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by eastharrietguy
July 7th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328864

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Not sure residential is a great re-use. The building's lower floors don't have much exterior window space. I worked in the "East" portion many years ago when it was the Pillsbury Building. It's a good class B space, I'd hate to see it go. But demand for office space will be declining now so some oth...
by eastharrietguy
July 6th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake and Fremont - 15 stories
Replies: 20
Views: 2579

Re: Lake and Fremont - 15 stories

They likely believe the neighborhood would want them to scale down no matter what they proposed, so they are starting with 15 in hopes of getting 11-12. If they started with 12 the neighborhood would want them to scale to 8-10
by eastharrietguy
July 4th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191831

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Does anyone else think the days of office construction are over for awhile? Everything I've read about office workers is that many employees will continue to work from home. Less costly to the employer and the employee saves time and money by working from home. Its not for everyone, I personally pre...
by eastharrietguy
March 13th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 325
Views: 87242

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

Here's hoping that the current downturn in the stock market does not last or many of those deposits/PAs will go away.
by eastharrietguy
September 26th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191831

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

There is no question that there is more going on in DT Mpls, but DT St. Paul has a lot to offer. Some of my favorite restaurants are in DT St. Paul:Meritage, St. Paul Grill and Pazzaluna. I understand there are some great spots in Lowertown as well. I would also argue that Rice Park is easily the be...
by eastharrietguy
March 17th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 57131

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

I thought this building was going to include micro apartments starting at less than $1,000/month? These rents are the same or more as any other new downtown building.
by eastharrietguy
December 12th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278325

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

Meanwhile, people who live and work downtown tend to like them for their convenience and climate control, and property owners want them because people like them.
I think that sums it up well.
by eastharrietguy
November 22nd, 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191831

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I don't see a huge increase in office space demand unless the trend of suburban firms moving downtown increases. Its a shame United Health did not build a major tower downtown for executives, marketing, finance, etc. and keep "back office" space in Eden Prairie.
by eastharrietguy
November 22nd, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191831

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Many companies (my own included) have moved to a flex system as well. Unless you are in the office 18+ days per month, you do NOT get an assigned cube/office and must reserve a cube/office every time you go in. Many more people are working from home 3, 4, or 5 days per week. This has resulted in a ...
by eastharrietguy
June 27th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191831

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I understand from friends and former co-workers (now at Optum) that many of their employees would rather be downtown. They could keep a lot of "back-office" space in EP while moving corporate, marketing, finance, real estate, etc. downtown. We can dream.
by eastharrietguy
June 27th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 44
Views: 14781

Re: Renaissance Square

I learned this used to not have those massive columns just a few weeks ago. Used to be a classic downtown store front with A LOT of doors. Here's a Lileks piece on it: http://www.lileks.com/mpls/andrus/2.html Apparently it's being reverted back to something similar. Lets hope that's brick and it ge...
by eastharrietguy
May 11th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 28673

Re: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)

Post how you feel about the place after you get settled in.
by eastharrietguy
April 23rd, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Woman's Club of Minneapolis Parking Lot (344-410 Oak Grove)
Replies: 20
Views: 2756

Re: Woman's Club of Minneapolis Parking Lot (344-410 Oak Grove)

Looks like they may be considering a senior cooperative at this site, by an affiliate of Ecumen. Likely high-end share prices.
by eastharrietguy
December 5th, 2016, 10:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1214
Views: 189620

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Sorry... just saw the separate Macy's thread...
by eastharrietguy
December 5th, 2016, 10:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1214
Views: 189620

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

If Macy's downtown closes it will be a sad day indeed. So many memories... my first 3-piece corduroy suite for $60 from Dayton's bargain basement... my first credit card, when I was still a U of M student, worked in Men's Casual Sportswear part time for 2+ years in the 80s... maybe another dept. sto...
by eastharrietguy
September 7th, 2016, 6:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 228
Views: 43716

Re: City of Minneapolis Offices Consolidation

Yes, but my estimated do not include the need from the two new Ryan office buildings. And in any case, the addition is not enough to replace 1,300 lost spaces.
by eastharrietguy
September 5th, 2016, 8:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 228
Views: 43716

Re: City of Minneapolis Offices Consolidation

I'm not saying there is a shortage of parking NOW or that new development will cause a parking shortage, I am commenting only on the removal of 1,300 spaces as a result of the City tearing down the ramp to consolidate office space. Regarding the new spaces added to downtown, these are to serve the d...
by eastharrietguy
September 4th, 2016, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 228
Views: 43716

Re: City of Minneapolis Offices Consolidation

Downtown has lost 000s of parking spaces due to development of light rail and loss of vacant surface lots - which is a very good thing. We want to see vacant lots developed into vibrant spaces for residents, workers, etc. But I am concerned that loss of 1,300 spaces will put a great deal of pressure...
by eastharrietguy
July 5th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 11437

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I hope the city nixes the giant "Y" signage. And I'm still unclear why they felt the need to move. Their current space is not THAT old and in a good location. Good luck finding a user for it.
by eastharrietguy
April 24th, 2016, 3:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Prince
Replies: 28
Views: 2072

Re: Prince

I've read potentially from pain killers, but perhaps a mix of things. We'll know more in a few weeks. I saw him at the old St. Paul Civic center on Christmas Eve 1984. I big loss for the music world and even more so to us in Minnesota. He never left us.