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by at40man
August 20th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

We don't really have state names for streets either. Lots of cities have a "Minnesota St/Ave". Actually, "we" do have state names for lots of streets, organized (for the most part) in a logical manner. Nearly all the east-west streets bounded by Arlington and Larpenteur / Snelling and McKnight are ...
by at40man
June 14th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 188
Views: 16707

Re: Arby’s Island

At both the city and state level we fund the arts, from the Legacy amendment to public art/sculptures, couldn't we do something similar with architecture? Perhaps truly interesting and solid architecture isn't possible in this day and age without a public/private partnership. I think it's worth inv...
by at40man
June 13th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 188
Views: 16707

Re: Arby’s Island

The problem with applying that way of thinking to now is the same struggle Minneapolis went through with the Nicollet Lot. Just because something of note should be built somewhere because of the angles the roads come to or a site's prominence in a neighborhood, doesn't mean there's going to be some...
by at40man
June 11th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Michigan Central Station to be rehabbed by Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Michigan Central Station to be rehabbed by Ford

It's deliciously ironic that it will be Ford's hub for autonomous vehicles. I wonder if Amtrak will consider moving their operations back to the station? Apparently the depot Amtrak built in Detroit after they left MCS was only supposed to be a temporary structure. It would also be cool if the Peopl...
by at40man
June 11th, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Cities Around the World
Topic: Michigan Central Station to be rehabbed by Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Michigan Central Station to be rehabbed by Ford

I feel giddy about this, and I don't even live in Detroit! I love it when wiser minds prevail to preserve historic buildings. The building will be saved; just a few years ago the city was strongly considering demolishing it. http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180611/news/663281/moroun-confirms-d...
by at40man
June 9th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 188
Views: 16707

Re: Arby’s Island

This is my first post- long time listener, first time caller, so to speak- But I have to weigh in here, Uptown has been my neighborhood off and on for 30+ years, i am compelled to comment on another prime site falling to mediocrity.... We were ripped off on The Nicollet Hotel site- easily amused, I...
by at40man
May 11th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19701

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Three of these malls are not like the others, though is that just because of recent anchor closings? (like JCPenny in Southdale and Sears in Burnsville Center last year?) Northtown Mall (Blaine): 1.65% vacancy rate (losing a Herbergers this year) Ridgedale Center: 2.07% vacancy rate Mall of America...
by at40man
April 28th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 76
Views: 12769

428 / Woolworth

New article about the 428 / Woolworth in the Star Tribune. ----- Pat Wolf’s vision for the 428 may seem counterintuitive for those accustomed to dismissing downtown St. Paul’s office market as forever struggling. But her project, as well as some other recent market signals, suggest that developers b...
by at40man
April 9th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 897
Views: 94156

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

The three lane trial on Maryland Ave. in St. Paul proved pretty successful. It will be made permanent. In the past, bringing this topic up on any East St Paul social media group brought a wide-array of impassioned responses. It seems like it is much more muted now; I think people have gotten used t...
by at40man
April 9th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 73
Views: 10548

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

If the Herberger's does close, I wonder if Lifetime Fitness would open up a location there, the way they are doing at Southdale -- though not having a mall entrance is a big blunder. I used to live just a few miles away from Rosedale, and the nearest Lifetime locations are White Bear Lake, Minneapol...
by at40man
April 8th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 73
Views: 10548

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Seems short-sighted to remodel a store, and then close it a year later.

It would lend me to believe this closure has nothing to do with the profitability or strength of Rosedale.
by at40man
March 21st, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 76
Views: 12769

428 / Woolworth Rehab

The 428 (former Woolworth) has uploaded some pretty neat 360 degree views of their construction progress thus far.

https://real.vision/428-minnesota-st
by at40man
March 16th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 897
Views: 94156

36 & 120 interchange

Update: http://eastsidereviewnews.com/articles/2018/03/14/possible-funding-found-highway-36century-avenue-intersection-upgrades I think that it should be a top priority that if any work is done at the Hwy 36 & 120 interchange that it INCLUDES on/off ramps (tight diamond interchange) as to not cut of...
by at40man
March 15th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Pioneer Press Builing - 345 Cedar Street
Replies: 14
Views: 4107

Re: Pioneer Press Builing - 345 Cedar Street

Looking at the photos posted above it looks like interior demo is underway on upper levels, but I really wish they would take care of their skyway ASAP. It smells like a combination of shit and cigarette smoke, the walls have what appears to be gang symbols drawn on them, the floors were sticky/dirt...
by at40man
March 7th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19701

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I totally agree. Condo sales have been strong in the area surrounding the mall. The parking lots are way too huge; I have never seen them full in all the decades I have been going to that mall. Building housing around the perimeter would likely make the mall more attractive too. Heck, if Sears goes,...
by at40man
March 7th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19701

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

When I was there a few weeks ago I was surprised to see the newly opened Admiral's next to the merry go round. That used to be just kiosk space, now it's a bar/restaurant?!?!? I hope they do well. Maplewood Mall is trying SO hard. I forgot to mention that! I think that is a good addition, just suck...
by at40man
February 28th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 37
Views: 3905

O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

https://www.twincities.com/2018/02/28/d ... ler-tavern

This would make me sad, I am a regular patron of the establishment.
by at40man
February 27th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Robbinsdale, Crystal & New Hope – General Topics
Replies: 86
Views: 8122

Re: Robbinsdale, Crystal & New Hope – General Topics

Once the Robbinsdale store opens, it will undoubtedly hemorrhage customers from New Hope -- or vice versa. The stores are only 3 miles apart. Not only that, but the Cub Foods right in between them is getting a serious upgrade. That's too many large stores in a small trade area. I suspect history is ...
by at40man
February 26th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 155
Views: 19701

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I took a spin through the Maplewood Mall this past weekend. Vacancies seem to be up slightly. Journeyz moved from a small space on the second floor to a larger space on the first. Teavana closed. The Hockey Lodge closed. The Calendar Store closed. DQ/Orange Julius closed. Hoff Jewelers is preparing ...
by at40man
January 31st, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 473
Views: 54096

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Have people heard how the businesses in the Skyway are doing with the big game? Max's Cafe's owner wrote to the Star Tribune that he was down 20% and Park Cafe in the Government Center is closing on Thursday I think. I'm afraid that the workers are fleeing and the tourists aren't taking their place...

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