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by MattW
August 27th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S
Replies: 224
Views: 33835

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 (2x 281' - 24 stories)
Replies: 70
Views: 10160

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: 1533
Views: 161389

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: 92846

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: 321
Views: 33698

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: 321
Views: 33698

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: 165477

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: 10175

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: 14510

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: 33835

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: 1058
Views: 141599

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: 147648

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: 1533
Views: 161389

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: 14510

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
by MattW
June 27th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161389

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Sounds like an act of desperation once Mr. Anti-Semite realized his bar was DOA.
by MattW
June 18th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)
Replies: 998
Views: 112361

Re: Bottineau LRT (Blue Line Extension)

From a credible source that explicitly requested to remain anonymous, BNSF has effectively killed this project for the above reasons.
by MattW
June 4th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'
Replies: 54
Views: 12739

Re: 240 Park Ave S - Zygi's Apartments - 18 stories - 188'

Dry cleaner and convenience store are good options. A hardware store would also be super useful in that part of town. But they don't have to provide all of these options in one building, especially given the amount of building and new retail that is proposed to the area. Some kind of unique special...
by MattW
May 11th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: E Line Arterial BRT
Replies: 96
Views: 9128

Re: E Line Arterial BRT

I really wish this would run up Central Ave in NE opposed to going to the U.
by MattW
May 9th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 167
Views: 27817

Re: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave

Say what you will about the height of this building, but the Armory looks much more 'in place' now that something tall-ish is across the street from it.

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