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by grrdanko
March 6th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1219
Views: 191850

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

The CVS on Hennepin is consistently terrible. I stopped going there. If there are two people in line you'll wait for over 10 minutes. Many toiletries are locked up and you need a staff member to unlock it adding more time. I wouldn't be surprised if this one closes. The CVS on Portland doesn't have ...
by grrdanko
February 9th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 777
Views: 112933

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

Northstar extension to... Camp Ripley. http://knsiradio.com/news/local-news/lawmaker-wants-study-expand-northstar-mn?fbclid=IwAR0LrMeTXdY9IHxUHg0r2NqYed2FE3xInMBP0bUuLQdF5gdrK-exR3-M7_0 This is kind of a crazy logical leap: Representative Tim O’Driscoll says in case of a natural disaster, having a ...
by grrdanko
January 12th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus
Replies: 227
Views: 29837

Re: C Line - Penn Avenue North Rapid Bus

I just saw the new C line bus running on Penn Ave.
by grrdanko
December 17th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1128
Views: 198854

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

The article said Northstar wouldn't offer a log term lease to Arby's.

I remember about a year reading that they were thinking of converting the building to apartments. Could this possibly be the reason they aren't offing a longer lease?
by grrdanko
November 27th, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bike Shopping
Replies: 54
Views: 4359

Re: Bike Shopping

So I've been doing some holiday bike browsing/shopping lately. Is there anything I should look for (or common decisions to make) when it comes to ebikes? Also, are there any good holiday deals for bikes/ebikes? Since I'm looking for a utility-focused bike, stuff like this post (below) is pretty hel...
by grrdanko
June 7th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent HQ & Sherman apartments - 500 7th St S
Replies: 208
Views: 51686

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

What happened to the Skyway connection to HCMC?
by grrdanko
April 21st, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 132
Views: 29547

Re: Transit Crime

Another bus driver attacked in Minneapolis. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/20/metro-transit-police-investigating-another-assault-on-bus-driver Bus Drivers are assaulted more than you think. The last two was caught on video so TV love that. I understand that. I should have said another attack...
by grrdanko
April 20th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 132
Views: 29547

Re: Transit Crime

Another bus driver attacked in Minneapolis.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/2 ... bus-driver
by grrdanko
February 27th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 178
Views: 28282

Re: Crime

The article offers a great history of the area, very enlightening. I think what it comes down and what the article showed that rich people want the area to be nicer. But those folks haven't grappled with the fact that the US is a low tax jurisdiction (25% of GDP and falling). If you want your strol...
by grrdanko
February 20th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Condo Rental Caps: Economics and Equity
Replies: 21
Views: 5961

Re: Condo Rental Caps: Economics and Equity

Hello, This is my first StreetsMN post. I’m on the board of a large downtown condo that is considering a rental cap. (A rule that limits the percentage of units that may be rented) This seems like a bad idea. It is anti-renter and I think it will hurt property value. What do people think? Has anyon...
by grrdanko
February 5th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 1045
Views: 161923

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

MNDOT is studying tolls as a means of funding. http://www.startribune.com/mndot-study-considers-tolls-as-a-possible-fix-for-roads/472639723/ I personally think this is a good idea. The loud anti-metro people are always yelling about all the outstate money going to the metro. Let the road users pay f...
by grrdanko
February 2nd, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 69419

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Honeywell has a new Minneapolis Skyway Maps app. I haven't used it yet, but I downloaded it and will give it a try. http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Honeywell-Introduces-Indoor-Navigation-To-Building-Occupant-App-1014682875 That's pretty cool, but it doesn't have the entire system. To...
by grrdanko
January 19th, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 69419

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Why not something more branded Image
I like the sign, but it should read :
Mills Fleet Farm Parking Garage at US Bank Stadium, sponsored by Verizon and driven by Hyundai
by grrdanko
December 19th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vesi Apartments - W River Parkway & Plymouth Ave N
Replies: 22
Views: 8062

Re: Opus North Loop Apartments on W river parkway

'Private Drive' and no 8th Avenue vehicular connection? Boo. Star tribune owns the ROW and must be selling it to Opus. Another waste for connectivity in the neighborhood. I know I had the same response just upstream, but I'm still not convinced that it's important to have a vehicular connection her...
by grrdanko
December 2nd, 2017, 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Road Geek Topics
Replies: 276
Views: 37848

Re: Road Geek Topics

Interesting article about some Canadians fixing an intersection with chalk and leaves.

https://jalopnik.com/some-brilliant-tor ... 1820931621
Some guy in the neighborhood is trying to a private park in his front lawn.
by grrdanko
November 16th, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 186648

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

I walked through the Skyway today. It looks like a couple retail spaces on the second floor are being built out.
by grrdanko
November 12th, 2017, 10:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2416
Views: 288087

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

The transit union may strike during the Super Bowl.

http://kstp.com/news/metro-transit-work ... s/4666652/
by grrdanko
November 8th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 34122

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

None of my ranked candidates won and while my fourth choice would have been Frey, I'm still pretty uneasy that I didn't get to have a voice in that.
I'm pretty uneasy that my first choice Captain Jack Sparrow didn't win.
by grrdanko
November 6th, 2017, 5:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1072
Views: 194850

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Northstar Center is in foreclosure.

http://www.startribune.com/northstar-ce ... 455625523/

They were talking about converting it to apartments last year. Hopefully the new owner will do something interesting with the building.
by grrdanko
October 8th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Dayton's Project
Replies: 298
Views: 52267

Re: Former Dayton's Building

Some grand visions. See link below for more images. Wow! What are the chances that this actually happens? Beta http://www.startribune.com/website-posts-images-of-renovated-macy-s-building-downtown/450013543/ They appeared Sunday on streets.mn, a website focused on Twin Cities land use and transport...