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by BBMplsMN
January 25th, 2021, 6:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1235
Views: 197628

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

In general, Old Navy is the brand that they are growing. Banana Republic and Gap stores are closing. Look for this trend to continue.
by BBMplsMN
October 10th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 256
Views: 36199

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

Those stairs have been closed (and broken) for half a dozen years. It is nothing new this year. Having just taken those stairs this past Wednesday, they’re not even in that bad of shape. Mostly just need to replace some missing boards. I wonder why they’ve decided to ignore them instead of repairin...
by BBMplsMN
August 13th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1218
Views: 149363

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

It must be pretty rough to have spent the last decade thinking that you were going to get LRT and still be able to keep your giant stroad, and to now realize you might have to choose one or the other. Or that you might be bypassed entirely (Golden Valley) depending on a new alignment. Think about w...
by BBMplsMN
July 10th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 598
Views: 95765

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

The entire stretch between 29th Ave N and 55 will be done between now and next summer.

https://www.goldenvalleymn.gov/newsarch ... surfacing/
by BBMplsMN
July 3rd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank
Replies: 11
Views: 2120

Re: 2841 Hennepin - Old Chicago Boneyard Salsa a la Salsa Game Lotus Piggy Bank

Looks like we'll also be getting rid of at least one side of a billboard. If nothing else, that's an improvement right there.
by BBMplsMN
May 22nd, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 197
Views: 36867

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

I love going to Izzy’s for ice cream, but would never buy it in a grocery store. It’s typically more expensive than even the “premium” brands. And their building is practically useless for any other use. I took a tour during Doors Open last year and I’d wonder how flexible the space is.
by BBMplsMN
May 11th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 598
Views: 95765

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

My take on the signage (at least around Lake of the Isles) is that it could be better, but is actually really easy and clear to understand. Bikes on the bike path, walkers and runners everywhere else. Simple. Bikes follow the rules of the road. If the road is closed to cars, it is closed to bikes. I...
by BBMplsMN
February 23rd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: LakeHaus 3100 W Lake St
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Re: LakeHaus 3100 W Lake St

This is topped out. The building is thick in person and the area near it is packed full of buildings now.
Still one more building to go on the gas station site.
by BBMplsMN
February 6th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 184573

Re: Nicollet Mall

Not sure where to post this, but it does feature the Nicollet project as an example. It's a story on comparing renderings to the reality of the finished project.

https://www.fox9.com/news/art-of-the-de ... pectations
by BBMplsMN
January 27th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities
Replies: 15
Views: 3269

Re: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities

Alternatively, a place like Cancun was specifically “created” to be a tourist destination by the Mexican government.
by BBMplsMN
January 15th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1139
Views: 201322

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Ike's is closed permanently. startribune.com/ike-s-food-cocktails-in-downtown-minneapolis-is-permanently-closed/566972891/ They tried to blame their closing on crime just like Rojo did. That's not what the article actually says. He cites failed lease negotiations meant to "address restaurant and ma...
by BBMplsMN
October 10th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units
Replies: 144
Views: 38193

Re: 1500 Nicollet Avenue - Dominium Development - 6 stories / 184 units

I really like this project. I think it turned out well and fits the neighborhood nicely.
by BBMplsMN
September 23rd, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 184573

Re: Nicollet Mall

It looks like the planters started being delivered last week. As far as I can tell, it looks like there are two sizes roughly the same size as the bollards outside the hotels at the south end of Nicollet. Not sure what kind of plants will be in them, but if I had to make a guess, I would expect some...
by BBMplsMN
September 11th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1801
Views: 341220

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Often I've thought it would be neat to put an iconic large sculpture overlooking the 35W/94/55 mess of ramps entering downtown. I was thinking just south of the Sherwinn Williams building parking lot or near the corner of it. The idea is that as people coming into Downtown via the LRT or car their ...
by BBMplsMN
September 3rd, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4633
Views: 454529

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I kayaked under the bridge on Friday afternoon. They were definitely working in the area around the old bridge and doing some piledriving, but it was difficult to see exactly what they were working on.
by BBMplsMN
August 23rd, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1085
Views: 188020

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

I would prefer The Mall be an art park/sculpture garden type space. A nice visual way to walk from the library to Lake of the Isles. It seems more fitting for the Uptown vibe than sport courts.
by BBMplsMN
August 22nd, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago
Replies: 161
Views: 31432

Re: Ironclad Apartments & Moxy Hotel - Washington & Chicago

I agree about the stones. The sidewalk presence is odd on this building.
by BBMplsMN
August 13th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1085
Views: 188020

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Anyone have more info about this project. It popped up on my facebook feed today. https://www.facebook.com/events/430516867555985/ IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD UPDATE: Meeting to determine the fate of The Mall in Uptown TONIGHT!!! This may be your LAST chance before they start removing the trees and parki...
by BBMplsMN
July 19th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories - 393'/418'
Replies: 124
Views: 27877

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

There are additional photos in the MSP Biz Journal article: https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2019/07/18/hines-releases-images-of-proposed-36-story-north.html In the third photo it looks like there may be a public garage (tho the letters are cut off) next to or maybe attached to the restau...
by BBMplsMN
July 9th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 32282

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Revolution Food Hall at Rosedale closed after 8 months, according to the Star Tribune. It'll be replaced with "a new concept featuring local vendors and a new experience."