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by QuietBlue
May 19th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1208
Views: 182686

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

Putting this here so it doesn’t get lost in the busy general thread. Great read overall, lots of choice quotes from developers and politicians. The Downtown Minneapolis vibrancy conundrum: http://tcbmag.com/news/articles/2020/may/the-downtown-minneapolis-vibrancy-conundrum Interesting read; thanks ...
by QuietBlue
May 19th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1208
Views: 182686

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I find it interesting the asseveration that Chicago's vibrancy comes from in part traffic congestion being so horrific that office workers are stuck after work buying overpriced food an beverages rather than being able to get home to their family in the suburbs. I wonder if he was referring more to...
by QuietBlue
May 1st, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190549

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Bachelor Farmer must have been going under before all this. Their family is worth almost $2B. They could have saved it if they wanted to. Still a shame. Their family might be worth that much, but they personally certainly aren't. Maybe things were tight already, but it also didn't seem like a place...
by QuietBlue
April 21st, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 128
Views: 30484

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

At least in my neighborhood, the 55+ buildings are the ones that generate most of the police calls too, due to medical issues.
by QuietBlue
March 30th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 543
Views: 64003

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

"Probably built like crap, has amenities you'll only use once or twice, and the cheapest granite counters and stainless steel veneer appliances we could get at a bulk rate, but hey, you can stumble home from the bars."
by QuietBlue
March 27th, 2020, 8:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190549

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Many restaurants struggle in the best of times. It might be different if they knew this was only going to be for a certain amount of time. But with the shutdowns being open-ended, they probably saw the writing on the wall and decided to call it quits now.
by QuietBlue
March 23rd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5430

Re: Work from home and road congestion

I'm in an apartment, but on the ground floor, so I only use the elevator if I am bringing up a lot of stuff from my car in the garage. Management is doing extra cleaning and have closed off the amenities. That said, we have a secured package room that everyone uses, so that's probably the weakest li...
by QuietBlue
March 20th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1108
Views: 190549

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

nBode wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 6:32 am
It will last much more than a month.
More, maybe. But not much more. People are only going to put up with it for so long; there is already pushback against it. The current restrictions are probably necessary to buy time, but they are not sustainable over the long term.
by QuietBlue
March 19th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 8873

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

I'm assuming they've considered this (at least a little) but the wealthy kids in kenwood that they think will save north won't save north....because they wont go to north. They will move or go to private school. Or go to a charter school, or open enroll in another district -- Minnesota is one of th...
by QuietBlue
March 18th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)
Replies: 61
Views: 14122

Re: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)

I think most projects that are underway will continue. If there's a construction slowdown, it will likely happen down the road.
by QuietBlue
March 15th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Work from home and road congestion
Replies: 28
Views: 5430

Re: Work from home and road congestion

It's a mixed bag for me. I like having the flexibility to do it when necessary, but it's not optimal for my current situation. I'd feel different if I had a better physical space for it where I could have something closer to what I have in my cube (more monitors, larger desk, etc). The social part i...
by QuietBlue
March 10th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 8873

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

Oh yeah, those aren't apples to apples comparisons though. That is 2019-20 current numbers, and 2022-23 projections under the new alignment. So we can't really say the alignment itself is the cause of the increase. I'm sure part of it would be just increased population as more students reach high s...
by QuietBlue
March 10th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 8873

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

LakeCharles wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Where are those numbers? In the map posted above, the boundaries for Washburn are getting smaller (losing area to the South and East, and not gaining any extra area anywhere), so how would the population increase?
Second link fehler posted, if you scroll down through the article.
by QuietBlue
March 10th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 8873

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

I also find the idea that they would deliberately make Washburn more overcrowded than it already is to be bizarre, but according to the numbers they provided, that's what they're going to do. It doesn't make any sense if they're already changing all of the high school boundaries anyway.
by QuietBlue
March 10th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 519
Views: 74687

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Micro Center could relocate to just about anywhere and be fine. They're a destination retailer and customers will go to wherever they are (within reason).
by QuietBlue
March 6th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: MPS Comprehensive District Design
Replies: 27
Views: 8873

Re: MPS Comprehensive District Design

At least at the high school level, it seems like a lot of disruption for not all that much gain, and counterproductive in several cases (making some schools more segregated after the changes, making Washburn even more overcrowded, etc). The only part of the plan that I think could work is centralizi...
by QuietBlue
February 28th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee - Savage - Prior Lake - Scott County
Replies: 25
Views: 7302

Re: Shakopee

Not surprising. These days it's hard for companies that need significant warehouse/manufacturing space (which it looks like they have, based on Google Maps) to expand without moving to the fringes of the metro.
by QuietBlue
February 25th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1549
Views: 179941

Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Like a Lunds, Cub, CVS and mini Target? Just looking at Google Maps the immediate area also has a large gym, library, liquor store, dry cleaners, car repair and FedEx store, plus multiple banks and medical clinics, including a vet. This is in addition to secondary service places like several hair s...
by QuietBlue
February 24th, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1549
Views: 179941

Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

amiller92 wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 10:37 am
Um. What? Surely a person paying "overpriced" rents spends more in the neighborhood shops than if they lived elsewhere.
They will if they are the right kinds of shops, sure. But they're not exactly going to buy a new Arc'teryx jacket each month, either.
by QuietBlue
February 24th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1549
Views: 179941

Re: Daymark Uptown (Sons of Norway site) - 3014 Holmes Ave S

Mod note: moved some conversation over here from the Daymark (Sons of Norway) thread: It will be interesting to see what kind of retail is able to fill the main floor if any. The landscape has changed dramatically in Uptown. There are more people moving into overpriced apartments which leaves less ...

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