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by Chip Whitley
October 19th, 2015, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

That's 8.4% on your food. My guess would be that the drinks all have the tax included in the sticker price, so the system doesn't charge tax against them. Ah, yeah, that makes sense. FYI, I got an order of the XXL? wings from The Fremont. Mother of god. I like hot but a lick of those will put you i...
by Chip Whitley
October 19th, 2015, 1:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Not to keep going on about it but I went again to the Fremont on Saturday. I had a great time, one drink turned into, well... Anyway, my $259.31 tab only had $3.09 in tax. It has to be higher than that, right?

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by Chip Whitley
October 16th, 2015, 9:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Was it purchased over the bar? Cash transactions over the bar sometimes don't collect a line-item tax, to keep dollar amounts even for easy change. I think there needs to be a notification somewhere at the bar. The 'bar register' is the only place where this is allowed. No, this was at a booth, pai...
by Chip Whitley
October 16th, 2015, 9:26 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

I went to both Cowboy Slims and The Fremont yesterday. I went to Cowboy Slims around 8 and the place was packed. Apparently the news that it's open has gotten out. It seems like the thing to do is get about 10 of your douchest friends and go there. A lot of large groups were there. I can't speak for...
by Chip Whitley
October 14th, 2015, 11:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Cowboy Slims is now open. I explored the whole place, to make the main indoor bar area as large as possible, the kitchen is in the basement. Likely why it appeared that this place was stalled for so long. Two levels of rooftop, manager/owner/guy with cowboy slims t-shirt on seemed frustrated they c...
by Chip Whitley
October 14th, 2015, 11:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

David Greene wrote:"There isn't a person living in Uptown that hasn't had a post-bar close sandwich delivered."

*raises hand slowly*
Same here. Change "post-bar close sandwich delivered" to "post-bar close Toppers delivered" and then I'd agree.
by Chip Whitley
October 13th, 2015, 9:48 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 70352

Re: Target Center Renovation

Probably Williams Arena, right? Looks like the Lynx have an average attendance of just under 10k, and The Barn seats 14,625. They could go with Williams Arena. That would probably be the conventional choice. Seats shouldn't be an issue but the Lynx did have attendance of 16,413 for a game last year...
by Chip Whitley
October 13th, 2015, 9:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Center Renovation
Replies: 463
Views: 70352

Re: Target Center Renovation

So the Lynx will have to find somewhere to play in Summer 2017. Anyone want to guess where? Has Xcel ever hosted any basketball games? My bet would be US Bank Stadium unless it costs a ton to convert into the basketball config. It would actually be a good way to promote the Lynx and the new stadium....
by Chip Whitley
October 8th, 2015, 7:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Some updates on the Fremont and Cowboys. I walked by the Fremont Monday at about 9pm and they had contractors working in there. Work appeared to be getting very close. I don't think you'd pay for contractors working that late unless you had a hard, opening date rapidly approaching. Also, driving by ...
by Chip Whitley
October 2nd, 2015, 11:39 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

Even though it's a summery bar with a rooftop as a main attraction, I can't imagine it would be cheaper to keep a finished bar closed through the winter than holding it off opening for 7-8 months. On a related note, even more stuff being brought in The Fremont this morning, two more truck loads. It ...
by Chip Whitley
October 1st, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

They were bringing in the furniture into The Fremont this morning when I drove into work. At the time I passed, they were bringing in light gray lounge seating. Anyone know when the open date is for The Fremont or Cowboy Slims/ Jacks for that matter? The Cowboy will open when there is a foot of sno...
by Chip Whitley
October 1st, 2015, 8:16 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28782

Re: Minneapolis Fiber Internet and Cable Services

I'm still patiently waiting for USI fiber to get lit at Elan. I know the fiber is already buried to Elan but they said the actual completion of wiring and getting apartments online wouldn't happen until mid-October. In the meantime, I've somehow been able to connect to xfinitywifi and get a decent c...
by Chip Whitley
October 1st, 2015, 7:11 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1533
Views: 161365

Re: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News

They were bringing in the furniture into The Fremont this morning when I drove into work. At the time I passed, they were bringing in light gray lounge seating. Anyone know when the open date is for The Fremont or Cowboy Slims/ Jacks for that matter?
by Chip Whitley
September 29th, 2015, 1:45 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39834

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

If they were doing something very specific that was detailed and could be planned for that's one thing, but no physically exhausted human needs to try to react to such situations, regardless of the social goings on in the country. Have they said exactly what they plan to do, or is all of this react...
by Chip Whitley
September 29th, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59249

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Quick question: When will the last Green roof support be taken down? I thought they all were supposed to be removed over the summer. The last support doesn't appear to actually be supporting anything right now. Maybe they keep it there while they are still working on the exterior in case the truss ...
by Chip Whitley
September 29th, 2015, 12:51 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.
Replies: 670
Views: 39834

Re: Black Lives Matter, The Police, etc.

Maybe it is my ox being gored, but the marathon has the following attributes: 1) It is free to attend. 2) It celebrates athletic achievements of ordinary people from all walks of life 3) It brings a sense of civic togetherness for both spectators and runners that happens rarely, if ever, outside th...
by Chip Whitley
September 28th, 2015, 9:28 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59249

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Some decent progress is being made. They have put some trees in on the southeast side of the stadium and from that angle, you'd swear the stadium was almost done if you didn't know better. They put the brackets up for branding on the north side of the stadium so we will likely see the logo go up on ...
by Chip Whitley
September 16th, 2015, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59249

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

They could just have it Monday night Sept 12. Or the preceding Thursday night if they win the Super Bowl :D As much as I would like to agree with both sentiments, I'm not sure it's possible to have a week one opener. Probably dependends on what the construction schedule looks like and whether or no...
by Chip Whitley
September 10th, 2015, 12:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59249

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

One thing that bugs me and it's pretty obvious in pictures including the ones I posted, is the fact that the silver accent or whatever you want to call it doesn't align from panel to panel. My OCD hates this. I'm not sure how much they can do to fix it. Seems like they'd have to do some fairly major...
by Chip Whitley
September 9th, 2015, 2:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 124519

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

I hope this comes true. ~30 stories seems about right. I like the modern look of it, I think it would fit well next to the new stadium. I'm not sure what the whole Minneapolis, TN thing is about. Is it possible they signed an NDA but wanted to show it off so they changed the location? Who knows but ...

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