Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby SixOneTwo » November 15th, 2015, 11:18 am

1207 Washington (next to Bobby & Steve's) was demolished yesterday.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby VacantLuxuries » November 17th, 2015, 4:41 pm

I can't wait for the Mill District to become MiDi. Three syllables is too much for millennials.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MNdible » November 17th, 2015, 4:41 pm

Wow, that's going to catch on like syphilis!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby HiawathaGuy » November 17th, 2015, 4:46 pm

MNdible wrote:Wow, that's going to catch on like syphilis!
I love how it's WeDo (we-doo), not (we-doe)... but beats wee-doo! :o

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Wedgeguy » November 17th, 2015, 6:00 pm

Shows what happens when non profits have too much time and money in their hands. This is really silly. Kind of like justifying their existence with this silly naming thing. Thought we had an art district, theater district, and entertainment district. Now we want to bundle it all under WeDo. How much are these people getting paid for this nonsense.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby sushisimo » November 17th, 2015, 7:50 pm

Who wants the name WeDo? WE DO!
When do we want it? NOW!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby bapster2006 » November 17th, 2015, 8:13 pm

What a weird name. When I was a kid, the area I lived in around 33rd and Chicago was called Miracle Mile (for all the drug use) and St. Louis Park hated that name because of the strip mall of the same name.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby grant1simons2 » November 17th, 2015, 8:22 pm

Seems like there are quite a few businesses that support the idea. A lot of the theaters, some restaurants, etc.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby sushisimo » November 17th, 2015, 8:43 pm

I also seem to remember, about 15 years ago, Nordeast/E. Hennepin trying a "NeHe" moniker. It just didn't fly. It's always better when it ends with a 'Ho. (WeHo, SoHo)

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Wedgeguy » November 17th, 2015, 8:46 pm

My definition of WeDO is the trash burner, Mary's Place, the farmer's market. That is west of downtown!

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » November 17th, 2015, 9:42 pm

Geographically, it's odd. https://wedompls.org/map/
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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Silophant » November 17th, 2015, 10:34 pm

Super curious how they determined those boundaries. West of Nicollet makes sense, I guess, but why that little protrusion of mostly office buildings north of 5th?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby EOst » November 17th, 2015, 10:41 pm

Who keeps Atlantis off the maps? Who keeps the Martians under wraps?

WeDo! WeDo.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby mamundsen » November 18th, 2015, 8:21 am

WeDo is giving out free coffee in the skyway in LaSalle Plaza right now. They are about 20 feet from the Dun Bros. Just two guys wearing WeDo tshirts that also had "live, work, play" etc listed. Doesn't every neighborhood say you can do it all?

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby sushisimo » November 18th, 2015, 10:10 am

Silophant wrote:Super curious how they determined those boundaries. West of Nicollet makes sense, I guess, but why that little protrusion of mostly office buildings north of 5th?
Plus, that area is already called Gateway. And the Loring part is, well, Loring. Maybe the middle part as WeDo could create some mindshare, but that whole swath won't.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby Wedgeguy » November 18th, 2015, 10:51 am

We have distinct districts already when nails down each of the areas. The art district is pretty much the area surrounding Loring Park, with the Walker, Sculpture Garden, Dunwoody, Harmon Place. The Theater Districts is between 9th st and 5th street on Hennepin. Gateway districts is the area of Hennepin/Nicollet north of 4th street. The entertainment district is from 10th street on the south to past Washington Ave to the north taking in Hennepin,1st and 2nd avenues. This only confuses the area that is over a mile long and meanders all over the place. I know I'll not be using it for frame of references.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby MNdible » November 18th, 2015, 11:01 am

So, looking at the map... they must have really done some mental gymnastics to come up with a catchy name for this that doesn't include a mention of Hennepin Avenue. Because that's the thing that's obviously organizing the whole area.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby amiller92 » November 18th, 2015, 11:46 am

Wedgeguy wrote:We have distinct districts already when nails down each of the areas. The art district is pretty much the area surrounding Loring Park, with the Walker, Sculpture Garden, Dunwoody, Harmon Place. The Theater Districts is between 9th st and 5th street on Hennepin. Gateway districts is the area of Hennepin/Nicollet north of 4th street. The entertainment district is from 10th street on the south to past Washington Ave to the north taking in Hennepin,1st and 2nd avenues. This only confuses the area that is over a mile long and meanders all over the place. I know I'll not be using it for frame of references.
Also, Harmon is a historic district.

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Re: Downtown Minneapolis General Topics & Development Map

Postby twincitizen » November 18th, 2015, 1:40 pm

I'll bet $20 that the WeDo website suffers the same fate as mspmoretolife.com (remember that ad campaign leading up to the 2008 RNC?) within 5 years.


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