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by Chip Whitley
March 29th, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Revel / Target Store- 1300 West Lake St
Replies: 195
Views: 24280

Re: Revel / Target Store- 1300 West Lake St

fadeandblur wrote:Target is planned to open October 2017
What's the source on this? Last I heard, the building was set to open next spring. Let's assume April 2017. I'm not sure why Target wouldn't want to open around the same time.
by Chip Whitley
March 16th, 2016, 8:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

It appears they are planning a big opening weekend. Starting with Luke Bryan on Friday, then Metallica on Saturday, and a very possible pre-season game on Sunday. A little something for everyone. 3 major events in about 48 hours. Reminds me of the time back in 2006? when the Metrodome hosted the Twi...
by Chip Whitley
March 15th, 2016, 11:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

The US Bank Stadium Twitter account has this gem: https://twitter.com/usbankstadium/status/709875910921433088?lang=en Interestingly, Target Center is also making a "major concert announcement" tomorrow morning. So we could be getting 2 big name artists here this year. I guess we'll know in 7 hours.
by Chip Whitley
March 9th, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Hotel Discussion
Replies: 423
Views: 47962

Re: Uptown Hotel Discussion

The Arby's plot across the street from the hotel poses an interesting proposition due to its unique and small footprint. It'd be kind of cool to put our own little space needle there. No, not a monolith like Seattle. Maybe just a little taller than the hotel and Buzza Lofts. Something that stands o...
by Chip Whitley
March 9th, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2811 Girard Avenue Apartments
Replies: 59
Views: 9639

Re: 2811 Girard Avenue Apartments

Here's a view of the development from my apartment yesterday. I saw them working on it on Saturday so it would appear they have a 6 day work schedule to get this finished. On an unrelated note, as you can see in the picture, they are building something on the northeast side of the roof at Flux. http...
by Chip Whitley
February 16th, 2016, 12:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

I never got the appeal of tailgating... But for anyone who does it or has done it, why does it need to happen in a surface lot near the stadium the game is held at? Why can't it just happen at any surface lot outside a bar? With the rise in trick or treating out the trunks of cars in mall or school...
by Chip Whitley
February 5th, 2016, 11:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161600

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Girard can be super-calmed, but it shouldn't be pedestrian only. It provides access from westbound Lagoon to the Calhoun Square ramp without having to circulate through the already congested Henn-Lake intersection, and provides access from eastbound Lake to the Mozaic ramp without additional circul...
by Chip Whitley
February 4th, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161600

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I wish they would get rid of the lane of parking on the north side of lagoon and make the sidewalk extra wide. Then, take out the entire section of Girard between Lake and Lagoon to make a more continuous pedestrian mall. Getting rid of Girard between Lake and Lagoon is actually a really good idea....
by Chip Whitley
January 14th, 2016, 11:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

They added a new "Locker Room Cam" today. Shows the interior of the Vikings locker room, a work in progress obviously.
by Chip Whitley
December 29th, 2015, 11:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Who else has noticed that the US Bank logo on top of the stadium disappears after it snows? Maybe an occupied building will melt the snow. For now it is a nice reprieve. I've noticed this too. Even without snow, it frosts over some mornings. The stadium is enclosed and heated but I'm guessing they ...
by Chip Whitley
December 23rd, 2015, 8:48 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39842

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

This doesn't actually address what I said. I'm pretty sure I actually agreed with "The MoA is without question private property in terms of the law." in that post. What I'm saying, is that it *shouldn't* be treated that way in terms of allowing the curtailing of certain constitutional protections. ...
by Chip Whitley
December 22nd, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39842

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Also, the claim that MOA is a public space because of subsidies is absolutely crazy. Would BLM be allowed to protest on the field during a Vikings or Twins game? I doubt it That comparison isn't the best, I'd say I'm with trigonal on this one. The MoA defacto functions like a public space, despite ...
by Chip Whitley
December 16th, 2015, 4:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161600

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Another Lyn-Lake-ish business bites the dust? Reports that Louie's Wine Dive is closed. http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/louies-wine-dive-in-uptown-appears-to-be-closed-7901110 I wish I could make bets on which places were going to close in Uptown. I had a feeling Louie's was going to close soo...
by Chip Whitley
December 8th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161600

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Scena Tavern opens publicly tomorrow after a soft opening this weekend. The name kind of confuses me. Scena is cool name but it's interesting they choose Tavern when it seems to be largely focused on being more of a restaurant than a bar... but whatever. They put their menu online and it looks prett...
by Chip Whitley
December 3rd, 2015, 4:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

What's wrong with purple? I saw the picture, it's really classy modern glass tile. People urinate in disgusting hole in the wall toilets all over and you're concerned grandpa is so insecure in his ability to urinate that some tile will dissuade him? Yikes. I think you're missing my point. I do agre...
by Chip Whitley
December 3rd, 2015, 4:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59386

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

The main video board is going up this week and it looks like it could be ready for testing as soon as next week. It's hard to believe we've come as far in this project to the point where the main video board is a week away. On an unrelated note, the Vikings posted a picture comparing the new men's b...
by Chip Whitley
November 18th, 2015, 6:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161600

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I too have never seen more than 5 people in there at anytime. I don't know how is in charge of managing and marketing that place but they should be fired. The place itself is uninviting and doesn't really stick out of Lime. As far as I can tell, they haven't put any money into any sort of marketing ...
by Chip Whitley
November 14th, 2015, 12:28 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39842

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

The counterpoint: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/11/11/theres-a-good-reason-protesters-at-the-university-of-missouri-didnt-want-the-media-around/ I read the "counterpoint" until it said "it was about securing a zone where students’ blackness could not be violated". Also, most...
by Chip Whitley
November 13th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39842

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Anyone seen this video from a few days ago at the University of Missouri? A student paid by ESPN is taking pictures of the protest when they turn on him and start harassing him. They try to use the same rights they are enjoying to get him to back off. Complete lack of logic. https://www.youtube.com/...
by Chip Whitley
November 13th, 2015, 10:17 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 2811 Girard Avenue Apartments
Replies: 59
Views: 9639

Re: 2811 Girard Avenue Apartments

They are pile driving for this place this morning and it's loud AF. It's borderline deafening at Elan. I can only imagine how loud it is over at Flux.

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