twin Cities and Rochester. So, barri...
by Silophant
March 31st, 2021, 6:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 441
Views: 64219

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

On the heels of Biden's infrastructure bill announcment, Amtrak released a proposal for what they'd like to build over the next 15 years. Locally, it includes NLX and the second Chicago service, but proposes that that second service go through Madison instead of bypassing it, and additionally propos...
by Silophant
March 31st, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Riverview Corridor Streetcar
Replies: 880
Views: 90585

Re: Riverview Corridor Streetcar

Slide 16 seems to show that a routing to the back of Union Depot is still under consideration, which, really? Aside from the "is it worth it to make people walk an extra 500' through the Depot to get to wherever they're actually going" issue, that adds a lot of extra movements to get to and from the...
by Silophant
March 29th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1180
Views: 208519

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

According to their Facebook page, the Nicollet Diner will be reopening in the old Ichiban building this summer, alongside Roxy's Cabaret. Then, the Nicollet Diner space on the corner of 15th and Nicollet will become a pizza, chicken, and hoagie-focused sports bar.
by Silophant
March 28th, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 281
Views: 65653

Re: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow

Was it ever an option to try to change the zoning (or whatever) to try to encourage more mixed use in the rebuilding here? Specifically the giant parking lot just north of Lake that had a Wendy’s and AutoZone. That space is begging for something bigger, and if so there would almost be a little urba...