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by VacantLuxuries
December 11th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Prospect Park - General Topics
Replies: 189
Views: 34336

Re: Prospect Park - General Topics

I think it's less likely that they're intentionally trying to hurt anyone with their site and far more likely that they're just trying to get ad revenue and the person in charge of doing so is probably five years behind online ad best practices that would better protect consumers from scummy ads. St...
by VacantLuxuries
December 4th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71635

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

In the near future I predict that the burgeoning St. Anthony skyline, with the Stone Arch Bridge in the foreground, will be a popular photograph. My regular joke about St. Anthony's growth is that pretty soon, visitors to Minneapolis who are unfamiliar with the area will think St. Anthony is St. Pa...
by VacantLuxuries
December 2nd, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71635

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

This may be a little extreme, but if the Railroad is going to do whatever they want within their rights can't the city do the same thing? Maybe the county could. But they'd have to be damn sure they'll never need CP's cooperation on anything in the future, given how childish BNSF has been since Hen...
by VacantLuxuries
December 2nd, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71635

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Railroads gonna railroad. It's too bad some gilded age corrupt morons decided they should have as much power as a sovereign nation because that decision keeps on giving.
by VacantLuxuries
November 25th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 199
Views: 27874

Re: Fantasy maps

If there was regional demand to support expansion, they'd do it. Cedar Fair has found ways to reconfigure existing space in their other parks to optimize the amount of coasters they can cram in. It's more that many of their parks have the potential to draw guests from multiple metro regions (Cedar P...
by VacantLuxuries
November 24th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 199
Views: 27874

Re: Fantasy maps

Sadly, considering how VF is one of the lowest priority parks for Cedar Fair in terms of expansion and development, it's unlikely that a direct rail connection would ever be worth the effort.
by VacantLuxuries
November 21st, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 164459

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Stuart Chazin, a member of the ownership group that purchased the property in 2010, said Wednesday that the site is “probably going to be redeveloped.” Into what he couldn’t say yet, but Chazin doesn’t believe the site can support a restaurant anymore. Glad they finally came to that conclusion. Onl...
by VacantLuxuries
November 20th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Construction Webcams
Replies: 57
Views: 27471

Re: Construction Webcams

I went looking for a Gateway one today but couldn't find one.
by VacantLuxuries
November 15th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115575

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I like the sounds of both of those alternative routes. You would still need a way to connect to Target's northern campus, correct? Or is the alternative to skip that entirely? It would be great to have the flexibility to change course. Eventually Maple Grove will have the same realization that Eden...
by VacantLuxuries
November 14th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 1023
Views: 115575

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

I've been beating the drum for short, self-fundable extensions to our LRT ever since we kept running into issues with SWLRT. Scrap the half-cent cap on county transit taxes, build station by station heading northwest, and have something immediately useable instead of where we are now - spending mone...
by VacantLuxuries
November 1st, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 70
Views: 13955

Re: Elliot Park

What a great building. I'm glad we've kept a few like it around.
by VacantLuxuries
October 31st, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 24
Views: 3593

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

I'd take this over the McDonalds with a drive through.
by VacantLuxuries
October 22nd, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 189
Views: 36943

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

According to the planning commission actions, the Starbucks was denied
by VacantLuxuries
October 21st, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 292
Views: 45166

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

at40man wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:52 pm

What an absolutely terrible name. "Lifetime Fitness" and "Lifetime Athletic" make sense - being fit for a Lifetime is a desirable attribute.

But "Lifetime Work"? Who really wants a lifetime filled with work?
I fully agree with you.
by VacantLuxuries
October 10th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 292
Views: 45166

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

It's not like they couldn't bring in local player Lifetime Work. Or even just run a subscription office leasing system themselves. The business model isn't that special (though I imagine it's a lot more profitable to lease to someone taking on the subscription model risk vs trying to do so yourself).
by VacantLuxuries
September 30th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 71635

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

This may be more speculation than fact, but the NE New Bohemia is where my trivia group went regularly for more than a year so we got to know a lot of the staff. From what the staff have said about the situation, corporate showed up on a day everything was a complete mess and they shut down the store.
by VacantLuxuries
September 30th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 136358

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Chalk up another victim of the Curse of the 4th Floor - Smaaash closed last week.
by VacantLuxuries
September 26th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 161305

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

CityPages touched on the issues facing Downtown St. Paul in this article - namely that the owner of half of downtown doesn't see any value in making it a vibrant place to be and doesn't work with the St. Paul Downtown Alliance or the Port Authority.

But that's digressing a bit far off topic.
by VacantLuxuries
September 26th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17432

Re: Crime

That's clearly what they're trying to do, but I don't see that as a net positive. If the billionaire owners of professional sports teams are concerned about the safety near the buildings we bought them, they're welcome to write a check to the city.
by VacantLuxuries
September 25th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17432

Re: Crime

It's hard to view opinions on city affairs from professional sports teams as anything but private organizations demanding more public funds to protect their investments.

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