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by eastharrietguy
June 27th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 939
Views: 134176

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I understand from friends and former co-workers (now at Optum) that many of their employees would rather be downtown. They could keep a lot of "back-office" space in EP while moving corporate, marketing, finance, real estate, etc. downtown. We can dream.
by eastharrietguy
June 27th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Renaissance Square / The Andrus
Replies: 14
Views: 3153

Re: Renaissance Square

I learned this used to not have those massive columns just a few weeks ago. Used to be a classic downtown store front with A LOT of doors. Here's a Lileks piece on it: http://www.lileks.com/mpls/andrus/2.html Apparently it's being reverted back to something similar. Lets hope that's brick and it ge...
by eastharrietguy
May 11th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 27122

Re: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)

Post how you feel about the place after you get settled in.
by eastharrietguy
April 23rd, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Woman's Club of Minneapolis Parking Lot (344-410 Oak Grove)
Replies: 20
Views: 2430

Re: Woman's Club of Minneapolis Parking Lot (344-410 Oak Grove)

Looks like they may be considering a senior cooperative at this site, by an affiliate of Ecumen. Likely high-end share prices.
by eastharrietguy
December 5th, 2016, 10:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1113
Views: 149610

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Sorry... just saw the separate Macy's thread...
by eastharrietguy
December 5th, 2016, 10:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1113
Views: 149610

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

If Macy's downtown closes it will be a sad day indeed. So many memories... my first 3-piece corduroy suite for $60 from Dayton's bargain basement... my first credit card, when I was still a U of M student, worked in Men's Casual Sportswear part time for 2+ years in the 80s... maybe another dept. sto...
by eastharrietguy
September 7th, 2016, 6:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 211
Views: 28866

Re: City of Minneapolis Offices Consolidation

Yes, but my estimated do not include the need from the two new Ryan office buildings. And in any case, the addition is not enough to replace 1,300 lost spaces.
by eastharrietguy
September 5th, 2016, 8:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 211
Views: 28866

Re: City of Minneapolis Offices Consolidation

I'm not saying there is a shortage of parking NOW or that new development will cause a parking shortage, I am commenting only on the removal of 1,300 spaces as a result of the City tearing down the ramp to consolidate office space. Regarding the new spaces added to downtown, these are to serve the d...
by eastharrietguy
September 4th, 2016, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 211
Views: 28866

Re: City of Minneapolis Offices Consolidation

Downtown has lost 000s of parking spaces due to development of light rail and loss of vacant surface lots - which is a very good thing. We want to see vacant lots developed into vibrant spaces for residents, workers, etc. But I am concerned that loss of 1,300 spaces will put a great deal of pressure...
by eastharrietguy
July 5th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gaviidae Common / Downtown YMCA
Replies: 114
Views: 9687

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

I hope the city nixes the giant "Y" signage. And I'm still unclear why they felt the need to move. Their current space is not THAT old and in a good location. Good luck finding a user for it.
by eastharrietguy
April 24th, 2016, 3:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Prince
Replies: 28
Views: 1858

Re: Prince

I've read potentially from pain killers, but perhaps a mix of things. We'll know more in a few weeks. I saw him at the old St. Paul Civic center on Christmas Eve 1984. I big loss for the music world and even more so to us in Minnesota. He never left us.
by eastharrietguy
February 20th, 2016, 4:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)
Replies: 333
Views: 36004

Re: Apartment Construction Boom (2011-??)

I'm guessing the recent discounts at LPM ate their lunch. They were priced about the same for brand new unoccupied units with a better set of amenities in the common areas. Now that LPM has filled up I'm sure that will normalize a little bit, but from when I viewed units in Eitel they were a bit ru...
by eastharrietguy
February 20th, 2016, 2:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Stress relief
Replies: 222
Views: 22809

Re: Stress relief

I like the first one a lot... the middle one would be great if it wasn't for the carbuncle growing on the middle of it. Makes me want to pick it off like a scab.
by eastharrietguy
January 13th, 2016, 7:40 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 152
Views: 23550

Re: Introductions

Great article, Tab. Now I want to visit Tromso!
by eastharrietguy
January 9th, 2016, 8:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 152
Views: 23550

Re: Introductions

Its easy to live here. Traffic is not as bad as most other bigger metros. You don't have to wait (usually) to use an ATM. We have about as much to offer (arts/culture/education/sports/recreation/entertainment) here as any metro in the country, except for the very biggest. There is a strong sense of ...
by eastharrietguy
January 9th, 2016, 3:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 152
Views: 23550

Re: Introductions

Hi all, Tom here. Just found this thread after a year of being a registered member. Before that, was a lurker here and at Minnescraper. I'm guessing I'm older than just about everyone here - I moved to Minnie from NY over 40 years ago to attend the U of M. I am market analyst in the multifamily indu...
by eastharrietguy
November 8th, 2015, 6:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 252
Views: 32063

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Agreed. The older part of the Dayton's building (it will always be Dayton's to me) is perhaps the most interesting building on the Mall. Along with two other older gems, the Young Quinlan Building and the Essex Building, this building brings some warmth and character to the street that is lacking in...
by eastharrietguy
October 7th, 2015, 4:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 79407

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet

I like this building a lot and am surprised at all the negative comments. Then again, no form of art elicits the range of reactions... good and bad... as does architecture. I like everything about this building. The red/beige color combo is warm, the large square windows are a nice break from a cont...
by eastharrietguy
August 13th, 2015, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 939
Views: 134176

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Wish they would be moving these folks downtown... I'm guessing they would prefer downtown...

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by eastharrietguy
July 30th, 2015, 2:37 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Condos, construction liability laws, etc.
Replies: 85
Views: 2599

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

Those warranties are important. I live in a boom era-condo that had insufficient windows and several construction defects. Ultimately everyone needed to buy new windows and the entire exterior of our building was replaced, since shoddy construction meant water was getting inside and rotting some of...

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