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by MattW
December 28th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 83
Views: 15082

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'

Some things I thought of was bowling alley, movie theater, and fitness center. Had never thought of mini storage. That would actually be a great reuse for some of the parking in buildings that don't need as many spaces as they currently have. It would be great if that mini storage using street leve...
by MattW
December 4th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 250 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'
Replies: 107
Views: 24702

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 250 Hennepin Ave - 21 stories - 256'

Didier wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 7:37 pm
None of this is far from where Adam Banks lived in the Mighty Ducks too, at 450 North Hennepin Ave.
Doesn't sound like a cake-eater to me
by MattW
November 27th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163569

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

MNdible wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 11:05 am
[whispers conspiratorially] When you're here, you're family.
You can't be serious...
But then I remember that you're MNdible
by MattW
November 27th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17710

Re: Crime

I just had my closest brush with death, ever. I was crossing Hennepin/Lyndale Ave at Groveland Terrace. The Hennepin Ave light turned red and then the pedestrian crosswalk illuminated and I began crossing the street. To my left a southbound vehicle going apprx 40mph starts honking its horn at me and...
by MattW
November 7th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163569

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I'm glad it's gone. the heavy stream of out-of-towners that frequent the restaurants in that area deserve something that demonstrates the strength of our food scene. I hope Newsroom is next. I haven't dined there in a long time, and it was always for business functions where I wasn't the one paying...
by MattW
November 6th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)
Replies: 52
Views: 5886

Re: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)

I suspect this block may be limited by the surrounding crime. Not that a large project couldn't come in and change the neighborhood, but I see this more likely in areas closer to the North Loop. Not so much crime as proximity to services for people experiencing homelessness and a pawn shop. Calls t...
by MattW
November 6th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163569

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

This guy managed to close two different restaurants located on the prime stretch of the North Loop in under two years. The second of the two was, of course, a hail mary Rojo just like the Nicollet version. I would take it as a badge of honor for the food scene in Minneapolis that we keep rejecting ...
by MattW
November 4th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163569

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

CalMcKenney wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 9:28 am
What's going in there?
A steak house.

I biked by the other day and you could peek through the curtains in the windows. Looks like they dropped some serious coin into the space. Hope it's successful.
by MattW
October 31st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment
Replies: 26
Views: 4726

Re: Dinkytower - McDonalds redevelopment

I’d be (half) shocked if McDonalds just straight up walked away from this lucrative market. Like, they could totally open a location in the former CVS spot kitty corner from here. But they won’t, because no drive thru, in MN. If they won’t bother to open one downtown, it probably won’t meet corpora...
by MattW
October 21st, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 297
Views: 47448

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Lifetime Fitness does, and its co-working ambitions: https://work.lifetime.life/home.html
by MattW
August 27th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 35293

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

That Aldi is amazing and it feels really large inside. However I'm not sure about the 8pm closing time. I get it that's an Aldi thing, but I feel like 10pm is more appropriate based on Uptown Cub's busy hours. I agree. But it's going to take an act of God to change that. I have a similar grip with ...
by MattW
August 15th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (295' - 24 stories)
Replies: 80
Views: 14196

Re: Calhoun Towers - 3430 List Place (2x 281' - 24 stories)

Downgrade for sure, but if this were the original proposal we'd still be pretty excited about it.

Also covers the "oops recession hit, guess you're just getting one of the twin towers" problem. Easier to back out of a couple of 6 story buildings.
by MattW
August 13th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 165466

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

David Greene wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Two things that might work in Uptown: Schuler Shoes and DQ.

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I did a project for Schuler Shoes recently. I can guarantee you, without dedicated, storefront parking it's a nonstarter for them.
by MattW
August 12th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 760
Views: 94631

Re: Northstar Commuter Rail

According to the image URL it's Wuhan Station in China. Really, it could be any station though. All major high speed stations in China look and feel about the same.

I originally was going to guess it was Guangzhou South Station.
by MattW
August 8th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 37022

Re: Bike Share

amiller92 wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 2:04 pm
MattW wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Anecdotally, people riding them are mostly in the 50+ age group.
In particular women, in my non-scientific observation.
Hmm, I tend to see older commuting men. That's why it's anecdotal!

Would be interesting to see the sales stats.
by MattW
August 8th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 37022

Re: Bike Share

An aging population would be more inclined to bike (and not join the merry "why am I paying for this I can't use it" chorus) if they're able to travel further distances without added bodily strain. Isn’t that what transit is for? Bikes are for 0.5-5 miles, more or less. Anything longer and you migh...
by MattW
July 26th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 170008

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

This may get me in trouble, but I'd just like to hear some opinions on this. Don't get me wrong, I'm very empathetic towards the homeless and feel for the horrible situation they're in. But, is it possible this end of Nicollet will continue to struggle because of the crowd that hangs around that ar...
by MattW
July 25th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 83
Views: 15082

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

I run on that trail several times a week. That connection is blocked by a fence.
by MattW
July 24th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 15308

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

Meanwhile in reality it will be a blighted surface lot for the next 20+ years Personally, I'm not too bothered by this surface lot. It's tucked away and hardly visible from the street grid. I'd much rather it stay in its current form for 10-15 years than be stuck with an awful parking garage for th...

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