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by xandrex
December 13th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: North Loop Neighborhood
Replies: 1013
Views: 165363

Re: North Loop Neighborhood

Last I checked, despite the name, LynHall wasn't a food hall in the way that any of the ones Alex listed are.
by xandrex
December 11th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories
Replies: 25
Views: 2551

200 Central (2019) - 293' / 27 Stories

It's back - this time as apartments in a shorter building with more units. Was: 40 stories, 214 units Now: 27 stories, 356 apartments https://twitter.com/WedgeLIVE/status/1204871391834599424 Not a bad project by any means, but it definitely is less attractive with the 13-story reduction. Mod Note: t...
by xandrex
December 5th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1072
Views: 150502

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

The Urban Outfitters space in Uptown is apparently up for lease: http://tcbmag.com/news/articles/2019/december/urban-outfitters-space-in-uptown-listed-for-lease I won't lose any sleep over not having an UO nearby, but it would be nice for once to see a positive story coming out of Uptown...seems lik...
by xandrex
December 5th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2350
Views: 242906

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

A synopsis of a locked article is cool. But let's support local journalism by not literally copy-pasting the stuff they've worked on. Especially since this could be summed up as: Metro Transit is moving forward with plastic seats on light rail because they're easier to clean.
by xandrex
November 21st, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1072
Views: 150502

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

I agree it’s a net positive, but I still don’t love demolishing smaller-scale commercial (that appears to be in use?) on one of the relatively few corridors that allows it.
by xandrex
November 21st, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1072
Views: 150502

Re: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

Apartment building proposed on the 3500 block of Hennepin Avenue. 75 units, 90 parking spots. Would require the demolition of two houses, a commercial building, and another commercial building with a few apartments on the second floor. https://www.southwestjournal.com/news/development/2019/11/new-ap...
by xandrex
November 12th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion
Replies: 362
Views: 29473

Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

The 2021 Minneapolis city council race will be for a two-year term (and then in 2023 become decoupled from the mayoral race) without changes to Minnesota law: https://www.minnpost.com/state-government/2019/11/the-wrath-of-kahn-why-minneapolis-city-council-members-will-have-to-run-for-two-year-terms-...
by xandrex
October 17th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville - General Topics
Replies: 84
Views: 13703

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: 163376

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: 163376

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: 99
Views: 10547

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: 333
Views: 37022

Re: Bike Share

Well that would certainly explain it.
by xandrex
September 3rd, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bike Share
Replies: 333
Views: 37022

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: 2350
Views: 242906

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: 137710

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: 816
Views: 72812

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: 18445

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: 1537
Views: 165466

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: 18445

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...

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