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by QuietBlue
November 18th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1252
Views: 161788

Re: MSP Airport

Feels like a lot of this nonsense is because they really want everyone to just sign up for PreCheck or Global Entry.
by QuietBlue
November 7th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1034
Views: 157223

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I'm glad it's gone. the heavy stream of out-of-towners that frequent the restaurants in that area deserve something that demonstrates the strength of our food scene. I hope Newsroom is next. I haven't dined there in a long time, and it was always for business functions where I wasn't the one paying...
by QuietBlue
November 6th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1034
Views: 157223

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

It could also just be that Rojo is overpriced and of middling quality. You can get much better Mexican food elsewhere for a lot less.
by QuietBlue
November 1st, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Metropolitan Council
Replies: 149
Views: 11144

Re: Metropolitan Council

I suspect that, for political reasons, it will again be a suburban appointee.
by QuietBlue
October 25th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line
Replies: 188
Views: 34894

Re: Hiawatha-Minnehaha Development & RR Corridor/MinHi Line

twincitizen wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 9:01 am
How dare you make me look up the correct usage of “sunk costs”. I’m a planner, not an economist :lol:
I'd say you're both right -- rationally, people shouldn't consider the sunk costs, but people aren't always rational.
by QuietBlue
October 23rd, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rosemount and UMore Park
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: Rosemount and UMore Park

For now. I think someone else will try to develop it at some point, though maybe as a smaller project.
by QuietBlue
October 21st, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 42598

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

at40man wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 1:52 pm
What an absolutely terrible name. "Lifetime Fitness" and "Lifetime Athletic" make sense - being fit for a Lifetime is a desirable attribute.

But "Lifetime Work"? Who really wants a lifetime filled with work?
LOL, yeah, it's so awful you wonder how it got as far as it did.
by QuietBlue
October 17th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 84
Views: 12305

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

This is less than 4 miles from Eagan's plethora of endless shopping options and a little over 4 miles to South Roberts shopping in West Saint Paul. I think the pioneers in Zigiland Living will manage fine. Sure it's not connected well via transit - but hopefully with additional density, that will c...
by QuietBlue
October 16th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 84
Views: 12305

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

I just think it's a weird place to build apartments. It would be convenient for someone who worked at Ecolab, Prime, or one of the other companies nearby, but there's nothing else in the area for shopping and services, other than the new Costco soon and a few restaurants at 55 and Dodd.
by QuietBlue
October 15th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 42598

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

I heard they also nabbed Orvis, Crabtree & Evelyn, County Seat and FAO Schwarz. Orvis seems to be doing alright, and FAO Schwarz did open a new store in NYC last year, so who knows. Plus C&E is expanding in Asia and Australia, so I wouldn't be surprised to see new stores here eventually. But no, I ...
by QuietBlue
October 15th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Rochester
Replies: 522
Views: 66493

Re: Rochester

They won't take a forward-thinking approach because they don't need to from their POV. Mayo does what's good for Mayo, not the city/region as a whole. If their interests happen to align with good urbanism and development on a project, it's because there's something in it for them too.
by QuietBlue
October 10th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 42598

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Maybe they should have leased space to MoviePass too while they were at it.
by QuietBlue
October 3rd, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail
Replies: 466
Views: 57669

Re: MSP to Rochester High Speed Rail

The main obstacle so far has been political opposition, and there's not much the Mayo can do about that. The people who are opposed to it don't give a rip about what the Mayo wants.
by QuietBlue
September 30th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 973
Views: 134776

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

I got the impression it was just a poorly run outfit. For example, they had a sponsorship agreement with the Vikings where the latter alleged that Smaaash reneged on some payments and it ended up going to court. It seemed like the kind of place where people might go there once to try things out, but...
by QuietBlue
September 26th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 213
Views: 24899

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

But, I think everyone realized that just because there's enough commercial space overall, that doesn't mean it will pair for *these* tenants' specific needs. And there was a lot of concern about how to serve small businesses in need of affordable space. Yeah, that's the crux of it, and it's good to...
by QuietBlue
September 24th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 213
Views: 24899

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Cities need affordable commercial space too; it's what helps places like Lyn65 get off the ground. I wouldn't call that commercial strip blighted necessarily, as it seems mostly occupied. It's hard to complain about more housing, but OTOH part of the reason people like to live in dense areas is to h...
by QuietBlue
August 13th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1535
Views: 162442

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: 1535
Views: 162442

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: 1010
Views: 159563

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: 26486

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...

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