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by bptenor
May 7th, 2014, 9:32 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)
Replies: 158
Views: 33557

Re: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)

The lot is currently being prepared for a "pre-park," what's been described as a field of wildflowers, or something to that effect. St Paul, their artist-in-residence, and some college students (from St Thomas, I believe) are working on this project. Part of it is also research, trying to determine ...
by bptenor
May 5th, 2014, 8:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287562

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

I saw a 3 car train traveling the length of 4th St in downtown St Paul a little over a week ago. It happened to stop outside tpt which didn't cause any problems.
by bptenor
April 29th, 2014, 9:12 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Happy Hour!
Replies: 322
Views: 44399

Re: Happy Hour!

Bang Brewing is also located up on Capp Rd with limited tap rooms hours. That's also adjacent to True Stone Coffee roasters; not sure if they actually serve anything there though. The only thing I can think of for Robert would be the Cafe inside Regions. It's the only place in MN that I know of that...
by bptenor
March 18th, 2014, 5:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Twin Cities Future Transit Map
Replies: 372
Views: 50050

Re: Twin Cities Future Transit Map

Just an FYI, there is now a stop at Etna on the Gateway Corridor, between Earl and White Bear Ave. The east end of the corridor (Oakdale/Woodbury) is still undecided.
by bptenor
February 14th, 2014, 9:24 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Snelling and University TOD: "SmartSite Redevelopment"
Replies: 77
Views: 11486

Re: Snelling and University

As long as I can still go to Big Top, I'll all for this.
by bptenor
February 13th, 2014, 4:41 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Western U Plaza - (300 University/Old Home Dairy)
Replies: 49
Views: 13213

Re: 300 University (Old Home Dairy)

lordmoke wrote:
THERAT wrote:Drove by this site earlier this week and noticed fencing and a construction trailer on site.
Does anyone know if construction has actually started here yet?
Nope. And the trailer on site has been there for about a year now, I believe.
by bptenor
January 14th, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Custom House / Hyatt Place - Downtown Saint Paul Post Office
Replies: 69
Views: 21949

Re: Downtown Saint Paul Post Office

I received this in an email today, detailing the planned development of the post office into the Custom House. Apartments, a hotel, and parking are planned, with plenty of space still available for lease. This promotional piece looks impressive, and I look forward to seeing this landmark building tr...
by bptenor
January 10th, 2014, 7:20 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: 3M Headquarters - Maplewood
Replies: 11
Views: 1329

Re: New 3M R&D lab building

I was actually going to snap a few pictures of this site today, but ended up going by too late and the sun was already down. It's going to be eye-catching for the campus.
by bptenor
December 14th, 2013, 1:28 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Gold Line BRT (Gateway Corridor)
Replies: 392
Views: 56345

Re: Gateway Corridor

Ugh. Eww. And, what about all the riders who are not suburban commuters? I don't think they'd agree that they'd rather walk to a park-and-ride, or a bench on the shoulder of the interstate. Maybe this is cheaper, but it's really not much better *quality* than what's already there.
by bptenor
December 9th, 2013, 9:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287562

Re: Green Line (Central Corridor LRT)

There were shelters at Oak and Washington last Tuesday, but nothing else...no heat, no trash cans, not even sure there was a bus stop sign yet.
by bptenor
November 24th, 2013, 11:57 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul
Replies: 210
Views: 36193

Re: Former Macy's Site

The building needs to go. Maybe plans will change before any renovation on the old Macy's gets off the ground.
by bptenor
November 5th, 2013, 10:47 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)
Replies: 158
Views: 33557

Re: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)

I walk by this almost every day going to and from Regions. Not a fan either. I think with trees, the upcoming Pedro Park, and some more development around this block, then it will look a bit better. At the end of the day, the additional residents the Penfield will bring is a pro that greatly outweig...
by bptenor
November 2nd, 2013, 2:00 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 521
Views: 106784

Re: Saint Paul - General Topic(s)

True. It's on E 7th St, up the hill from Metro State.
by bptenor
October 26th, 2013, 8:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 284
Views: 59735

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

It looks like Tin Whiskers Brewing Company is opening their location in the Rossmer building in downtown St Paul, next to Sawatdee. This should be a great location, especially with the Penfield opening a block away. Brewery website: twbrewing.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinWhiskersBrewingCo
by bptenor
October 16th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 287562

Re: Green Line (Central)

I didn't follow this particular corridor from the beginning of its planning, or really paid any attention to transit corridors until about four years ago, but could the "LRT/Bus" label be a remnant of the planning stage before they picked a mode of transit for the Green Line? It seems far-fetched, b...
by bptenor
September 23rd, 2013, 7:54 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul
Replies: 210
Views: 36193

Re: Former Macy's Site

twincitizen wrote:Perhaps I'm being closed-minded, but I can't think of any possible re-use scenario that would be better than razing that building and starting over...
For the love of all that's holy, tear this building down. I want wider sidewalks here. Trees. And windows please, lots and lots of them.
by bptenor
August 29th, 2013, 10:34 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Lowry Hotel Building
Replies: 11
Views: 2393

Re: Lowry Hotel Building

I passed by today, quickly, and I think that Ramsey County is taking up very little of the ground floor space (most offices are probably on the 2nd floor). I only say this because only one window bay, maybe two, had Ramsey County signage visible, and it is on the Wabasha side furthest from the corne...
by bptenor
August 26th, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 50495

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

Today St Paul's "Berlin Wall" started to come down.

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IMG_4283 by bptenor, on Flickr

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IMG_4284 by bptenor, on Flickr
by bptenor
August 22nd, 2013, 5:10 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: CHS Field (St. Paul Saints Ballpark)
Replies: 272
Views: 50495

Re: Saints Lowertown Ballpark

Just discovered there's a webcam on the ballpark's website. I believe the camera is on OMF roof looking NW.

http://lowertownballpark.com/live-webcam/
by bptenor
August 15th, 2013, 7:20 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: 2700 University Avenue Development
Replies: 144
Views: 29685

Re: 2700 University Ave

Quite likely, in retrospect.

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