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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: February 15th, 2019, 11:12 am
by QuietBlue
If you mean "someone that stands behind the cheese counter", sure, but last time I was in there they didn't have or know what Cotija was. That's like not knowing Cheddar. Every Mexican place in the city puts it on their refried beans.
Which is funny, because I've seen Cacique cotija in their stores, at least. But it's not a "fancy" cheese, so yeah, I'm not surprised that they didn't know about it.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: February 21st, 2019, 10:15 am
by SixOneTwo
There’s a cheesemonger no less. Love that Lund’s.
If you mean "someone that stands behind the cheese counter", sure, but last time I was in there they didn't have or know what Cotija was. That's like not knowing Cheddar. Every Mexican place in the city puts it on their refried beans.
I second this gripe. There is typically no one behind the counter and if you are lucky enough to be served by someone they will likely know nothing about cheese.

That said, having lived in the 35W / Washington Ave area, I don't think a grocery store would work here now with Trader Joe's in the area and Fresh Thyme only a LRT ride away. What could work is a high quality convenience store like Gold Medal Market (minus the poor location / visibility that doomed them).

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: March 8th, 2019, 10:17 pm
by Anondson
Fascinating.
https://twitter.com/mspbjHalter/status/ ... 5719777280
Redeveloped as offices, retail, and apartments. With skyway connection.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: March 9th, 2019, 3:19 pm
by grant1simons2
Buchanan’s father and uncle started their adult bookstore business in the 1980s, with Broadway Book & Video on Hennepin Avenue. He’s been working at the stores since he was 12, he said. He’s 46 now.
:shock:

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 11:13 am
by SurlyLHT
I know we had a lot of approvals and proposals last Fall. At the same time it has been a long time since we've seen a proposal for a notable building. The forum is a bit more exciting when we have something juicy like that to analyze.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: March 19th, 2019, 11:24 am
by Anondson
I know, right? I’m waiting to see some ground being broken on stuff we saw going through the process in the past few month.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: March 26th, 2019, 8:19 am
by SurlyLHT
Anyone know what is going on at HERC? There is a crane up today and it appears they're doing some sort of upgrade.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: March 26th, 2019, 1:35 pm
by Qhaberl
What is the green you saw at the HERC? I wonder if it’s possible that the crane could be there gearing up for Southwest construction? I’m thinking in particular about the construction of the linking point near the interchange.


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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 3rd, 2019, 12:13 pm
by zlkahn
The rebranded & renovated Hotel Minneapolis is re-opening today as the Emery Hotel: https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-li ... inneapolis

Along with it, the new Spyhouse Coffee and Giulia restaurant inside the building have also opened.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 3rd, 2019, 8:03 pm
by LakeCharles
The lobby is cool! I swung in there last week trying to find the Spyhouse that was very prominently advertised on the front, which wasn't open yet, and I was impressed by the space.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 3rd, 2019, 11:38 pm
by grant1simons2
Seconded. Go check it out. I'll post pictures tomorrow

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 10:38 pm
by duttonbrown
Image

First picture of many. Can anyone tell me the best place to post photos on this forum?

Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 19th, 2019, 10:44 pm
by Anondson
IMO post them in any thread that is relevant to the subjects in the photo.

However there is a dedicated Photography forum if you have any that don’t seem to fit. You could make a thread there for your miscellaneous photos.

That is a spectacular vista though. It will vanish when the other half of the block gets developed.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 20th, 2019, 7:21 am
by go4guy
What is the plan for those power lines? Cant believe we still have some above ground that close to downtown.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 20th, 2019, 12:27 pm
by martykoessel
A number of North Loop streets, including Third, the one in the photo, are being reconstructed this year. I don't know if this will involve burying the power lines.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 20th, 2019, 1:52 pm
by SurlyLHT
A number of North Loop streets, including Third, the one in the photo, are being reconstructed this year. I don't know if this will involve burying the power lines.
I was driving through here today and thought to myself, "Thank goodness their reconstructing these soon."

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 20th, 2019, 3:58 pm
by go4guy
What are the chances they tear up all of those nice trees and replace them?

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: April 21st, 2019, 12:38 pm
by EOst
That is a spectacular vista though. It will vanish when the other half of the block gets developed.
It's a little bittersweet how few good vistas will remain of the City Hall clocktower (once the city's tallest building) in a few years. There used to be a great one along Park Ave that was blocked by the Portland Tower. When it was built there were great view corridors for the tower in multiple directions (along 4th/Riverside, Park, etc.) that have all vanished with more construction downtown.

Although, I wonder if this one existed before the Metropolitan Building was demolished? I think the Met would have been just to the left of the clocktower from this view, but I'm not certain.

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: May 8th, 2019, 3:38 pm
by HiawathaGuy
LA Rockler Fur Co. is proposed to become 55 dwelling units!

http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 175201.pdf
That deal never materialized.

New proposal:
Downtown's Rockler Fur building could become housing option for Native community
*UNLOCKED*

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Posted: May 8th, 2019, 7:24 pm
by NickP
That sounds awesome!