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by nordeast homer
September 3rd, 2012, 9:20 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Venue - (19 8th Street North)
Replies: 34
Views: 4763

Re: The Venue

You're right, maybe we should stop the Opus highrise on Nicollet because they could hold Ribfest on that block again...For one day a year they find another f#%*ing site.
by nordeast homer
August 31st, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza / Convention Hotel rumoring (archive)
Replies: 375
Views: 43861

Re: 330 South 12th

I'd be kind of disappointed if it was only 50 feet taller than the Ivy. Seems to me it might be a little taller if there are that many rooms, but then again they'd be paying the construction costs not me...
by nordeast homer
August 31st, 2012, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Century Plaza / Convention Hotel rumoring (archive)
Replies: 375
Views: 43861

Re: 330 South 12th

Back on Minnescraper I remember someone mentioning that the current building is pretty run down on the inside and needs a LOT of updating, more than what is feasible. Once you start the kind of updating that is needed you need to bring things up to code and it sounded like that may not be possible a...
by nordeast homer
August 31st, 2012, 1:38 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations
Replies: 445
Views: 57520

Re: Minneapolis & St. Paul Fantasies and Speculations

On kind of a side note to this conversation, I believe that the Nice Ride idea is one of the better ones our city has implemented in recent history. They've expanded into NE and I see people riding them all the time! Do they have these stationed around the hotels downtown or are they trying to keep ...
by nordeast homer
August 30th, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Lowry Avenue Bridge
Replies: 42
Views: 7822

Re: Lowry Avenue Bridge

While I like how the new bridge looks, I'm still not sure if it's the right design for that bridge. I drive past it every morning and I'm still trying to get used to it. Either way, it can't open fast enough for my liking! Having the traffic from three bridges (Broadway, Plymouth & Lowry) diverted t...
by nordeast homer
August 30th, 2012, 12:49 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: What will it take to develop DTE?
Replies: 132
Views: 15343

Re: What will it take to develop DTE?

I agree with MNDible, if you limit auto access to downtown or make it more difficult you will see downtown fade in a hurry; businesses will not want to expand or move downtown. I understand peoples desire to make things more pedestrian friendly and bike friendly, but this is not Europe and our clima...
by nordeast homer
August 28th, 2012, 12:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 82050

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Maybe I'm short sighted, but I see nothing wrong with the amount of retail at US Bank Place, the entire second level is retail as well as most of the first floor. You have thousands of people to move in and out of the building, you NEED that much of a lobby to accomodate that number of people. The l...
by nordeast homer
August 28th, 2012, 11:52 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Xcel Energy HQ - 401 Nicollet
Replies: 539
Views: 82050

Re: Xcel Energy HQ - (401 Nicollet Mall)

Xcel tends to have a high level of security and likes to limit access to their facilities, mostly as a protective measure to their clients; this does not lend well to having retail space in thier headquarters. I for one would appreciate any efforts they can put together to keep their building secure!
by nordeast homer
August 22nd, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137810

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

Maybe I'm wrong, but nothing in the drawings or model show me that retail is a part of this project. My assumption is that it will be left up to building owners and developers in surrounding properties to provide that aspect to the project. Since this is technically phase 1, maybe another phase woul...
by nordeast homer
August 21st, 2012, 2:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Target Field Station (the Hotel) & Target Field Station (the Station)
Replies: 1016
Views: 137810

Re: The Interchange (At Target Field)

Because it's apparently too much to ask to have the national transit (Amtrac and bus service) and regional transit in the same location...
My other answer would be that St Paul can't turn every building into housing so they might as well have at least one that serves another purpose 8-)
by nordeast homer
August 10th, 2012, 3:22 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Lower St. Anthony Falls Whitewater Park
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: Lower St. Anthony Falls Whitewater Park

Huge draw? Your definition and mine must be different. I'm not saying it wouldn't be unique and interesting, but I hardly think it would draw a ton of people. I can think of maybe 3 people in my life that would ever even consider going on something like this and I know a lot of people that are outdo...
by nordeast homer
August 8th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173884

Re: Vikings Stadium

" tailgating’s destructive qualities outweigh its benefits." ???????? :? I don't know what tailgating they are referring to, but I must have gone to the wrong places. Are people blowing up pavement that I'm not aware of? Since we're already criticizing the development before we have any sketches, I...
by nordeast homer
August 8th, 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Penn and American - Bloomington
Replies: 103
Views: 24226

Re: Penn and American

That's right, I must have gotten my stores mixed up. The two stores always seemed to be the same type of store with the exception of the Craftsman tools in Sears. I still miss the Southtown Theater over there. The screens were huge! The seating was a little lumpy toward the end, but still a great th...
by nordeast homer
August 7th, 2012, 1:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 100
Replies: 98
Views: 16258

Re: Hwy 100

Isn't this the section that Molneau implemented her "shoulder lanes" to increase capacity without putting real money into it? How has that held up, 10 years later? As someone who drives this stretch every day I think it's still a bit better than it was, but that can change on a day to day basis. I ...
by nordeast homer
August 7th, 2012, 1:36 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Penn and American - Bloomington
Replies: 103
Views: 24226

Re: Penn and American

Yes, that used to be a Sears. They closed it up about the time that Sears was caught cheating customers out of tons of money for unnecessary repairs. Their business dropped to nothing and they pulled out. It took quite a while to fill that space. I'm still surprised that they haven't taken the autom...
by nordeast homer
August 2nd, 2012, 1:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake Street Station Apartments
Replies: 128
Views: 31734

Re: Hi Lake Triangle

MplsTodd wrote: I just saw the original Blues Brothers movie again. This development reminds me of Elmore's apartment along the El (except the LRT is quieter).
Very funny, that's the first thought that entered my mind when I saw those!!
by nordeast homer
August 1st, 2012, 2:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake Street Station Apartments
Replies: 128
Views: 31734

Re: Hi Lake Triangle

I also find it interesting that the rooftop deck overlooks the LRT station, I guess it's better than overlooking the cemetery, but why not put it on the north side where you can see downtown?
by nordeast homer
July 31st, 2012, 3:37 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Vikings Stadium Miscellaneous Discussion
Replies: 1660
Views: 173884

Re: Vikings Stadium

I'm one of the 4 Nasa! I don't have season tickets, but I go when I can, usually a couple of times a year. The drunk driving statements actually made me laugh out loud! Have you been in the warehouse disctict on a weekend?!!! There are more inebriated people on a random Saturday night stumbling down...
by nordeast homer
July 27th, 2012, 1:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Burch Pharmacy Building - (1934 Hennepin Avenue)
Replies: 106
Views: 20845

Re: Burch Pharmacy Building

mnmike wrote:Why in the world would she have lived in Minneapolis? I was pretty sure she was entirely west coast.
She was in the band "Babes in Toyland" for a while in the late 80's. Back when Mpls was still huge in the music scene.
by nordeast homer
July 27th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: StoneBridge (2nd Street South & 11th Avenue South)
Replies: 339
Views: 56799

Re: Park Vista (2nd St S & 11th Ave S)

It would be interesting to know how quickly he has historically moved on projects once he gains properties. It doesn't seem to me that this type of property is what he would have much experience with. His resume would lend me to believe that he would be looking at multifamily housing for these, but ...

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