Bloomington - General Topics

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby HiawathaGuy » December 21st, 2017, 2:55 pm

QuietBlue wrote:
December 21st, 2017, 12:08 pm
I think the apartment building you described is an extension of the one next to it -- I want to say I've seen that name associated with the existing building, but am not sure.
http://meetings.bloomingtonmn.gov:8080/ ... /33329.doc

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby HiawathaGuy » January 9th, 2018, 8:44 am

Drury pitches 214-room hotel in Bloomington
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Plans call for a nine-story, 122,398-square-foot Drury Plaza Hotel on a surface parking site at 3901 Minnesota Drive

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby David Greene » January 9th, 2018, 10:27 am

Ah, the Dreary Inn...

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby twincitizen » January 9th, 2018, 1:26 pm

I was also struck by the awful branding. I don't care if that's the family's last name, it's too folksy sounding for a classy-ish location like France Ave. Perfect fit for the horribly bland design and color palette.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby MNdible » January 9th, 2018, 1:41 pm

It appears this will be their first location in Minnesota, but I've seen a lot of them traveling. Locations.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby David Greene » January 9th, 2018, 10:52 pm

Our first experience with Drury (in its hometown no less) led to the "Dreary" moniker. We've avoided them ever since.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby QuietBlue » January 10th, 2018, 9:16 am

twincitizen wrote:
January 9th, 2018, 1:26 pm
I was also struck by the awful branding. I don't care if that's the family's last name, it's too folksy sounding for a classy-ish location like France Ave. Perfect fit for the horribly bland design and color palette.
It will be across from a Perkins, a Fuddrucker's, and a Bobby and Steve's. All paragons of sophistication. :)

But I've never liked the name of the chain either, honestly.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby Tiller » January 17th, 2018, 10:06 pm

Anyone know much about "City Club Apartments"?
They're a multifamily housing development/management/ect company and they just bought the apartment complex I live in (they went around inspecting apartments and notices were left on doors). I didn't find anything helpful online, though I'm also not sure where I'd look.

The complex I live in was called "Village Park of Bloomington", now it's apparently called "Village Club of Bloomington". The street addresses for the respective buildings that make up the complex are 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 E 86th St, Bloomington 55425 (for reference).

Our rent went up by 20% from $1030 to $1245 per month for a 2 bedroom apartment when we renewed our lease last fall, and we're hoping this doesn't mean rents are going up again. :(

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby Silophant » January 18th, 2018, 9:18 am

They're the ones that are now developing the Handicraft Building Apartments downtown, but that was the first I had heard of them.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby MNdible » January 18th, 2018, 10:02 am

The article in F&C talked a bit about this -- apparently, it's a 50% owner in Village Green who cashed out of that and started a new company with new partners.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby Drizzay » January 18th, 2018, 3:56 pm

I'm surprised those apartment buildings are still standing.

Also, the owner/partner, John Holtzman, was basically forced out of Village Green and took the fka Village Park Of Bloomington with him.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby Anondson » May 10th, 2018, 9:16 am

Out at the west edge of the 76th/77th/78th corridor, on the Bloomington side of the border, at the edge of the industrial area, 180+ senior housing units proposed.

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/05/op ... oomington/

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby Multimodal » May 11th, 2018, 5:59 am

Not much that’s walkable, but it is about 1/4 mile from a bus line, and sandwiched between Braemar Park and Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby Anondson » August 21st, 2018, 3:36 pm

Hom Furniture wants to expand. Possibly room to relocate Gabberts from Galleria.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... store.html

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Postby Anondson » August 23rd, 2018, 6:49 pm

On the southern fringe of the Greater Southdale Area’s, Drury Hotels buys a site for their first Minnesota hotel at the corner of Minnesota Dr and France.

https://finance-commerce.com/2018/08/dr ... minnesota/

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby Bakken2016 » August 24th, 2018, 7:05 am

Anondson wrote:
August 21st, 2018, 3:36 pm
Hom Furniture wants to expand. Possibly room to relocate Gabberts from Galleria.

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... store.html
That will be a little sad, since Gabberts is what started the Galleria.

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Re: Bloomington - Normandale Lake - 5501-5601 W American Bl

Postby Tcmetro » January 12th, 2019, 3:15 pm

Two-phase senior housing development coming to the Normandale Lake area. Phase 1 is a four-story 108-unit assisted living facility, and the second phase will be an independent living facility.

According to the staff report, this site was previously approved for a 10-story hotel, 10-story office, and parking ramp development in 2009.

https://agendasuite.org/iip/bloomington ... tails/6263

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby MNdible » January 14th, 2019, 9:43 am

This seems like a weird location for this kind of a use.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby QuietBlue » January 14th, 2019, 10:37 am

The report mentions the reduced demand for office space since the original project was proposed, but I thought this particular area still had strong demand and was charging somewhat higher rates than other suburban office parks.

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Re: Bloomington - General Topics

Postby Multimodal » January 14th, 2019, 12:15 pm

The problem with assisted living buildings is they act like black holes—people go in, never to be seen again. There’s never any interaction with the street.

Is there a concern that residents might escape? Are there different levels of assistance, such that some residents might want to interact with the public, hang out in a coffee shop or cafe, or hang out in a public park?

They feel like suburban malls or an enclosed Disneyland or, worse yet, a prison.


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