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by QuietBlue
January 21st, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163566

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I thought the labor shortage for restaurants was making the minimum wage a moot point anyway.
by QuietBlue
January 21st, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Re: White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics

I'm not sure it would have been a great location for apartments either, though, NIMBYs aside. It seems to be one of those parcels of land that isn't particularly ideal for anything.
by QuietBlue
January 16th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 112
Views: 18891

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

I've long been curious about the economics of dedicated 55+ housing. It seems like there is more of it around than there is demand for it, especially relative to market rate apartments, but I could be wrong on that.
by QuietBlue
December 31st, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1071
Views: 163566

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

I think that might be a better spot for it. Where it is now, it seems it would get a lot of business on game/concert days, but not many other times.
by QuietBlue
December 9th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1072
Views: 150502

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

I'm not positive, but I thought Sephora was generally less expensive and carried a number of brands, while MAC just sells their own cosmetics. So right off the bat, it's going to be more attractive to a wider range of customers.

For that matter, Ulta would probably do well in Uptown.
by QuietBlue
December 6th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 301
Views: 68351

Re: Northside - General Topics

True, the geographic situations are different. But if they're going to restrict drive-throughs, it shouldn't just be because they're in areas where people will complain about them. Allowing it on W. Broadway would make it look like a business is getting a pass to do what they want just because they'...
by QuietBlue
December 6th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northside - General Topics
Replies: 301
Views: 68351

Re: Northside - General Topics

Whether they allow it or not, they should do the same for both.
by QuietBlue
December 4th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 72812

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

I think people do want them gone, even if they're not saying so in as many words, and that a lot of the frustration being expressed is disappointment that the parcel isn't being used for something that would make the neighborhood more attractive and boost property values. People got their hopes up. ...
by QuietBlue
December 3rd, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 816
Views: 72812

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Hopefully something can be done - the railroad seems to enjoy operating with zero consideration for their neighbors. It's also been there for 132 years, long before anyone possibly unhappy about it today has been alive. I understand not wanting to live next to a railyard, but it seems a bit late in...
by QuietBlue
November 25th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Shakopee
Replies: 23
Views: 3727

Re: Shakopee

The articles I've seen just describe it as being adjacent to Canterbury.
by QuietBlue
November 25th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 201
Views: 30223

Re: Fantasy maps

It's more that many of their parks have the potential to draw guests from multiple metro regions (Cedar Point from all of Ohio's metros, Pittsburgh, and Detroit, Carowinds draws from all the metros in the Carolinas and Kentucky, King's Dominion from DC and Baltimore, etc.) and Valleyfair can only d...
by QuietBlue
November 25th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 201
Views: 30223

Re: Fantasy maps

It doesn't seem like there's much room to expand VF beyond where it already is, with the highway to the south and the river to the north, unless they repurpose some of the parking lot or something.

I wish we had a larger, more modern amusement park, but I don't see us ever getting one.
by QuietBlue
November 18th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MSP Airport
Replies: 1260
Views: 165943

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: 1071
Views: 163566

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: 1071
Views: 163566

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: 12192

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: 190
Views: 40500

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: 2694

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: 297
Views: 47448

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: 13703

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...

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