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by JT$
June 12th, 2018, 9:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 211
Views: 23775

Re: Arby’s Island

Also if the Verizon and Mattress Firm buildings were redeveloped it make the island feel so much more connected to both LynLake and Uptown. Give it time, between the development on Lyn/Lake spreading west and the development spreading from Uptown proper headed east, I would expect these small store...
by JT$
June 5th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 211
Views: 23775

Re: Arby’s Island

Much better than a dirty ol' Arby's!
by JT$
April 30th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403066

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 JT$
February 12th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 77744

Re: Dinkytown

Anondson wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 1:54 pm
With Vescio’s closed in SLP this was the last one, correct?
Yep, this was the last location that was open.
by JT$
February 12th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 77744

Re: Dinkytown

Vescio's is closing in March. My family has been going there for about 55 years before athletic events, I will miss their sauce!
by JT$
March 21st, 2017, 5:49 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: São Paulo
Replies: 11
Views: 2027

Re: São Paulo

I'm in Sao Paulo now, and while I wouldn't say it's a beautiful city architecturally, it is vibrant and alive. Great metro system, easy to use (even without knowing much Portuguese), and many bike paths. Traffic is a nightmare in the city, but I am in one of the outlying financial districts which is...
by JT$
October 20th, 2016, 2:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Cedar Avenue - Powderhorn-Nokomis area
Replies: 162
Views: 19120

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

A gym is a perfectly fine tenant in a project that did more to make use of this spot, but a small addition to the building and a whole lot more parking lot and a drive through is terrible. Especially as there is a chain coffee place with a drive through practically across the street already. It's l...
by JT$
October 19th, 2016, 2:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Cedar Avenue - Powderhorn-Nokomis area
Replies: 162
Views: 19120

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

The fitness place will be a welcome addition, no gyms within walking distance for that neighborhood. Closest from a quick googling looks to be Snap on Hiawatha Ave or a on Nicollet.
by JT$
July 6th, 2016, 12:27 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 2015 Minnesota State Rail Plan
Replies: 46
Views: 5965

Re: 2015 Minnesota State Rail Plan

So I was looking through this plan once again. And I saw two items that fascinated me. One is a replacement of the BNSF lift bridge at Prescott ($50 million), and the other is the replacement of the CP lift bridge at Hastings ($90 million). But both of these structures are under 35 years old! Why w...
by JT$
June 16th, 2016, 8:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Athletic Department Practice Facilities
Replies: 76
Views: 13418

Re: Athletic Department Practice Facilities

I wish they had put a track inside tcf, that would have been the smart thing. Especially since our track program is worth watching since they win stuff. There's a reason most college football stadia that had a track have since been ripped out and replaced with seats, no new college stadium will be ...
by JT$
April 29th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Minnehaha Park
Replies: 6
Views: 2105

Re: Minnehaha Park

I thought the bridge was closed due to the seemingly constant construction at the vets home. I guess its falling apart. I'd like something built in its place, even if it was just a pedestrian/bike bridge. But money. Judging by the article a ped/bike only option wouldn't be pursued because of the im...
by JT$
April 25th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 514
Views: 45139

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Many rail transit systems could probably be automated with today's technology, if there weren't political obstacles in the way. Many rail yards/switching operations have used remote controlled or semi-autonomous locomotives for a while. Not saying that is the same thing as public transit, but the t...
by JT$
April 13th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Cedar Avenue - Powderhorn-Nokomis area
Replies: 162
Views: 19120

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

MPR isn't far left wing radio, but ok... Just an example, the point still stands. If whatever kind of radio a shopkeeper is listening to bothers you enough, simply stop shopping there. The market will sort it out if enough people feel it detracts from the product they sell. Full disclosure: I liste...
by JT$
April 12th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Cedar Avenue - Powderhorn-Nokomis area
Replies: 162
Views: 19120

Re: Cedar Ave - Nokomis Area

PhilmerPhil wrote:Most likely a passion of his. As friendly as he may be, blasting conservative talk radio can be a turn off when I'm just trying to get some popcorn.
I'm sure he would feel the same way about someone playing MPR in their business, his product is excellent especially the malts. Best in the city.
by JT$
March 31st, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Freight Rail News and Happenings
Replies: 132
Views: 17120

Re: Freight Rail News and Happenings

Grade separation would be tough at Excelsior... It would involve a massive cut for Excelsior with steep grades, as I'm assuming it would be tough to get much elevation by embanking the railroad due to adjacent crossings and land uses. Too bad Hwy 100 wasn't built with rail down the middle similar t...
by JT$
March 1st, 2016, 12:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 168
Views: 30438

Re: Hiawatha Avenue Grain Elevators & Freight Rail Corridor

Nathan wrote:Why not both? There's plentiful land around there and the silos could be re-purposed
There are condos west of Lake Calhoun/Isles that used to be concrete silos. Not sure how the size compares to these, but makes for some uniquely shaped units. http://www.calhoun-isles-condos.com/
by JT$
February 24th, 2016, 3:59 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 79625

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Next important question is who will the naming rights be purchased by? Which corporation's name will be prominently displayed as you drive by on 94? :mrgreen:
by JT$
February 24th, 2016, 1:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4468
Views: 403066

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Drizzay wrote:How about just naming it West Calhoun? And if they ever get around to renaming the lake, they then can rename the station?
Agreed. West Calhoun makes the most sense, and they are never going to rename the lake.
by JT$
February 19th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Allianz Field and Snelling-Midway Development
Replies: 746
Views: 79625

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

What are the chances this makes it to completion without a ramp or parking of some kind being added to accommodate fans? Gotta think the team isn't crazy about the lack of parking (aside from the pascal thing, which I would think would be more of a gathering space on gameday with events and food and...
by JT$
February 2nd, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1357
Views: 150587

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

mattaudio wrote:
MN Fats wrote:Can anyone recommend a good place to rent a pitchfork?
Real Minneapolis Homeowners (tm) have compost bins. Thus they have pitchforks.
Rent a pitchfork... what is this world coming to...
Not if you are part of the new organics recycling program with the city. ;)

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