Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby alexschief » February 8th, 2018, 10:47 am

David Greene wrote:
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I'd presume incompetence before I presume malice.

The city should put its foot down if it happens again with this developer. It can't become a trend. At the same time, development is tough, and occasionally things don't work out cleanly. An occasional small mulligan seems fair. This isn't a small change, but it isn't a massive one either. Overall, the city should also be more lenient towards errors that count in favor of its comprehensive plan goals.
This developer has a history of "incompetence" and the design he's proposing is essentially the design that was rejected several years ago. He's trying to backdoor something he wanted to do in the first place.
That would change things, I'm not aware of the developer's history.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby FISHMANPET » February 8th, 2018, 10:59 am

Geberding is seriously really bad at this, it's amazing he's built as many buildings as he has, but he just needs to find some easier projects to work on or just retire already.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » February 8th, 2018, 11:05 am

Does it all boil down to the Aldi? Does he have anything else going for him to win the appeal?

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » March 7th, 2018, 4:47 pm

No activity on the site so far this week.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby MNdible » March 7th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Yeah, noticed that...

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby LyndaleHoosier » March 19th, 2018, 7:13 pm

Back in action this week and moving forward with activity on the site! :)

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby versitalex » July 24th, 2019, 3:24 am

According to http://m.startribune.com/aldi-will-open ... 513051142/ the Aldi store opens Aug. 21 with a grand opening on Aug. 22.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » July 24th, 2019, 10:01 am

Gotta hand it to Gerberding. He played the Aldi card to maximum advantage.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby MattW » July 24th, 2019, 10:18 am

Bob Stinson's Ghost wrote:
July 24th, 2019, 10:01 am
Gotta hand it to Gerberding. He played the Aldi card to maximum advantage.
I don't understand. Please explain.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » July 24th, 2019, 10:46 am

His rationale for coming back several months after groundbreaking and asking for a larger project than the one approved by CPED was that requirements imposed by Aldi required a bigger building to be financially viable. He shrewdly recognized that public demand for the Aldi store gave him leverage to bypass CPED and go before the city council to demand a bigger project.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby MNdible » July 24th, 2019, 10:53 am

But if I recall correctly, the city denied his request and scolded him, right?

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » July 24th, 2019, 11:04 am

He then went around them to the full city council and won. It was a very ballsy move.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby MNdible » July 24th, 2019, 11:17 am

Not saying this didn't happen (and my memory isn't what it once was), but can you point to any news reports confirming this? My googling just shows his appeals being denied.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby Silophant » July 24th, 2019, 12:31 pm

Yeah, he tried, but the city slapped him down.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby TroyGBiv » July 25th, 2019, 10:11 pm

Sidewalks got poured yesterday and today... can’t wait for the jersey barriers and fencing to be removed.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby KML_1981 » August 22nd, 2019, 9:47 am

I think the Aldi might be successful at this location lol:

https://twitter.com/WedgeLIVE/status/11 ... 95552?s=20

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby rynet91 » August 27th, 2019, 11:19 am

That Aldi is amazing and it feels really large inside. However I'm not sure about the 8pm closing time. I get it that's an Aldi thing, but I feel like 10pm is more appropriate based on Uptown Cub's busy hours.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby MattW » August 27th, 2019, 11:22 am

rynet91 wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 11:19 am
That Aldi is amazing and it feels really large inside. However I'm not sure about the 8pm closing time. I get it that's an Aldi thing, but I feel like 10pm is more appropriate based on Uptown Cub's busy hours.
I agree. But it's going to take an act of God to change that.

I have a similar grip with the TJ's in DT East closing at 9pm.

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Re: Rex 26 - 2601 Lyndale Ave S

Postby SurlyLHT » August 27th, 2019, 12:00 pm

I think the limited hours helps them stay efficient, however I feel some of these busy urban locations could sustain longer hours. Funny story the Aldis on Lake St and 21st has a family selling tamales out of their car that taste great and the one on Penn Ave N and Lowry N has a gentleman selling BBQ Chicken Sandwiches I need to try sometime. Different cultures and different foods within our city.


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