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by Viktor Vaughn
December 13th, 2012, 11:49 pm
Forum: Updates - Announcements - Problems - Suggestions
Topic: Thread Titles
Replies: 7
Views: 4197

Re: Thread Titles

beykite wrote:Example, make titles: "Colonnade Apartments- Golden Valley"
I like that idea. Also, for the projects in Mpls and St Paul, it would help to have the addresses in their titles. There are so many projects going on, it can be hard to keep them straight by their names alone.
by Viktor Vaughn
December 13th, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Amtrak Empire Builder and Intercity Rail to Chicago
Replies: 358
Views: 43305

Re: Intercity rail to Chicago

The fact is that $2 billion for a 1 hour reduction in time vs. a car just doesn't make a very strong business case, especially when air travel offers a 1.5 hour trip for a fairly reasonable price..... For me the train would be worth it now, so to each their own. However, your personal cost/benefit ...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 12th, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237760

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Zelle seems like he may have a conflict-of-interest on a lot of MNDOT business. He may be stepping down as Jefferson Lines CEO, but he's staying on as Chairmen of the Board. Since Jefferson is his family company, presumably his net worth is dependent on success of the company. Wouldn't the NLX direc...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 11th, 2012, 10:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237760

Re: Transit News and Happenings

This morning as I was waiting for my bus, which was forty minutes late, I was wondering how someone in a wheel chair could get on the bus. There was a massive mound of snow separating the sidewalk and street at my neighborhood bus stop. My first thought was, it would be great if they had crews to go...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 11th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 50574

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

Love the map! What a great project.

The North/South portion of 494 is labeled 394.
by Viktor Vaughn
December 6th, 2012, 9:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 288825

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Oh, the irony! My appeal for exporting higher discourse kicks off ad hominem tit-for-tat right here on these pages. Apologies to the thread purists; focus has never been my strong suit. So, back to the topic at hand...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 5th, 2012, 9:56 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159364

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Konante wrote:The benefit is all the $ and time they put into rehabbing it. Hopefully it's attractive to someone soon!
So you're saying Spill the Wine phammed this location?
by Viktor Vaughn
December 5th, 2012, 8:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 288825

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Well I suppose if you're the type who likes to write all caps screeds about choo-choo's on newspaper websites you could be insulted by my comment. But I know better than to broadly paint suburbanites with that brush. My point was simply to encourage those on this site to offer their informed opinion...
by Viktor Vaughn
December 5th, 2012, 1:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 288825

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

Yep, now I'm angry at humanity again. What blows my mind is that people hang out on the comment sections enough that they recognize each other like we do on this forum. I completely understand how reading Strib comments can cause a thinking person to lose faith in humanity. Sometimes I just don't h...
by Viktor Vaughn
November 27th, 2012, 9:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159364

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

redisciple wrote:Would it be too much tribute to refer to this as phamming a space?
I like it!
by Viktor Vaughn
November 26th, 2012, 11:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159364

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

I was walking by Tom Pham's Wondrous Shuttered Azian Kitchen today and thinking about how a restauranteer's loss can be a city's gain. Whatever you think about Mr. Pham or his restaurants, he drastically improved that space. His kitchen equipment can be repossessed, but the leasehold improvements he...
by Viktor Vaughn
November 26th, 2012, 10:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1737
Views: 288825

Re: Current & Proposed Downtown Minneapolis Projects

I wonder how much actual reporting The Business Journal does. A lot of their non-syndicated stories start "Finance and Commerce reports..." It seems like all their local reporting is done by one of only two guys, and more often than not they just rehash Strib/MPR/F&C stories with less details, no ad...
by Viktor Vaughn
November 20th, 2012, 11:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 168313

Re: Downtown Retail News

I would like to see an REI downtown. They are pushing a sustainable co-op image, yet all their Twin Cities stores are currently in car dominated suburbs. REI could even be an anchor for a renovated Block E (or Nieman's corner). They're big enough to take a corner spot on both the street and skyway l...
by Viktor Vaughn
November 20th, 2012, 10:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ceresota Building Apartments (155 5th Ave S)
Replies: 49
Views: 10415

Re: Ceresota Building Aparements

Are they able to put more windows in this building? Or are they stuck with the few windows it already has due to the Ceresota's historic status?
by Viktor Vaughn
October 16th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237760

Re: Transit News and Happenings

I think we can agree that it is/was members of the downtown business community being outright racist, not Metro Transit planners or Minneapolis City Councilmembers, right? I agree to a point. Certainly Metro Transit planners recognize the transit dependent Northsiders as a constituency they serve. ...
by Viktor Vaughn
October 16th, 2012, 9:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237760

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Good points TCMetro. I guess when I suggestioned a 7th Street Transit Center I wasn't thinking of a bus station so much as a bus shelter built into that wall of City Center. I could be enclosed in glass, and long and narrow along that wall to give those waiting for a bus a place to stand or sit outs...
by Viktor Vaughn
October 16th, 2012, 12:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2336
Views: 237760

Re: Transit News and Happenings

Calling this racism is not out of line. It's not even hyperbole. It's what it is. I tend to see things breaking down along class lines rather than racial ones, but this situation is the exception. As has already been stated, this is the busiest bus stop in the system and there's not even a shelter h...

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