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by mnmike
October 16th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Kozy Bar block, Duluth
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Kozy Bar block, Duluth

Would be nice if the block could be saved and restored...but I suppose not likely to happen.
by mnmike
September 13th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories
Replies: 53
Views: 5547

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

I like it! And it is as tall as a typical 24 story residential building.
by mnmike
August 29th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 36th and Bryant Area
Replies: 121
Views: 15152

Re: 36th and Bryant Area

As pro development as I am...I can't say I wouldn't be a little upset that my home of however many years was suddenly going to have a 4 story apartment building next door? I think most would...it isn't a surprising reaction...and it isn't as if Bryant is the same as Henn, Lyndale or France, where I ...
by mnmike
August 28th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 933
Views: 136054

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I was wondering what happened to this...it was announced a year or more ago. Now we know:)
by mnmike
August 6th, 2018, 3:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1349
Views: 141475

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/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'
Replies: 1714
Views: 188203

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: 985
Views: 148605

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/Four Seasons) - 35ish stories - ~500'
Replies: 1714
Views: 188203

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: 1343

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: 1343

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: 57
Views: 6033

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: 57
Views: 6033

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: 46824

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: 2633

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: 1349
Views: 141475

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: 51289

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: 1349
Views: 141475

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: 1349
Views: 141475

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: 1349
Views: 141475

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...

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