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by MNdible
January 16th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163566

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Not to derail the conversation too much, but I fail to see why those who wait tables deserve to be paid more (and in some cases a lot more) than everybody else who works in the service industry and doesn't get tipped. In any case, there are obviously a lot of issues at play whenever a restaurant clo...
by MNdible
January 15th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163566

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Like allowing for a tip credit?

[ducks, runs]
by MNdible
January 14th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks
Replies: 227
Views: 28155

Re: Downtown Riverfront - Mill Ruins Park - Waterworks

I'm not sure that I'm 100% on board with the idea, and yes, there are probably more practical things that money could be spent on. Here's what I really like about the idea, though: it creates an easily walkable loop where one currently doesn't exist. In some ways, it's duplicating the Stone Arch Bri...
by MNdible
January 6th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Walkability in Greater MN
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Walkability in Greater MN

It's an interesting question, because in many cases, the town's Main Street is one and the same as the highway that goes through town. (This isn't the case with Detroit Lakes, which makes it much easier to make the kinds of improvements you're talking about.)
by MNdible
January 3rd, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 263
Views: 37168

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Bear Cave? Isn't that a very niche target demographic?
by MNdible
December 18th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 26
Views: 4726

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

Any word as to whether they've appealed this denial? I'm wondering if their decision to purchase the 200 Central site was at least in part a reaction to this project not being shovel ready.
by MNdible
December 7th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 285
Views: 30392

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

Remember, though, that the units getting built in Minneapolis currently were all approved before the IZ went into effect (and there's still a modest backlog of other projects approved but not yet under construction). So if there's an impact from IZ, it won't show up in numbers until next year at the...
by MNdible
December 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 301
Views: 68351

Re: Northside - General Topics

(Just saw the same for the BK on Nicollet.)
by MNdible
December 4th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 250 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'
Replies: 107
Views: 24702

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 250 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'

Right, Hennepin and 3rd (not 2nd, duh) had the old Dolphin Staffing building.
by MNdible
December 4th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 289
Views: 57425

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

zlkahn wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 11:54 am
...as its stopped them from complaining about the noise of exhaust fans from a building that existed before they even broke ground on Legacy(Stonebridge).
Ironic, since both the Stonebridge and Legacy were developed by Shamrock.
by MNdible
December 4th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 250 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'
Replies: 107
Views: 24702

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 250 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'

There were buildings here more recently than that. The "lawned" areas had buildings that were demolished in the mid-2000's ahead of the proposed Eclipse project (by that time, new surface parking lots were banned). My recollection is that the Dolphin Staffing building was a nice older commercial bui...
by MNdible
December 4th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1622

Re: Melzer Block (E Hennepin between Univ and 4th) for Sale

They really should be. This is probably one of the best block faces in Minneapolis, maybe second only to the Washington Ave block with Runyon's.
by MNdible
December 3rd, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 74
Views: 16695

Re: Elliot Park

Not that it really matters, but it doesn't sound like this was Opat's plan: Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat said Tuesday that he would vote “grudgingly” to acquire the Parkside building to give the “incoming CEO the runway they need” to develop a master plan for the operation. Opat, Cumming a...
by MNdible
December 3rd, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 74
Views: 16695

Re: Elliot Park

So the nursing home that's being purchased as part of this must just be the portion that's closest to 14th, right? Because the whole campus stretches down to 17th, and would be way more than 200 beds, I'd think.

Google map of the campus.
by MNdible
November 27th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163566

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

[whispers conspiratorially] When you're here, you're family.
by MNdible
November 25th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 23
Views: 3727

Re: Shakopee

Maybe I've missed it in the stories, but do we know exactly where the proposed site is?
by MNdible
November 22nd, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1260
Views: 165943

Re: MSP Airport

Who is staying at the airport hotel that doesn't want to easily get to and from the terminal? You want to get to your airplane. If you can avoid the terminal and all of its congestion and get directly to your airplane, that's a big plus. And that's what a staffed TSA checkpoint at the hotel allows ...
by MNdible
November 22nd, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1260
Views: 165943

Re: MSP Airport

The Post Office is currently in the way of making the obvious connections you and others are discussing, but the Post Office goes away in the long term plans.

For the savvy travelers most likely to stay at the hotel, avoiding the main terminal is a feature, not a bug.

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