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by Gman12
April 23rd, 2015, 10:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 184512

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Mine is $171. Doesn't feel great to get an unexpected bill in the mail, but I would rather pay it and get the upgrade for downtown.
by Gman12
April 23rd, 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33767

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

I've been told by multiple developers that there isn't enough demand for anything over 300 units. That it would be an "unsafe" investment. I didn't say I want tall. I guess I should've cleared that up some more. I want more units. And yes that may result in a height change as well, but it'd be wort...
by Gman12
April 23rd, 2015, 8:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Maverick - 100 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 206
Views: 33767

Re: 100 Hennepin Avenue S

I do wonder some days.. 222 Hennepin being leased up faster than they demolished the metrodome, being sold for 3 times as much as Neverland Ranch, and having a very successful grocery tenant. Yet Ryan and Shorenstein still think that it's such a great thing that they're building another 6 story bui...
by Gman12
April 17th, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 44519

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Jersey barriers were removed last week, that was Xcel doing infrastructure work.
by Gman12
April 2nd, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1426
Views: 184512

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Walking down Nicollet last night around 5:30 I was surprised to see how many people were hanging out, up to no good. Hotboxing the enclosed bus stop in front of Xcel, teenage boys harassing a woman, grown men yelling profanities at each other, two women getting into a screaming match in front of Ci...
by Gman12
March 31st, 2015, 4:33 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities
Replies: 23
Views: 2710

Re: UrbanMSP-esque sites in other cities

I was actually looking for one for San Diego...a lot of tower cranes down there.
by Gman12
March 26th, 2015, 4:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Root District - Farmers Market / Royalston Station
Replies: 83
Views: 18595

Re: West Loop Neighborhood

I like the idea of a cap, but yeah probably not likely. Some ideas: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zGBEIFippUNc.kljyYCFJAV2Q Any chance this momentum could cross the BNSF and convince Xcel and Mpls Public Works to redevelop their large land holdings between 394/BNSF? I doubt any time soon. ...
by Gman12
March 16th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Local Business Recommendations
Replies: 58
Views: 3884

Re: Local Business Recommendations

Can anyone recommend a Chiropractor downtown?
by Gman12
March 12th, 2015, 10:55 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos
Replies: 87
Views: 17264

Re: Bapster2006's reprocessed 1980's photos

Fantastic pictures. Thanks for posting!
by Gman12
March 5th, 2015, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 4Marq - 400 Marquette Ave (313' - 30 Stories)
Replies: 835
Views: 156117

Re: 4Marq - (313' - 30 Stories)

Don't panic yet...there is rebar sticking out of the columns on the top floor ready for the next floors columns to be poured around them.
by Gman12
February 27th, 2015, 11:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 83643

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Supertall parking ramp and tear down the rest.
by Gman12
February 13th, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 344
Views: 48507

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

I really hope people want to keep moving downtown and that the mini boom isn't over already. When I tell people I live downtown a lot of them respond with 'thats so cool, I would like to also, but its too expensive...'
by Gman12
January 22nd, 2015, 11:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 83643

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Amarillo is a hell hole and a pain in the ass to get to with no direct flights from MSP. Be glad if you are never forced to go there.
by Gman12
December 30th, 2014, 1:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor Development & MinHi Line
Replies: 217
Views: 60693

Re: Hiawatha Avenue Grain Elevators & Freight Rail Corridor

It is very rare for the cost/benefit ratio ever getting to a point that makes sense to bury transmission lines. This type of line would likely cost 10-15 times as much as it's current configuration to convert to underground, it is not as simple as just throwing a cable in the ground, not to mention ...
by Gman12
December 5th, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Third Wave Coffee Shops
Replies: 94
Views: 6061

Re: Third Wave Coffee Shops

I dunno, how does pre-ground irony taste?
by Gman12
December 4th, 2014, 5:15 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Third Wave Coffee Shops
Replies: 94
Views: 6061

Re: Third Wave Coffee Shops

Pre-ground coffee?!? Don't worry, things will pick up for you. ;)
by Gman12
November 27th, 2014, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Latitude 45 - 301 Washington Avenue South
Replies: 374
Views: 76116

Re: Latitude 45 - (301 Washington Avenue South)

Not yet, just the windows that they have installed so far.
by Gman12
November 21st, 2014, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 83643

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

I wish this would get replaced, but it will definitely be around for while, long term plans are for 30 years out. One of the ugliest buildings downtown and kind of a dump except for the VP level. Who in their right mind would design an office building with windows you'd see in a jail? I am curious t...
by Gman12
November 15th, 2014, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Surdyk's/US Bank/West Photo Block
Replies: 38
Views: 5558

Re: Superior Plating site

Surdyks keeps prices down? Huh. I like the place, but I'd never confuse it for being a good value. They're prices are very competitive and have a great selection, which is why I keep going there. Also look for the white un-advertised sale signs on the shelves for good deals. Of course if you want t...
by Gman12
November 5th, 2014, 8:34 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Health Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Health Insurance

I had a large increase after steady rates previously as well. Had been $130 for 2010-2014, for 2015 $210 with individual Blue Cross plan. Only claim has been one flu shot. Hopefully there's an explanation for the sharp increase. I'll probably raise my deductible since I never use it. What I don't ge...