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by QuietBlue
March 30th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 543
Views: 61402

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: 1099
Views: 180422

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: 3007

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: 1099
Views: 180422

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: 5324

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: 60
Views: 10854

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: 3007

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: 5324

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: 5324

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: 5324

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: 508
Views: 67943

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: 5324

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
Replies: 25
Views: 6066

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: 174318

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: 174318

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: 174318

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 ...
by QuietBlue
February 14th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 140
Views: 20218

Re: Ayd Mill Road

I understand the money argument for closing it, especially in light of the city's finances. I think that, by itself, is enough justification. That said, I also don't think that closing it is going to do much to reduce car travel in the area. There are still other ways to drive in the area without it...
by QuietBlue
February 14th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ayd Mill Road
Replies: 140
Views: 20218

Re: Ayd Mill Road

I don't drive on Ayd Mill that much, but for when I do, I have trouble envisioning where transit would work well as an alternative, given the existing network. In those situations, I would most likely just exit/enter 35E at another location and take alternate local streets. I imagine most other peop...
by QuietBlue
February 13th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 413
Views: 81455

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

Well, Kmart is about to close their distribution center south of Chicago, but they still have one near KC. As long as that one is open, it can supply a pretty wide-ranging area. I suppose they could also try co-locating a Kmart DC with a Sears DC if they had to.
by QuietBlue
February 13th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 308
Views: 70273

Re: Eleven - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'

Is there anyway to confirm that people are buying these units to live in as opposed to money storage. While I don’t think this is necessarily that case, it’s still a concern in the back of my mind. Personally, I'm curious about how many are truly, 100% sold, as opposed to someone putting a deposit ...

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