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by LakeCharles
January 22nd, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1078
Views: 165469

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

McKinney Roe closed as well:

http://www.startribune.com/downtown-min ... 567200372/

Not terribly suprised, tbh.
by LakeCharles
January 16th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1078
Views: 165469

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

There are many external factors though. 18 years ago, The North Loop and Washington Ave hardly existed as drinking/dining destinations Target (and other large employers) were far more loose with expensing lunches/drinks. Taprooms didn't exist. It was illegal for most neighborhood bars to sell liquor...
by LakeCharles
January 16th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Role of Visitors and Spaces for them in Cities

During the Super Bowl I spoke to several people who said they would not have come here if it weren't for the event, but were impressed enough that they were planning on coming back in warmer weather to revisit the area and check things out. I'd be very curious to see how many people actually do com...
by LakeCharles
January 10th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Seven Corners Hotel & Student Housing [cancelled]
Replies: 18
Views: 1193

Re: Seven Corners: Hotel (30 stories) & Student Housing (12 stories)

The massing from the plan.

The minimum parking requirement is 381, they are proposing 300.
by LakeCharles
January 9th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1759
Views: 297829

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Sidenote though. It seems like the time left on the Wells Fargo data center may be limited. Looks like there are eyes on it for redevelopment. Dear god I hope so. That place hits the terrible design bingo. No street-level activation, not even windows. One door, set way back from the corner. Parking...
by LakeCharles
November 15th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1066
Views: 119888

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

Agreed with alexschief. That sidewalk design is worse than an optimal future vision, for sure, but it's better than what is currently there!
by LakeCharles
November 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 289
Views: 49071

Re: Calhoun Square

Calhoun Square sells for $35 million, down from $69m just 5 years ago. They plan "significant changes" saying it's problems are a "mix of the building and the wrong tenants”, not the location or neighborhood. http://www.startribune.com/chicago-investment-firm-buys-calhoun-square-for-34-5-million-and...
by LakeCharles
October 18th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 23
Views: 3818

Re: Shakopee

Boo. Rebuild Nicollet Park instead.
by LakeCharles
October 4th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 50668

Re: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Good article in the NYTimes about how autonomous vehicles may end up increasing pedestrian fatalities:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... e=Homepage
by LakeCharles
September 27th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1011
Views: 165446

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Downtown St Paul has some great urban spaces, but in between them it's real gross. Walking down 6th St between Rice Park and Mears Park is very depressing.
by LakeCharles
September 25th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories
Replies: 897
Views: 144316

Re: Alia Tower - 200 Central - 483' / 40 Stories

I mean the real disappointment is the people that tied them up in the courts for months, for no reason.
by LakeCharles
September 12th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Fullertown Flats - 4736 Grand Ave
Replies: 9
Views: 2144

Re: Fullertown Flats - 4736 Grand Ave

It is weird how the 2040 plan did not increase allowances here at all. And why? Just because it happens to be farther from the core? This is a fully commercial node. Every corner is a commercial building (except for the park), and there is already a 2.5 story building within a building or two from e...
by LakeCharles
August 28th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 560
Views: 122171

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Fortunately/unfortunately, St Paul has oodles of huge spaces to develop. Hillcrest, Ford, and even just on University there is the old Sears site, the area around Allianz, and now this. There is no way all of them get developed this cycle, and I'm worried we'll end up in a situation where a big box ...
by LakeCharles
August 27th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2360
Views: 246125

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

That axis says we had a ridership of over 6 trillion in June, which I'd say is pretty damn impressive for a metro area our size.
by LakeCharles
August 19th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 38
Views: 7436

Re: Renaissance Square / The Andrus

It is a bit strange that a restaurant functioned in this exact space for a very long time, and a current restaurant and a bar continue to function with the exact same alley constraints as this, yet this particular space is the odd one out.
by LakeCharles
August 7th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 166080

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Kind of wild how one of (if the most) cohesive, urban space in Minneapolis in an area packing some of the highest density and near some of the wealthiest areas of town, has so many high-profile vacant spots. With the exception of Target, has there been a new retail (not service or food) tenant in t...
by LakeCharles
August 7th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 170692

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I'm enjoying the new Nicollet! It is very well used during the day, people sitting on the chairs, playing the games they have set out, and the public piano. I walk along stretches of the whole length at least once a week, at different times of the day, and granted I am a straight white male, but I'v...
by LakeCharles
July 30th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 170692

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I mean, I agree that people sleep on the benches, but I have also gone in there to look at it multiple times. They don't bite.
by LakeCharles
July 11th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 560
Views: 122171

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Ins't Breck Woods almost all in Lauderdale, not St Paul?
by LakeCharles
July 3rd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 822
Views: 74667

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Nice! That corner has been a bummer for awhile. Though it's too bad they couldn't incorporate Little Jack's in there somehow. What a weird building. Did anyone ever go in there back in the day?

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