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by Snelbian
April 19th, 2015, 6:29 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 118390

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

What United has put forward, I think, is a very reasonable proposal. I understand and respect the opposition to the proposal on principal but looking at from total cost of the of the subsidy it would be the smallest of any facility that has been built. Adding in the fact that the West Loop is a cor...
by Snelbian
April 16th, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 118390

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

"Needs" seems like a strong term. Preferences, perhaps. The Vikings don't NEED much. They just want it because they know they can pressure others into buying it for them. You're looking at this much too personally. The NFL has created a culture in which people and governments are willing to give co...
by Snelbian
April 16th, 2015, 1:23 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 118390

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Williams and Mariucci Arenas are currently set up for those specific teams. However, both are used almost daily for other events. TCF was built to maximize those events, but would still be used for many of them even if it wasnt built for them. As a season ticket holder for the 3 major sports at the...
by Snelbian
April 16th, 2015, 1:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE
Replies: 239
Views: 49085

Re: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE

Are you talking about the ridiculously narrow coffee shop on the same block as Espresso Expose? Also, east of Wahu is no mans land :D That's the one. Also, in defense of the area east of WaHu, it DOES have Caspian Bistro. Which has an awesome market, the best spot for feta and pistachios that I've ...
by Snelbian
April 16th, 2015, 11:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE
Replies: 239
Views: 49085

Re: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE

FISHMANPET wrote:There's a Caribou Coffee in the strip mall with Burger King, but it's not like two coffee shops across the street from each other is unheard of either.
There's also Overflow three-ish blocks to the east.
by Snelbian
April 16th, 2015, 11:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE
Replies: 239
Views: 49085

Re: WaHu Student Housing - 1000 Washington Avenue SE

There used to be one in Stadium Village on the block just east of Moos Tower. I went there all the time before I graduated in 2007, not sure when exactly it closed, but it was never particularly crowded. With more housing in Stadium Village now they could perhaps do better, but I'd be surprised if t...
by Snelbian
April 16th, 2015, 6:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Dinkytown
Replies: 417
Views: 97797

Re: Dinkytown

I haven't been to Dinkytown much recently, but I needed to talk to someone at Varsity Bikes yesterday and had a bit of time to burn waiting for a bus. Man, what an improvement. I'm not a huge fan of the Marshall's design, but the bulk added by all the new buildings in that area has really changed th...
by Snelbian
April 16th, 2015, 6:55 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 118390

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Minneboy wrote:One would think any potential lost taxes would more than be made up in revenue from other sources, let alone the taxes that those revenues would generate.
The "stadia are great for restaurants" argument?
by Snelbian
April 10th, 2015, 4:22 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 956
Views: 101321

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I've stopped being able to tell if I have thin skin, if that joke stopped being funny many, many years and millions of retelling ago, if the people telling it have ever actually been across the river, or if it's even meant as a joke half the time. Regardless, how about it just stops being a thing? C...
by Snelbian
April 10th, 2015, 4:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Strong Towns
Replies: 20
Views: 1783

Re: Strong Towns

I'm not sure if it's that others (me) thought Strong Towns was about something it wasn't, or if he's narrowed his focus a lot recently (honestly, I don't remember old articles enough to tell), but it seems as though it's just that for Chuck "strong" has a very, very specific meaning related exclusiv...
by Snelbian
April 10th, 2015, 2:14 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Strong Towns
Replies: 20
Views: 1783

Re: Strong Towns

He really started losing me when the rants about "density" started, accompanied by pictures of environments that I don't think any real person would actually argue are "dense".
by Snelbian
April 10th, 2015, 6:26 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Kowalskis Market on Grand
Replies: 12
Views: 2135

Re: Kowalskis Market on Grand

I'd actually hoped they'd move to the corner and place their parking towards ayd mill. While ideal, that would have been too much to hope for, I think. I'm glad this is finally happening. I was starting to wonder why I hadn't heard anything about this in...a year? Something like that. And if that r...
by Snelbian
April 9th, 2015, 8:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Union Victory Day
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Union Victory Day

And Minnesota, of course, was the first state to promise troops, the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, to the Union cause after Fort Sumter thanks to Governor Ramsey being in Washington at the time.
by Snelbian
April 7th, 2015, 8:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53636

Re: Future cars / Driverless cars

Which also means that the automated driving needs to be capable of accounting for the overwhelming number of drivers early on who behave stupidly. Since I don't pay much attention to Google or Tesla's efforts here, I don't know if they're at that point (though I very much doubt it). Anyone know?
by Snelbian
April 6th, 2015, 7:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53636

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

I don't see how sticking an AI in a car changes purchasing patterns. Automate the entire 2016 Ford lineup and you'll still have people who want a jacked up pickup to drive from a cul-de-sac to an office job downtown. It's just going to be a robotic jacked up pickup. Automation has NOTHING to do wit...
by Snelbian
April 6th, 2015, 12:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53636

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

I don't see how sticking an AI in a car changes purchasing patterns. Automate the entire 2016 Ford lineup and you'll still have people who want a jacked up pickup to drive from a cul-de-sac to an office job downtown. It's just going to be a robotic jacked up pickup. Automation has NOTHING to do with...
by Snelbian
April 4th, 2015, 9:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Future Cars: Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Replies: 529
Views: 53636

Re: Public Transit News and Happenings

Driverless this, automated that. I'll believe it when I see it. For now it's the flying car. Nothing we should be making any sort of planning decisions based on.
by Snelbian
March 30th, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 956
Views: 101321

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

It should at least represent more of our local diversity. Fish sauce, lingonberry, and goat?
by Snelbian
March 28th, 2015, 2:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stadium Village
Replies: 147
Views: 53605

Re: Stadium Village

Papa John's is no great loss since to my mind pizza sauce should have more tomato than sugar, but Campus Pizza? That sucks. Really, really sucks. But I guess 5 pizza places might be too many even for a growing student population. It's just too bad it's Campus Pizza closing and not Domino's.
by Snelbian
March 27th, 2015, 8:44 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Snelling and University TOD: "SmartSite Redevelopment"
Replies: 77
Views: 11700

Re: Snelling and University TOD: "SmartSite Redevelopment"

The problem with that is that the most desirable spots - near University - are the spot owned by R.K. Midway, not a public entity. The city would need to buy the property before auctioning it off, and R.K. Midway is unlikely to sell it cheap.

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