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by xandrex
October 17th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 83
Views: 11596

Re: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics

Given that nearly all of my suburban south metro friends and work colleagues (primarily in Eagan, Mendota Heights, etc.) have Vikings living in their apartment buildings, I wouldn't be surprised if more than a few of places rented out went to players.
by xandrex
September 27th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157497

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Not speaking specifically to the downtown, but I think it’s easy for west metro/Minneapolis people to equate St. Paul being smaller with St. Paul being irrelevant, when really St. Paul and the east metro in general have their own smaller but similar ecosystem. Like for me there was a long time when...
by xandrex
September 25th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157497

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

Sure, DT St. Paul is cheaper, but it's farther away from the metro's center of gravity, which is pretty clearly Minneapolis/west metro. I worked at one of the few tech companies in DT St. Paul until earlier this year, and it was pretty notable that a pretty substantial portion of the young talent li...
by xandrex
September 5th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Electric Scooters
Replies: 96
Views: 8442

Re: Electric Scooters

I'm not sure it's so easy to slot scooters in as being a replacement for any single mode of transportation. At least in my experience, they're kind of in their own category. My use cases so far: -My once-an-hour express bus from the U skipped one of its runs. Instead of calling Uber/Lyft or waiting ...
by xandrex
September 3rd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 321
Views: 33698

Re: Bike Share

Well that would certainly explain it.
by xandrex
September 3rd, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 321
Views: 33698

Re: Bike Share

I've been surprised by the number of dockless blue bikes are left out of their hub. Are that many people really paying the $5 out-of-hub fee!?
by xandrex
August 27th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2312
Views: 231622

Re: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)

As of today, Hennepin has been seal-coated and restripped, but the bus lane markings haven’t been added yet. These are going to be longer in length, but will be for parking off-peak, I believe. They must be putting in the bus lane markings this week, because there was a sign on Hennepin indicating ...
by xandrex
August 21st, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 136548

Re: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)

That Holiday is always crazy busy -- many times I've had to wait to get a pump, and the line for the car wash can sometimes exceed half an hour. It also clearly serves as something of a general store for the area, as you'll often find people stocking up on basics more often than a typical gas statio...
by xandrex
August 16th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 788
Views: 67139

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Solhem seems to do a generally good job of having handsome, if forgettable, modern buildings.

Not sure how this one will end up, but what I dislike about them is they seem to have the consistently worst interior layouts.
by xandrex
August 15th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 17345

Re: Star Tribune

Kupchella sold BMTN years ago to Go Media. Last I knew, they were doing some minor reporting pieces, but it’s largely rip-and-rewrite stuff.
by xandrex
August 12th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161482

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I've heard from someone who works at the Urban Outfitters that it isn't a particularly successful store, but corporate keeps it around for some reason. (That might be kinda speculative, though).
by xandrex
August 12th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Star Tribune
Replies: 233
Views: 17345

Re: Star Tribune

I would certainly love to bring the Strib more in line with other subscription pricing, though I've been paying the $14.99 per 4 weeks for years now -- mostly just because I want to support local journalism (I'd probably end up throwing whatever savings I got from a lower Strib price to other outlet...
by xandrex
August 9th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161482

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

The Apple Store management can only guess at corporate plans. And they won’t muse about factual plans about them to the public. At best opinions. I doubt there are too many based on the traffic and waits in the stores that are open. The Uptown store may have been a mistake but that was pretty much ...
by xandrex
August 6th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161482

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Kind of wild how one of (if the most) cohesive, urban space in Minneapolis in an area packing some of the highest density and near some of the wealthiest areas of town, has so many high-profile vacant spots. With the exception of Target, has there been a new retail (not service or food) tenant in th...
by xandrex
July 23rd, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 70
Views: 10213

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

I still wish they'd add more retail - unless I'm looking at it wrong, the only ground-floor retail is the restaurant space. The food and beverage cart under the viaducts is unique, but I am not sure how much of a draw it will be for anyone who isn't already in this building or T3.
by xandrex
July 23rd, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Elliot Park
Replies: 55
Views: 11369

Re: Elliot Park

Probably just the rendering, but they appear to be showing 14th with a protected bike lane. A little odd, since this is a fairly quiet street that uses advisory bike lanes (which I used on my commute and really don't mind).
by xandrex
July 19th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 35 stories / 393'
Replies: 70
Views: 10213

Re: North Loop Green - Hines - 350 N 5th St(?) - 36 stories / ~400'(?)

I'm sure they'll end up putting an auto court and/or garage entrance on 5th, but why can we not expect them to put it elsewhere? There's already a curb cut to the parking lot on which they're building this on 3rd. It's a one way, yes, but that's no more inconvenient than the many parking garages dow...

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