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by PhilmerPhil
June 15th, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 185
Views: 15502

Re: Arby’s Island

What frustrates me most about this project is the lack of retail frontage. Especially at Lake and Emerson. One of the things that excited me most about the hotel project was that it would begin to make a stronger pedestrian oriented connection between LynLake and Uptown. The design of Lake and Emers...
by PhilmerPhil
May 30th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service
Replies: 119
Views: 8024

Re: Improving Metro Transit's urban bus service

Let’s stage a photo op with shovels for Peter McLaughlin when this project starts. It’s little projects like this that have a big impact, but don’t get much attention.
by PhilmerPhil
May 29th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 114
Views: 8962

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

Letter from Harvey McClain (Turtle Bread owner) and another business owner, who aren't happy about the proposed 48th and Chicago station. The current bus stop already attracts some bad characters who spend time saying they "are waiting for a bus" when they are actually planning other activities (pan...
by PhilmerPhil
May 29th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Any interest in a Dutch-style bike rider gathering?
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Any interest in a Dutch-style bike rider gathering?

I've also thought about having a similar ride, but oriented more on the clothing style than the bikes themselves. Something that always frustrates me about group rides, especially when they are pitched as ways to get new people into biking, is the amount of spandex, high-viz, helmets, jerseys, etc. ...
by PhilmerPhil
May 19th, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1466
Views: 146280

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

It seems really unlikely. Being in the pedestrian oriented overlay, not only drive thrus, but also fast food are banned. But gosh be darn, I would love to have a Culver’s in walking distance.
by PhilmerPhil
May 16th, 2018, 12:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Thrivent Headquarters Block - 6th St and Portland Ave
Replies: 106
Views: 13272

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

It seems like recent projects have been making massive spaces between buildings, starting with the ultra wide alleys on the Nic on 5th block. Other examples of widely spaced buildings include the KA block, behind the Radisson Red, the behind the Uptown Target, and more. It creates a pretty poor walk...
by PhilmerPhil
April 13th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'
Replies: 197
Views: 23973

Re: City of Minneapolis Office Building - 501 4th Ave S - 11 stories / 171'

please make meters more expensive so short-term parkers can actually find them (just had a chat about this on Twitter - meters are so cheap that when I've had to drive downtown for something quick, I usually end up circling around for 10 minutes just to find one remotely close to my location. Yes t...
by PhilmerPhil
April 3rd, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)
Replies: 230
Views: 23961

Re: Car Sharing / Rental (Car2Go, HourCar, etc.)

For a majority of my trips, I found car2go to be significantly cheaper than Uber/Lyft.
by PhilmerPhil
March 29th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1461
Views: 125560

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

I’ve always wondered why the city bothered clearing out that buffer area between bollards. Seems like a great natural added level of protection.
by PhilmerPhil
December 20th, 2017, 9:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 271
Views: 44912

Re: Northside - General Topics

Juxtaposition is replacing the building on the NW corner of Emerson and Broadway with a skatepark. Not sure how I feel about tearing down that old streetcar era building for open space, but I can't be against more skateparks... http://www.kare11.com/article/sports/nfl/superbowl/super-bowl-grant-to-f...
by PhilmerPhil
December 18th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 267
Views: 47889

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Another Nicollet Ave restaurant crossing the river: http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/st ... /464418943

Keeping score, that makes nine restaurants/cafes:

Bad Waitress
Lu's Sandwiches
Glam Doll
Spyhouse
Ramen Kazama
Kyatchi
Hola Arepa (sort of)
Revival
Five Watt
by PhilmerPhil
December 17th, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1466
Views: 146280

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Sephora opening in the old AT&T space in Calhoun Square along Hennepin
by PhilmerPhil
December 5th, 2017, 11:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1314
Views: 135371

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Some of the uplighting is nice, but I really do miss the pedestrian scaled lanterns
by PhilmerPhil
November 22nd, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1466
Views: 146280

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

This has long been painful to watch, starting when they painted the building green...
by PhilmerPhil
November 15th, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Zoning in Minneapolis
Replies: 277
Views: 25622

Re: Zoning in Minneapolis

As long as upping capacity for parked cars doesn't get in the way of reducing capacity for driving cars, I suppose I'm cool with it.
by PhilmerPhil
November 7th, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1466
Views: 146280

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I generally don't seek out vegetarian options, but their menu looks really tasty, and the prices look great for a more casual night out.
by PhilmerPhil
November 7th, 2017, 12:32 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Videos

Nice find--love seeing stuff like that!
by PhilmerPhil
October 26th, 2017, 4:19 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 15993

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

I've seen Carol Becker mixed up in some terrible Facebook comment threads, almost always on the wrong side of things most people on this forum care about.

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