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by pillsdoughboy
April 5th, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1177
Views: 206805

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I think it is a bit generous to call that "Japanese architecture." Also, this rendering is clearly lacking detail--notice how the residential buildings in the background look like they were made in Minecraft? I'm sure the final product will look substantially better.
by pillsdoughboy
April 2nd, 2021, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 99
Views: 26018

Re: Elliot Park

^I feel this way about single-family (or smaller complexes) homes in residential parts of the city-- Minneapolis is, in a lot of ways, a hub for culture, art, etc. so I wish we had houses in flamboyant colors to cheer us up in the winter. In terms of newer, larger developments, I am split. A lot of ...
by pillsdoughboy
March 31st, 2021, 9:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 440
Views: 62959

Re: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago

Maybe the map doesn't portray all of the ins and outs of the Amtrak network, but based on this map it looks like Rochester was overlooked even though it lies directly on the route from Madison to MSP? This seems like a snub, especially considering some of the other proposed stops are substantially s...
by pillsdoughboy
March 22nd, 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

Not at all sure if this is related, but this building was recently (early March 2021) approved for a National Register of Historic Places designation: https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/download/Agenda/1724/RPT-233%20Park%20Ave.pdf/53488/2271/233%20Park%20Ave I could see this designation potentially imp...
by pillsdoughboy
March 22nd, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Duffey Lofts - 500-528 Washington Ave N
Replies: 69
Views: 17161

Re: Duffey Lofts - 500-528 Washington Ave N

This looks awesome, but how long has that rendering been up/is there actually any momentum on this project? I haven't seen much about it as of late
by pillsdoughboy
March 22nd, 2021, 5:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 800 Washington Av S (Guthrie ramp liner) - AECOM / City of Lakes Community Land Trust
Replies: 77
Views: 14864

Re: 800 Washington Ave - 14 stories - 173' (Guthrie Ramp liner development: Reloaded)

It's a shame to lose out on that fabulous building they initially proposed but this development definitely serves a good purpose.That part of Washington Avenue is such a huge barrier (both physical and mental) between the Mill District and Downtown East, and this infill would make it feel (marginall...
by pillsdoughboy
March 5th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1051
Views: 194064

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Minneapolis/STP Business Journals is reporting that a developer has purchased the former Industrial Lighting Supply building on N 2nd street (right across from the street from the new West Elm) and will be converting it to lofts and commercial space. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2021/...
by pillsdoughboy
February 20th, 2021, 4:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Karmel Square 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3235

Re: Karmel Square 2020

There's already some activity at this site-- the former Walgreens is completely gutted and open on one side. Glad to see this project going forward!
by pillsdoughboy
February 18th, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1278
Views: 196611

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

Good points all around! I know Fuji-Ya was the first Japanese restaurant in Minnesota (per Southwest Journal). https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/biz-buzz/2020/06/fuji-ya-closes-in-lynlake/ However, thanks for noting that this wasn't the initial location. I've walked by recently and it looks like...
by pillsdoughboy
February 17th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics
Replies: 1278
Views: 196611

Re: Uptown-LynLake-Wedge - News & General Topics

Re: the question of yet-to-be-developed parcels, I'm really surprised that the Lynlake parking lot RFP (for the parking lot behind the former Fuji-Ya) was canceled and that this acre (!) of land still hasn't attracted any interested parties. I personally think LynLake has more of that lively, altern...
by pillsdoughboy
February 7th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 99
Views: 26018

Re: Elliot Park

I have to say, I actually agree to an extent. It doesn't seem like the ~1000 students contribute significantly to Elliot Park's economy (frankly, the school is quite religious, so it doesn't seem like bars/clubs have bloomed around its campus). The campus is tiny at 9 acres, so at least they aren't ...
by pillsdoughboy
February 4th, 2021, 11:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 99
Views: 26018

Re: Elliot Park

https://www.startribune.com/a-historic-minneapolis-church-is-crumbling-can-anyone-save-it/600019106/?refresh=true#13 Strib reporting that the First Church of Christ, Scientist is struggling to stir up any interest among private developers-- rehabilitation on the dilapidated building would come with...
by pillsdoughboy
February 3rd, 2021, 5:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 176
Views: 40779

Re: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park

https://www.startribune.com/whittier-neighborhood-property-being-redeveloped-in-first-of-kind-deal-with-mpls/600018593/[url] [/url] Star Tribune reporting that the two-story property at 19 W 26th St in Whittier (sandwiched between old Yess Yoga Space and Little Tijuana's) will be bought by the City...