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by QuietBlue
July 12th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 157935

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

I feel like Bde Maka Ska sees a reasonable amount of tourism in the summer. You'll notice groups of people speaking German or Italian enjoying the trails or renting paddleboards. Though it's true that people staying downtown for sports or concerts probably aren't making the trek all that often (esp...
by QuietBlue
July 12th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 157935

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

If there's a nice day, then the hotspots are places like the Chain of Lakes or Minnehaha Falls, not downtown. How many non-locals go to those places, though, unless a local takes them? Minnehaha Falls is at least on the Blue Line, but neither is near the hotels and other areas where tourists will s...
by QuietBlue
July 12th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 157935

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News

The more I've traveled to other US cities (hell even just small midwestern cities), I've come to realize that our lack of tourism is another contributing factor as to why downtown Mpls' retail/storefront scene sucks so bad. Obviously the biggest contributing factors are the skyways and bad building...
by QuietBlue
July 11th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 947
Views: 82293

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I think that just means we don't have a lot of traditional touristy stuff like historical sites, entertainment districts, really famous museums, amusement parks, etc. After all, our top tourist site is a mall. :)
by QuietBlue
July 10th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Fargo/Moorhead
Replies: 27
Views: 4938

Re: Fargo/Moorhead

MinnPost has an interesting article on Fargo/Moorhead and its recent growth: https://www.minnpost.com/economy/2019/0 ... eads-boom/

I didn't know Microsoft had a 1000+ employee campus there.
by QuietBlue
July 9th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp
Replies: 82
Views: 11640

Re: Federal Reserve Riverfront Parking Ramp

I think they understand the economics of the situation. But I don't think they care. Nor is it surprising that they don't. Logic and reason only gets you so far in these situations.
by QuietBlue
July 9th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 96
Views: 13662

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

I haven't been to Rosedale in a while (thanks to the slobs that got the indoor dog walking canceled), but if I did, I'd just hit up Portillo's anyway.
by QuietBlue
July 5th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 249
Views: 34896

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Having brought friends from Boston (where I currently live) and San Francisco to Minneapolis, they were flabbergasted at how a place with such little street life and so much empty space could be considered a major city. And the thing is, Boston and San Francisco aren't even that big. San Francisco ...
by QuietBlue
July 2nd, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)
Replies: 249
Views: 34896

Re: Minneapolis Density and Population Growth (500k, etc)

Let them be misinformed. People's ignorance of the size and importance of the Twin Cities is annoying, but so is our insecurity about it.
by QuietBlue
July 1st, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 716
Views: 88166

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

I wonder what "tough" means in that context (I don't have access to the article). Less demand, more expensive to build, the construction defect litigation law, etc.
by QuietBlue
June 28th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 214
Views: 32654

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

They have menus (or example menus, technically) on their website now, so it's encouraging that they are listening to feedback.
by QuietBlue
June 27th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 66
Views: 9740

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

They were already in Eagan, a few miles away, so it's not surprising they would stay there if they could make it work. Plus, commuting to Midway from the suburbs would suck for many of their employees. Either of the downtowns would have been better fits; at least those have direct transit links. Mov...
by QuietBlue
June 20th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 270294

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: 214
Views: 32654

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: 528
Views: 58013

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: 528
Views: 58013

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: 214
Views: 32654

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: 4170

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: 716
Views: 88166

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: 528
Views: 58013

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.

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