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by MplsSteve
December 3rd, 2014, 9:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 61059

Re: Nye's Polonaise Room - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

Maybe I've just missed some stuff because it wasn't controversial, but has the HPC ever voted to demolish anything? Well, most recently in the area they voted to allow demolition of Superior Plating, which some people on this site thought should be saved. Didn't they also vote to demolish the Totin...
by MplsSteve
December 3rd, 2014, 7:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Montage (Nye's redevelopment) - 116 E Hennepin Avenue
Replies: 581
Views: 61059

Re: Nye's Polonaise Room - 100 block of E Hennepin Avenue

Last year the HPC voted to deny a demolition permit to a very similar building at 1500 6th street S. http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/meetings/hpc/WCMS1P-114102 That building was originally built as a Saloon for the Gluek Brewing Company in 1903 and designed by Boehme and Cordella, while the Nye's co...
by MplsSteve
November 24th, 2014, 8:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 754
Views: 59993

Re: Northeast - General Topics

I've noticed that recently there have been crews drilling samples at the triangle lot where Hennepin and Central intersect. I think the address is 420 E Hennepin. Is there a proposal for this site? There is a "Now Leasing" sign on the site now. I noticed it on the way to work this morning. I wasn't...
by MplsSteve
November 21st, 2014, 9:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 158061

Re: Downtown Retail News

This is more of a general comment. We hear so much about the gradual extinction of the department store as a retail format. I have to think that a lot of it is due to the fact that the few remaining players just don't seem to try very hard anymore. Locally we lament the loss of Daytons, but we're ha...
by MplsSteve
November 19th, 2014, 11:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 270593

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

doesnt macy's put on that elf show still in the auditorium. before macy's there was actually time and consideration put into this annual presentation. now macy's just trots out the same theme every year. Apparently a lot of people feel the same way: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/10/12/good-que...
by MplsSteve
November 19th, 2014, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 270593

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

mattaudio wrote:I hear that there were concerts and events in the Dayton's Auditorium in the 60s/70s. Is it even used anymore these days, besides the Christmas show?
They still have the flower show. In the 1960's Daytons used to host dances called Teen Nights.
by MplsSteve
November 19th, 2014, 9:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 270593

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

The ramp is certainly no thing of beauty, but I would really hate to see the old Daytons auditorium go. I have many fond memories of the Christmas displays and flower shows. Growing up, I think it was one of the coolest things about downtown.
by MplsSteve
November 14th, 2014, 11:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 248
Views: 63985

Re: IDS Center

This thread is getting more and more absurd - " My Wells fargo can beat up your IDS - neeeeah!"
by MplsSteve
November 12th, 2014, 10:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: IDS Center
Replies: 248
Views: 63985

Re: IDS Center

The Wells Fargo tower looks beautiful in the Mpls skyline especially at night, however I think the IDS is the better building all around, especially at street and skyway level. I never thought the Wells Fargo tower worked very well at street level. The 6th street entrance and rotunda are actually ra...
by MplsSteve
November 6th, 2014, 9:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54201

Re: Andrews Hotel site (4th & Hennepin)

Wow, classy... does AC mean that it's air conditioned? Probably will have color TV too.
by MplsSteve
October 28th, 2014, 2:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147138

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

xandrex wrote:I'm in his ward and he seems so much more accessible and interesting than Hofstede.
I agree, and he's actually quite responsive to the more mundane issues of his constituency.
by MplsSteve
October 28th, 2014, 6:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147138

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I'm glad they got rid of them. They would have cluttered up that intersection. Conceptually it was an interesting idea, but it's a bit naive to believe that putting a couple of exterior staircases down from the skyway is going to draw a lot of people from the skyway to street level.
by MplsSteve
October 27th, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Sears Closings
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Sears Closings

What if it ends up being the last one in existence and then it gets an historical designation and can't be torn down?
by MplsSteve
October 27th, 2014, 12:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Sears Closings
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: Sears Closings

Silophant wrote:But not Lake and Nicollet. Sigh.
I feel like it's the Kmart that won't die.
by MplsSteve
October 27th, 2014, 11:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis - General Topics
Replies: 754
Views: 59993

Re: Northeast - General Topics

It was recently reported in the Superior Plating thread that Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin is apparently on board with the conversion of East Hennepin and First to two way streets. I'm wondering if and how this might affect the Nicollet/Central streetcar, which I believe will go down...
by MplsSteve
October 27th, 2014, 11:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97712

Re: Superior Plating site

ESG has done some very nice projects in the past, and they could do something very nice here if given the opportunity. I think it all depends on the developer here.
by MplsSteve
October 26th, 2014, 1:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Nord Haus - 315 1st Ave NE (208' - 20 Stories)
Replies: 616
Views: 97712

Re: Superior Plating site

Some things to consider regarding the "historic" fourth street alignment. Fourth street has been closed off at the railroad tracks for probably close to 50 years now (long before the townhouses were constructed in the 1980's). I believe it was done as an early traffic calming effort. Fourth is also ...
by MplsSteve
October 22nd, 2014, 8:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Pillsbury "A" Mill Redevelopment
Replies: 185
Views: 38201

Re: Pillsbury "A" Mill Redevelopment

I really struggle to understand why anyone feels they have a right to earn a living doing art (or anything else for that matter). So... what you're saying is that you struggle to understand why anyone feels they have a right to earn a living (period)? :? I think people have brought up some valid po...
by MplsSteve
October 9th, 2014, 9:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RBC Plaza (former Gaviidae II)
Replies: 106
Views: 17994

Re: RBC Plaza / Gaviidae II renovation

I walked through the skyway level today. They have finished filling in the atrium at the third floor level. I'm rather surprised at how cheaply it's all being done. Basically the ceiling is just bare beams and floor decking with some acoustic panels hanging below it. It looks really jarring with the...
by MplsSteve
October 7th, 2014, 2:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 122846

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

We haven't been for a while.. This is probably one of the first warehouses to go down in that district since it's been growing We haven't in the downtown area simply because there's just not a lot left to tear down anymore. We have leveled a ton of historic housing around the U - an area with some ...

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