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by at40man
January 16th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul
Replies: 210
Views: 36319

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

Ugly signage going up at Macy's today. Also, Walgreens opened up December 1st and it's pretty disappointing-- interior finishes that make it feel like a Costco store, no grab-and-go section, bifurcated design makes it confusing. Overall low quality buildout compared to the DT Mpls one. I'm not a fa...
by at40man
January 3rd, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 41600

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

VacantLuxuries wrote:
January 2nd, 2018, 4:56 pm
Ah man, I wanted to get work done tonight. Now I'll be playing Sim Tower instead.
Check out Yoot Tower. It is basically Sim Tower 2.0, and the lead programmer (Yoot Saito) is the same. I still occasionally fire it up.
by at40man
November 9th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News
Replies: 176
Views: 24411

Re: Suburban Malls and Associated Retail News

Maplewood Mall will be adding an indoor inclusive playground next to the lower level entrance to Kohl's. That part of the mall has always been the deadest, and given the popularity of the tiny playground one level up I think it will be a nice draw. http://eastsidereviewnews.com/articles/2017/11/07/i...
by at40man
November 2nd, 2017, 10:43 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 41600

Re: The Once and Future Dayton's

Hm. I bet it could, focused primarily on prepared foods and fresh produce. It would be significantly upmarket from Target (and Walgreens, which has prepared food too) and, unlike Whole Foods, connected to the skyway. Positioned more like a food hall lunch place (kinda like the old Dayton's basement...
by at40man
October 18th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Robbinsdale, Crystal & New Hope – General Topics
Replies: 86
Views: 8736

Ugly generic apartments going up next to ugly generic big box in Robbinsdale

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22424220_1474299175970919_9199489784503807288_o.jpg?oh=c7091706cd164f753639def1ce610e7a&oe=5A67DBC6 "Last night Inland Development Partners shared a concept for redevelopment of the American Legion/St Petersburg site to the Robbinsdale Economic Develop...
by at40man
September 21st, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Stillwater Development News
Replies: 38
Views: 4391

Re: Stillwater Development News

A nice mid century building coming down to build something "hip" and generic that looks like it belongs in Uptown. Sad.

And Hy-Vee, gross. That whole area on 36 is an ugly Sprawlmart.
by at40man
August 23rd, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: The Once and Future Dayton's
Replies: 284
Views: 41600

Re: Former Dayton's Building

SurlyLHT wrote:
August 10th, 2017, 4:07 pm
Walking through it on the skyway level it smells and feels like an attic.
Fun fact: in the 1970s, they used to have a department called "Grandma's Attic".
by at40man
August 23rd, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W
Replies: 130
Views: 20173

Re: Sons of Norway block redevelopment - 1455 Lake St W

It's an ugly as hell building. An opinion of ugly doesn't determine whether it's historic or worth saving. I happen to love the styling and the ground floor could easily be made more urban and street friendly without jeopardizing its character. I, too, happen to like it. It has a nice pattern, and ...
by at40man
August 23rd, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: St. Paul Office Market
Replies: 76
Views: 13654

3M in downtown St Paul

3M is reportedly eyeing space in downtown St Paul: http://www.twincities.com/2017/08/16/3m ... n-st-paul/
by at40man
August 18th, 2017, 5:34 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: New Bell Museum/Planetarium
Replies: 51
Views: 9169

Re: New Bell Museum/Planetarium

Looks like it will be a beautiful facility. It's a bummer that this ended up in a cornfield in St. Paul. Would have been a great addition to downtown Minneapolis (or even to the main campus, where it could have been LRT adjacent). It's pretty hard to see any out of town visitors stumbling upon it i...
by at40man
August 2nd, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Galtier Plaza
Replies: 73
Views: 11944

Re: Galtier Plaza

Also, I just came across this interesting post by John Mannillo in 2014: About five years ago, the year before the previous Mayoral election, Cray Research was negotiating with the Galtier Plaza building owner for a possible move to Lowertown. The City, in their haste to expedite the deal before the...
by at40man
August 2nd, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Galtier Plaza
Replies: 73
Views: 11944

Re: Galtier Plaza

http://www.twincities.com/2017/08/02/fh ... s-st-paul/

1. Can Nan Hynes be ousted already? She is totally incompetent at managing Galtier.
2. With the Fhima exiting, can that idiotic brick wall be removed and main entrance to the building be restored?
by at40man
July 27th, 2017, 4:33 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Wabasha Center (Former Macy's) - Downtown St. Paul
Replies: 210
Views: 36319

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

A few interesting tidbits regarding this development were buried in the Finance and Commerce newspaper last month: Walgreen's landlord (Capital Real Estate) purchased 18,039 sq ft of space in "Treasure Island Center" for $2.5 million. Store will be similar to the store CRE built in Gaviidae. Walgree...
by at40man
July 27th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 115135

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

EOst wrote:
June 8th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Maryland 4-3 is going to be maintained for the second 6-week test period. Sounds like it's going well.
Summer is waning away. I'm curious if there has been any more rumblings about this project?
by at40man
June 19th, 2017, 5:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Think tank launches campaign to build more lanes, blames investments in public transit and bike infrastructure
Replies: 26
Views: 2267

Re: Think tank launches campaign to build more lanes, blames investments in public transit and bike infrastructure

Someone named Stephen Colburn (whom I do not know) sent me an unsolicited message on Facebook, with a link to this long-winded propaganda , and includes gems like "Buses not only can move more people per hour than light rail, a higher percentage of those people will be comfortably seated rather than...
by at40man
June 16th, 2017, 7:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Think tank launches campaign to build more lanes, blames investments in public transit and bike infrastructure
Replies: 26
Views: 2267

Re: Think tank launches campaign to build more lanes, blames investments in public transit and bike infrastructure

Is it the most effective strategy to specifically call out one person by name, when that person is A. Quite popular, and B. Not running in 2018? I mean, yes, the next Dem candidate will be running on continuing Dayton's policies, but still. He's quite popular within Ramsey and Hennepin Counties. Hi...
by at40man
June 13th, 2017, 9:33 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 277
Views: 16308

Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman (GOP - Shoreview) is running for Governor. I don't think he'll get the nomination, but then again Jeff Johnson managed to do so just 4 years ago. I don't truly know where he's at politically, but on the surface he seems like a moderate. I haven't read anythi...
by at40man
June 13th, 2017, 9:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 958
Views: 115135

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

Where did you get this information from? I'm curious as to where that information came from as well. If it's true, I am totally in support of it. 6 weeks seems like a bit skimpy to fully collect and study the data. Most of the initial uproar has died down, it seems. There's still some pedestrian bl...
by at40man
June 9th, 2017, 7:33 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

White Bear Lake & Vadnais Heights - General Topics

From what I can tell, we don't really have a thread dedicated to this area of the Twin Cities yet, though it is significant. Recent news: Hy-Vee pulling out of White Bear Lake - 'Too expensive' : http://www.presspubs.com/white_bear/news/article_50183fd6-4ba7-11e7-bb77-0bf0218040cf.html 'Revamping Wh...
by at40man
June 7th, 2017, 6:35 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Saint Paul - General Topics
Replies: 547
Views: 111894

Re: Saint Paul - General Topics

New updates on the Woolworth conversion: http://www.twincities.com/2017/06/07/do ... f=obinsite

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