Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby nBode » July 27th, 2015, 7:00 pm

Yes yes yes yes YES

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » August 27th, 2015, 11:25 am

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby David Greene » August 27th, 2015, 5:18 pm

So incredibly sad. Cannot imagine what the parents are going through.

There is a heck of a lot of these kinds of fire escapes in the area. I've always thought they looked pretty solid, but I guess you never know. Does the city regularly inspect fire escapes?

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby TheUrbanGopher » August 30th, 2015, 2:19 pm

Looks like a Potbelly's is going into the Flooring Expo building at 28th and Hennepin. So with Giordanos a block away, when do we start calling this strip of Hennepin "Little Chicago"?

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby LakeCharles » August 31st, 2015, 7:43 am

TheUrbanGopher wrote:Looks like a Potbelly's is going into the Flooring Expo building at 28th and Hennepin. So with Giordanos a block away, when do we start calling this strip of Hennepin "Little Chicago"?
When Old Chicago reopens?

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby MNdible » August 31st, 2015, 9:14 am

^ Nice.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Didier » August 31st, 2015, 11:47 am

Perhaps we should wait for a couple gunfights to take place as well.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby maxbaby » September 9th, 2015, 5:01 pm

Erik's Bike Shop to open in Uptown.
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... rship.html

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby PhilmerPhil » September 9th, 2015, 5:52 pm

Wow, with Flanders, Penn, Two Wheels and the Alt, that makes five bike shops within a few blocks of each other. Somebody open a bike shop on 38th and Nicollet. That seems like an untapped market. Bonus points if it's a bike shop/liquor store combo.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Wedgeguy » September 10th, 2015, 9:51 am

The biggest thing that we are missing is that the pie has actually gotten much bigger due to the increase resident in the area. How many new bikers are in the half a dozen + new buildings. The plus that Erik's has that Ducati did not, is that they have a full year worth of equipment that they sell. Erik's also sells ski's and snow boards that I 'm not aware that the other bike shops carry. This will help make Erik's a to got to place for the winter sports, and could carry over to the Bike's if they have great customer service. Not sure that many of the current bike shops will go belly up. There is a growing population that will allow for most to still do well. Some have already built a strong following over the years and will retain their customer base due to their past customer service. Again Erik's will gain in that they have a market already established with their other stores for winter sports equipment. Will see where things are in a year or so.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby David Greene » September 10th, 2015, 10:15 am

God I love living here. :)

The changes over the past decade are nothing short of amazing. It goes far beyond the physical developments we see. There are tons of kids that weren't here even five years ago. I see more people walking around the neighborhoods. In general it just feels much more lively than it did when I first moved in. There's much more generational diversity. We are still laking in racial and cultural diversity and I'm concerned about loss of lower-income residents but there are things we can do about both problems.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » September 10th, 2015, 11:35 am

Temple Israel is expanding/ remodeling again. Noticed the fence up yesterday.

http://finance-commerce.com/2015/09/tem ... expansion/
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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby twincitizen » September 10th, 2015, 11:56 am

Agree with wedgeguy, Erik's will do well on the winter sports gear here. Not a ton of competition for that stuff (The Alt does sell snowboards).
Since I always look at the negative, I wouldn't be surprised to see Penn or Flanders hurt a little bit by this move. Flanders seems dedicated to the high end racing bike segment, but Erik's will still be able to bite into some of that.

I'd love it if Penn Cycle and the corner building (former Milio's & smokeshop) was torn down for a new multi-story development.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby MNdible » September 10th, 2015, 12:00 pm

twincitizen wrote:Flanders seems dedicated to the high end racing bike segment.


In my experience, Flanders seems dedicated to being too cool to sell bicycles to people.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Nathan » September 16th, 2015, 1:16 pm

28th and dupont. What the actual fuck is that.

Some sort of 4 story faux Victorian shaped thing going in?

Did I miss something?

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby seanrichardryan » September 16th, 2015, 1:52 pm

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Nathan » September 16th, 2015, 1:57 pm

It's so awkward.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby FISHMANPET » September 16th, 2015, 1:58 pm

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby Wedgeguy » September 16th, 2015, 6:40 pm

I saw something was being built, but never took the time to investigate.

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Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Postby twincitizen » September 17th, 2015, 6:44 am

Nathan wrote:28th and dupont. What the actual fuck is that.

Some sort of 4 story faux Victorian shaped thing going in?

Did I miss something?
Zoned R6. Should be an interesting (if limited) test case of what one can build on a single R6 lot.

Did they get a variance from the minimum lot size? I'm 100% sure that higher zoning like R4-R6 carry larger minimum lot sizes, with the idea that you would have to assemble a few lots together for development. I could see why they would grant the variance in this case. The properties immediately north of this one have lower zoning, and the apartment building to its south isn't going anywhere. They really had no choice but to develop it individually.


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