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by mnmike
August 6th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139842

Re: Nicollet Mall

I know it's not the same as actually being there, but a quick Google Maps trip down 16th Street (imagery from 2017-18) and it's almost indistinguishable from Nicollet. Some chain restaurants. A Panera. A few local upscale bars. Corporate buildings built with no regard for the mall. Some brutalism. ...
by mnmike
August 1st, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'
Replies: 1701
Views: 182742

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

I feel like...whatever anyone's opinion is on the current proposal, it should be pointed out that we are still pretty close to the original timeline, aren't we? I think they have only had one small extension? So regardless of what is going on here...it isn't like a building should already be finishe...
by mnmike
August 1st, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 984
Views: 147860

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

That is actually a pretty nice looking ramp...as far as ramps go. And it is a nice visual and physical buffer to the edge of the neighborhood. Not a horrible use for that little space.
by mnmike
July 28th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'
Replies: 1701
Views: 182742

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC Plaza Jr.) - 30 stories - 458'

I think if the lower portion had some kind of anchor I’d be really happy with this. Would be a good spot for another try at a downtown movie theater, or some other active “anchor” use. Like the pinstripes idea or a new home for a comedy club, a downtown Best Buy...something.
by mnmike
July 12th, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

I mean the uptown diner guy...they were part of that Sexton II proposal.
by mnmike
July 12th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Thrivent Smith Lot - 5th Ave and 7th St - Micro Apartments and Diner

He wanted a diner waaaaay back in the Sexton phase II proposal. Been waiting a long time.
by mnmike
July 12th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 55
Views: 5111

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

Funny thing is...the tower that is there already from the 60s was supposed to have a twin.
by mnmike
July 11th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 55
Views: 5111

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

I like this project...but I must admit, I am sad about the large amount of very large Cottonwood trees that will be lost for it. That will really change the feel of the area. They are kind of a green wall over there right now.
by mnmike
June 8th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 225
Views: 44491

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I am getting old...everyone knows they used to be here, right? The Omni Northstar. Restaurant was The Rosewood room, I think? And used the outdoor terrace on the 17th floor...or whatever floor that is.
by mnmike
May 29th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Boulevard trees
Replies: 23
Views: 2600

Re: Boulevard trees

I think it is interesting that the park board is trying out those London Planetree so much now...it is a Sycamore hybrid. You see a few Sycamore/London Planetree that are older scattered through the city, but they are pretty rare as Minneapolis is a far north reach for them. With the upping the Miss...
by mnmike
May 23rd, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139842

Re: Nicollet Mall

Just look at that turn out!
by mnmike
May 23rd, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 723
Views: 50624

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Did we have record of the Ramada along 35W and Industrial becoming a "Delta Hotels | Marriott" hotel? Yikes how many marquees does one company need? http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-210589.pdf Delta was a Canadian chain that Marriott picked up not too ...
by mnmike
May 17th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139842

Re: Nicollet Mall

Glad to hear...I wish I could get down there and check on everything and all the developments, but I have moved to LA! Thank goodness for this forum:) I would be much more homesick without it.
by mnmike
May 17th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139842

Re: Nicollet Mall

Yeah, and it was brought up several times....there were a few articles in the Strib about their tree choices.

I will say though...WCCO has a Paper Birch in their plaza that has done well...and the ones in the plaza over at MCTC have done okay. So you never know.
by mnmike
May 17th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139842

Re: Nicollet Mall

They like cool climates and lots of moisture...surrounded by hot concrete wouldn't be their favorite. They used some River Birch (I know the city has been doing some of those on the boulevards) and Paper Birch (white bark). The River Birch are more hardy and stronger. I hope the city isn't putting p...
by mnmike
May 17th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1347
Views: 139842

Re: Nicollet Mall

I would expect them to be late...the first few years. And some will surely need to be replaced. Large trees always look a little iffy when they are moved. We have seen good examples with Gold Medal Park, recently the Commons (those trees are still going through growing pains) and now here. It is nic...
by mnmike
May 15th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 911
Views: 74978

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Yeah, I didn't even realize they had that few employees here!
by mnmike
May 15th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 911
Views: 74978

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Didn’t see the business thread...there goes another Fortune 500....

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... orida.html
by mnmike
May 14th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 345
Views: 42997

Re: City Center

Always kind of looked like it was more empty than they'd like every time I walked by.

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