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by grrdanko
January 16th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 341
Views: 92164

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

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by grrdanko
January 1st, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 128
Views: 29363

Re: Tunnels!

Now I wonder how an automated rapid transit network in Montreal consisting of 42 miles will cost CA$6.5 billion (according to Wikipedia) while Honolulu's automated rapid transit line, which I believe will be built completely above grade, will cost at least $10 billion for a 20 mile route. I'm sure ...
by grrdanko
January 1st, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tunnels!
Replies: 128
Views: 29363

Re: Tunnels!

I think Skyway connected stations would be amazing. Love them or hate them Skyways are an integral part of our transportation system in the city. I like to look at Montréal for what Minneapolis could be. There are a ton of similarities. Metro area population is approximately the same, weather is app...
by grrdanko
December 31st, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1139
Views: 201304

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Boludo is opening a second location in the former McKinney Roe space. I suspect it'll work better there than a fancy restaurant. The problem with McKinney Row was they charged fancy restaurant prices without offering fancy restaurant quality of food and service. People are happy to pay more if they...
by grrdanko
December 23rd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 204059

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

The way I see it after all these month is I don't work from home. I live at work. Boundaries have pretty much been eliminated. People don't have a problem calling a 6 am, 9 pm or on days off. Everyone knows you aren't out doing something else. I do think we'll see a shift in some jobs. Jobs that are...
by grrdanko
October 25th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1596
Views: 193118

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I agree that it doesn't tell the whole story. I thought it was interesting to see an outsider's non-informed perspective.
by grrdanko
October 25th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1596
Views: 193118

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I though this was interesting.

https://youtu.be/849EsNX0t0I
by grrdanko
October 22nd, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Walgreens on Nicollet
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Old Walgreens on Nicollet

A new Apple Store will be in the Dayton's Project. I'm willing to bet on that.
by grrdanko
October 18th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1204
Views: 148788

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

There has been 50 years of disinvestment. As a community we should be embarrassed that we have ignored an entire quadrant of the city for an entire generation.
by grrdanko
October 17th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1204
Views: 148788

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

This will probably get pretty ugly. As I see it there are two groups that oppose the Blue Line substantially serving the north side: - Suburban residents believe that it will bring crime -North Side residents who are opposed to new amenities because of the gentrification risk The second group doesn'...
by grrdanko
October 5th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 204059

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2020/10/05/piper-sandler-could-move-downtown-minneapolis.html?iana=hpmvp_twin_news_headline This is really bad news if it happens I hate to say it but US Bankcorp Center is going to not be an attractive address as long as their front door is a hangout. Th...
by grrdanko
September 18th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 83
Views: 18598

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

I agree. Skyway access within 1700 feet and rail access within 2500 feet is not a low amenity location.

This will be a location were someone can easily live without a car.
by grrdanko
September 10th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 184546

Re: Nicollet Mall

Just curious what people's thought are about Nicollet now that it seems the greening has taken root. Of course not much activity currently but overall appearance? Nicollet Mall makes me sad right now. As far as the greening goes they removed all the landscaping rocks around the trees and replaced t...
by grrdanko
September 10th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1801
Views: 341064

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Anyone know what is happening on the 10th and Hennepin site? Have a buddy that works downtown message me today asking what is going in there. I wasn't aware of anything.
Are you sure it wasn't 10th and Hawthorne? They are building a new hotel.
by grrdanko
September 10th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1139
Views: 201304

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I can't say I'm surprised. Their service was awful and prices were too high for the quality of food and drinks. They did have a good happy hour though.

They didn't even attempt to reopen since March. I suspect by April they were already planning on not reopening.
by grrdanko
August 22nd, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2028
Views: 282995

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

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Skyway to the library is going up today.
by grrdanko
August 21st, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1139
Views: 201304

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Nicollet Diner is moving to the vacant Ichiban space.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... house.html
by grrdanko
July 12th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Public Street Blocked by Residents
Replies: 14
Views: 708

Public Street Blocked by Residents

This bothers me more than it probably should: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/07/09/mpls-neighborhood-built-barricades-to-block-street-hoping-for-safety-less-crime/ I'm sympathetic to the residents of this block, but installing gates and posting no trespassing signs on a public street is not the...
by grrdanko
July 9th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Peavey Plaza
Replies: 234
Views: 46085

Re: Peavey Plaza

What's going on with Peavey Plaza? They waited until July 2nd to turn on the fountains. I just walked by at 7:30 pm and the fountains were not on. I stopped by before 8:30 the other evening and the fountains were off. This is probably the best public space in the city. It's a shame it feels like it'...