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by dajazz
September 18th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 77
Views: 16930

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

I'm old enough to remember when large swaths of the North Loop were just like this. Then the developers started coming, building right up along the 3rd/4th/94 viaduct, and now look at it.
by dajazz
July 24th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1045
Views: 190367

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I'm thankful that my company fully supports employees having their kids at home during this pandemic, and has given us tools like Skype and cell phones so we can quickly contact other coworkers when informal communication is needed.
by dajazz
June 2nd, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2415
Views: 285177

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

all respondents will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.
Why not receive a free all-day (or all-weekend) transit pass?
A lot of respondents already have a monthly bus pass, and caffeine is always welcome.
by dajazz
May 21st, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 976
Views: 149736

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

MOA hasn't made full payments on its $1.2 billion mortgage the last 2 months.

https://www.startribune.com/mall-of-ame ... 570666942/
by dajazz
May 21st, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 197
Views: 36553

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

I'm guessing the line hasn't been out the door the last 2 months, nor do they expect that to change in the near future....
by dajazz
May 19th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198344

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Moose & Sadie’s announced they won’t reopen
by dajazz
April 30th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198344

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Bachelor Farmer just went under
by dajazz
April 26th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Not-TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 60
Views: 9341

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

TMBR’s is officially dead due to the pandemic. If a project moved forward on this it won’t be with the current design.
by dajazz
April 23rd, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 597
Views: 91162

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Why is West River Parkway open to vehicles at all? It doesn't provide access to anything that other roads don't. Just close it all.
Angry white rich car owners, plus MPB doesn't own all of the parkway.
by dajazz
April 22nd, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 113
Views: 34830

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

Not surprising. A lot of downtown projects in the early stages are being shelved or cancelled.
by dajazz
March 14th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5898

Re: Work from home and road congestion

While many companies are managing to develop WFH in the current environment, I'm curious what the actual productivity will be. Many jobs can easily be done at home, but I know certain areas of our company are very dependent on in-person resources so numerous projects will be put on hold until we ret...
by dajazz
February 26th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 77
Views: 16930

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

But I'm looking at Google Maps and I don't even understand who would be pushing for the creation of this "district" right now - it's low-slung light industrial uses and social services facilities, on one of downtown's most disconnected street grids. It seems like their marketing is so far ahead of ...
by dajazz
February 25th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 77
Views: 16930

Re: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station

But I'm looking at Google Maps and I don't even understand who would be pushing for the creation of this "district" right now - it's low-slung light industrial uses and social services facilities, on one of downtown's most disconnected street grids. It seems like their marketing is so far ahead of ...
by dajazz
February 12th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 325
Views: 86931

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

Is there a reason to care?
The Hong Kong and Vancouver property markets a good reason to care.
There are also a lot of other factors at play, especially in Vancouver, that we will never see in the Twin Cities.
by dajazz
January 31st, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1269
Views: 181230

Re: MSP Airport

Delta suspending all flights to/from China until May 1:

http://www.startribune.com/delta-suspen ... 567459702/
by dajazz
January 30th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 3461

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

Just to be clear they don't actually have to issue the citation to justify the stop. It is at their discretion. Yes, it absolutely is a fishing expedition far too often, but this at least moves things in the right way and takes away a financial burden that is unnecessary. Especially since most peopl...
by dajazz
January 30th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations
Replies: 12
Views: 3461

Re: Minneapolis Vehicle Equipment Violations

What's the problem? MPD will still pull over vehicles with equipment violations, they just won't give them a ticket that potentially adds a financial burden.
by dajazz
January 16th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198344

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Operating a restaurant has always been brutal. The new wage dynamics will just make it harder. Anything on the fringe, that might have been able to fight their way through tough times in the past, will now most likely just go away. Bingo. Sure restaurants come and go, but it does raise eyebrows whe...
by dajazz
January 9th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1765
Views: 328111

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Sidenote though. It seems like the time left on the Wells Fargo data center may be limited. Looks like there are eyes on it for redevelopment. Dear god I hope so. That place hits the terrible design bingo. No street-level activation, not even windows. One door, set way back from the corner. Parking...
by dajazz
January 6th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N
Replies: 113
Views: 34830

Re: Foundry Mixed-Use Development - 115-125 1st St N, 128 2nd St N, 128 1st Av N

I will laugh if they move it to the Fed's lot.
It's not going there.