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by Aville_37
December 14th, 2012, 8:19 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363194

Re: Star Tribune Blocks

mattaudio wrote:A new Wells Fargo campus?
http://www.startribune.com/business/183450161.html
and I recuse myself from further discussion on this tangent.
"One scenario apparently involves building a campus for Wells Fargo, a park, and perhaps residential housing".

Fingers crossed!!
by Aville_37
December 13th, 2012, 6:50 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 284
Views: 59709

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Looks like the Bullpen is now open in the former Buttery space in downtown Saint Paul. http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_22178059/bullpen-sports-saloon-opens-downtown-st-paul?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com Cool. Menu looks interesting. I always liked Buttery and was sad it clo...
by Aville_37
December 12th, 2012, 5:29 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 284
Views: 59709

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Sorry - where in St. Paul? Not familiar with the News Cafe.
by Aville_37
December 11th, 2012, 7:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bon Quartier Apartments - (115 5th St NE)
Replies: 20
Views: 6708

Re: Bon Quartier Apartments

So, let's congregate all affordable/low-income housing in one unsafe area because, let's face it, all low-income people are criminals and lowlifes and don't deserve to live in a vibrant, safe neighborhood that has stores/services within walking distance and that may lead to a better quality of life?...
by Aville_37
December 10th, 2012, 6:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bon Quartier Apartments - (115 5th St NE)
Replies: 20
Views: 6708

Re: Bon Quartier Apartments

Didn't realize this was happening. Very sad indeed.
by Aville_37
December 10th, 2012, 6:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Bon Quartier Apartments - (115 5th St NE)
Replies: 20
Views: 6708

Bon Quartier Apartments - (115 5th St NE)

Article about possible warehouse to apartment conversion in N.E. from The Downtown Journal online:

http://journalmpls.wordpress.com/2012/1 ... warehouse/
by Aville_37
December 10th, 2012, 12:17 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57286

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

The 2 skyways going over Hennepin Ave. should be lit up If the city is trying to make the street look more like Time Square. Could do the one as part of a Block E renovation As a city that is known for it's "skywalks", I always wondered why none were lit more dramatically, etc. Definitely would lik...
by Aville_37
December 7th, 2012, 12:00 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Block E (archive)
Replies: 351
Views: 42094

Re: Block E

I still think that for downtown to TRULY attract people (particularly families), it needs to FEEL family-oriented, which means it needs VERY safe and accessible parks. I'm not sure very many U.S. cities do this well, and the only one that I can think of that does is San Francisco. I don't think we ...
by Aville_37
December 6th, 2012, 8:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)
Replies: 216
Views: 36111

Re: Loring Vue Apartments - (415 Oak Grove Street)

On a side note, does anyone know what's going on with the mansion next door? I believe it's unoccupied and lastly was used for office space. Does anyone think this area would support a restaurant/cafe? I know street parking would be bit#@@#, but for residents within walking, thought maybe the mansio...
by Aville_37
December 6th, 2012, 8:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 182851

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

Beautiful. This will definately liven up this block. What a different impression this and the new Xcel building are going to make to people arriving on the blue line.

Now, keeping fingers crossed they find quality RETAIL/restaurant tenants for the first floor/skyway level.
by Aville_37
December 6th, 2012, 8:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Park
Replies: 78
Views: 11987

Re: Gateway Park

I like it Foto. Definately would create a draw for visitors and residents a like. At the least, I think they should build a glass cafe/restaurant overlooking the park to stimulate use/activity. The current Gateway Park also needs improvement. Does anyone know who prunes the trees downtown? Is it con...
by Aville_37
December 6th, 2012, 7:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Park
Replies: 78
Views: 11987

Re: Gateway Park

An unfortunate aspect about this location is that it is bounded by three very auto-centric roads. You can't really access the park without crossing at least one of them. This area still feels like this... http://www.bikede.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/WalkThisWay.jpg At the Washington Avenue publ...
by Aville_37
December 6th, 2012, 7:53 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Urban vs. Suburban Lifestyle
Replies: 146
Views: 17091

Re: Urban/Suburban Lifestyle

Interesting article I found online. Haven't had time to read it completely - but speaks to the importance of cities keeping the aging Millennials as they marry and have kids. Highlights - importance of transit, good schools, open space (Oklahoma City is building a 70 acre downtown park?). I think M...
by Aville_37
December 6th, 2012, 7:52 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Urban vs. Suburban Lifestyle
Replies: 146
Views: 17091

Re: Urban/Suburban Lifestyle

Interesting article I found online. Haven't had time to read it completely - but speaks to the importance of cities keeping the aging Millennials as they marry and have kids. Highlights - importance of transit, good schools, open space (Oklahoma City is building a 70 acre downtown park?). I think Mp...
by Aville_37
December 3rd, 2012, 11:18 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Park
Replies: 78
Views: 11987

Re: Gateway Park

MNdible wrote:Apparently, the city has finally found a way to unencumber the Nicollet Hotel block. This would seem to be a good first step towards getting a park built there.
Good news!
by Aville_37
November 27th, 2012, 6:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Abbott Hospital Renovation - (110 18th Street East)
Replies: 79
Views: 16298

Re: Abbott Hospital Renovation

Cool beans! Hopefully will spur interest in other new development in the area!!
by Aville_37
November 27th, 2012, 6:10 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gateway Park
Replies: 78
Views: 11987

Gateway Park

Couldn't find a thread for plans for a new park north of the library downtown. Here is a recent editorial piece discussing all the ins and outs of getting a new park built.

http://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/2012/ ... ntown-park
by Aville_37
November 26th, 2012, 1:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Abbott Hospital Renovation - (110 18th Street East)
Replies: 79
Views: 16298

Re: Abbott Hospital Renovation

Great news! This area has so much potential.
by Aville_37
November 25th, 2012, 3:12 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Bridges
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Bridges

Neptune wrote:If you like Minnesota bridges, the definitive website on the subject is this one. Pics of damn near every significant bridge in the area. My favorite is the Arcola High Bridge.

Finally found where this thread was reposted, lol. Thanks for the great link!!
by Aville_37
November 23rd, 2012, 6:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Walker Art Center
Replies: 21
Views: 1113

Re: The Walker Art Center

I am just excited about renovations to the Sculpture Garden. I hope they get some new kick ass pieces. Plenty of room for more sculptures.

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