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by grrdanko
October 25th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1584
Views: 187432

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: 1584
Views: 187432

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: 409

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: 1159
Views: 144723

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: 1159
Views: 144723

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: 1072
Views: 194826

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: 18415

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: 1391
Views: 177874

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 & Development Map
Replies: 1769
Views: 330849

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: 1128
Views: 198845

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: 2011
Views: 278548

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

Image

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: 1128
Views: 198845

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: 674

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: 45915

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'...
by grrdanko
July 8th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: St. Olaf Church Affordable Housing - 800 3rd Ave S & 825 2nd Ave S
Replies: 18
Views: 1885

Re: St. Olaf Church Affordable Housing - 800 3rd Ave S & 825 2nd Ave S

I don't think I've ever gone by that corner and not seen a couple people (presumably Exodus residents?) sitting in that little park. Not heavily used, necessarily, but it may be the most consistently used green space in downtown. I always got the impression that the little park area on the corner w...
by grrdanko
July 6th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1769
Views: 330849

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The owner of the Northstar Center is having the place subdivided into separate tracts. It would be great to see some sort of redevelopment or at minimum repurposing of this block. </wishful thinking> https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/download/Agenda/775/RPT-PLAN11079-North%20Star%20Center.pdf/45686/17...
by grrdanko
June 23rd, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 178
Views: 28276

Re: Crime

When does something like this go from a regular shooting, to a terror incident? This event doesn't match normal gun violence which usually is usually 1) Gang members targeting someone outside a home or car with one or two victim. 2) Related to disputes Downtown when the bars get our or etc. 3) Dome...
by grrdanko
June 17th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N
Replies: 28
Views: 4729

Re: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N

I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but the plans for the new building (246 7th Ave) sure look like it's going to be a grocery store. There's separate parking access and ~18,000 sqft. My question is which one? Aldi? Cub? another Lund's? or maybe the first small-scale Hy-Vee? A downtown ALD...
by grrdanko
May 15th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 119
Views: 25556

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'

If they were so worried they should have built an enclosed stadium.