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by QuietBlue
August 13th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: RE: Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

David Greene wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 8:46 am
I feel like they would get a lot of walk-up business from residents. People underestimate the number of children in the area.
Hmm...maybe a Five Below, then?
by QuietBlue
August 13th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

If the property owners would stop thinking of themselves as a retail destination and more of a neighborhood retail hub, we'd see a shift toward more vibrancy and less vacancy. But that would involve undoing a generation of the traditional wisdom that Uptown is this huge important hip location that ...
by QuietBlue
August 9th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 986
Views: 154425

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

The Millennials have to wait behind the Gen-Xers, aka the powers behind the throne at a lot of these places. :) I'm sure we will still see more companies locate downtown over time, but my gut feeling is that most of the major ones that would, have done so by now or are in the process of it. I though...
by QuietBlue
August 9th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 130
Views: 25575

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

Those making the 80-mile commute generally aren't doing it by choice. Rochester is still a one-trick pony and is virtually a company town. If you're not a medical professional and your spouse is (or vice-versa), the commutes are going to happen. With that said, even slow rail to the SPUD would be a...
by QuietBlue
August 9th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 986
Views: 154425

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Yes, it's been happening for a while now. It seems to me like it has slowed a little bit, but it hasn't stopped. It's one of those things that makes more sense for certain companies and types of companies than others, and I think that will affect how much of it we see going forward. The main benefit...
by QuietBlue
August 8th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

It doesn't help that people in this state have an aversion to parking ramps for some reason, even free ones sometimes. I don't get it.

I have seen situations where a specific ramp was full if it was right next to an event venue, but I've always been able to find something.
by QuietBlue
August 8th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Wait, you're saying retailers would prefer not to locate a store in a high traffic area for loss prevention reasons? Man, I just have no head for business at all. I'm saying loss prevention is a factor they consider, and not all high-traffic areas are the same in terms of how well a store could do ...
by QuietBlue
August 8th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

That explains my Uff Da. How high do you think Nicollet is in crime? It's such a Minnesota view on danger and crime. A company based in the bay area of California isn't going to care that there are maybe 10-20 homeless people on or near Nicollet. You realize the Bay Area is a big place that has vas...
by QuietBlue
August 8th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

uff da Uff da...what, exactly? Retailers take loss prevention into account when deciding where to locate stores. Theft happens in every store, no matter where it is, but some are more prone to it than others, whether it is due to high traffic, a location that makes it easy, or whatever. Apple doesn...
by QuietBlue
August 8th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

They have downtown stores in other cities. I'm sure they have it figured out. Of course. Being in a downtown is not the issue. But not all locations are the same. For some, the benefits will outweigh the challenges. I don't see Nicollet Mall as being one of those places in the same way that, say, M...
by QuietBlue
August 7th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I would be 0% mad if the Apple store bailed on Uptown for a Nicollet Mall location. Nicollet is the right place for an Apple store if we’re only going to have one in the city (both would be fine too) While it would make sense in some ways, there's no way they would put one there due to the loss pre...
by QuietBlue
August 7th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1012
Views: 152765

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

Asked and answered, LOL.
by QuietBlue
August 6th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

It might just be that the landlords are asking for too much money for the space. This has been an issue in other cities as well -- NYC has double-digit retail vacancies in Manhattan, for example, and it's certainly not an issue of customers having money or population there either. Tenants can only a...
by QuietBlue
August 6th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 160775

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I doubt that store got a lot of people from outside the immediate area shopping there, which probably hurt it, because it's not the kind of store that local residents would go to often. And Uptown is just not an area that people from outside of it will go to for shopping. There's definitely a strong...
by QuietBlue
August 6th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 130
Views: 25575

Re: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester

Sounds about right for Rochester, then.
by QuietBlue
July 30th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 75
Views: 10985

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

LOL, I don't know how widespread the acronym is, but I find it useful. It's a good way to distinguish that area from the other suburbs that could also technically be considered south suburbs (i.e. Richfield, Bloomington, etc) but that are more connected to the core. The Minnesota River valley is sti...
by QuietBlue
July 26th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: White Bear Lake ISD referendum - Fall 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: White Bear Lake ISD referendum - Fall 2019

Planning for school district enrollment growth is a tricky thing, because often it is not just a question of if there will be growth, but where it will be. Looking at a map of the district, it seems like it was planned out when there far more students on the southern end than in the northern area, w...
by QuietBlue
July 26th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 75
Views: 10985

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Some other factors to consider: -- Burnsville has also long had a much higher percentage of multifamily housing (whether owned or leased) than the other SOTR suburbs. So I think there was a feeling of "we've done our part; time for everyone else to step up" at play there too. Which is understandable...
by QuietBlue
July 12th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 165114

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: 1197
Views: 165114

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...

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