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by xandrex
January 6th, 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2022

Its the other way around in my opinion. How many people voted for Walz in 2018 but ended up voting for trump in 2020. Walz won by over 11% in 2018 vs biden who won it by 7%. Still a large margin but one that is not nearly as strong and was very much powered by the metro area. If even some of the su...
by xandrex
December 21st, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1095
Views: 203432

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I'm quite skeptical of a major downsizing in offices. We've already tried hotdesking as a trend, and pretty much everybody hated it - there were plenty of pre-pandemic thinkpieces about the failure of hotdesking and open offices. At least based on media reports, you were starting to see a reversal i...
by xandrex
December 10th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1069
Views: 169254

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

I like this design much better than what currently exists, but I have to agree with DanPatchToget...why the two-way bikeway? I'd much rather have a protected lane on each side, and this forces a "to continue, please wait to cross this intersection and then wait again" where two-way bikeways run into...
by xandrex
November 12th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 263
Views: 58068

Re: Southside - General Topics

The Lake Street Target is not my usual store, but I needed to grab some stuff and figured that I should check it out. I was really impressed with what they had done to it. I especially like the second entrance closer to the street/light rail station. The inclusion of windows to provide a peek of the...
by xandrex
October 22nd, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1596
Views: 192576

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: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 309
Views: 60561

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: Seven Points Uptown (Calhoun Square)
Replies: 309
Views: 60561

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: 357
Views: 51542

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: 1095
Views: 203432

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: 4792

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: 4792

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: 69007

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: 1139
Views: 201020

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: 5941

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: 30433

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: 4623
Views: 453398

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: 4623
Views: 453398

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: 24184

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: 1029
Views: 189401

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.