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by bptenor
August 15th, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)
Replies: 33
Views: 10639

Re: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)

Maybe it had just sounded like it would be EH-run. I could be wrong; I don't have any inside info.
by bptenor
August 14th, 2013, 6:54 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)
Replies: 33
Views: 10639

Re: Episcopal Homes - (1890 University Avenue)

There is indeed going to be a cafe/coffee shop on the corner, run by the organization and open to the public.
by bptenor
August 10th, 2013, 4:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116834

Re: Saint Paul - General Topic(s)

widin007 wrote:But looking at google maps, there is literally 3 huge ramps surrounding this building plus a giant empty lot across the street. This just seems needless.
Hmm yes, probably so.
by bptenor
August 10th, 2013, 4:10 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116834

Re: Saint Paul - General Topic(s)

Regions is huge, and they probably do need a ton of parking. The hospital complex is also pretty cut off from the rest of downtown and public transportation services, so getting there without a car is certainly not the easiest task.
by bptenor
August 10th, 2013, 4:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 5th & 6th Streets in downtown Saint Paul
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: 5th & 6th Streets in downtown Saint Paul

The whole sidewalk area north of 6th St (between Robert and Jackson) is being rebuilt, and close to finished, I believe. I don't, however, if this improved the bus stop area significantly, or if the sidewalk just needed to be replaced...I haven't gotten a good look at it. I was hoping the 5+6 St imp...
by bptenor
August 10th, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 288
Views: 61778

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Letter of Intent on the Housing and Redevelopment page states that the retail space in the Lofts at Farmer's Market may be leased by Tim Niver and JD Frotzke (of The Strip Club).
by bptenor
August 10th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116834

Re: Saint Paul - General Topic(s)

Good bye, Economy Inn. Regions Hospital plans to buy and tear down this horrendous structure on University and Jackson. Even though a parking lot would take its place, I'm still smiling.

http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_238 ... al-parking
by bptenor
August 5th, 2013, 8:27 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Custom House / Hyatt Place - Downtown Saint Paul Post Office
Replies: 69
Views: 22233

Re: Downtown Saint Paul Post Office

Haven't heard anything yet either. Makes me a bit nervous, but these things always take longer than expected, right?
by bptenor
August 5th, 2013, 6:24 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Victoria Park (W 7th & Otto)
Replies: 42
Views: 12394

Re: Victoria Park (W 7th & Otto)

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IMG_4248 by bptenor, on Flickr

Here are a few photos I took of the site about a week ago. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50093971@N ... 869555126/
by bptenor
August 2nd, 2013, 10:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Green Line / Central Corridor construction thread (archive)
Replies: 1598
Views: 288979

Re: Green Line (Central)

At least last week, catenary was up just past the Snelling intersection. I admit I thought there would be more up at this point, but I don't have any worries that we're behind schedule.
by bptenor
August 1st, 2013, 2:44 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Twin Cities' National and Global Image
Replies: 952
Views: 86744

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

I almost always say St. Paul. Sometimes Twin Cities. Maybe because its the capitol city that everyone learned in school, or the people I've talked with, but I have yet to run into someone who doesn't know where one or both of those places are, and I've been to 40 states...
by bptenor
August 1st, 2013, 2:37 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Rayette Building - (261 Fifth Street East)
Replies: 29
Views: 7539

Re: Rayette Building - (261 Fifth Street East)

So, it won't be as nice as this ? Haha! But I do agree it's not as interesting architecturally. At the same time, it's still different than most of the new construction going up now. An it's also different from the other warehouses around it. It's still got an old, strength of character of sorts. I...
by bptenor
July 30th, 2013, 7:11 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)
Replies: 158
Views: 33702

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

A building across from the Penfield, on the east side of Robert St, now has its front torn off and plywood covering the windows. Anyone know what's going on here?
by bptenor
July 30th, 2013, 7:06 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Rayette Building - (261 Fifth Street East)
Replies: 29
Views: 7539

Re: Rayette Building - (261 Fifth Street East)

This afternoon I saw a dumpster outside and barricades set up around the Rayette building. Looks like construction has started!
by bptenor
July 29th, 2013, 9:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Streetcar Study
Replies: 88
Views: 11913

Re: Saint Paul streetcar study

I completely agree with you, mattaudio. I think, as far as West 7th goes, all that these separate studies confirm is that, yes, indeed, we do need something on W 7th. I personally think LRT is the best option, along W 7th and the Ford Spur. Just thinking about Riverview makes my head hurt sometimes....
by bptenor
July 28th, 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Saint Paul Streetcar Study
Replies: 88
Views: 11913

Re: Saint Paul streetcar study

Some notes from a transportation committee packet show that the favored lines for the long-term streetcar system include: East 7th, Grand, Payne, Rice, Robert, Selby/Snelling, and West 7th. I haven't read through this very well, but there's a map at the end of the doc showing these lines. Personally...
by bptenor
July 28th, 2013, 11:14 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Restaurant News
Replies: 288
Views: 61778

Re: St. Paul Restaurant News

Some more good news for Payne Ave: the old Schwietz Saloon will reopen as a bar and eatery, potentially already in August.

http://lillienews.com/articles/2013/07/ ... fX3v42DxrM
by bptenor
July 28th, 2013, 11:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Hamm's Brewery - (713 Minnehaha Avenue)
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

Re: Hamm's Brewery - (713 Minnehaha Avenue)

Looks like Flat Earth's conversion and move to the Hamm space is officially underway. Urban Organics is about ready to start production. There's also serious interest from a distillery. Some pictures included in the article, as well as a map of the property. http://lillienews.com/articles/2013/07/15...
by bptenor
July 21st, 2013, 9:59 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: The Penfield - (101 10th Street East)
Replies: 158
Views: 33702

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

I believe the Lunds is tentatively scheduled to open June 2014, but hopefully it will be sooner.
by bptenor
July 18th, 2013, 7:34 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: MN Highway 36
Replies: 47
Views: 3475

Re: Highway 36 changes at Century and Hadley - Open house 7/

I also agree. Century/36 is a very dangerous intersection. I drive that section about 3x/week since I live in Maplewood and travel to and from North St Paul. I've also crossed 36 with my bike there, but that's really not a great idea. There's not much space there, but I hope some sort of interchange...

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