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by nickmgray
August 28th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gold Medal Plaza - (935 Second Street South)
Replies: 32
Views: 8620

Re: Gold Medal Plaza - (935 Second Street South)

If they could get the approval to add 3-5 more floors to it, it think it would help with the look of their neighborhood. I don't think we need anything over 15 floors in this neighborhood, but it would be nice to have some height variances. I like the colors of the original Zenith building, but havi...
by nickmgray
August 27th, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 43011

Re: Block E

When I lived downtown, I frequented the Block E theater at least twice a month. When block E has good tenants, it was extremely successful. I remember going to movie openings and the place was completely packed on a Friday night. I think what really hurt was when AMC stepped in and puchsed the theat...
by nickmgray
August 27th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Hotel News
Replies: 233
Views: 63371

Downtown Hotel News

Since we have a generic thread for restaurant news, I thought I'd kick on off for hotels. Over the weekends, the Star Tribune reported that the Ameriprise financial is in the process of purchasing the Ivy Hotel. It may be a bit odd for Ameriprise to step into this space, but they do bring quite a fe...
by nickmgray
August 24th, 2012, 12:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Junction Flats - (643 Fifth Street North)
Replies: 121
Views: 28038

Re: Junction Flats - 643 Fifth St. N.

If memory serves me right, that's where Northern Auto Parts was located. It's nice that they want to get rid of an old building, but I'm not sure if people would really want to live in this area.
by nickmgray
August 16th, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: RS Eden Emanuel - (822 Third Street South)
Replies: 47
Views: 10639

Re: RS Eden Emanuel - (822 Third Street South)

I love the fact that this construction is happening on the other side of Washington, but I feel it's going to be a wall, blocking things off a little. Hopefully we'll see more development in this area to help tie this building into better once the stadium plans are unveiled and approved.
by nickmgray
August 16th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Lower St. Anthony Falls Whitewater Park
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: Lower St. Anthony Falls Whitewater Park

I'd agree that this is not going to be a huge draw, but a unique attraction is much better than the park board simply turning more land into parks. People don't go to parks because they are big, they do there because there is something specific they want to do. During this summer months, this new ri...
by nickmgray
August 3rd, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Dock Street Flats - (333 Washington Avenue North)
Replies: 144
Views: 39700

Re: Dock Street Apartments

With all the construction and new proposals, things are starting to feel like we're back in 2003-2004. The scale of the projects are a lot smaller, but that's probably a good thing. I'm sure we would all enjoy seeing a tower go in here and there, but the most important aspect is that the building de...
by nickmgray
July 24th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Mill & Main - (501 Main Street Southeast)
Replies: 181
Views: 30165

Re: Mill & Main

Glad to see this project moving along. I was down at Tuggs a few weeks back and it didn't even cross my mind to walk by to see the construction site. I know it's nothing compared to the grand projects that were originally plans for this area a few years back, but I honestly think this project will a...
by nickmgray
July 9th, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)
Replies: 33
Views: 10651

Re: 1890 University Ave (former Porky's site)

Does anyone know if there are any updates on this project? Another seven story building along University will be great.
by nickmgray
July 9th, 2012, 10:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Place Lofts - (730 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 37
Views: 10343

Re: City Place Lofts - 730 Hennepin Avenue

I love the idea of having apartments in this building. Getting more residents to live right thin the core of the city is key to keeping the city alive and thriving. Does anyone know how much they plan to change for these apartments?
by nickmgray
July 3rd, 2012, 11:38 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)
Replies: 216
Views: 36298

Re: Loring Vue Apartments

This building is going up fast. Have most buildings this size been put together with pre-fabbed walls?

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