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by QuietBlue
November 24th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1787
Views: 335392

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Some of those older buildings have pretty high fees, though, to cover the increased maintenance cost (especially if it had been deferred for a while), and then there's also the increased chance of special assessments. So it can end up being a wash.
by QuietBlue
November 23rd, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 1787
Views: 335392

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

That makes sense, all things considered. Most of the things people want to live downtown to be near aren't open, and right now the common areas and amenities in these buildings (if they have them) are shut down too, at least for a while. Plus, if someone can afford a downtown condo, they probably ei...
by QuietBlue
November 11th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 52
Views: 15735

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

Downtown needs more practical shopping like this, so I think it will do well.
by QuietBlue
November 4th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6338

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Whatever you think of the City Council's proposal, the Charter Commission was way out of line. They took powers that had been granted to them by circumstance, not by statute. What does this mean? Either they have the power to do something, or they don't. The City Council knows full well how the Cha...
by QuietBlue
November 3rd, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 108
Views: 6338

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Surely it's not a mystery to anyone why they did this?
It's a mystery to me as to why they didn't foresee the inevitable outcome, unless they did so knowingly and wanted to look like they were doing something.
by QuietBlue
October 28th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune (& other local media)
Replies: 241
Views: 28087

Re: Star Tribune (& other local media)

Honestly, City Pages hasn't been all that great in recent years. There's been some good work here and there (the story they did on the CTC, in particular, stood out), but it's definitely declined over time.
by QuietBlue
October 28th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 188
Views: 28702

Re: Crime

The 2021 city election season is going to be something, alright.
by QuietBlue
October 26th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1051
Views: 159377

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Doesn't Amazon already run charter buses to their Shakopee distribution center for their employees? I imagine they'd do that for this one too if the need arose.
by QuietBlue
October 26th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1594
Views: 189777

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

This place seemed to be on borrowed time even before this year. It was really hot 15 or so years ago, but it struck me as more about drinks and the scene rather than the food, which was better elsewhere (and probably cheaper to boot). I'd bet that many people who loved it in its prime haven't been t...
by QuietBlue
October 23rd, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1594
Views: 189777

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

It sounds funny, but consumers wanted independent and funky until they didn't and then that changed; none of the previous iterations were wrong---just not right for the present. Yeah. I'm not going to get into the whole "Uptown sucks now" argument, because that's subjective based on what people lik...
by QuietBlue
October 23rd, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1051
Views: 159377

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I'm not sure where else something like this could go besides a suburb with a lot of open space left. Finding a site large enough with sufficient transportation access further in would be difficult, and besides, with the emphasis on converting industrial space to other uses, it's not like they're bei...
by QuietBlue
October 22nd, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Minnetonka Area – General Topics
Replies: 173
Views: 32384

Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

It's less than two spaces per unit, so it's reasonable for the area. People will still need to drive to places and there's no street parking around it.
by QuietBlue
October 9th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1051
Views: 159377

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

I can definitely understand the appeal of these for people who want the SFH life but don't want to commit to buying one yet (or ever). Yeah, over a long period of time, buying a home would be less expensive than renting something expensive like these, but I get the impression they're intended for pe...
by QuietBlue
October 7th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 196975

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

It's an interesting move. If other financial services firms don't follow, it could be bad for Piper as they would be outside of the downtown labor pool and talent network. Can't most of this work be done remotely, though? I don't see this as being much of a factor for downtown companies going forwa...
by QuietBlue
October 6th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 196975

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I wonder if Piper is looking for some concessions in order to remain in their current spot rather than being really serious about moving. If they were truly committed to it, I think they would have just up and done it. Not saying they won't move, just that it might not be their main goal here.
by QuietBlue
October 6th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 192
Views: 30973

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I haven't been able to find any other mention of that location closing, so I'm not sure where they're getting their information from in that article. I wouldn't treat it as definite without verification. Having said that, yeah, the mall is in rough shape. Even if the Macy's thing isn't true, Sears i...
by QuietBlue
September 15th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2424
Views: 291205

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

That's not that big of an imbalance, considering that people in Dakota County benefit from core city transit by having transfer options when they arrive (either by taking the transit that does exist (especially the Red Line which is specifically designed as a transfer route), or by driving to a par...
by QuietBlue
September 15th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 196975

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Doesn't hurt that there are plenty of Delta flights between MSP and ATL too.
by QuietBlue
September 10th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2424
Views: 291205

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

The first bit is about Dakota County's interest in transit, which of course they recently demonstrated by causing the CTIB to collapse. Yeah, because we were getting a lousy deal. Dakota contributed 13 percent of the funding and only got 7 percent of the spending. Sure, I get that the money doesn't...
by QuietBlue
July 24th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods
Replies: 176
Views: 30545

Re: South Nicollet / Kingfield-Lyndale-Tangletown-Windom Neighborhoods

Really sucks to lose Curran's, but the apartments seem as good a use as any for the property.