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by Aville_37
November 19th, 2012, 12:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Union Restaurant - (733 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 107
Views: 14323

Re: Union Restaurant - (733 Hennepin Avenue)

mattaudio wrote:What a cool little building squeezed in next door!
Wouldn't that building make cool full floor lofts/apartments. Or live in artist studios!!
by Aville_37
November 19th, 2012, 11:58 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Union Restaurant - (733 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 107
Views: 14323

Re: Union Restaurant - (733 Hennepin Avenue)

Love it. Perfect place to stop and have a cocktail over the Christmas holiday. Awnings are still missing. Also - wish they would have incorporate some type of hanging plant over the roof edge. Maybe next spring/summer we'll see more green.
by Aville_37
November 19th, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 164318

Re: Downtown Retail News

I am sure I have mentioned it here...but I think H&M is the kind of store that could actually do alright downtown. Maybe with new owners...city center will actually start marketing that high visibility corner space on 7th. If they were actually actively marketing it, I can't imagine it would still ...
by Aville_37
November 19th, 2012, 4:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 164318

Re: Downtown Retail News

I feel like Minneapolis could support an Express store. Heck, we had one in Calhoun Square until like one minute before I moved to Minneapolis. They could easily fit in anywhere in the area, the corner spot in Greenleaf even! (ok, that's just me being selfish...plus that would be dangerous for my w...
by Aville_37
November 18th, 2012, 12:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 164318

Re: Downtown Retail News

On the subject of retail as a whole - I wish during the holidays downtown and City Center/Gaviidae would spend a bit more money/effort on making downtown a festive place to be . City Center and Gaviidae could use some different holiday decorations, etc. Also - how about a Holiday Village on Peavey ...
by Aville_37
November 17th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 164318

Re: Downtown Retail News

On the subject of retail as a whole - I wish during the holidays downtown and City Center/Gaviidae would spend a bit more money/effort on making downtown a festive place to be . City Center and Gaviidae could use some different holiday decorations, etc. Also - how about a Holiday Village on Peavey P...
by Aville_37
November 17th, 2012, 5:54 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1197
Views: 164318

Re: Downtown Retail News

Nick wrote:Looks like something's happening in that street level space next to Target.
The one that formerly was a shoe/clothing store, with a focus on Bob Marley?

I still wish the storefronts on Lasalle would be leased out, at least for dental offices, etc.
by Aville_37
November 16th, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamm's Brewery - (713 Minnehaha Avenue)
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Hamm's Brewery - (713 Minnehaha Avenue)

Don't think there is a separate thread for this, so here is a jumping off point. I believe there were older articles/plans available.

http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_215 ... other-half
by Aville_37
November 16th, 2012, 4:56 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 12279

Re: Schmidt Brewery Apartment Conversion

http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_22011074/st-paul-schmidt-brewery-gets-new-life-sale Good news for West 7th area Love how they are planning to include a new brew house into the mix. Was curious about the old Hamm's Brewery redevelopment as well - here's a recent article. Will repost in it's own ...
by Aville_37
November 16th, 2012, 4:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Pillsbury "A" Mill Redevelopment
Replies: 185
Views: 38474

Re: Pillsbury A Mill Redevelopment

mulad wrote:This received a $555,000 Livable Communities grant from the Metropolitan Council.

http://metrocouncil.org/news/2012/LCDAGrantsNov2012.htm
Great info on other developments as well. Definitely need to follow up on the District Del Sol in St. Paul!
by Aville_37
November 16th, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Washington Avenue (reconstruction, restriping, etc.)
Replies: 253
Views: 48617

Re: Washington Avenue

Agreed Fotoapparatic - better if they didn't do it piece meal but all at once. Also wish they'd expand the plans into the 7 Corners area, but I believe 7 Corners may be covered by improvements planned for Cedar Ave./Riverside, etc. with everything going on with the Green Line. I truly hope they don'...
by Aville_37
November 15th, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57283

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

I agree with some of the comments on the Star Tribune article - the city can't make up it's mind. One minute it wants Hennepin Avenue to be like Times Square, the next minute "Oh no - that sign is too big and bright...". I would've liked to have seen the new marquee, as well as other building improv...
by Aville_37
November 14th, 2012, 5:27 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 52808

Re: City Center

Possibly promising news down the road. Thanks for posting.
by Aville_37
November 13th, 2012, 10:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 52808

Re: City Center

That's the Hennepin Ave. entrance. I actually miss the signage too. At least you knew what the building was. I believe they were taken down during remodeling and when the skyway was built connecting CC to Block E.
by Aville_37
November 13th, 2012, 7:50 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: City Center
Replies: 384
Views: 52808

Re: City Center

Anyone hear of any future plans now that City Center has new owners? Hoping they invest some money in exterior improvements and attracting new retail tenants. How about a restaurant at the now bordered up corner entrance off Nicollet?
by Aville_37
November 13th, 2012, 7:32 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 43537

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

The site plan (especially option B) is better than I expected. I can envision that being a cool urban space (although I can also envision them botching it up). As for the building design, it could be fun. The reference to Murals is a good one -- I thought that I'd really like that building based on...
by Aville_37
November 13th, 2012, 1:43 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Mill City Quarter - 300 South 2nd Street
Replies: 201
Views: 43537

Re: Mill City Quarter - (300 South 2nd Street)

Interesting - more modern. Like how the blue ties into the Guthrie. Still, not overly impressed. Was hoping something that would break up the block (blocks?). Any chance they may add a roof top garden/patio? Or at least a green roof would be nice.
by Aville_37
November 13th, 2012, 1:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Gold Medal Park
Replies: 13
Views: 2064

Re: Gold Medal Park

I don't know where the Park Board or MN Land Institute stands on this. I'd be happy if they took over (although the park may not receive the same standard of maintenance). Doubtful people in the Mill District would be willing to have the park land redeveloped into condos, etc. It's a huge asset/attr...
by Aville_37
November 13th, 2012, 10:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parks Master Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 1787

Re: North Loop Park

The North Loop Neighborhood Association's website has a link for an online survey to gather feedback about what's important/desired for the new park being planned:

http://www.northloop.org/North_Loop_Nei ... /Home.html.

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