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by Minnehahaha
January 10th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 57
Views: 17227

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

Nothing but crickets chirping on that parcel for years. I don't quite get it... if the "snow pile" site on Lexington can draw market rate residential, it seems that this lot in front of a successful Target store should be able to draw some sort of attention for a mixed-use project. Unfortunately, th...
by Minnehahaha
January 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)
Replies: 57
Views: 17227

Re: Hamline Station - (1333 University Avenue)

From permit activity, it looks like "Ding Tea" is going to open in Hamline Station. Likely a franchise location of a Taiwanese bubble tea chain that seems to have a growing U.S. presence. It will be good to see one more of the retail spaces here occupied. I have yet to make it to Magic Noodle, but h...
by Minnehahaha
December 21st, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

The latest Monitor has an article about the status of "The Pitch" project on the Bremer Bank site. The high water table is driving a pretty significant reduction in parking spaces.

http://www.monitorsaintpaul.com/wp-cont ... or_web.pdf
by Minnehahaha
December 6th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 289
Views: 62660

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

The Pioneer Press is reporting that Mac's Fish and Chips has closed their location on Snelling. No details on the reason, but the article notes that the location had been open for two and a half years... and somehow, I never got around to stopping in! https://www.twincities.com/2019/12/06/macs-fish-...
by Minnehahaha
December 6th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Big box can certainly be built in ways that work better within the city than a typical suburban design, but it usually isn't (the Midway Target is a good example of a missed opportunity). Costco could probably do well here... Home Depot once had plans for a store on the bus barn site, but they are h...
by Minnehahaha
December 6th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Tiger Capital was the liquidator for Bon-Ton/Herberger's. I understand they pulled the Midway store from their property auction early last year because they were working directly with a buyer, but nothing seems to have happened on that front. It is quite possible that the interested party was Kraus ...
by Minnehahaha
December 1st, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

There are rumors floating around that the (recently renovated) Midway Cub Foods will be closing. I don't know how much stock to take in that, but TCF customers have received notice that their in-store branch will be closing. Would love to hear of a proposal from Kraus Anderson on their recently acqu...
by Minnehahaha
November 10th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists
Replies: 312
Views: 29221

Re: Embarrassing Confessions of Urbanists

I enjoy riding the designated Cedar Lake Trail detours for the amusement value alone:

“HAIRPIN!!!”
“What the… did I just ride through somebody’s gazebo?”
“Hey, I've never seen the sun come up in the West?”
by Minnehahaha
October 16th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 53424

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

I wish I could say that building does something for me beyond making me miss Bar X Espresso.
by Minnehahaha
August 30th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 119416

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I can't imagine circumstances where the building housing Noodles and Company on the Target block goes away, much less Target itself. Those prime outlots facing University have sat vacant for a looong time. (And you are right, Qhaberl - that Target does very well.) As far as the Midway Marketplace bl...
by Minnehahaha
August 28th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 119416

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Given that Kraus Anderson recently bought the property, this is really encouraging!
by Minnehahaha
July 5th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bus Destination Signage
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Bus Destination Signage

I am wondering if anyone here is familiar with transit systems using more sophisticated destination signage on their buses than what is currently used by Metro Transit. One of the major reasons people are hesitant to take buses on an unfamiliar system is the fear that they could end up... somewhere ...
by Minnehahaha
June 29th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11436

Re: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

I love the way they show pedestrians casually crossing Snelling at the Hague Ave. intersection. Even crossing with the benefit of a signal at Selby can be an adventure at times!
by Minnehahaha
April 9th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Replies: 269
Views: 32219

Re: Arterial Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

It's too bad they can't accelerate the long-term plan (if it is still being considered) for extending Shields Ave. through what's left of Midway Center and across to Hamline Ave. It's close enough for B Line (and Route 21) to Green Line connections but out of University Avenue traffic.
by Minnehahaha
March 16th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Both the Brew Hall and Black & Blue Team Store at Allianz Field will have their grand opening on Friday the 22nd. Looking forward to the opportunity to see inside!

https://www.mnufc.com/post/2019/03/15/b ... nd-opening
by Minnehahaha
February 24th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Raymond Station area developments
Replies: 10
Views: 2920

Re: Raymond Station area developments

It looks like Exeter Group (developer of C&E Lofts, Custom House and Cobalt) bought the SOS Office Furniture building at 2441 University last June. This will definitely be a property to keep an eye on!
by Minnehahaha
February 16th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

Just a couple of months ago, Pawn America was going through the permit process to reopen their store at University and Fry. Now TOLD Development is proposing construction of a new bank building on this site. Aside from the fact that it is not a pawn shop, this is a disappointing proposal (a 4,700 sf...
by Minnehahaha
February 7th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development

A small win for the urbanists? Allianz Field will have a team store open daily, year round, on the northwest corner. https://www.mnufc.com/post/2019/02/07/black-and-blue-team-store-sign-goes I am as gung-ho as anyone about the stadium as well as what it will mean for surrounding development. But a ...
by Minnehahaha
January 24th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

More new news! At the Union Park District Council's Land Use Committee meeting on Monday the 28th, Scannell Properties will be presenting a proposal for a mixed-use project on the old Furniture Barn site. Underground and first floor parking with commercial space facing Snelling, topped by five floor...
by Minnehahaha
January 24th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 762
Views: 86052

Re: Soccer Stadium and Snelling-Midway Development

The Pioneer Press article gives the most info I've seen yet on the plans for both Big V's and Hot Rods (Midway Saloon and Gibson's) including a rendering! I have long imagined that sort of shared patio for those two businesses, so I'm glad to know I wasn't completely up a tree! https://www.twincitie...

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