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by Viktor Vaughn
April 13th, 2015, 8:59 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1376
Views: 156665

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

Setting up a couple of taxi stands on cross streets directly adjacent to Nicollet Mall would be a good compromise.
by Viktor Vaughn
April 8th, 2015, 1:31 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors!
Replies: 112
Views: 9412

Re: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery

My wife and I went to Conga Latin Bistro just cause we were walking by on a Friday or Saturday night a few months ago. It was packed with dancing and music on the first floor and a dancing to a (12? piece) band playing in the basement. It felt like we were in Havana or maybe Miami, not Minneapolis. ...
by Viktor Vaughn
April 1st, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39932

Re: The Police

Longtime Minneapolis police union leader gets challenge from No. 2
http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 45411.html
by Viktor Vaughn
March 31st, 2015, 2:36 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110524

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

'Soccer land deal hints at public subsidy request' 'The owner of the site for a new pro soccer team says developers want time to appeal to lawmakers.' HG, How is this not a solid story? It seems like it'd be negligent not to print this information. Do you think the media should defer to McGuire's PR...
by Viktor Vaughn
March 31st, 2015, 12:28 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110524

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

I wouldn't call that article fluff. Roper had the property owner on record explaining his reason to believe public funding would be demanded. McGuire has been so damned cagey about this you can't blame the press for following up on the issue of public funding in whatever way possible. And that Mary ...
by Viktor Vaughn
March 19th, 2015, 10:12 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 120378

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

A world class prick with a sense of humor.
by Viktor Vaughn
March 18th, 2015, 3:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 323
Views: 24957

Re: Subsidized Housing

BOOM: http://www.minnpost.com/minnesota-blog-cabin/2015/03/just-saying-no-affordable-housing I love this quote from that peice: When someone who is working full-time can’t afford an apartment, that’s a societal failure, not a personal problem. Housing is one problem that the market is not solving.
by Viktor Vaughn
March 18th, 2015, 7:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Transit Crime
Replies: 121
Views: 19278

Re: Transit Crime

And then they forced the disruptive kids back onto the buses to get them out of downtown?!

There. Problem solved.
by Viktor Vaughn
March 13th, 2015, 1:38 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110524

Re: Major League Soccer in Minnesota

Ultimately stadium subsidies are team owner subsidies, but politicians can't say that.
by Viktor Vaughn
March 11th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "The Miracle of Mpls", Local Responses & Racial Disparities
Replies: 122
Views: 5408

Re: "The Miracle of Mpls", Local Responses & Racial Disparit

Sure it's subjective. But let's not go too crazy with moral relativity. Was the end of Jim Crow laws subjectively a good thing? It probably was. Certainly many people at the time thought the chaos was indicative of American's downfall. We can see now that those lunch counter sit-ins were one step in...
by Viktor Vaughn
March 11th, 2015, 11:45 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: "The Miracle of Mpls", Local Responses & Racial Disparities
Replies: 122
Views: 5408

Re: "The Miracle of Mpls", Local Responses & Racial Disparit

Should the thousands of people who participated all be prosecuted? There's quite a bit a prosecuter discretion exercised just to decide which of the handful of folks they're charging out of the masses. You (and those arrested) seem to be suggesting that because you agree with the protest and disagre...
by Viktor Vaughn
March 10th, 2015, 9:26 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Local Business Recommendations
Replies: 58
Views: 3625

Re: Local Business Recommendations

Yep, I picked up a suit from Saks too for over 80% off. I only got the pants hemmed, though. I usually go to Sew What in the TCF Building skyway. I've never found reasonable pricing on suit jacket alterations. I once picked up a clearance suit at Marshalls and brought it to a tailor for alterations....
by Viktor Vaughn
March 9th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Adult-Oriented Businesses in Downtown Minneapolis
Replies: 80
Views: 14227

Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Fair point, FMP. On the other hand, replacing a seedy sex destination store with say.. a condo development / foodie restaurant is as much a result of the neighborhood changing to serve a different class as the other market forces you describe. So, it's not exactly like a Blockbuster being replaced b...
by Viktor Vaughn
March 6th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 110524

Re: Major League Soccer in Minnesota

I've got no love for Bakk, and I'm not inclined to defend him, but I really don't see the issue. More than anyone else, he speaks for the upper chamber of the state legislature. Telling MLS that there's not going to be state money for a new stadium is courteous. Who knows what McGuire may have told ...
by Viktor Vaughn
March 2nd, 2015, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1376
Views: 156665

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I hope they do retain most of the current public art. I've been wary about this reconstruction partly because I don't want to lose art on the mall (also I'm a bit paranoid they'll try to sanitize the mall by making it more uncomfortable to spend time there). One comment stood out to me in reference ...
by Viktor Vaughn
February 25th, 2015, 8:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1043
Views: 159224

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

The Sunday night shenanigans with riot police, tear gas, and unruly crowds has worn on this area. I think it's gotten a bad reputation even though it's mostly just weekend bar close when the problems occur.
by Viktor Vaughn
February 24th, 2015, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project
Replies: 135
Views: 29817

Re: T3 - Hines Dock Street Office Project

Minneapolis' office building of the future will be made of, uh, wood?
http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy ... de-uh-wood
by Viktor Vaughn
February 17th, 2015, 5:54 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Food Trucks
Replies: 36
Views: 3623

Re: Food Trucks

Montley Crews Heavy Metal food truck is opening a brick and mortar location with a brewery in Lakeville. http://m.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2015/02/17/motley-crews-food-truck-will-get-a-permanent.html Adding them and velee deli to the above list, that would be at least 12 trucks to make the ju...

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