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by QuietBlue
June 20th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1664
Views: 265456

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

It would be great to have more office space, but I don’t know if the market could take it right now. Agreed. My gut feeling is that, while there will continue to be smaller companies that choose to locate downtown, we've seen all the big moves we're going to see for a while. By now companies have l...
by QuietBlue
June 19th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 207
Views: 30674

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

It's also not an area where I would expect a high-end restaurant to do well (there are a number of good restaurants in the area, just not what I would consider fancy ones). I think they would have been better off leaning into the diner concept, personally.
by QuietBlue
June 18th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 522
Views: 56381

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

It's possible that it may enter into people's decisions over the long run. I was admittedly thinking more about the near-term -- people still need to commute, drive their kids around, etc.
by QuietBlue
June 18th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 522
Views: 56381

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

People probably won't use 62 instead, though. They will use the other streets that run parallel to the Parkway. I don't have an opinion on this proposal yet, but it wouldn't reduce the overall amount of traffic in the area, just redistribute it. Sure, the Parkway itself would be safer, but putting m...
by QuietBlue
June 18th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 207
Views: 30674

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Well, one step that seems really obvious would be to put a menu on their website. I know, farm to fork/changing menu and all that, but similar places manage to do it, so they should too. Kind of sucks that they're stuck with the "Diner" part of the name due to the sign -- I thought they were a moder...
by QuietBlue
June 13th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Stillwater Development News
Replies: 38
Views: 4068

Re: Stillwater Development News

I've never had an issue finding somewhere to park in Stillwater, even on busy days. Plus it can be easier to get in and out of the area if you don't park right off the main street anyway.
by QuietBlue
June 7th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 705
Views: 86032

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

pjknight01 wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 11:40 am
Maybe they are closing because you can get better Mexican food as little as 3-5 minutes away?
Shoot, Qdoba is in the same building and I'd take them over Rojo.
by QuietBlue
June 7th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 522
Views: 56381

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

mister.shoes wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Make it annoying to go WB from Cedar. Get creative. Come on.
It's already a PITA to turn left onto the parkway from Cedar much of the time, so I just go a block down and loop around onto Longfellow, then turn right onto the parkway.
by QuietBlue
June 7th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 522
Views: 56381

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

I rarely stray into that corner of Minneapolis, and I'm loathe to provide cover for cars, but is there another good route through that area that isn't the parkway? It looks like Minnehaha Parkway and Lake Nokomis Parkway are the only streets that provide crosstown connectivity anywhere between 43rd...
by QuietBlue
May 17th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 317
Views: 22308

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Man, at $375,000 per unit of affordable housing built, it sure seems like we could just buy up a bunch of NOAH and hold prices at an affordable level. CommonBond (a nonprofit focused on affordable housing) bought an apartment complex in Apple Valley for $16M three years ago. At 112 units, it came t...
by QuietBlue
May 10th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 170
Views: 18489

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

There's usually plenty of parking in the MOA ramps on the upper levels, even if the roofs are closed off. It's not an issue unless it is very busy. It's not just an MOA thing, either -- at Mia, for example, people will fuss around with trying to park in the surface lot and ignore the garage that is ...
by QuietBlue
May 10th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park
Replies: 170
Views: 18489

Re: West End / Central Park West Development - St. Louis Park

Fair points, and I agree people talk about surface parking as convenient. But it seems like people never talk about the advantages of covered parking? No scraping snow off your car, no excessive solar heating on a hot summer day, no tree blossoms or seeds (or minimal, if in an open-air ramp), no bi...
by QuietBlue
May 7th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 17344

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

xandrex wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 8:22 am
If I'm remembering correctly, they kinda let any city that was interested put their name down. Wouldn't want to hurt Ramsey's feelings, ya know?
Well, why not, given the circumstances. It was very much a "Fine, here's the proposal, whatever" type of response.
by QuietBlue
May 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51749

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

I'm not arguing against them. I don't have an opinion about them one way or another. But I know some cities have banned them or heavily restricted them, and that could happen here too (though there would still be a market for these as homes even if they couldn't be rentals).
by QuietBlue
May 7th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N
Replies: 312
Views: 51749

Re: Nordic House - 729 Washington Av N

Also seems like a gamble that the city won't restrict short-term rentals in the future.
by QuietBlue
May 7th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 280
Views: 17344

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Some of those proposed sites didn't make much sense and seemed to actively go against what Amazon was looking for. Elko? Come on.

That said, in hindsight, it's not like we lost out on anything.
by QuietBlue
April 16th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

*shrug* It's outlasted many of the "better" restaurants downtown.

But I don't think anyone's claiming it's the best Italian food around or anything like that. More that it occupies a middle ground (especially for sit-down restaurants) that's disappearing fast from that particular area.
by QuietBlue
April 16th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Duluth - General Topics
Replies: 18
Views: 3581

Re: Duluth - General Topics

I see they didn't mention that devastating flood in 2012, though, which happened in the summer. People focus on temperature too much and not enough on the other aspects of climate change.
by QuietBlue
April 15th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes

I hope it reopens elsewhere too. OSF is one of the last restaurants of its type downtown.
by QuietBlue
March 28th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 59
Views: 9111

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

That particular park has been around for a long time and always has a lot going on. The courts in question are pretty close to a few houses, but so are the rinks, ball fields, soccer fields, etc. I'm not familiar enough with pickleball to know how loud it is, but living adjacent to a major park mean...

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