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by kirby96
May 17th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350164

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Southwest LRT makes a heavily pedestrian/transit focused Hennepin Ave redo more likely. I never thought of it this way, it is a great point. I am in the camp of Minneapolis, outside of the CBD, has plenty of surface ROW to make an excellent transit system. People lament the fact that there isn't po...
by kirby96
May 17th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1279
Views: 127991

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 ...
by kirby96
May 17th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1279
Views: 127991

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 ni...
by kirby96
April 27th, 2018, 4:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350164

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Y'know, we used to have good corporate citizens; companies that did things for the city/region/state even if it cost them a little. 40 years of extreme capitalist rhetoric has destroyed our collective memory of it. Now, "it's just business," and, "this is normal business practice," and "they're jus...
by kirby96
April 26th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 925
Views: 99840

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

So this is four months after they initially put forward the same statement. At that time some responses here suggested this was normal course of business stuff. Is that still valid? Seems like at the very least four months have passed with no progress, which doesn’t sound good...
by kirby96
April 25th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 852
Views: 101385

Re: Southside - General Topics

Saw on social media that Finer Meats is now listed as 'Permanently Closed' when you do the initial google search thing. I was under the impression they were remodeling. Anyone have any insight?

EDIT: per their facebook page, it appears the food truck is still in operation as of yesterday...
by kirby96
April 20th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350164

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

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by kirby96
April 20th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4191
Views: 350164

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Isn't there the potential for a big payday for TC&W here? They are in a strong position, but if SWLRT was truly that detrimental to their operations they would have just said no in the first place, wouldn't they have? I mean, if that assumption is true, I can totally understand them holding out for ...
by kirby96
April 20th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2009 Lyndale Avenue - CPM Development
Replies: 42
Views: 4745

Re: 2009 Lyndale Avenue - CPM Development

mplsjaromir wrote:
April 19th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Someone who purports to be a punk rocker while complaining about loud noises on the internet.
Congrats! I'm nominating that for 'Weakest Internet Burn of the Year'.
by kirby96
April 20th, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)
Replies: 36
Views: 2764

Re: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)

seanrichardryan wrote:
April 19th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Hey, anything that brings more bodies in to Club Jager is a win-win!
Has anybody actually seen anyone go in that place since it 're-opened'? I've kinda tried to peek, but don't really want to risk someone taking my picture at the door!
by kirby96
April 16th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 227
Views: 28268

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Oh geez, come on people. "Can I get around in a top-15 historic metro blizzard in the entire history of the state of Minnesota?" is not a question people care about when deciding between city and suburb. You are conveniently framing that way too narrowly. Lower reliance on the automobile is obvious...
by kirby96
April 16th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 227
Views: 28268

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

MNdible wrote:
April 16th, 2018, 10:23 am
OH, THE HORROR OF BEING STUCK IN MY COZY TOASTY HOUSE WHILE A GOD DAMNED BLIZZARD WAS HOWLING OUTSIDE.
Wow, touchy. Perhaps a bit stir crazy after being cooped up all weekend?
by kirby96
April 16th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 227
Views: 28268

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

After this blizzard I want to give a shout out to density and how it makes life possible during storms like this. My wife and I live just south of Downtown and were able to walk to the Downtown library and take the Green Line to check out the Fresh Thyme at the U of M. The trains were running off s...
by kirby96
March 23rd, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 934
Views: 124645

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Admittedly know nothing about this except for the article I just read after seeing the post, but doesn't it seem more likely that if they were to merge that it would be more like Target 'acquiring' Kroger in the mechanics of how it actually went down? Target has faced challenges, but seems to have r...
by kirby96
March 22nd, 2018, 9:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Making my own drawings
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Making my own drawings

Getting full plan & 3-d architecture drawings actually helped us to decide NOT to do a project they way we originally envisioned. The best 'throw-away' money I ever spent.

(and I got full as-builts of the house to keep.)
by kirby96
March 2nd, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 146
Views: 13426

Re: Crime

And just a little hint: when journalists start writing articles such as you so vehemently disparage, it's almost ALWAYS because they are seizing upon popular zeitgeist, such as, oh I don't know, the #metoo movement? In other words, where there is journalistic smoke (hype), there is often fire (a va...
by kirby96
March 2nd, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 25
Views: 1770

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Not to dismiss the noise that neighbors must have experienced (and still probably do), but I fear this likely means the death of yet another live music venue.
by kirby96
March 1st, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 146
Views: 13426

Re: Crime

Bottom line: your analogy carries no more water than an entire article based on anecdata. Furthermore your response is disingenuous and dismissive and therefore rather hypocritical. The question isn't if Hennepin is 'bad' - it always has been. That dismisses nothing and nobody. That doesn't say 'ba...
by kirby96
March 1st, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: 2024 Olympic Bid?
Replies: 128
Views: 10511

Re: 2024 Olympic Bid?

Our state literally just won gold in curling and hockey. But yeah sure, ice fishing is what we're good at. Apologies if my references to nordic skiing, snow fall, and alpine environments wasn't enough for you to understand that when I was referring to the 'environment', I was referring to the outdo...
by kirby96
February 28th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 146
Views: 13426

Re: Crime

Hennepin has always been sketch. In my 30 years living in Minneapolis I have never known it to not be...gritty. It's less sketch now than it was in the 80's/90's. For all the anecdata saying it's really bad now I'm sure we could gather anecdata saying it's really good. The only thing that stops us ...

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