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by Austinite
October 16th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 1724-1728 Nicollet
Replies: 11
Views: 1552

Re: 1724-1728 Nicollet

Great news. It's nice to see more new construction in this area. Loring/Stevens are still nice neighborhoods, despite the recent shootings in the area. I really hope the strip mall with the huge surface parking lot is redeveloped, as well as the one story buil ding further down on the other side of ...
by Austinite
October 16th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 208
Views: 51448

Re: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S

Or the city could have said the proposal on the backside of the building with twice as much parking as housing is crap go try again but that ship has sailed. And yes I know Thrivent demand those spots which isn't the problem the problem is how bland and unimaginative the surrounding apartment build...
by Austinite
October 15th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 208
Views: 51448

Re: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S

Great shot. I really like how Thrivent's new HQ turned out. I didn't realize there was a ramp leading to underground parking.

Wish Hennepin County would do something with the exterior back side of Thrivent's old building. At least paint it so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.
by Austinite
October 15th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southwest Journal
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Southwest Journal

Sadly - Southwest Journal will be ceasing publication unless they can find a buyer.
by Austinite
October 15th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1390
Views: 177354

Re: Nicollet Mall

Holiday Lighting - any news if the DID/city are going to up lighting this year? There were numerous complaints the last few years about no lighting on the trees. I had contacted DID myself and they said the didn't have the ability to put up lighting - no outlets in the bedding areas. Now that they ...
by Austinite
October 14th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 41
Views: 16244

Re: Duluth - General Topics

Awesome!!
by Austinite
October 12th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Park Laurel Building
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Park Laurel Building

Just wondering if anyone has any news on this building by Laurel Village. I posted an old article from the Star Tribune when the last former tenants were forced to move and the building was condemned. https://www.startribune.com/last-tenants-are-forced-out-at-park-laurel-in-minneapolis/418583893/ Wh...
by Austinite
October 12th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1390
Views: 177354

Re: Nicollet Mall

Holiday Lighting - any news if the DID/city are going to up lighting this year? There were numerous complaints the last few years about no lighting on the trees. I had contacted DID myself and they said the didn't have the ability to put up lighting - no outlets in the bedding areas. Now that they ...
by Austinite
October 10th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 246
Views: 33738

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

but damn it would have been nice to see food trucks lined up along Main Street and at each end of the Stone Arch Bridge. This also brings into question why there's no convenience store in St. Anthony Main. Rent too high? 7/11 where you at? Would be great to have something along Main Street with all...
by Austinite
October 9th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1219
Views: 191571

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

If paying employees some arbitrary figure that is more than what their labor is worth made good business sense companies would be doing so without government making them. Now if you're a poor person in say Hopkins rather than drive your $1000 car to Wayzata and park for free, now you have to pay to...
by Austinite
October 8th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 423
Views: 104903

Re: Dinkytown

Just a general question/statement - all of the new buildings that have gone up or are proposed for Dinkytown and around the UofM include great street-level retail - smaller spaces - that get quickly filled up by quick and go restaurants, etc. Now why can't developers do the same for downtown Minneap...
by Austinite
October 8th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1390
Views: 177354

Re: Nicollet Mall

Holiday Lighting - any news if the DID/city are going to up lighting this year? There were numerous complaints the last few years about no lighting on the trees. I had contacted DID myself and they said the didn't have the ability to put up lighting - no outlets in the bedding areas. Now that they r...
by Austinite
October 8th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 257
Views: 67691

Re: IDS Center

Are there any fountains left inside any buildings that have moving water besides infinity pools like this or the Govt Center? I remember as a kid there were more and I loved seeing them. The Fountain at the IDS was always one of my favorites. There was a really lovely one in Lasalle Plaza. Not sure...
by Austinite
October 2nd, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 41
Views: 16244

Duluth Superior Street Reconstruction

Wondering if anyone lives up in Duluth or made it up there this year. Thoughts on the Superior Street reconstruction? I know it's not yet complete. Appearance? Etc. Thanks.
by Austinite
October 2nd, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 41
Views: 16244

Re: Duluth - General Topics

I recently stayed at the Park Point Marina Hotel and found myself wondering once again why there has not been more development on the Duluth harbor front. The Lakeshore hotels manage to stay busy well beyond the summer high season. The one new development on the west end of the harbor is the nicely...
by Austinite
October 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 41
Views: 16244

Re: Kozy Bar block, Duluth

Temporary injunction protects Kozy from demolition http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4510750-temporary-injunction-protects-kozy-demolition The Pastoret Terrace and neighboring Paul Robeson Ballroom building — formerly home to the Kozy Bar and apartments — will be spared the wrecking ball. At le...
by Austinite
October 2nd, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 41
Views: 16244

Re: Duluth - General Topics

New apartments going up in Hermantown, Duluth

https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/busin ... Hermantown
by Austinite
September 30th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hennepin Avenue Downtown Reconstruction
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction

City works closed a while back. I think its much improved even if there are still issues with the design. I do like it better then Nicollet mall and it should help improve the street life immensely. Even the 8th street reconstruction has helped the walking experience downtown. I agree 100 percent. ...
by Austinite
September 29th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Anoka
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Anoka

Speak of the devil. Not sure of the latest news - but an article from Feb. about a potential grocery store going in next to the Anoka H.S. Would have preferred something downtown, but this is still a plus. https://www.hometownsource.com/abc_newspapers/news/business/grocery-store-may-go-in-by-rum-riv...
by Austinite
September 29th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Anoka
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Anoka

I don't think Anoka get's enough attention on this forum. The city has really made huge improvements to its downtown public realm and has worked to maintain it's historic character. They completed a new park along it's riverfront and several new housing developments have gone up. Here is a link abou...