Search found 354 matches

by kirby96
March 5th, 2013, 8:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 184441

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

NO! Not another 'crown'! God have mercy on UrbanMSP!!!
by kirby96
March 4th, 2013, 8:52 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Possible vacation time coming up. Where should I go?
Replies: 26
Views: 2610

Re: Possible vacation time coming up. Where should I go?

You can get to Croatia by train pretty easily from Vienna. I came back that way once. Easy train (2-3 hours each) Vienna-Ljubljana, Ljubljana-Zagreb. And Ljubljana is an interesting little town worth an overnight. A little off the beaten path. Once in Croatia,though, I think it's a little more compl...
by kirby96
March 1st, 2013, 12:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1011
Views: 173090

Re: Downtown Office Market

I like the green screen ATMs for that awesom Apple ][ beep they made with every 1960's vintage keypad strike.
by kirby96
February 28th, 2013, 8:54 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 50th & France - Edina/Minneapolis
Replies: 112
Views: 12742

Re: General Suburb News

Even stupider: in my experience the existing ramps on 49th 1/2 are never full. The one on the other side of 50th gets full, and that's probably because a lot of drive-in traffic doesn't even know 49th 1/2 is even really there as a part of the 50th and France node. Folks from the burbs drive in wonde...
by kirby96
February 27th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 155
Views: 30486

Re: Introductions

My name is Erik and I currently rent in Linden Hills. Not a Nimby (Go Linden Corner!). You can find me belly up to the bar at Tilia quite frequently. Those strong beers are trouble. After one too many I stumble home and embarrass myself on the guitar and piano. Lived in Highland Park in St. Paul bef...
by kirby96
February 25th, 2013, 10:09 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News
Replies: 255
Views: 21876

Re: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News

It's only factual that business is leaving California. One company moving there does not change reality. From the NY Times: At least three recent academic studies have demonstrated that the number of people who move for tax reasons is negligible, even among the wealthy. “It’s very clear that, over ...
by kirby96
January 17th, 2013, 3:29 pm
Forum: Greater Minnesota
Topic: Mayo Expansion Proposal - Rochester
Replies: 130
Views: 32078

Re: Rochester Tower

Who cares about the tower, apparently this Potbelly is gonna be 21,000 square feet! Now that's historic!!!
by kirby96
January 14th, 2013, 10:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 103910

Re: Northstar

As long as we're a bit off topic on commute times, I'll add that I've always suspected this is an oft-ignored significant contributor to our nations' obesity problem. An hour commute vs. a 15 minute commute is an extra 16 days a year sitting on your butt (assuming you don't just go home and park on ...
by kirby96
January 14th, 2013, 9:21 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul Retail News
Replies: 44
Views: 6815

Re: Saint Paul Retail News

The irritating thing about Olson's article is that he talks about the direcion and trajectory of Saint Paul. His article might have been true - 5-7 years ago. It's true that downtown Saint paul will likely never be a commercial and office center that rivals Minneapolis, but with the growth in Lowert...
by kirby96
December 19th, 2012, 3:04 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180479

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

The Bullfrog was absolutely awful, and dirty taps the one time I went. Completely forgettable. What did you dislike about it? That their food was like something you'd get in Atlanta? Or that it was unlike anything you can get in Minneapolis? Well, 'forgettable' isn't an adjective I'd generally use ...
by kirby96
December 18th, 2012, 1:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180479

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

The Bullfrog was absolutely awful, and dirty taps the one time I went. Completely forgettable.
by kirby96
November 14th, 2012, 12:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 44021

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

My sentiments exactly. Can we at least see a rendering that's a bit less, um...."preliminary" before we start bashing this, please? Yeah, a little water color magic, some kids holding balloons in the foreground, and we'll all love this building. My personal favorite architectural detail is the sill...
by kirby96
September 13th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4527
Views: 426083

Re: Southwest LRT

Yeah, I gotta think there's some politics at work here. He's not going to just throw $2MM away if it's not going to do any good. He would have given SWLRT $0 if that was the case.
by kirby96
June 11th, 2012, 11:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northstar Commuter Rail
Replies: 763
Views: 103910

Re: Northstar

Thank God that Hiawatha came on line before Northstar. Given the difficulty in driving ridership on this line, why not flip the whole thing on it's head: start off with FREE rides (or token fares of $1 or something) for an extended period of time (6 months or so) and then slowly ratchet them up. Obv...

Go to advanced search