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by MattW
November 7th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1034
Views: 157223

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: 5563

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: 1034
Views: 157223

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: 1034
Views: 157223

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: 22
Views: 2768

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: 284
Views: 42599

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: 34319

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: 12786

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: 1535
Views: 162451

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: 93582

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: 35089

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: 35089

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: 1197
Views: 166483

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: 70
Views: 10526

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: 14690

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...
by MattW
July 24th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 34319

Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Bob Stinson's Ghost wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 10:01 am
Gotta hand it to Gerberding. He played the Aldi card to maximum advantage.
I don't understand. Please explain.
by MattW
July 19th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1062
Views: 143866

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

If that's the grand opening, I'd wager a bet that they're open a week to 5 days before for a soft open.

Very excited to have this in the neighborhood!
by MattW
July 18th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1556
Views: 148366

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

This is the summer that the Minneapolis trail network went to die.
by MattW
July 10th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1535
Views: 162451

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I just saw this, Scena Tavern space was taken over by the owners of The Freemont, Hammer and Sickle, etc. Opening as Enji, Asian inspired place. From the looks of it though, they'll be making their money selling booze on the weekends. Opening Friday. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2019/...
by MattW
July 9th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 98
Views: 14690

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

It's a lot easier to close your eyes and cover your ears when it's something you want

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