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by widin007
February 10th, 2015, 1:16 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Doubletree by Hilton - 501 Huron Blvd SE
Replies: 88
Views: 17585

Re: Huron and Essex Hotel

^^ I think its pretty likely what they'll do as they just lost the parking block next door.
by widin007
January 27th, 2015, 4:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Fiber Internet and TV Services, Cord Cutting
Replies: 642
Views: 28977

Re: Minneapolis Cable Television

It means little. All the while google is expanding again, maybe they'll be here in the next 20 years.
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/26/79191 ... -charlotte
by widin007
January 25th, 2015, 8:32 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Rumors: A Historical Record of Mystery
Replies: 1110
Views: 84639

Re: Rumors!

Just spent the last hour reading through SSC. Wow, but makes for an entertaining Sunday night at least.
by widin007
January 16th, 2015, 4:06 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 374
Views: 63998

Re: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)

There's a big difference between expanding to a new market with low brand recognition and moving into the heart of cities with smaller stores. The issue with Canada is that they were competing in a new market with nearly zero brand recognition. yes, people will stop by a new store to check it out, ...
by widin007
August 19th, 2014, 12:36 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 160777

Re: Downtown Office Market

TommyT wrote:I'd love to see Bar Fly out of there, ICK! What are the chances that ever happens? Slim to none?
Unfortunately, the people who run barfly own the building. So no time soon. As horrible as it is, it still makes tons of money.
by widin007
July 9th, 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 163916

Re: Uptown Development Map and General Discussion

Let me guess... 15 year lease, business is doing fine, suddenly LynLake is much hotter than it was when the lease was signed, and landlord does anything they can to break the lease so they can get a few hundred bucks more each month. Exactly. And people are now out of jobs. I heard from someone who...
by widin007
July 9th, 2014, 9:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown Retail & Restaurant News
Replies: 1537
Views: 163916

Re: Uptown Development Map and General Discussion

Hey, if private enterprise wants to invest their own money into a sports bar and not a place for start-up bands to play then isn't that their prerogative? I wish there were more small live music venues in the area (especially Uptown) but apparently that mold didn't fit as a business, at least not f...
by widin007
May 20th, 2014, 3:56 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 952
Views: 86466

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Most headlines I've seen say Minneapolis, see Espn, sports illustrated etc., but every video I've seen they say Minnesota. Maybe its just memory to say Minnesota when talking about the Minnesota Viking's stadium, it's not the Illinois Bears after all.
by widin007
May 7th, 2014, 4:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 1010
Views: 160777

Re: Downtown Office Market

Yeah Target is not nearly as bad as Sears is/has been. Sears is a complete disaster and its more than a reach to say that Target is going down that path because they're so "Minnesotan". Also this http://gawker.com/i-do-not-know-one-person-who-is-happy-at-amazon-1572478351 either these are fake or ev...
by widin007
April 24th, 2014, 8:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: 4th Street Housing Cooperative - 1227 4th Street SE
Replies: 57
Views: 12357

Re: Riverton development (1227 4th St SE)

Those buildings stick out like a sore thumb now. I hope they can replace them with something a little more appropriate for the site. Did the flyer have a render? Or just details?
by widin007
March 29th, 2014, 7:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MoveMN
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: MoveMN

Well I learned this is pretty much dead this session, thank you Dayton. Lets hope the GOP doesn't take the House in the fall.
by widin007
March 29th, 2014, 7:15 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)
Replies: 82
Views: 25216

Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

I walk past this almost everyday and that's definitely the finished exterior and it is definitely all kinds of ugly.
by widin007
March 10th, 2014, 2:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MoveMN
Replies: 18
Views: 1717

Re: MoveMN

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.p ... n_number=0

That is the actual bill if anyone wants to look at it.
by widin007
March 2nd, 2014, 2:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lake & Nicollet Redevelopment (Kmart site)
Replies: 374
Views: 63998

Re: Lake & Nicollet

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... e-troubles

This article sums up the state of Sears today pretty well. All in all it is a disaster and don't expect Sears to be a willing partner in any redevelopment.
by widin007
February 25th, 2014, 1:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288887

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I heard yesterday he might get to ride one, but we'll see.
by widin007
February 20th, 2014, 11:06 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Nicollet Mall
Replies: 1368
Views: 155938

Re: Nicollet Mall

Buses are easily the worst aspect of the mall right now for me. They're loud, spew fumes and pile up 4 deep constantly. No one is going to go on that center island when they have to dodge buses constantly. Also is this planning in conjunction with the street car? Or is that later and they will have ...
by widin007
February 13th, 2014, 12:09 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)
Replies: 534
Views: 58093

Re: Theater Garage Marquee Apartments - (Franklin & Lyndale)

About Le Parisien though is it's not abandoned. Just the retail hasn't leased, and having walked past it hundreds of times, it's a good looking building. Abandoned buildings that are falling apart and unkempt are bad for a neighborhood, sure, but no buildings going up around uptown will be abandoned...
by widin007
January 18th, 2014, 1:38 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116135

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

I think its just them trying to diversify their holding away from just casinos, and considering the train wreck that was the downtown Minneapolis proposal casino I doubt they are looking for a casino in St. Paul.
by widin007
January 16th, 2014, 6:31 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - North, Northeast, and Southeast / University of Minnesota
Topic: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)
Replies: 238
Views: 43872

Re: The Marshall - (515 14th Avenue Southeast)

Damn I think im excited now, too bad the building is still such an eyesore.

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