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by billhelm
August 28th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Carbucks
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Carbucks

they built a Starbucks at 47th St and Cedar Ave in Minneapolis recently with a drive through. it has not had the same issues, although I was worried that it was going to. Minneapolis only allowed them one curb cut on Cedar (they wanted an entrance too) and I think that helps. It always seems busy, b...
by billhelm
June 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1730
Views: 280596

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

It turns urban roads into mini-freeways. See Portland or Park Avenue north of Lake Street.
by billhelm
June 10th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area
Replies: 52
Views: 8988

Re: Chicago Avenue Corridor - Powderhorn & Nokomis Area

Multimodal wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 11:41 am
At some point, RA MacSammies Elbow Room moved into 48th & Chicago.
last summer. it seems to be doing quite well.
by billhelm
June 7th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Replies: 538
Views: 61309

Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

the ped/bike crossing at the 50th/parkway/Portland Y split is particularly problematic and I like turning the parkway into a one way there with a more defined intersection.
by billhelm
June 7th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 2205

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

mister.shoes wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 3:18 pm
NextDoor is absolutely on fire over this one. So much 🙄
I used to find some value in the area nextdoor (I live in Northrop). These days I find the NIMBYs outshout the supporters of these things and I'd rather spend my energy elsewhere.
by billhelm
June 5th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 2205

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

That’s Tom’s popcorn and it’s still there. Dave’s was on 42nd St.


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by billhelm
June 4th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway
Replies: 32
Views: 2205

Re: Bergan's Redevelopment - Cedar & Minnehaha Parkway

Great news. This will be an awesome addition to the neighborhood.
by billhelm
June 3rd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 95
Views: 8015

Re: Electric Scooters

i rode one at open streets for the first time, but i'm not sure i'd do one in traffic.
by billhelm
April 17th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus
Replies: 477
Views: 53123

Re: A Line - Arterial Rapid Bus

the 46 runs a block from my house. I ride it when i can, but it has a terrible connection window with the 535/orange line, especially in the afternoon during rush hour. I've stood around at that station so many times because of a missed connection or a huge gap in between trips... I started taking t...
by billhelm
December 4th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1730
Views: 280596

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

a lot of downtown residents use uber and lyft on nights and weekends, even to go to places like target. I know because I pick a lot of them up. It's not the cheapest, obviously, but it's probably less than the cost of car ownership if they have cheaper modes available during the week.
by billhelm
November 20th, 2018, 4:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28737

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

I've had issues with their default DNS in the past... changing to 1.1.1.1 has resolved a lot of things...
by billhelm
November 19th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28737

Re: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting

There really aren't any better alternatives for me still. I was already on the 100 plan. I don't really need 300, but I'll take it.

I'm more annoyed about the $8.00/month rental on future equipment (if current breaks/is slow/etc). I hope there's a purchase option.
by billhelm
October 11th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Mall of America - Bloomington
Replies: 970
Views: 131833

Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

they've installed some kind of sensors in the ceilings of the parking garages which will probably detect openings. I've parked in other facilities with these and they're quite nice and efficient.
by billhelm
October 10th, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Hopkins - General Topics
Replies: 253
Views: 32667

Re: Hopkins - General Topics

With the exception of a food service restaurant and fitness center, Buidling B (the center building) at Excelsior crossings has been vacant for a while.
by billhelm
October 10th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street
Replies: 199
Views: 22607

Re: Richfield - General Topics - 66th Street

Very nice. that parking lot is significantly larger than it needs to be.
by billhelm
September 28th, 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15191

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

This is great. Pretty much supports my theory that a few vocal opposers are drowning out the overwhelming support online. Everybody I've had conversations with in the neighborhood supports it.
by billhelm
August 29th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15191

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

It's just such a head scratcher. I would think that forward thinking businesses would value the increased service, and it makes me question if I want to patronize them (I've already stopped going to Turtle Bread).
by billhelm
August 29th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus
Replies: 159
Views: 15191

Re: D Line - Chicago-Fremont/Emerson Rapid Bus

according to one of the building owners on NextDoor, "every single building owner" in the node is against it. While I highly doubt this is true, they are whipping up a bunch of scare tactics like "remember when there was a gun shop here?" or "remember when things were boarded up", as if adding two B...
by billhelm
August 11th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 945
Views: 125844

Re: Southside - General Topics

I appreciate they kept some of what made the sunrise charming while adding a food menu and craft beer. I don't think they're aiming at Sunrise's previous clientele...

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