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by lewismd
May 19th, 2017, 6:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160721

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I don't remember the details, but I talked to one of the guys behind Mrs Dumpling at the Ward 7 convention, and he said basically that the landlord screwed them over and they'd probably end up having to break the lease. Obviously only hearing one side of it, but it clearly ended badly. At the time, ...
by lewismd
July 9th, 2013, 8:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Elan Uptown
Replies: 422
Views: 52648

Re: Elan Phase II - (2828 Dupont Avenue South)

Demolition has (finally) begun on the building across Emerson:
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by lewismd
April 28th, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Ward 10
Replies: 77
Views: 11392

Re: Ward 10

It was an exciting convention! Good on Kendall for putting "anyone but Meg" above his own ambitions. I posted some pictures from the convention. I was a Bender alternate, so the pictures are kind of Bender-biased. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lewismd13/ ... 690187232/
by lewismd
March 31st, 2013, 11:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Motiv Apartments - 2320 Colfax Avenue S
Replies: 846
Views: 82861

Re: 2316-2320 Colfax Apartments

I mean, if you ask me, the whole Wedge could be in a pedestrian oriented overlay district. That gets you what, 25% break on parking? Problem solved.

And yes, I would like a pony, too.

But seriously, 24th and Bryant is too far away? Good lord, it's like a 30 second walk.
by lewismd
March 31st, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Giordano's Pizza / Bank of America - 2700 Hennepin Ave S
Replies: 173
Views: 31947

Re: 2700 Hennepin Ave S

Better yet we could have a streetcar on dedicated ROW down Hennepin, then the occasional parking/slip lane where necessary. Then we wouldn't have to worry about left turns :) Or space dedicated in the back for parking. Or high speed car-pedestrian collisions. Hennepin is 75-80 feet wide (including ...
by lewismd
March 26th, 2013, 7:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Walker Library
Replies: 153
Views: 28378

Re: Walker Library

Considering how stacked up traffic in the right lane of SB Hennepin has been at rush hour since they closed the turn lane for construction, I'm not sure eliminating it permanently is a great option. It seems like the high volume of traffic turning there combined with a lot of pedestrians is the prob...
by lewismd
March 26th, 2013, 7:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: The Walkway - (1312 West Lake Street)
Replies: 467
Views: 74889

Re: The Walkway (1312 West Lake Street)

The Walkway from above:

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by lewismd
March 26th, 2013, 6:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160721

Re: Uptown Restaurant News

What CAN make it in that space with rent that high? Parasole couldn't make it work, neither could this Primebar national chain... Will it just sit empty until Calhoun Square makes the rent more reasonable? And Republic opening certainly was one factor keeping me from going there. Why would I go to t...
by lewismd
November 2nd, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 2679

Taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc.

[Originally titled "Uber hits the Twin Cities"] This isn't really transit, but I think issues related to taxi and limo service are important, too, especially in a car-oriented metro like MSP. Anyway, Uber's limo app is up and running here, and shockingly, taxi companies are trying to shut it down, a...
by lewismd
November 2nd, 2012, 7:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Buzza Lofts of Uptown
Replies: 99
Views: 23123

Re: BUZZA Lofts of Uptown

I'm skeptical of "affordable housing" requirements in most forms. If we want more affordable housing in uptown, then we should build more. Places like Flux or Blue certainly aren't affordable in any sense of the word, but they take pressure off the older housing stock in Uptown, allowing those units...
by lewismd
August 17th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Square
Replies: 280
Views: 44284

Re: Calhoun Square

Best Calhoun Square news I've heard lately: http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/dining/166424546.html The Republic opening a second location in the old Independent space! Uptown badly needs a good beer bar (yeah, Williams isn't it) and Republic is fantastic. They're aiming for November opening,...

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