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by John21
December 13th, 2012, 4:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 234
Views: 74551

Re: Downtown Hotel News

Yesterday I saw them taking down one of the Holiday Inn signs.
by John21
November 16th, 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 49941

Re: Washington Avenue

I think 7 Corners is also getting some sort of improvement from this, but maybe not the green line.
I almost got hit by a car on Wednesday at 7 Corners!
by John21
October 24th, 2012, 5:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 234
Views: 74551

Re: Downtown Hotel News

The Graves is a nice hotel that seems to be doing well amongst the 1st Ave tomfoolery.
by John21
October 19th, 2012, 10:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 71945

Re: Target Center Renovation

Nice to see the cost coming down, but hopefully that isn't sacrificing quality. Rybak makes it sound like the initial cost was a number they just threw out there. I went to the exhibition game last Saturday. They've redone the concession stands with some fake brick facing. It looks lame. They did fi...
by John21
October 18th, 2012, 6:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 176106

Re: Vikings Stadium

Pizza La Vista closed like a month after they opened for "renovation". I'm not sure I'd build a 'business is down' story around them.

Also, actual attendance at games is down. I guess channel 5 forgot to check on that.
by John21
October 7th, 2012, 8:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Longfellow Station - (3801 Hiawatha Avenue)
Replies: 88
Views: 27340

Re: Longfellow Station

Longfellow Station: Construction of Longfellow Station apartments has begun. Applications will be accepted beginning in July 2013 with occupancy expected to begin in September 2013. Commercial construction is set to begin in April 2013 and be completed in December. Agreements to fill the commercial...
by John21
October 1st, 2012, 5:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 186721

Re: Nicollet Residences - (455 Nicollet Mall)

They can dig year round. It's just harder on the equipment in the winter.
by John21
September 17th, 2012, 4:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 85656

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

Are they ever going to get NexTrip on these things?
Don't see the point. Trains (generally) run on time- IIRC, exceptions are listed on station marquees
It would be helpful during events when they have all trains running or weather delays. And of course downtown when the green line gets going.
by John21
September 17th, 2012, 4:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Location of a 2nd International Airport?
Replies: 19
Views: 2743

Re: Location of a 2nd International Airport?

I'll have a flying car by then. I'm not too worried about it.
by John21
September 17th, 2012, 3:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blue Line (Hiawatha LRT)
Replies: 588
Views: 85656

Re: Blue Line (Hiawatha)

Are they ever going to get NexTrip on these things?
by John21
September 17th, 2012, 3:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Longfellow Station - (3801 Hiawatha Avenue)
Replies: 88
Views: 27340

Re: Longfellow Station

They're excavating at this site.
by John21
September 14th, 2012, 11:21 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 50871

Re: Block E

September 23rd is the last day for the theater according to the Strib. The curtains will close at Block E's movie theater later this month, leaving downtown without a movie theater for the first time since 2002. An AMC Theaters spokesman, Ryan Noonan, said Wednesday that the 15-screen theater will c...
by John21
September 4th, 2012, 3:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 176106

Re: Vikings Stadium

How about waiting and see what they come up with before criticizing the look.
After 2 lousy seasons and another on the way, forgive us for not having confidence in anything the Vikings do. ;)
by John21
September 4th, 2012, 3:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Oaks Station Place
Replies: 72
Views: 17321

Re: Oaks Station Place

It looks like a motel.
by John21
August 31st, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Oaks Station Place
Replies: 72
Views: 17321

Re: Oaks Station Place

Somehow it's not looking nearly as cheesy as I thought it was going to!
It does. I wish I had a photo of this one's progress. I'm not a fan.
by John21
August 31st, 2012, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake Street Station Apartments
Replies: 128
Views: 32116

Re: Hi Lake Triangle

http://www.startribune.com/housing/commercial/168046716.html St. Paul-based Wellington Management is securing the final city approvals and subsidies it needs to proceed with construction of a 64-unit, affordable senior apartment complex abutting the Lake Street/Midtown stop on the Hiawatha light-ra...