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by mnmike
May 29th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Boulevard trees
Replies: 23
Views: 2842

Re: Boulevard trees

I think it is interesting that the park board is trying out those London Planetree so much now...it is a Sycamore hybrid. You see a few Sycamore/London Planetree that are older scattered through the city, but they are pretty rare as Minneapolis is a far north reach for them. With the upping the Miss...
by mnmike
May 23rd, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154244

Re: Nicollet Mall

Just look at that turn out!
by mnmike
May 23rd, 2018, 11:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 788
Views: 67511

Re: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics

Did we have record of the Ramada along 35W and Industrial becoming a "Delta Hotels | Marriott" hotel? Yikes how many marquees does one company need? http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@cped/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-210589.pdf Delta was a Canadian chain that Marriott picked up not too ...
by mnmike
May 17th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154244

Re: Nicollet Mall

Glad to hear...I wish I could get down there and check on everything and all the developments, but I have moved to LA! Thank goodness for this forum:) I would be much more homesick without it.
by mnmike
May 17th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154244

Re: Nicollet Mall

Yeah, and it was brought up several times....there were a few articles in the Strib about their tree choices.

I will say though...WCCO has a Paper Birch in their plaza that has done well...and the ones in the plaza over at MCTC have done okay. So you never know.
by mnmike
May 17th, 2018, 11:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154244

Re: Nicollet Mall

They like cool climates and lots of moisture...surrounded by hot concrete wouldn't be their favorite. They used some River Birch (I know the city has been doing some of those on the boulevards) and Paper Birch (white bark). The River Birch are more hardy and stronger. I hope the city isn't putting p...
by mnmike
May 17th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154244

Re: Nicollet Mall

I would expect them to be late...the first few years. And some will surely need to be replaced. Large trees always look a little iffy when they are moved. We have seen good examples with Gold Medal Park, recently the Commons (those trees are still going through growing pains) and now here. It is nic...
by mnmike
May 15th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 951
Views: 85803

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Yeah, I didn't even realize they had that few employees here!
by mnmike
May 15th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 951
Views: 85803

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Didn’t see the business thread...there goes another Fortune 500....

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... orida.html
by mnmike
May 14th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 53318

Re: City Center

Always kind of looked like it was more empty than they'd like every time I walked by.
by mnmike
May 11th, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1367
Views: 154244

Re: Nicollet Mall

One thing I have been wondering is...Do they plan on returning any kind of planters to the mall? They removed quite a few, and of course all of the mobile ones too...if something like at least the mobile ones isn't put back, it is going to be pretty barren.
by mnmike
April 19th, 2018, 3:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)
Replies: 38
Views: 4595

Re: Schafer Richardson offices & parking ramp - 1000 3rd St N (Zuccaro’s Produce building)

That is a big commercial space...wonder if they already have CVS or someone in mind...
by mnmike
April 19th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)
Replies: 52
Views: 5463

Re: Cambria / Fairfield Hotels - 41 10th Street N (former Ramada block)

This will have a big visual impact on that side of downtown from the street though...as it is now, and has been for years, looking from Hennepin in this direction it feels like you are on the edge of a vast nothingness.
by mnmike
April 18th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Southdale Area Development - Edina
Replies: 734
Views: 92645

Re: Southdale Area Development - Edina

by mnmike
April 16th, 2018, 9:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1034
Views: 156782

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News

It would also be a shame just to tear down the drake...
by mnmike
April 10th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: West Lake Street Hotel- 3012 Excelsior Blvd (8 stories, 100')
Replies: 42
Views: 6024

Re: West Lake Street Hotel- 3012 Excelsior Blvd (8 stories, 100')

When this was originally floated by the developer a couple months ago...I feel like it had a much more interesting 10 story design? Guess the neighborhood went for the shorter wider version again?
by mnmike
April 9th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1988
Views: 247211

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

Also, it seems to me that this design is backwards...the downtown facing side would seem to make more sense facing the river.
by mnmike
April 9th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1988
Views: 247211

Re: United Properties / Four Seasons "Gateway" Project (Nicollet Hotel Block)

Looks kind of like the jumbled RBC building in Raleigh, without the spire.
by mnmike
April 5th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 41 stories / 550'
Replies: 256
Views: 46214

Re: Eleven (Ryan Condo Tower) - 1111 West River Parkway - 39 stories / >450'

This is a very Buckhead, Atlanta type project/setting. Also, legit 528 Feet...that would sadly be the tallest building built since what? Dain Raucsher and First Bank Place in 1992?
by mnmike
April 5th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 1410 Loring - 1400 Nicollet Ave. (Market BBQ redevelopment)
Replies: 48
Views: 9717

Re: Market Bar-B-Que Apartment project - 1400 Nicollet

Hmm, I kind of wish they would make an entrance to the building on LaSalle as well, instead of just the 2 apartment entries. I must admit, I am kind of sad to see some of these storefronts go....looks like a decent development though.

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