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by minntransplant
February 18th, 2016, 10:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 11436

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

This would almost undoubtedly be a smaller space though, right? If the Y is so busy then why would they downsize? Yea, Gaviidae has less square footage, but the current location has lots of inactive/dead space (it is really odd). I go to the Y and have been hearing lots of gossip about this. Not co...
by minntransplant
February 18th, 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 11436

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

The Y would not move into a location without a pool. Would not happen, ever. I'm sure they've had engineers assess the viability of a pool. If if can't support a pool, they wouldn't be looking at this location. The downtown Y is bustling. They have a daycare (ground level), offices (2nd level), and ...
by minntransplant
January 25th, 2016, 11:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 172
Views: 37121

Re: Eat Street

Excited to finally see this happen. Last summer they started bringing materials on-site and a lot of the windows were boarded up. Figured they were just doing a renovation; had no idea they were going to add some floors. Should be a nice addition to the neighborhood.
by minntransplant
December 15th, 2015, 10:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments
Replies: 123
Views: 34876

Re: 700 Central Avenue Northeast Apartments

http://www.rejournals.com/2015/12/15/dougherty-mortgage-closes-15-million-loan-for-apartment-project-in-minneapolis/ I found this interesting: "Target residents will be those with incomes ranging between $50,000 and $60,000 a year." Any thoughts on what rents will be based on that guidance? It woul...
by minntransplant
November 20th, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Motiv Apartments - 2320 Colfax Avenue S
Replies: 846
Views: 84755

Re: Motiv Apartments - 2320 Colfax Avenue S

I don't think the rents are out of line. I live in the Wedge, in a 1930s era apartment complex. No AC, no dishwasher, no in-unit laundry. No gym, no pool, no rooftop deck. Some things are in need of sprucing up. And, it isn't in as desirable/convenient of a location as Motiv. Despite that, my manage...
by minntransplant
November 6th, 2015, 1:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369412

Re: Downtown East - Wells Fargo / Radisson Red / Edition Apt

I'll have to get a picture after work, but the "Wells Fargo" logo is now installed on on west tower (along 5th ave). It's huge, classy, wonderful.
by minntransplant
October 12th, 2015, 1:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 395
Views: 63651

Re: City Center

Anyone stop in Sports Authority? Yeah; pretty happy with how it turned out. Quality, large signage really makes a difference on the exterior. The store itself was clean and well organized. Not sure if this was the case before, but the ceiling is exposed (similar to how it is in Marshalls). Merchand...
by minntransplant
September 21st, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1213
Views: 189391

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Walked in on Friday and was definitely not impressed. Several of my friends who went along for the walk commented on how they seemed to take everything that would normally fit on one floor and spread it out across two. The lack of color and sterile/fluorescent-light feel was definitely off-putting....
by minntransplant
August 7th, 2015, 10:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chroma - 113 East 26th Street
Replies: 40
Views: 7352

Re: 113 East 26th Street

Wonderful! I've been in the neighborhood 5 years now, and while there have been a lot of changes on Nicollet (Eat Street Social, Ice House, etc.), there hasn't been any new construction. Also excited to see commercial activity creep along 26th (although I still hate the rehab they did to the buildin...
by minntransplant
June 12th, 2015, 2:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 172
Views: 37121

Re: Eat Street

According to City Pages, Pimento Jamaican Grill (currently only location is in Burnsville Center) will be opening a second location, somewhere on Eat Street. No specifics are known yet. http://pimentogrille.com/ Oh, that's exciting. I live in the neighborhood, and there isn't much vacancy on Nicoll...
by minntransplant
March 3rd, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1054
Views: 191808

Re: Downtown Office Market

I think we will see job gains in other areas at Target, negating most of these cuts. I doubt there will be a net job loss for target hq in 2-4 years.

Also, talking with friends that work at target,this overhaul is long overdue. Short term this sucks, but it's for the best.
by minntransplant
August 12th, 2013, 5:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)
Replies: 82
Views: 25533

Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

You can see some of the glass siding from the stone arch bridge now. I'm really impressed by the presence this project has, particularly from the bridge.
by minntransplant
August 12th, 2013, 5:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Betty Danger's Country Club
Replies: 40
Views: 12544

Re: Betty Danger's Country Club

Demolition has begun. I drove by today on my way home from work and noticed that the old building has been completely demolished. They are moving quickly on this one.
by minntransplant
May 14th, 2013, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369412

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

The reason I would like to see a view from Washington is that I've got a feeling this is going to look like a 2 block long 15 - 20 story wall. In effect, closing off downtown from the Guthrie area. It looks like there are plazas/pathways between the buildings and the parking ramp. As long as Park a...
by minntransplant
May 14th, 2013, 12:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369412

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

wow, this is really bold. I share concerns about closing off Park and Portland; they are major arteries. But, it is hard for me to hate on a large scale park. It will be interesting to see what happens as a result. I think 3rd, 4th, and 5th Aves, as well as Washington, will suffer big time. Perhaps...
by minntransplant
May 14th, 2013, 12:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369412

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

"All the things the Viking fans do"; so, get wasted? lol.
by minntransplant
May 14th, 2013, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 369412

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

wow, this is really bold. I share concerns about closing off Park and Portland; they are major arteries. But, it is hard for me to hate on a large scale park.
by minntransplant
May 14th, 2013, 6:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 175996

Re: Vikings Stadium

I'm not wowed but not really disappointed. Was expecting a more playful design based off the conceptual renderings. This thing is going to be massive though!
by minntransplant
May 9th, 2013, 9:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 87116

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

Tower on the north end is now clearly visible/framed-up. The brick looks good close up, but the other materials look very cheap. Very strong presence on Hennepin, however. You can see the tower from the gold medal park area. Pretty neat.
by minntransplant
May 2nd, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 342
Views: 47964

Re: Apartment Boom

I sure hope all the new construction slows rent increases. Rent went up $50 last year and going up $75 this year. Considering that there are slim pickings for similar apartments (especially at a lower cost), I'm staying put.