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by at40man
November 13th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 279
Views: 53337

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

They have a working relationship of some sort to the point that there would be a police substation rent-free in the basement of Tin's. I'm not necessarily against a police substation somewhere near Rice & Maryland. But I don't think that a police substation replaces the longer-term need to make more...
by at40man
November 12th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 279
Views: 53337

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

And to her credit - Gidget wants to meet with me! We were going to on Sunday to chat a bit about our visions for Rice Street, but something came up and wasn't able to, so she bought me and my friend a round of beers. Truly an extraordinarily kind woman who does care about the neighborhood. I am hope...
by at40man
November 7th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 279
Views: 53337

Tin Cup's moving to Vadnais Heights

Surprised it hasn't been mentioned here, but Tin Cup's is moving. https://www.twincities.com/2018/11/03/tin-cups-owner-says-shes-closing-and-moving-to-vadnais-heights-she-blames-city-leadership-for-escalating-north-end-violence/ Having a bullets whiz by your family is terrible. But I also can’t help...
by at40man
November 6th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51756

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

mattaudio wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 2:01 pm
I wonder if Lucerne has more than 2 Empire Builders a day.
I wonder why so many people are mis-representing Ortega and McDonough's motives.
by at40man
November 6th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51756

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

http://www.startribune.com/gold-line-bus-rapid-transit-to-offer-six-stops-in-downtown-st-paul/499353131/ Downtown routing chosen by advisory committee, but will still be studying ending at Union Depot. Glad this is going in the right direction. You're welcome. :D Still boggles my mind that they're ...
by at40man
November 5th, 2018, 11:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51756

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Today's streets.mn article even points to the fact that Union Depot will be an important transportation hub. Yes, a transfer hub for *people connecting to intercity rail* not *commuters trying to get a half mile closer to their jobs in the downtown core.* Even so, does that somehow change the fact ...
by at40man
November 5th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51756

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

http://www.startribune.com/gold-line-bus-rapid-transit-to-offer-six-stops-in-downtown-st-paul/499353131/ Downtown routing chosen by advisory committee, but will still be studying ending at Union Depot. Glad this is going in the right direction. You're welcome. :D Still boggles my mind that they're ...
by at40man
October 30th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51756

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

You're disappointed by putting the station closer to origins/destinations? Strawman argument. I'm arguing in favor of the downtown loop for the Gold Line, for cripe's sake. Please don't put words in my mouth. People connected to the Green Line project and involved in that decision say that it was a...
by at40man
October 26th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 377
Views: 51756

Re: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)

Gotta artificially drive usage of Union Depot so we can pretend the quarter billion dollars spent to restore it for two trains a day was worth it. I am on the Gold Line CBAC. While I disagree with Commissioner McDonough's stance on the issue of the "loop" - I do understand his vision for the Depot....
by at40man
September 19th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Former West Publishing / County Jail development site
Replies: 101
Views: 15318

Re: Demolition of West Publishing / old jail

That looks like an office building -- does St. Paul need office space? Talking with the owner of the 428, she very much sees the need for office space in downtown St. Paul -- which is why she wanted to bring the market something new and different. Redoing the old Woolworth into the first WELL-certi...
by at40man
August 20th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 22
Views: 1840

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: 189
Views: 17358

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: 189
Views: 17358

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: 387

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: 387

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: 189
Views: 17358

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: 171
Views: 21855

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: 12975

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: 906
Views: 98218

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: 10638

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...

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