Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow

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SurlyLHT
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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby SurlyLHT » June 2nd, 2020, 12:45 pm

Maybe some of the local corporations and foundations along with the city and neighborhood groups can help find a future where this area is neither abandoned, nor where those who called it home in the past are no longer able to be part of the community like they were prior.

nordeast homer
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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby nordeast homer » June 2nd, 2020, 1:35 pm

It was good to hear that both Aldi and Target plan on reopening, Aldi much sooner than Target.

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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby alexschief » June 3rd, 2020, 6:36 am

This is, I think, one immediate sign the that landscape has changed drastically since the previous waves of riots in the 60's and 90's. There is no longer this feeling of existential peril about the future of the city. It's significant that all of the major tenants in the area all immediately vowed to rebuild and reopen, as did the developer of the affordable housing building that went up in flames.

Hopefully all of the money that has been raised can be targeted towards the small businesses, who are in a much tougher spot.

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Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Postby mplsjaromir » June 3rd, 2020, 9:23 am

I agree. It seems like that the walls of bullshit built up the MPD over the decades to defend egregious actions of its staff are going to fall. End the Stanek rule. Renegotiation of the police union contract that will have broad public and institutional support. Only the most hardcore reactionaries will be howling.

That will make the city better for the those who want to be part of it. Making reinvestment of time, life and wealth that much more attractive.

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Re: Hiawatha-Lake - Minnehaha - Downtown Longfellow

Postby twincitizen » June 5th, 2020, 10:09 am

Moderator note: There is now a dedicated topic for discussing George Floyd's murder, the resulting civil unrest, and ongoing response: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4589

I'd direct more general conversation over there, while focusing conversation here on the physical rebuilding of Hi-Lake / Downtown Longfellow and surroundings.


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