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by Aville_37
June 21st, 2014, 10:44 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Holidazzle Market
Replies: 148
Views: 11804

Re: Downtown Minneapolis - General Topics

Saw the idea of a holiday market coming. Personally - I liked the idea of the Holidazzle Parade and agree that it's too bad the city can't do both, at least have the parade 1 night as a final hurrah. Still - like the idea of a market too - hopefully they can get Peavey renovated and open the sunken ...
by Aville_37
June 20th, 2014, 10:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Stadium Parking Ramp Development Site
Replies: 1049
Views: 122821

Re: Stadium Parking Ramp Air Rights Development

I too really think this building would be great if redeveloped. Reminds me of some of the buildings in the North Loop. The canopy/loading dock area would make a great outdoor dining space.
by Aville_37
June 20th, 2014, 9:41 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S
Replies: 404
Views: 72049

Re: Thresher Square Hotel & Apartments - Washington & Chicag

Happy for another development, but not too excited about the design or extending the skyway. I am longing for days prior to the explosion of developments when architects were really taking some chances on design - Dayton's condo's planned for the Mill District, The Wave where the original Fugia was,...
by Aville_37
June 10th, 2014, 8:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Nicollet Ave / Eat Street - Whittier, Stevens, Loring Park
Replies: 163
Views: 24007

Re: Developing Nicollet Avenue/Stevens Square

It's actually on the north side of 94 (Loring Park n'hood technically), but since it was discussed in this thread: The Nicollet Diner might finally open at the end of June. http://www.journalmpls.com/news-feed/long-awaited-opening-of-the-nicollet-diner-scheduled-for-end-of-june Great news! I hope t...
by Aville_37
June 10th, 2014, 8:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: AC Marriott Hotel - 401 Hennepin Ave (Andrews Hotel site)
Replies: 353
Views: 54193

Re: Andrews Hotel site (4th & Hennepin)

Hennepin should complement and there is no excuse for empty store fronts. The empty Chevys Tex Mex is just unexcusable. That is such a great location. I have to believe that's partly because of the long-dead Block e on the same corner. That or the building owner is asking for unreasonable rent, or ...
by Aville_37
June 5th, 2014, 7:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 158028

Re: Downtown Retail News

Wasn't it also a really popular asian restaurant at one time after that?
by Aville_37
June 5th, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 158028

Re: Downtown Retail News

Super! The flagship Walgreens are super nice and the company doesn't seem to spare expense on quality design/materials. I've been to several in Chicago - the one on State, in Boystown and one in Wicker Park which was formerly a bank. The current Walgreens on Nicollet is so out-dated. Hopefully they ...
by Aville_37
June 2nd, 2014, 9:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Lol. So I guess you don't walk in the grass either.
by Aville_37
June 2nd, 2014, 9:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Very happy that the Sculpture Garden and Cowles Conservatory were awarded $8.5 million in state money for renovations. From the sounds of it - will be infrastructure improvements - lighting, irrigation, probably replacement of trees, etc. Still last time I walked through was staring to looked tired ...
by Aville_37
May 31st, 2014, 7:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: 29th Street Reconstruction Project
Replies: 229
Views: 28015

Re: The Pedestrianization of 29th Street

Hopefully, either way, would be nice if future developments on the south side of the greenway are designed to be pedestrian friendlier on all sides including fronting 29th and the greenway. Maybe 29th could be curbless like the new Nicollet plans to be.
by Aville_37
May 29th, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147103

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I just sent an email requesting that any future redesign/rebuild of Nicollet Mall reincorporate the loon water fountain, the granite sculptures in front of U.S. Bank, the clock by Peavy and the benches/seats recently re-installed across from the library.
by Aville_37
May 29th, 2014, 9:07 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1355
Views: 147103

Re: Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Project

I'm debating if this should be in the Nicollet Mall or Downtown Retail thread... Hear me out and move if you think it should be somewhere else. Today as I went out from my office in LaSalle Plaza to eat at a food truck along Marquette, I saw that it was also Farmer's Market day on Nicollet Mall. I'...
by Aville_37
May 26th, 2014, 5:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 270476

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Urban Planning

10th and 11th Avenue South were several nice streets with larger, well maintained older houses. Several had signs indicating they belonged to North Central.
by Aville_37
May 23rd, 2014, 9:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map
Replies: 1692
Views: 270476

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Urban Planning

Did a bit more walking around Elliot Park and am really starting to like the neighborhood for the historic building aspect. More old brownstones/brick apartment buildings than I thought. Also walked around the North Central College area and came across several streets of what were obviously single f...
by Aville_37
May 21st, 2014, 9:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Eclipse
Replies: 461
Views: 43097

Re: The Eclipse

I know a lot of people here would be happy if it never saw the light of day. Let's hope he sells the parcel and someone swoops in with some great vision for what this corner needs. Happy to hear it probably won't happen. This parcel calls for a more architecturally ambitious proposal than just dupl...
by Aville_37
May 21st, 2014, 9:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 55402

Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Here is a new photo showing the Yard with a giant tent over it for the Super Bowl. Also includes the parking ramp hotel. https://twitter.com/seifertespn/status/468889226357276672 Don't like the idea of having a tent over the entire park. The idea should be to showcase the city and show the world it...
by Aville_37
May 21st, 2014, 3:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 359053

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

Also, the Park Board in recent history has been a badly managed, parochial organization that's been coasting on the good work done a century ago. I really don't trust them to be the lead on this park. Sadly I agree. With the exception of a few projects - Mills Ruins and RiverFirst. But RiverFirst s...
by Aville_37
May 20th, 2014, 5:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1146
Views: 158028

Re: Downtown Retail News

They've been off for well over a year now. The interior of Gaviidae I is one of the most beautiful buildings downtown. I hope they're not gone for good. The level of custom detailing and finishes is still amazing 20 some years later. It will never be able to be replicated and it is one of Cesar Pel...
by Aville_37
May 19th, 2014, 7:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 999
Views: 131747

Re: Target Field Station

Okay so back to the Target Field Station Really think it's a beaut! The granite relief artworks is beautiful and the landscaping is well done. Looks like some of the stones from the old Metropolitan were used for the fountain outside Caribou Coffee. Also - love Caribou's space here - part of me wis...
by Aville_37
May 19th, 2014, 7:03 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 359053

Re: Downtown East Project (Ryan Companies / Wells Fargo)

http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/259824531.html d I think this is the way to go. While I there are many things I think the Park Board does right, they obviously are more focused on buying up land to build new parks and maintaining/improving parks outside downtown proper (Chain of Lakes, Minne...

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