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by Unity77
October 2nd, 2013, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Orchestra Hall
Replies: 182
Views: 25300

Re: Orchestra Hall

It will be interesting to see what becomes of the MN Orchestra, but orchestras throughout the world have been and will continue to struggle (see below). As far as the Orchestra Hall and the renovations are concerned, I wonder what the board has in mind. Are they hoping to only attract visiting acts?...
by Unity77
September 25th, 2013, 11:18 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: ADM to Relocate Global Headquarters - MPLS in the Mix
Replies: 38
Views: 5678

Re: ADM to Relocate Global Headquarters - MPLS in the Mix

We are a agribusiness center (especially with Cargill), but Chicago does have better global connectivity. That we are. Minneapolis-based companies are market leaders in beef and pork packing, turkeys, animal feed, terminal grain handling, corn and soybean exports, flour milling, soybean crushing, e...
by Unity77
September 24th, 2013, 12:47 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: ADM to Relocate Global Headquarters - MPLS in the Mix
Replies: 38
Views: 5678

ADM to Relocate Global Headquarters - MPLS in the Mix

The company has announced that it plans to move about 100 top executives and add another 100 jobs at a technology center the firm will develop in conjunction with its new headquarters. There is plenty of room in either downtown Minneapolis or downtown St. Paul for 200 ADM employees. This would be a ...
by Unity77
September 19th, 2013, 11:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Days Inn Redevelopment (U of M)
Replies: 22
Views: 5923

Re: Days Inn Redevelopment (U of M)

I hope they provide new space for the Tea House when they redevelop. Though its quality has declined a bit since it opened, Tea House is still the best Chinese food within walking distance of campus. The Tea House is redeveloping? That's a bit surprising as their business seems to be going downhill...
by Unity77
September 13th, 2013, 9:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157400

Re: Downtown Office Market

I don't totally agree with that. Take charlotte for example. When Bank of America was completed in 92, it was followed by several towers over 600 ft. Their skyline is impressive to me and full for a city in the population realm of cleveland. Anyway, does anyone know the latest info on what the clas...
by Unity77
September 9th, 2013, 3:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157400

Re: Downtown Office Market

^Yes, but retiredbanker is not speculating. He is directly involved with multiple developers. And it takes much more than one year to put together these projects. Thanks for the response Avian. My question is why does it have to take so long? We have had multiple proposals presented to us over the ...
by Unity77
September 9th, 2013, 3:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 157400

Re: Downtown Office Market

I, like the majority of people here, would love to see additional towers added to the Minneapolis skyline. However, all the speculation over the past year has boiled down to nonsense. While I understand there is a process, there has been nothing reported, no timetables, and no tower renderings relea...
by Unity77
September 5th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 951
Views: 85596

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Forbes recently released its list of the World's Most Inventive Cities and Minneapolis came in at #9. The intellects at Forbes should have put a little more effort into finding a better photo of Minneapolis. Their population numbers are wrong too. http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efee45jeje/9-minneapo...
by Unity77
August 30th, 2013, 1:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173367

Re: Vikings Stadium

I think it's safe to assume that we all saw this coming , right? Property owner Minneapolis Venture LLC filed suit late Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court against the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, claiming that negotiations over the land next to the stadium site have been “perplexin...
by Unity77
August 4th, 2013, 1:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53201

Re: Opus Dinkytown Project - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE

I've tried posting comments over at http://savedinkytown.com/ and they have been deleted every time. That being said, how can these people take themselves serious if they can't even have civil dialogue? These people are very obnoxious and because of their attitude(s) I will never do business with th...
by Unity77
August 2nd, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53201

Re: Opus Dinkytown Project - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE

It's time for Gordon, Hofstede, Tuthill, and Goodman to move on. I want MPLS prosper and it won't happen with those four around.
by Unity77
July 31st, 2013, 4:35 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 85900

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

"Minneapolis is a miracle place," he said, praising the city's receptiveness to diverse architectural influences. "You have an architectural center here, but you don't know it." - Philip Johnson, Star Tribune: Sunday, May 6, 1990 It's too bad that neither Ryan Companies nor Humphreys & Partners Arc...
by Unity77
July 31st, 2013, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Venue at Dinkytown - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE)
Replies: 568
Views: 53201

Re: Opus Dinkytown Project - (14th Avenue SE & 5th Street SE

But architecture junior Jake Benecasa said Dinkytown’s “unique charm” is more important than building more student housing. “It will be a big, sore thumb in the middle of town,” he said. Unique charm? :? Maybe this area is unique to some suburban kids or to those who come from rural areas, but hone...
by Unity77
July 31st, 2013, 9:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81397

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

JMS9 wrote:
Unity77 wrote:I have almost zero respect for my elected officials.
Only almost zero..? ;)
Oh I'm sorry. I have zero respect Minneapolis officials.
by Unity77
July 30th, 2013, 2:00 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 951
Views: 85596

Re: Twin Cities's National and HGlobal Image

the cities will never merge...there is too much history and parochialism for that ever to happen. maybe in 100 years when everyone is using flying cars or something. Hence the reason we will continue losing ground to our peer cities such as Seattle, Denver, and Portland and be surpassed by the like...
by Unity77
July 30th, 2013, 8:35 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Minneapolis Energy Municipalization
Replies: 63
Views: 6985

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Just look at how well running its own utilities has worked out for Detroit! Red Herring alert! Seattle has a municipal electric utility, its just like Detroit too. Yes, Seattle does have a public utility, but it's not like it started last year or 10 years ago. It started over a century ago when Sea...
by Unity77
July 29th, 2013, 9:07 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Minneapolis Energy Municipalization
Replies: 63
Views: 6985

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Many cities have municipal owned systems......basically they "buy" the infrastructure along with people and equipment. All I can say for the last 13 yrs I have had "public" power and I have saved 50%....yes 50%. How many of those cities had a Fortune 500 utility company already based in their city?...
by Unity77
July 27th, 2013, 9:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 81397

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

I have almost zero respect for my elected officials. There are pot holes on every street and downed trees throughout the city and these morons think the the city can afford to run utilities. There will be major repercussions if this happens. Even if this doesn't happen, Xcel should move its headquar...
by Unity77
July 22nd, 2013, 9:42 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News
Replies: 255
Views: 21643

Re: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business News

Looks like MPLS-STPL has lost another Fortune 500 company. Spartan Stores Inc. has bought Nash Finch Co. in an all-stock deal valued at $1.3 billion. The Twin Cities area has recently been on the losing end of retaining corporate headquarters. We have lost Bemis, Northwest Airlines, Travelers, ATK, ...
by Unity77
July 18th, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363525

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

So, I don't know if this affects the towers and Wells deal, but a friend's brother was just laid off from WF yesterday along with 200 other people from the Home Mortgage office. Signs of anything bigger in their future staffing?? 200? It's odd none of our local media outlets have covered these layo...

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