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by xandrex
October 22nd, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1574
Views: 186627

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I know that Apple might be considered a "luxury" store, but in some ways I think it straddled the line between luxury and actual, useful retail! Sure, you probably aren't going to an Apple store on a fairly regular basis. But I know I found it handy for the times I had an issue with my MacBook or iP...
by xandrex
October 21st, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 299
Views: 57789

Re: Calhoun Square

Honestly, the worst part of Girard along "Seven Points" is the loading dock. It just feels like you're walking along a spot you shouldn't be. The rest of it is underutilized but kind of fine.

Not sure the loading dock can be moved at this point, so I don't know what can be done.
by xandrex
October 20th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 299
Views: 57789

Re: Calhoun Square

Calhoun Square is now "Seven Points."

A multimillion-dollar makeover will include retail, office, and maybe even residential.

https://www.startribune.com/calhoun-squ ... 572810372/
by xandrex
September 3rd, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 319
Views: 47708

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

If two separate routes is really necessary for aBRTing the 10 and 18, couldn't you just add a little length to each route so the 18 extends up to Lowry and the 10 goes down to Lake or 38th or whatever? I have to imagine the bulk of ridership is concentrated between these areas, so you get to double ...
by xandrex
July 22nd, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 194622

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I think it's inevitable that some companies realize they can save a ton of money by shrinking their downtown space and having people work from home. But I think there will be plenty of people who want to head back to the office. I know I'm one of them. I actually started a new job during the pandemi...
by xandrex
June 21st, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N
Replies: 28
Views: 4709

Re: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N

The North Loop has been looking for a pharmacy. My bet is it's something with a pharmacy, do the urban format targets and cubs have room for that? Otherwise my bet is on Walgreens or cvs
The small Targets all have CVS pharmacies in them, so this is definitely a possibility.
by xandrex
June 19th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N
Replies: 28
Views: 4709

Re: Duffey 2.0 - 3rd St N

If I were a North Loop resident, I'd likely have my fingers crossed for a small-format Target. But Aldi would be a slam dunk for getting cheaper groceries into the neighborhood. Right now, the only true grocer is Whole Foods, and if you're at, say, Washington and 8th or 9th, it's a bit of a hike.
by xandrex
March 27th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 550
Views: 68600

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

This is apparently called “Pure Lowry,” according to the banner now attached to it and this website: https://purelowry.com/
by xandrex
March 19th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198783

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Given that social distancing and shelter in place orders could be in effect for many months, now is the time where you support the businesses that you want to still be around when we get out of this mess. If this lasts a month or more, we probably lose a decent chunk of small restaurants, breweries,...
by xandrex
March 14th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5902

Re: Work from home and road congestion

Yeah, count me in as someone who likes having an office to go to. I've been working from home for the last week, and it has been really hard. Socially isolating, easy to get distracted, harder to collaborate, etc. I also don't have the space to have the setup I have at work, so it's just less comfor...
by xandrex
February 19th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Mall of America Transit Station
Replies: 146
Views: 30275

Re: Mall of America Transit Station

A small little development, but it looks like the MOA Transit Station is getting a Caribou. Would love to see more stuff like this around our transit stations.

https://twitter.com/mallofamerica/statu ... 0852528134
by xandrex
February 7th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449154

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Yes it would. It would essentially trade extra frequency down Hennepin for more frequency in the immediate western suburbs. I think the gains might outweigh the losses (remember that the E Line will come through at about the same time, and Hennepin will still get good frequency between that route a...
by xandrex
February 6th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4598
Views: 449154

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think it might make sense to cut the length of the #12 and #17 routes and have them terminate at the Uptown Transit Center, obviously passing the West Lake Station en route. But with those cuts to length, I'd like to see an increase in frequency. Despite the lack of connections between different ...
by xandrex
January 23rd, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Encore - 935 2nd Street South
Replies: 97
Views: 24131

Re: Encore - 935 2nd Street South

I've definitely seen the Shamrock/Stanton buildings bathed in purple light and was trying to figure it out until...I realized it was just the stadium.

It just throws off so much light.
by xandrex
December 13th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1027
Views: 187440

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Last I checked, despite the name, LynHall wasn't a food hall in the way that any of the ones Alex listed are.
by xandrex
December 11th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 38
Views: 12864

200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories

It's back - this time as apartments in a shorter building with more units. Was: 40 stories, 214 units Now: 27 stories, 356 apartments https://twitter.com/WedgeLIVE/status/1204871391834599424 Not a bad project by any means, but it definitely is less attractive with the 13-story reduction. Mod Note: t...
by xandrex
December 5th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1082
Views: 180240

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

The Urban Outfitters space in Uptown is apparently up for lease: http://tcbmag.com/news/articles/2019/december/urban-outfitters-space-in-uptown-listed-for-lease I won't lose any sleep over not having an UO nearby, but it would be nice for once to see a positive story coming out of Uptown...seems lik...
by xandrex
December 5th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 287845

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

A synopsis of a locked article is cool. But let's support local journalism by not literally copy-pasting the stuff they've worked on. Especially since this could be summed up as: Metro Transit is moving forward with plastic seats on light rail because they're easier to clean.
by xandrex
November 21st, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1082
Views: 180240

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

I agree it’s a net positive, but I still don’t love demolishing smaller-scale commercial (that appears to be in use?) on one of the relatively few corridors that allows it.