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by Didier
June 17th, 2012, 11:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Trader Joes (Lyndale and 27th)
Replies: 132
Views: 14227

Re: Trader Joes (Lyndale and 27th)

Maybe I'm naive, or totally off base, but doesn't the Wedge have a large parking lot and basically fit all of the same single-use building characteristics that are being derided here?
by Didier
June 15th, 2012, 10:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Hines Speculative Office Project - 350 N 5th Street
Replies: 94
Views: 21259

Re: Dock Street Apartments

That's not good for anybody.
by Didier
June 14th, 2012, 5:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 56561

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

I've long thought that entire strip of Lake Street from Calhoun Square to Lake Calhoun has potential to be really cool, but right now the lack of unified retail and heavy car use makes it so uptown and the lake really don't feel connected at all.
by Didier
June 14th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 31905

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

It seems that the plan was always to sell ice cream from the shop, but for some reason (perhaps legal?) they did not want to publicly say that right off the bat?
by Didier
June 12th, 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Lunds - 1201 Hennepin Avenue S
Replies: 67
Views: 8066

Re: Downtown Lunds Store - 12th & Hennepin

http://journalmpls.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/steele-fitness-opening-training-center-above-new-lunds/ STEELE Fitness opening training center above new Lunds June 12, 2012 by southwestjournal // By Sarah McKenzie // HENNEPIN — STEELE Fitness is planning to open a new rooftop training space above the Lu...
by Didier
June 11th, 2012, 2:18 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 49788

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

I didn't mean my post as a knock to Veeck, but that he is well-known for being outside-the-box.
by Didier
June 11th, 2012, 2:01 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50073

Re: Minneapolis Armory

If we progressed with this idea, we'd essentially be creating yet another single-use building dedicated to a specific sport, probably heavily subsidized by taxpayers, that would attract maybe 5 large weekend events a year. You're totally right, and to be sure the tennis idea is just conjecture to k...
by Didier
June 11th, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 41549

Re: Block E

As someone who has stayed in Graves, a green roof on Block E would definitely be an improvement as far as the view is concerned.
by Didier
June 8th, 2012, 7:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 170430

Re: Vikings Stadium

I agree in general, but I'd be more interested in a Scandinavian theme that isn't quite as obvious as a ship.
by Didier
June 8th, 2012, 8:16 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 49788

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

Did anyone read the City Pages profile on the Saints owner? Based on that I wouldn't be surprised if a new stadium was pretty non-traditional.
by Didier
June 8th, 2012, 7:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50073

Re: Minneapolis Armory

There are tons of very nice tennis clubs in the metro. The U of M has its Baseline Tennis Center, which is right next to the women's hockey arena there. The state high school tennis tournament used to be at Northwest on Hwy 100, but it looks like its not at Reed Sweatt in Minneapolis. For volleyball...
by Didier
June 8th, 2012, 12:55 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 29392

Re: 2700 University Ave

It's definitely closer to 280 than it is to the U of M, and Westgate is officially in St. Paul, but as someone who lives here this area anything west of 280 is more affiliated with the U and Minneapolis than Midway or St. Paul. But back on topic, it will be interesting to see if this is marketed tow...
by Didier
June 8th, 2012, 12:24 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 170430

Re: Vikings Stadium

It has always been my impression as well that the Lucas Oil Field comparisons are in regards to the functionality more than the design.
by Didier
June 8th, 2012, 12:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50073

Re: Minneapolis Armory

I like the big-thinking tennis court idea, although the plan writruth laid out is exaggerating the possibilities, namely the "tens of thousands of tennis fans drawn to the east side of downtown for two weeks each July." With a proper facility, good marketing and a good draw, it's definitely not impo...
by Didier
June 6th, 2012, 10:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50073

Re: Minneapolis Armory

If only we had a need for another 10,000-seat hockey arena.
by Didier
June 6th, 2012, 10:30 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 41549

Re: Block E

If there was something realistic that fit writruth's vision I'd be all for it, but when I see examples like a ski slope in Dubai it just strikes me as a lame attempt at creating a tourist destination out of nothing. I've said this before here, but unless you can move some sort of legitimate cultural...
by Didier
June 5th, 2012, 7:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 84903

Re: 222

I had been wondering that too. Thanks for clarifying.
by Didier
June 5th, 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 41549

Re: Block E

Count me among the group who doesn't want to see a big box store or a grocery store in this space. That area on Hennepin is all lit up with theaters, restaurants, dance clubs, etc. Whatever goes in at the ground level needs to mesh with the "entertainment district" that's already there. I think ther...
by Didier
June 5th, 2012, 12:50 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 29392

Re: 2700 University Ave

Are they actually moving forward with a project here? Or is the Wellington/Doran proposal pretty much just that? This is a prime location, central to everything via freeway and right in front of the light rail station. I'd be really disappointed if whatever ends up here doesn't have first-floor reta...
by Didier
June 5th, 2012, 12:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: ENL House Apartments - (3020 University Avenue)
Replies: 26
Views: 6796

Re: Prospect Place Apartments - 3020 University Avenue

This one has been going up nice and fast. I'm a little concerned because there seems to be a handful of cheap condos in the area that look pretty lifeless, but hopefully this will buck that trend a bit. The developer's website said they want to put a restaurant and convenience story into the first f...

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