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by at40man
May 11th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 176
Views: 24578

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Three of these malls are not like the others, though is that just because of recent anchor closings? (like JCPenny in Southdale and Sears in Burnsville Center last year?) Northtown Mall (Blaine): 1.65% vacancy rate (losing a Herbergers this year) Ridgedale Center: 2.07% vacancy rate Mall of America...
by at40man
April 28th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 76
Views: 13694

428 / Woolworth

New article about the 428 / Woolworth in the Star Tribune. ----- Pat Wolf’s vision for the 428 may seem counterintuitive for those accustomed to dismissing downtown St. Paul’s office market as forever struggling. But her project, as well as some other recent market signals, suggest that developers b...
by at40man
April 9th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 118284

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

The three lane trial on Maryland Ave. in St. Paul proved pretty successful. It will be made permanent. In the past, bringing this topic up on any East St Paul social media group brought a wide-array of impassioned responses. It seems like it is much more muted now; I think people have gotten used t...
by at40man
April 9th, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 106
Views: 17656

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

If the Herberger's does close, I wonder if Lifetime Fitness would open up a location there, the way they are doing at Southdale -- though not having a mall entrance is a big blunder. I used to live just a few miles away from Rosedale, and the nearest Lifetime locations are White Bear Lake, Minneapol...
by at40man
April 8th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics
Replies: 106
Views: 17656

Re: Roseville / Rosedale - General Topics

Seems short-sighted to remodel a store, and then close it a year later.

It would lend me to believe this closure has nothing to do with the profitability or strength of Rosedale.
by at40man
March 21st, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 76
Views: 13694

428 / Woolworth Rehab

The 428 (former Woolworth) has uploaded some pretty neat 360 degree views of their construction progress thus far.

https://real.vision/428-minnesota-st
by at40man
March 16th, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 118284

36 & 120 interchange

Update: http://eastsidereviewnews.com/articles/2018/03/14/possible-funding-found-highway-36century-avenue-intersection-upgrades I think that it should be a top priority that if any work is done at the Hwy 36 & 120 interchange that it INCLUDES on/off ramps (tight diamond interchange) as to not cut of...
by at40man
March 15th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Pioneer Press Building - 345 Cedar Street
Replies: 15
Views: 5976

Re: Pioneer Press Builing - 345 Cedar Street

Looking at the photos posted above it looks like interior demo is underway on upper levels, but I really wish they would take care of their skyway ASAP. It smells like a combination of shit and cigarette smoke, the walls have what appears to be gang symbols drawn on them, the floors were sticky/dirt...
by at40man
March 7th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 176
Views: 24578

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I totally agree. Condo sales have been strong in the area surrounding the mall. The parking lots are way too huge; I have never seen them full in all the decades I have been going to that mall. Building housing around the perimeter would likely make the mall more attractive too. Heck, if Sears goes,...
by at40man
March 7th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 176
Views: 24578

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

When I was there a few weeks ago I was surprised to see the newly opened Admiral's next to the merry go round. That used to be just kiosk space, now it's a bar/restaurant?!?!? I hope they do well. Maplewood Mall is trying SO hard. I forgot to mention that! I think that is a good addition, just suck...
by at40man
February 28th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N
Replies: 58
Views: 11050

O'Gara's Development - 164 Snelling Ave N

https://www.twincities.com/2018/02/28/d ... ler-tavern

This would make me sad, I am a regular patron of the establishment.
by at40man
February 27th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Robbinsdale, Crystal & New Hope – General Topics
Replies: 87
Views: 9606

Re: Robbinsdale, Crystal & New Hope – General Topics

Once the Robbinsdale store opens, it will undoubtedly hemorrhage customers from New Hope -- or vice versa. The stores are only 3 miles apart. Not only that, but the Cub Foods right in between them is getting a serious upgrade. That's too many large stores in a small trade area. I suspect history is ...
by at40man
February 26th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 176
Views: 24578

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

I took a spin through the Maplewood Mall this past weekend. Vacancies seem to be up slightly. Journeyz moved from a small space on the second floor to a larger space on the first. Teavana closed. The Hockey Lodge closed. The Calendar Store closed. DQ/Orange Julius closed. Hoff Jewelers is preparing ...
by at40man
January 31st, 2018, 10:32 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Skyway System
Replies: 517
Views: 65229

Re: Minneapolis Skyway System

Have people heard how the businesses in the Skyway are doing with the big game? Max's Cafe's owner wrote to the Star Tribune that he was down 20% and Park Cafe in the Government Center is closing on Thursday I think. I'm afraid that the workers are fleeing and the tourists aren't taking their place...
by at40man
January 30th, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Robbinsdale, Crystal & New Hope – General Topics
Replies: 87
Views: 9606

Tour of Fabulous Robbinsdale (Pt. 2)

This funny satirical video on YouTube about the ineptness of the Robbinsdale city government has been going viral. I think plenty of people here would get a kick out of it, too. MPR: Speak no ill of Robbinsdale, employee learns Thoughts and prayers are with the city officials of Robbinsdale, who got...
by at40man
January 29th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul
Replies: 211
Views: 38135

Re: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul

I took a swing through yesterday, followed by a trip to the Gaviidae store to compare and contrast. -The lighting is LED, and actually looks a bit nicer and more modern than the lighting they have in the Gaviidae store. I like the polished concrete far more than the rubberized and ugly tiles in the ...
by at40man
January 29th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Galtier Plaza
Replies: 73
Views: 11985

Re: Galtier Plaza

I took a swing through Galtier yesterday. It is dead, dead, dead. There is only one vendor left in the food court; the Chinese restaurant. Subway moved out on January 2nd. Either Nan is trying to run out their leases, or they have had it with her. I wonder if a long term lease between Chinese and Ga...
by at40man
January 25th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Highway 36
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Oakdale -New Hadley Interchange Traffic Circles- 36

Yeah, it looks horrible from a future development point of view - Oakdale is not that big and this wipes a whole stretch that would have been productively used land. For what it's worth, Mills Fleet Farm owns most of that land, and is donating it to MNDOT. They've been intending on doing that for o...
by at40man
January 25th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 554
Views: 116896

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

Bakken2016 wrote:
January 24th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Saint Paul wants to continue being a suburb of Minneapolis....
*YAWN* :roll:
by at40man
January 23rd, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Marriott Tribute Hotel in Park Square building/Lowertown
Replies: 0
Views: 1184

Marriott Tribute Hotel in Park Square building/Lowertown

Marriott's brand of urban boutique hotel is coming to Lowertown. All this vibrancy is pretty exciting!

https://www.twincities.com/2018/01/22/b ... nt-center/

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