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by QuietBlue
October 23rd, 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 939
Views: 119631

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

twincitizen wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 10:02 am
So strange that Sears isn't closing this location yet, since they do own the property.
I don't think it's that strange. They know the value of what they have there. Plus, the store might even be making them money. I think it will take a lot to get them to relinquish it.
by QuietBlue
October 9th, 2018, 8:17 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 164
Views: 20881

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I know that a redevelopment plan has been created for Burnsville Center, but I have not been able to find a detailed description or report online, just some local news articles that mention it. Though it sounds like the approach will be to do a mix of new housing on the south side and revamping the ...
by QuietBlue
October 8th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 6613

Re: Denver

They've had a really overheated market, so that's not surprising.
by QuietBlue
October 3rd, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 44th & France - Edina/Minneapolis
Replies: 16
Views: 2331

Re: 44th & France - Edina/Minneapolis

I think that's typical for most of the suburbs around here. Being in 2 or 3 different districts seems to be the norm.
by QuietBlue
September 24th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Las Vegas

It's interesting, but I question how successful it will be running from there as opposed to a more central location. Plus I imagine flights from the LA area to LV aren't too expensive.
by QuietBlue
September 20th, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 140
Views: 11624

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I'm not sure if this is a question of can so much as it is a question of should . I understand the tactical reason for hiring a communications firm, and I think they have the right to do so, but I also think it will feed right into the narrative being pushed by the plan's opponents that the city is ...
by QuietBlue
September 19th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 140
Views: 11624

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

VacantLuxuries wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 9:04 am
It comes down to it's easier to attack something in a sentence or with a yard sign, trying to defend a plan with facts and data requires your opponent to listen in good faith.
Which is why it's a bad strategy when dealing with an emotional issue like this.
by QuietBlue
September 4th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Rush Line Corridor BRT
Replies: 479
Views: 44759

Re: Rush Line Corridor BRT

I think successfully implementing such a program would be harder than it initially appears. Besides the cost of setting up and running it, someone would need to check for compliance (I'm assuming cars would have a sticker, hang tag, etc). For the day passes, there would need to be a way to purchase ...
by QuietBlue
August 17th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 14621

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

I don't see why candidates even bother with those pledges anymore. How often has an endorsement (from either party) really mattered, especially for gubernatorial campaigns? Perpich didn't need it for one of his terms, Carlson never got it, Pawlenty almost didn't get it for his first term, Dayton did...
by QuietBlue
August 9th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 23 stories - 256'
Replies: 54
Views: 6044

Re: Harlem Irving and CA Ventures - 240 Hennepin Ave - 18-20 stories

Stuff (not just buildings) generally goes through a period of being considered ugly/dated/tacky first before it becomes historical/vintage/cool. It's why people love the charm and style of houses from the early 20th century, but not ones from 30-40 years ago. Or why people are buying brand new furni...
by QuietBlue
July 31st, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 216
Views: 25870

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

Is food wholesaling a unique type of wholesaling that makes it a worse thing to warehouse in the massive speculative warehouses being built on farmland at the fringe of the metro, such as the ones that have been built in Rogers waiting for someone to fill? Most of those probably don't have the refr...
by QuietBlue
July 19th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 225
Views: 47637

Re: Downtown Hotel News

And it's fairly close to the airport too.
by QuietBlue
July 16th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 140
Views: 11624

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

They shouldn't so much fear fourplexes as they should financial deregulation and trade wars... Buying at the top of the market while the people in charge are making decisions like its 1926 was always going to end poorly. I agree. I doubt fourplexes will have much negative impact, if any. But people...
by QuietBlue
July 16th, 2018, 9:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 140
Views: 11624

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Ever since I got screwed on a real estate transaction during the downturn in 08, I've been very careful not to pin my financial future on my home and I think increasingly younger people will think of their homes not as a wealth vehicle but a place to live with a relatively fixed cost that may or ma...
by QuietBlue
July 12th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 939
Views: 119631

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

It makes sense. The hotels and offices alone should provide a decent customer base, not to mention people who work at the mall, and of course mall visitors themselves.
by QuietBlue
June 27th, 2018, 7:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1216
Views: 148684

Re: MSP Airport

I've noticed many more flights taking off to the south recently, across the river. Anyone know what's going on with that? It's become quite the topic of discussion on my local Nextdoor, where people are complaining about the noise. I think the complaints are silly; it's really not that bad, but I am...
by QuietBlue
June 8th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 7250 France Avenue - Edina
Replies: 39
Views: 3642

Re: 7250 France Avenue - Edina

Eh, I think the objections are silly, but people are freaking out about less in Minneapolis, so...
by QuietBlue
June 6th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: New Orleans
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: New Orleans

My review of the French Quarter: This feels like it reasonably could be a first neighborhood of a US major city to function well and eliminate all cars. It helps that it was built long before cars. :) But yeah, I love the French Quarter; I went to New Orleans for the first time in April and really ...
by QuietBlue
June 6th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections
Replies: 172
Views: 14710

Re: Latest Census Estimates and Met Council Projections

BoredAgain wrote:
June 3rd, 2018, 6:25 pm
The millennial generation is larger than the boomer generation. Things will still shift because people are living longer, but we're not jumping off a cliff.
Correct, but Generation Z is smaller, which contributes to the issue.
by QuietBlue
June 6th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 275
Views: 14621

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Yes, that too!! Maye Quade won a swing seat by a pretty thin margin in '16. Better hope the people of Apple Valley are still fired up to vote DFL in a non-Presidential year (when turnout is down), AND that the DFL candidate is, y'know, good. It just doesn't add up. Picking someone from the metro, w...

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