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by QuietBlue
October 23rd, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Rosemount and UMore Park
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

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: 41845

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: 83
Views: 11714

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: 83
Views: 11714

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: 41845

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: 65866

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: 41845

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: 57219

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: 969
Views: 133004

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: 207
Views: 23544

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: 207
Views: 23544

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: 1533
Views: 161635

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: 161635

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: 157815

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: 26188

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: 1010
Views: 157815

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: 161635

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: 161635

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: 161635

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: 161635

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...

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