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by josephmck
October 23rd, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1594
Views: 188279

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Was Uptown a retail destination pre-2000? I lived on the southside (Phillips) in the late 90s, but was quite young and don't remember much about the business mix. I remember that Chino Latino, McDonald's, and Victoria Secret were there at the time. In any case, my perception is that perhaps the dem...
by josephmck
May 23rd, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 17156

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

I like your enthusiasm, but think it is a long ways off before this would be a neighborhood of choice for a car-free household. The majority of these apartments will be market rate, and those tenants will probably want a parking space. It is tough to park in this neighborhood already. Parking enforc...
by josephmck
May 21st, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 188
Views: 21008

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

"When do the baby boomers really start dying in droves? Probably after 2020?"

Ouch! Do you think this advances discussion in a productive way? Could you phrase this any better? Was this a joke?
by josephmck
May 21st, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 188
Views: 21008

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

Link doesn't appear to work.
by josephmck
April 20th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 956
Views: 102889

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

When I saw this, I thought "this is exactly what Fort Snelling's Upper Post needs".
Smart idea! Like this!
by josephmck
April 19th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 192
Views: 30859

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I can't imagine Nordstrom opening a third location, especially since MOA is so close to Southdale. Neiman Marcus is in trouble; not super likely they will return to Minnesota, especially so soon. Bloomingdales didn't resonate with Twin Cities shoppers, and also wasn't supported the way it could have...
by josephmck
March 28th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278583

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

Where are you getting the information that these are $5 million dollar residences? Related, what in your view is the threshold pricepoint for luxury, ultra-luxury, etc.?
by josephmck
March 20th, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 21278

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Ditto this: I really don't buy the "we pitched too many sites" critique though, or understand why it comes up so often
by josephmck
March 19th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278583

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

I'm not "luxury" by a long shot but two parking spaces would be a baseline requirement for me. We have work cars and a weekend vehicle. Even in a utopia of walkability I still will need to drive for a significant portion of work and leisure. I'm not overestimating...this is what it is.
by josephmck
February 27th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1219
Views: 192009

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Like beauty, ease or difficulty of parking is in the eye of the beholder.
by josephmck
November 30th, 2017, 10:16 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Union Depot
Replies: 374
Views: 67330

Re: Saint Paul Union Depot

@ $1,500 per month. I know acorns grow into mighty oaks, but it's tough getting too excited about this.