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by QuietBlue
April 16th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Old Spaghetti Factory to Pinstripes
Replies: 6
Views: 813

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: 15
Views: 2756

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: 813

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: 9002

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...
by QuietBlue
March 27th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Cemeteries
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Cemeteries

Certainly an interesting topic. I had no idea cremation had become that much more common than burial. I've sometimes wondered about the long-term situations for the older ones where there haven't been interments in generations, and what will keep them going.
by QuietBlue
March 20th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 361
Views: 44823

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

This is where I could see communal kitchens being nice amenities to have. That way residents who wouldn't necessarily want an oven every day could still use one when they wanted. Lean into the dorm concept a bit more.
by QuietBlue
March 19th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 361
Views: 44823

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

No, I get that. But I would still think that people would want to be able to occasionally bake cookies or make pizza rolls or something.
by QuietBlue
March 19th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)
Replies: 361
Views: 44823

Re: City Club Apartments - 1000 Marquette Ave (Handicraft Building)

Aesthetics aside, some of the choices they made for unit features are puzzling. Like a tub, but no oven. I think many people would rather have an oven and just a shower. Or an in-unit washer and dryer when they could have shared laundry rooms instead for the smaller apartments. It seems like the mix...
by QuietBlue
March 15th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 3076

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

We’re too far along to cherry pick what we do. We have to do everything. As soon as possible. The more we do, the more normal it becomes, and the easier (politically) it becomes. Everybody has to internalize that we are all part of the solution. It’s not someone else’s job, or someone else’s projec...
by QuietBlue
March 15th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N
Replies: 43
Views: 3076

Re: TMBR - 100 3rd Ave N

And yet, if the people who live in these buildings aren't willing to make the sacrifices that will really make a difference (i.e. not flying around the world for work or vacations, not having kids, etc), a few less cars won't matter that much. Those are just deck chairs on the Titanic by comparison.
by QuietBlue
March 15th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 181
Views: 33713

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

I think there are a lot of mid-size companies like this around that are big players in their niche, but not really known about by the general public. I've seen the name once or twice, but didn't know anything else about them before this.
by QuietBlue
March 11th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1233
Views: 152761

Re: MSP Airport

I've never caught a connecting flight at MSP (obviously), but I've always thought it compared very well to others in the US. I can't think of any domestic airports that made me think they were better than MSP.
by QuietBlue
March 11th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2529

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

In 2014, vox.com launched and became a popular source of news about national politics and policy. It was a blogging platform long before that, when it was launched in 2005 by Six Apart. It closed several years later and the domain was bought by Vox Media. Other than generally supporting increased d...
by QuietBlue
March 8th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 414
Views: 71242

Re: Dinkytown

Have we reached peak poke?
by QuietBlue
March 6th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2529

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

I think "vox" is commonly used enough that VOX Media wouldn't have much grounds for that, but IANAL.
by QuietBlue
March 4th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Montreal
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Montreal

They also provide some free overnight parking that can be used during the clearing.
by QuietBlue
February 28th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 181
Views: 33713

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

It's trendy for almost all companies to refer to themselves as "tech companies" these days. It could be a lot of different things.
by QuietBlue
February 27th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Amazon's New HQ?
Replies: 274
Views: 16516

Re: Amazon's New HQ?

Yeah, the Ritholz link is a very good description of why it happened. Hubris and politics. I'd say the PACB was more of a symptom than the cause.
by QuietBlue
February 25th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Denver
Replies: 98
Views: 8486

Re: Denver

He seems to have some good advice for those lucky enough to be in a position to make use of it. And he was lucky to have had the opportunities to do the things he did. That being said, if you're not paying a mortgage/rent, student loans, child care, and car payments, then yeah, everything else is pr...
by QuietBlue
February 25th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development
Replies: 181
Views: 33713

Re: Bloomington Central Station & South Loop Development

Better there than in a cornfield in Shakopee or something. At least it will be transit-accessible.

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