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by eastharrietguy
September 26th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 159359

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

There is no question that there is more going on in DT Mpls, but DT St. Paul has a lot to offer. Some of my favorite restaurants are in DT St. Paul:Meritage, St. Paul Grill and Pazzaluna. I understand there are some great spots in Lowertown as well. I would also argue that Rice Park is easily the be...
by eastharrietguy
March 17th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 382
Views: 51808

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

I thought this building was going to include micro apartments starting at less than $1,000/month? These rents are the same or more as any other new downtown building.
by eastharrietguy
December 12th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1992
Views: 248533

Re: Gateway Tower (RBC/Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 503'

amiller92 wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Meanwhile, people who live and work downtown tend to like them for their convenience and climate control, and property owners want them because people like them.
I think that sums it up well.
by eastharrietguy
November 22nd, 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 159359

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

I don't see a huge increase in office space demand unless the trend of suburban firms moving downtown increases. Its a shame United Health did not build a major tower downtown for executives, marketing, finance, etc. and keep "back office" space in Eden Prairie.
by eastharrietguy
November 22nd, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 159359

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Many companies (my own included) have moved to a flex system as well. Unless you are in the office 18+ days per month, you do NOT get an assigned cube/office and must reserve a cube/office every time you go in. Many more people are working from home 3, 4, or 5 days per week. This has resulted in a ...
by eastharrietguy
June 27th, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 159359

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: 38
Views: 7177

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: 27943

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: 2611

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: 1197
Views: 166319

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: 1197
Views: 166319

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: 219
Views: 34484

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: 219
Views: 34484

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: 219
Views: 34484

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: 10472

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: 1961

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: 334
Views: 37502

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: 24732

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: 153
Views: 25126

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: 153
Views: 25126

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 ...

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