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by MattW
June 14th, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1340
Views: 209895

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

On a high level, I think what's considered to be the "cool" area of the city is just changing. The change we're seeing now is Uptown to North Loop. 10 years ago, the North Loop was a fraction of what it is today; Uptown had everything. Retail cycles happen, and Uptown will likely have to change a be...
by MattW
May 7th, 2021, 3:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1340
Views: 209895

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

CHX and Pizza Shark wood fired pizza now have awnings up on the old D'amico space. Pretty excited for this one The fried chicken wars are heating up! Nashville Coop just announced that they will open an Uptown location on their Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/COleixuMAta/ No location me...
by MattW
March 30th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1340
Views: 209895

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

This is about as rumor mill-ey as it gets, but I scrolled through the IG account of the owner of CHX chicken fingers and it looks like they might be taking over the former D'amico space on Hennepin? If so, this is dangerously close to me, god save my arteries. Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMLZM...
by MattW
March 27th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 East Hennepin
Replies: 125
Views: 28620

Re: 420 East Hennepin

I wish we knew what they are doing here. Did they take over the previous plans from the other developer?
Yes
by MattW
March 3rd, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 297
Views: 23119

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)

I really dislike Minneapolis' recent love affair with two-way bike paths. It can sometimes be justified, but we just reconstructed Hennepin south of Lake with separate bike lanes, so we're forcing a weird two-way maneuver for southbound bikers at one of the busiest intersections in the city! It wou...
by MattW
February 9th, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4694
Views: 477108

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I know it’s contentious, but I think saying it is an SLP ordinance is inaccurate. I’ve spoken with the city staff and every time they say they’re signs are their interpretation of state laws. Consider me corrected! Hopefully they won't need to produce anymore ridiculous PSA videos about their inter...
by MattW
February 8th, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4694
Views: 477108

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

We can rightly criticize the alignment for the SWLRT. That said, from that video one can see that there are quite a few improvements to the Cedar Lake trail with grade separated crossings along the corridor. Beltline and Wooddale were both badly needed. Agreed. This is compounded by SLP's ordinance...
by MattW
January 28th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1188
Views: 215078

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Little birdie told me Bar La Grassa, 112 and Birch Steak all closing. Such a shame.
Oh no... Burch Steak is such a large space. I think it could be subdivided, but, ugh so sad.
by MattW
January 10th, 2021, 10:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 111
Views: 22715

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

I ran by the Fed's parking lot the other day. It looks like they're installing a security fence around the perimeter of the parking lot.

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by MattW
January 1st, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - News & General Topics
Replies: 1042
Views: 196887

Re: Southside - General Topics

Which won't happen because they can't have a liquor store- their one allowed permit is used up with the downtown Tjs.
I was thinking the same thing. Wonder if Aldi is an option there?

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by MattW
January 1st, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - News & General Topics
Replies: 1042
Views: 196887

Re: Southside - General Topics

Rumor thread on Reddit claiming Trader Joe's is replacing Dollar Tree at 46th and Nicollet.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Minneapolis/co ... urce=share


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by MattW
November 24th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4694
Views: 477108

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Some construction updates based on what I've seen recently: -the foundations for the following stations can be seen: Golden Triangle, Opus, Shady Oak, and Hopkins -lot of electrical and utility lines can be seen where the EP Town Center and 21st Street stations will be -the new freight rail alignme...
by MattW
November 23rd, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - News & General Topics
Replies: 1851
Views: 363241

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I think nightlife also plays a pretty big role. Once we see the nightlife scene pick back up, the desire to live close to the action will return.
by MattW
October 10th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 258
Views: 41475

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Secondly: the stairs down to the lower trail from the foot of the Stone Arch bridge have been broken all summer and chained off, but there was no signage directing visitors to use the other set of stairs (closer to the A Mill) that are not blocked off. This MPRB complaint is valid all the time, not...
by MattW
October 8th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 257
Views: 70438

Re: IDS Center

I like the new look! The new reflecting pool adds some seating and I like the other seating as well.

Were they having issues with the fountain? I'm wondering if that prompted them to make the design change.
Its been a while since I worked downtown, but IIRC it was constantly being repaired
by MattW
September 23rd, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction (Douglas to Lake St)
Replies: 297
Views: 23119

Re: Hennepin Avenue (Franklin to 36th)

How are they going to make the conversion from 8 lane highway at the Hennepin/Lyndale split?

Will they re-stripe to include a dedicated transit lane? The alignment as it stands seems like it would be a huge bottleneck for all modes.
by MattW
September 17th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 550
Views: 70422

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

3+ years later and this finally looks like it's wrapped up. In tandem with its completion northbound Lyndale gained a left turn lane and parking was removed from the west side. If that 6,200 sf corner retail space wasn't going to be hard enough to lease, I think the loss of parking there is going t...
by MattW
September 17th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor - General Topics
Replies: 244
Views: 73404

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor Development & MinHi Line

Even has a table/window eating area looking at the LRT station for quick stops-and-goes. But I'd be money that after the first two grab-and-gos, that door gets locked up for security I know the Holiday in North Loop has a door like this. Does anyone know if its ever locked? IIRC its been open the c...
by MattW
September 10th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1188
Views: 215078

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Not too surprising. I've been assuming that any restaurant that didn't even try to partially reopen for the summer isn't going to, especially HopCat, which had a decent sized patio already and a pretty obvious place to expand it if necessary. I think they should have done takeout at the very least,...