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by MattW
October 10th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 33861

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: 67786

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: 256
Views: 16883

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: 68628

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 Development & MinHi Line
Replies: 214
Views: 58814

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: 1128
Views: 198848

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,...
by MattW
August 26th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2079
Views: 73749

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Anyone know when the work is going to be done on this? At this point I'm thinking they better start putting it back together soon or they will be missing more than fans at their stadium. I should have taken a picture. They have several layers removed from the exterior and seem to be actually trying...
by MattW
August 20th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Maintenance & Technical Issues
Replies: 359
Views: 47316

Re: Forum Maintenance & Technical Issues

Since the Streets.mn main page update, I don't see a link to these forums. Is that by design? We're losing an opportunity for new members to contribute without a direct link.
Just realized there is a thread in "Anything Goes" please disregard above.
by MattW
August 20th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Forum Maintenance & Technical Issues
Replies: 359
Views: 47316

Re: Forum Maintenance & Technical Issues

Since the Streets.mn main page update, I don't see a link to these forums. Is that by design? We're losing an opportunity for new members to contribute without a direct link.
by MattW
August 13th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1585
Views: 187493

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

CHX, a chicken tenders specialty place opened in the in the former hot dog window in the space that is now Pourhouse.

Went last weekend, definitely worth a visit.
by MattW
August 5th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1159
Views: 144725

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Here's a map of the alignment I think they should do. North of Robbinsdale it's very similar to the original but would take lanes away from Bottineau Boulevard instead of being on BNSF right-of-way. https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1Uz1B8knd-nsxhsdJza183NY11_fTRoie&usp=sharing I like this too...
by MattW
July 6th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 157
Views: 25077

Re: Chicago

Mapping the development boom in Chicago's West Loop: https://chicago.curbed.com/maps/west-loop-construction-development Holy moly! West Loop, particularly the "Fulton Market" area is undergoing a massive development boom. Right now, I'd describe the area to a Minneapolitan as North Loop x3 (+10 yea...
by MattW
July 6th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 420 E Hennepin Ave
Replies: 105
Views: 16323

Re: 420 E Hennepin Ave

For a good time, read the letter at the end of the packet.
by MattW
June 3rd, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 422
Views: 95015

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

What should go into this space that's both desirable to the neighborhood, desirable to the city and economically realistic for developers? Not trying to snark for once, just curious. That's the million-dollar question. I think it will need to have a significant amount of affordable & workforce hous...
by MattW
June 3rd, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 288072

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

A lot of respondents already have a monthly bus pass, and caffeine is always welcome. How about a choice of a free day pass, fee weekend pass, or $5 off a monthly pass? (It would be interesting to know what percentage of riders have monthly passes.) Or support local businesses. Much like local taxi...
by MattW
June 3rd, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 422
Views: 95015

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

https://twitter.com/awillis/status/1266756072771026953 I made this very joke to a group of friends. In response, I was blasted by one friend, who is a person of color, about how his family relied on this Kmart for affordable goods when he was growing up. The city will need to be very, very intentio...
by MattW
May 29th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 94
Views: 5647

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Definitely a difficult time. How is everyone doing today? I’m sad, angry, frustrated, and emotionally exhausted. Doing my best to balance being ally and taking care of myself.
Same.
Yeah... I'm a Frey guy, but not sure how he makes it out of this.
by MattW
May 29th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 249
Views: 52297

Re: Southside - General Topics

Does anybody know whether the small restaurants - Midori's, Gandhi Mahal, etc. - were damaged? And how about the post office?
Gandhi Mahal owner, "Let my building burn."

https://www.startribune.com/let-my-buil ... 570865902/
by MattW
May 15th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 999
Views: 167698

Re: Southside - General Topics

Yep, that's been digging for a few months now. That'll be a nice improvement to that corner. The new(ish) paint job on Mercado Central looks really sharp too. Most importantly, best tacos in the city on the NE corner of Lake & Bloomington - Taqueria Las Cuatro Milpas . I've been going since last su...