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by QuietBlue
September 15th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2415
Views: 285679

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: 1054
Views: 191520

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: 2415
Views: 285679

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: 30302

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.
by QuietBlue
July 15th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191520

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I've been WFH for four months now; I've gotten used to it but part of me does want to get back to the office eventually. I live close by, so the commute was never an issue. My colleagues who have long commutes love WFH and want to keep doing it as long as they can. I'd probably like it a lot more if...
by QuietBlue
July 15th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191520

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Initially my company made it be a requirement that the home office had to have a door that could be closed off from anyone else in the house, but that of course went out the window in the recent exodus from the company offices.
How would they know, though?
by QuietBlue
July 2nd, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 581
Views: 148506

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

As long as they're limiting attendance at the ballpark and mandating spacing, which it sounds like they're doing, it should be alright.
by QuietBlue
June 24th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1026
Views: 158687

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I also do not understand what the purpose behind this would be, unless they eventually decide to extend it all the way across the river, what with there being no crossing between the Wakota Bridge and Hastings. Building a highway to GCI seems strange when there's next to nothing there anyway.
by QuietBlue
June 18th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 189
Views: 29550

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I remember when the Gordman's stores went out of business (the first time) with an everything-must-go sale, and then reopened less than a month later after being acquired by another company. Of course, now the ones that are left are closing again.
by QuietBlue
June 9th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 88
Views: 5033

Re: George Floyd murder and aftermath

Is anyone else starting to worry that Lake St is going to become empty for years? West Broadway, wasn't hit nearly as bad and is likely to bounce back with more of the damage on chain businesses. Only two mom and pop places burned. Lake Street, the scale is so much larger and with businesses not ha...
by QuietBlue
May 29th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: George Floyd murder and aftermath
Replies: 88
Views: 5033

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Walz seemed today like he was fed up with both City Hall and the MPD for they both handled (or didn't handle) things.
by QuietBlue
May 19th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1210
Views: 188731

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Putting this here so it doesn’t get lost in the busy general thread. Great read overall, lots of choice quotes from developers and politicians. The Downtown Minneapolis vibrancy conundrum: http://tcbmag.com/news/articles/2020/may/the-downtown-minneapolis-vibrancy-conundrum Interesting read; thanks ...
by QuietBlue
May 19th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1210
Views: 188731

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I find it interesting the asseveration that Chicago's vibrancy comes from in part traffic congestion being so horrific that office workers are stuck after work buying overpriced food an beverages rather than being able to get home to their family in the suburbs. I wonder if he was referring more to...
by QuietBlue
May 1st, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198418

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Bachelor Farmer must have been going under before all this. Their family is worth almost $2B. They could have saved it if they wanted to. Still a shame. Their family might be worth that much, but they personally certainly aren't. Maybe things were tight already, but it also didn't seem like a place...
by QuietBlue
April 21st, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 31945

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

At least in my neighborhood, the 55+ buildings are the ones that generate most of the police calls too, due to medical issues.
by QuietBlue
March 30th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 550
Views: 68162

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

"Probably built like crap, has amenities you'll only use once or twice, and the cheapest granite counters and stainless steel veneer appliances we could get at a bulk rate, but hey, you can stumble home from the bars."
by QuietBlue
March 27th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198418

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Many restaurants struggle in the best of times. It might be different if they knew this was only going to be for a certain amount of time. But with the shutdowns being open-ended, they probably saw the writing on the wall and decided to call it quits now.
by QuietBlue
March 23rd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5898

Re: Work from home and road congestion

I'm in an apartment, but on the ground floor, so I only use the elevator if I am bringing up a lot of stuff from my car in the garage. Management is doing extra cleaning and have closed off the amenities. That said, we have a secured package room that everyone uses, so that's probably the weakest li...
by QuietBlue
March 20th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198418

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

It will last much more than a month.
More, maybe. But not much more. People are only going to put up with it for so long; there is already pushback against it. The current restrictions are probably necessary to buy time, but they are not sustainable over the long term.
by QuietBlue
March 19th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 10072

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

I'm assuming they've considered this (at least a little) but the wealthy kids in kenwood that they think will save north won't save north....because they wont go to north. They will move or go to private school. Or go to a charter school, or open enroll in another district -- Minnesota is one of th...