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by widin007
June 15th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 285
Views: 50514

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Yeah, while the strip mall setup right now is very run down, ugly and covered in parking lots it is flush with small businesses serving area residents. When I lived over here all that retail was pretty heavily used by people in the adjacent apartments up and down Blake. With light rail coming its re...
by widin007
June 8th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 145
Views: 21831

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

The only other thing I heard was local shippers like the ones you mentioned would still be served, but instead of the train originating in Valley Park it would be somewhere else (Hoffman Yard? South St. Paul Yard?). I wonder if this is a pretty recent turn from UP, Xcel wasn't aware of this even I'...
by widin007
June 8th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 145
Views: 21831

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

Valley Park I'm pretty sure is the Shakopee yard. Which is interesting as the Shakopee yard has tons of users right there in town; Rahr, Certainteed, Anchor Glass and KEB just to name a few, not to mention the Savage docks as well. Any additional info about this?
by widin007
April 24th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Labeling the Transit System
Replies: 69
Views: 6235

Re: Labeling the Transit System

Its like northeast doesn't exist. Kind of amazing as towers continue going up across the river that the Met Council seems to not have a clue how to serve this area. Dead-ending the E Line at the Warehouse stop hurts my brain so much.
by widin007
May 8th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S
Replies: 137
Views: 36255

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

I walked by last weekend and the Sons of Norway building looked liked there was demo going on inside and there was a bunch of equipment out in the parking lot as well.
by widin007
April 30th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Art and Architecture Building Development - 3338 University Ave SE - 14 Stories / 155'
Replies: 112
Views: 37164

Re: Art and Architecture Building Redevelopment - 3338 University Ave SE - 17 Stories / 195'

Terrific looking building. Talking to some PP residents this weekend, the reception for this is mixed, but there is a real discussion happening and the 'parking at all costs' folks seem more isolated if not still vocal. Adding the grocery store in the link and the convenience of it seems to be helpi...
by widin007
February 5th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1270
Views: 181903

Re: MSP Airport

I just snagged a round trip from SFO to MSP with Delta for $175. It was considerably cheaper than any other airline at SFO or LAX I could find, a nice surprise.
by widin007
January 15th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 156233

Re: 200 Central - Alatus Tower (Washburn-McReavy Site) 483' / 40 Stories

Better late than never I guess, but I do trust Alatus to follow through and finish this project. So here's to seeing this finally inch closer to reality.
by widin007
February 14th, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1390
Views: 177354

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

i'm seeing a lot of complaining about the length of the project and I don't understand why. You all know large capital projects like this have budgets and timelines right? If and only if this is not done by November can you all complain. We all knew this was going to take 2 1/2 years before it start...
by widin007
September 9th, 2016, 10:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 85606

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)

The only time I rode the BART it was embarrassingly loud.
BART is horrible in a lot of ways, but the noise has to be the worst. Had to ride it everyday, if you didn't have headphones on it felt like you were going to get ear damage going under the Bay.
by widin007
August 12th, 2016, 9:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Hub Minneapolis - 600 Washington Ave SE (284' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 274
Views: 42348

Re: Stadium Village 26-Story Tower (Harbor Bay Real Estate)

Just an FYI there is another big 10 in Hopkins for all of our lettuce hoagie dreams.
by widin007
August 11th, 2016, 12:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Hub Minneapolis - 600 Washington Ave SE (284' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 274
Views: 42348

Re: Stadium Village 26-Story Tower (Harbor Bay Real Estate)

I am curious when Big 10 and Abdul's Afandy will leave. I ate at Big 10 2 days ago and when I asked my waiter about the apartment building he claimed they had no plans to move or close and had not even gotten an offer from the developer to buy out the rest of their lease which goes for another 3 ye...
by widin007
May 7th, 2016, 3:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News
Replies: 255
Views: 22450

Re: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News

Just showing that companies do in fact cite cost of business as a reason for leaving, wasn't supposed to be a critical look at Jamba Juice as a company.
by widin007
May 6th, 2016, 1:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News
Replies: 255
Views: 22450

Re: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News

Related to this Jamba Juice did cite the cost of business as a reason they are relocating to Texas, so companies do say things like that when it is an issue.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/arti ... 396715.php
by widin007
April 26th, 2016, 5:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: "East Town"
Replies: 94
Views: 6545

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apts

The neighborhood formally known as Downtown East
by widin007
March 8th, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: San Francisco
Replies: 39
Views: 10974

Re: San Francisco

There's a lot going up in SoMa, but that is probably the ONLY neighborhood where such things can happen with the Transbay rezoning that was done, but the problem with the new Transbay district is that it is almost all office, something like 3 million sq. ft. with a few thousand ultra luxury units, w...
by widin007
February 22nd, 2016, 1:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 56182

Re: AC Marriott Hotel (401 Hennepin Ave / Andrews Hotel site

It does look better yes, but "tower" is a bit generous, its only 40 feet taller than this one.
by widin007
February 17th, 2016, 8:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 232
Views: 27145

Re: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)

I worked for Car2Go last year. If there is a pool of cars anywhere, we would send people out to move them around. So hopefully they still do that but idk
by widin007
January 4th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 2011
Views: 278485

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

http://usa.streetsblog.org/2015/12/10/r ... -obsolete/

Just going to leave this here, "“Walkability and activated environments are at the top of many tenants’ list of must haves,” the report states"