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by Konante
May 10th, 2013, 8:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Retail News
Replies: 1199
Views: 177384

Re: Downtown Retail News

You guys will love this news... Someone is reopening the small convenience store on the corner of 5th Ave N and 2nd St N. It has been closed for quite a while. They are working inside to do some updates and there is a sign that says "Opening in April." It's the former Metro Market on 5th in the 5th...
by Konante
May 10th, 2013, 8:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35656

Re: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)

The heavy iron is at work this morning. I didn't have time to snap a pic as I drove by but the Merit printing building is now coming down.
by Konante
March 12th, 2013, 9:05 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Embassy Suites (Plymouth Building) - 12 6th Street S
Replies: 286
Views: 44524

Re: Plymouth Building apartments

semi-side note, but the company my aunt worked for in the plymouth building is a jeweler that has been in the building for 62 years- they have gigantic 60+ year old walk-in safes that need to be removed... That in itself will be a construction/engineering nightmare Or, thinking creatively and adapt...
by Konante
January 10th, 2013, 10:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory
Replies: 176
Views: 32344

Re: Izzy's Ice Cream Factory

Another image (from a few days ago):

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by Konante
January 9th, 2013, 2:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Soo Line Building Apartments - (501 Marquette Avenue)
Replies: 190
Views: 36399

Re: Soo Line Building Apartments - (501 Marquette Avenue)

Here are the prices at the Else Warehouse: Studio Alcove | $1075-$1340 mo.; One Bedroom | $1340-1800 mo.; Two Bedroom | $1815-2460 mo.; Three Bedroom | $3400-3500 mo. Soo Line is arguably more unique (e.g. high-rise in CBD, will have penthouses, 24 hour doorman) so I'll guess their units rent for mo...
by Konante
January 8th, 2013, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Post Office
Replies: 71
Views: 5559

Re: Downtown Post Office

I don't see this as a dead space at all. Your points are valid, and as mentioned above the proximity to the river and the associated bike/walking paths will help. I still think, however, an urban park needs organic foot traffic and the potential for eyes on it at all times to be successful. I don't...
by Konante
January 8th, 2013, 9:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Post Office
Replies: 71
Views: 5559

Re: Downtown Post Office

Agree with Mullen that the land usage in this area is currently a big missed opportunity. But knocking down the parking ramp and putting in a park will create a deadzone. There isn't enough around there right now. Unless the park is preceded by new development, including creating street level activi...
by Konante
January 7th, 2013, 9:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)
Replies: 42
Views: 8877

Re: ElseWarehouse - (730 Washington Avenue North)

I must say I'm impressed with what I've seen. These are sharp looking apartments.
by Konante
December 17th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)
Replies: 174
Views: 35656

Re: Velo Apartments - (103 Second Street North)

Color me surprised, and pleased.
by Konante
December 17th, 2012, 12:19 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: New Downtown School
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Residents clamor for new downtown school

I think this will be huge if it happens. I hope my wife and I are in a position to send our kids to Blake/Breck/Minnehaha but if the options are what they are now, and we can't afford it, we will have to leave downtown.
by Konante
December 6th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

If you define market rate as willing seller and willing buyer (or renter), then I agree with you it is not overpriced. By that definition it can't be given current vacancy rates. But I'm being less restrictive with my definition by incorporating unscientific cost/value comparisons in Minneapolis to...
by Konante
December 5th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

The market takes care of all the of this. Most rental downtown is not "overpriced." If it was there would be higher vacancy rates. Period. The opinion of you and those you've spoken to is truly irrelevant in this case. Any drawback the building has will also be taken care of by the market. If the b...
by Konante
December 5th, 2012, 10:57 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

This is silly. If prices were WILDLY out of whack with what they offer why would anyone live here? How does a grocery store and new residential not contribute to a quality community? Because it's stick built (*gasp*)? Because you think it's overpriced (compared to what, exactly)? Because small apar...
by Konante
December 5th, 2012, 10:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Restaurant News
Replies: 1099
Views: 180479

Re: Downtown Restaurant News

Thirded. I live across the street from Spill the Wine and have only dined there twice, both with GroupOns. There is nothing redeeming about that place. I hope the space doesn't stay vacant for too long. The benefit is all the $ and time they put into rehabbing it. Hopefully it's attractive to someo...
by Konante
December 5th, 2012, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239241

Re: Loring Park Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

seanrichardryan wrote:
min-chi-cbus wrote:Cool shot! I see another surface lot behind this site as well..... does anyone know if that lot is in contention for possible redevelopment?

It's the school's playground/ lot.
What school is that?
by Konante
December 5th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nic on Fifth - (290' - 26 Stories)
Replies: 1033
Views: 184441

Re: Nic on Fifth - (455 Nicollet Mall)

new rendering but same view. what does the building look like on the other side? and I'd like to see a day time perspective, not this romanticized dusk coloring. what is this building going to look on a drab winter day. that's important in this city. Crap. That's a good point. The newly-underdesign...
by Konante
December 5th, 2012, 10:04 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 577
Views: 86476

Re: 222 & Whole Foods - (222 Hennepin Avenue)

Nobody is complaining about the benefit of a grocery store. It's entirely reasonable to bemoan the use of arguably one of the prime pieces of real estate in downtown for a 6 story apartment complex. Moreover, the apartments will be small/cramped, will age poorly due to inferior materials, and will c...
by Konante
November 21st, 2012, 9:25 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Ceresota Building Apartments (155 5th Ave S)
Replies: 49
Views: 10536

Re: Ceresota Building Aparements

Are they able to put more windows in this building? Or are they stuck with the few windows it already has due to the Ceresota's historic status? I'm sure they'll cut new windows into the brick like they did at the Copham apartments on Washington. While I don't know the details of what a historic st...
by Konante
November 20th, 2012, 1:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Peavey Plaza
Replies: 232
Views: 43121

Re: Peavey Plaza reconstruction project

What's the next step if this happens? It sits idle until sufficient money is allocated to re-do it?
by Konante
November 7th, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: LPM Apartments - (376' - 36 Stories)
Replies: 1522
Views: 239241

Re: Loring Park Apartments - (1368 LaSalle Avenue)

mnmike wrote:Since this has no underground parking
I must've missed this fact along the way. How did Magellan pull that off? And where do they expect residents to park?

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