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by sushisimo
February 24th, 2014, 10:51 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 43952

Re: The Eclipse

The first level looks perfect for an upscale car dealership. It's hard to envision something like that at this intersection, but it could work.
by sushisimo
February 18th, 2014, 9:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 388
Views: 54995

Re: City Center

City Center really needs to concentrate on real retail. Names that people want to shop at, street frontage where people can see the clothing that is in the stores and doors that let you inside to buy. I was hoping the Len re-orging would lead to an impressive, crisp, modern, glass-clad corner locat...
by sushisimo
February 11th, 2014, 1:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Gateway (Four Seasons) - 37 stories - 519'
Replies: 1993
Views: 253330

Re: Nicollet Hotel Block

I think having an Uptown and Downtown Apple store may be a bit too close for their business model, but who knows. There are a ton of ad agencies in this area (big Mac users) and with the DT workforce and residential numbers, maybe it's viable.
by sushisimo
February 10th, 2014, 5:34 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: National Marrow Donor Program HQ - 524 5th Street North
Replies: 296
Views: 48438

Re: National Marrow Donor Program HQ - (524 Fifth Street Nor

Yeah, I was going for the dramatic flourish. In all honesty, I only know a couple people there (separately, I don't think they know each other). But I had to chuckle at their similar, eye-rolling reaction to being DT. It could be the typical Minnesotan reaction to anything involving change. But it d...
by sushisimo
February 9th, 2014, 9:05 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: National Marrow Donor Program HQ - 524 5th Street North
Replies: 296
Views: 48438

Re: National Marrow Donor Program HQ - (524 Fifth Street Nor

Nobody wants to move there. Just saying. Don't bitch me out.
by sushisimo
February 8th, 2014, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S
Replies: 286
Views: 44353

Re: Plymouth Building Hotel Conversion - (12 6th Street Sout

Conrad hotels convey an elegant image. There will be some attention to details. I hope we will see some significant upgrade of the exterior, but probably not a replication of the original ceramic detail. Just my guess. I'm thinking maybe along the lines of how the Soo Line Building went, but, maybe...
by sushisimo
January 25th, 2014, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 43952

Re: The Eclipse

I like it. The previous proposal was pretty slick, but I'm willing to let that more 'Miami' look go. I just wish Phase 1 and 2 would swap, just my preference to get the Henn/Wash corner tower first. I'm also now changing my mind of having that park across Hennepin. I'm leaning toward another develop...
by sushisimo
January 21st, 2014, 9:17 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57522

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

talindsay wrote:That 49 story version looks about as graceful as the Multifoods tower.
That was my exact thought. One is enough of those.
by sushisimo
January 14th, 2014, 5:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 183809

Re: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)

Are they done with the crown? From the street, and also the roof of my building, I can't tell if I'm looking at a finished product. I'm kinda getting "The Ivy" stomach pangs at this point.
by sushisimo
December 13th, 2013, 4:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86185

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

It just seems odd, the idea of sitting outside at a future 1st Ave street-side Velo café, to the glamour of grinding and grunting semi trucks hauling sweaty flax seed burger patties backing up into the Whole Foods' loading docks .
by sushisimo
December 13th, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238759

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

and it went on a surface parking lot, I'm sure that was doing a lot for the neighborhood that guy is saying goodbye to. He probably had definitive character building memories associated with that parking lot, which (like most Minneapolitans) are invariably connected to Moby Dick's, the NW weather b...
by sushisimo
December 13th, 2013, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86185

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

Wedgeguy wrote:The first avenue side is a disaster
Agreed. When the Velo is completed, this will be an odd stretch of 1st Ave. It's as though Velo's face will be right up 222's butt crack.
by sushisimo
December 12th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 238759

Re: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)

I lived in this neighborhood about 10 years ago. The thing I liked and still miss was the relatively eclectic mix of buildings and dwellers. I think LPM adds to that interesting mix. It's a sharp looking building, so I'm not understanding those negative comments either. That being said, I recently d...
by sushisimo
December 10th, 2013, 8:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!
Replies: 39
Views: 14102

Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Nick wrote:
Avian wrote:Too bad it will be corporate. I'd like to see it named Valhalla.
I would absolutely throw a couple hundred bucks at a Kickstarter/whatever for naming it Valhalla.
I like it. Too perfect to pass up.
by sushisimo
December 10th, 2013, 6:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!
Replies: 39
Views: 14102

Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

The Buca di BeppoPlex. Serving family portion losses.
by sushisimo
October 25th, 2013, 12:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)
Replies: 60
Views: 7675

Re: 129 Plymouth Ave N

Well, in my eye, the North Loop Style is basically just 6-story residential, which I don't think would go on this parcel. Maybe. Sure, I look north of Plymouth along 2nd and wish it didn't look like Sanford & Son went beyond the Thunderdome. But, I don't see those businesses going anywhere, or much ...
by sushisimo
October 25th, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)
Replies: 60
Views: 7675

Re: 129 Plymouth Ave N

I'd rather have a strip mall than industrial development, even if it does fly in the face of the historic scrap metal district.
by sushisimo
October 24th, 2013, 4:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: A Strip Mall - (129 Plymouth Avenue North)
Replies: 60
Views: 7675

Re: 129 Plymouth Ave N

Maybe this is where the McDonald's can relocate: Gaviid'oh! Commons I.
by sushisimo
October 22nd, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1077
Views: 164460

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

I'm only lamenting the loss of that Bayou ? place in that food court. I didn't see anything mentioned in the article about them. Maybe they are already gone.
by sushisimo
July 24th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 43742

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

I've often found myself annoyed with the people that relentlessly complain about "more height" on this site. So at the risk of sounding like a hypocrite, I will say I really wish a tower would go up on this site. Something along the lines of a "Carlyle 2" would provide some much needed population d...

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