Mall of America - Bloomington

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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby seanrichardryan » February 23rd, 2013, 12:11 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby John21 » February 27th, 2013, 8:13 pm

I was a kid when the mall opened so I don't really recall but how was a connected hotel not a part of the mall's plans in the first place?

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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby nordeast homer » February 28th, 2013, 10:39 am

In some of the initial plans for the mall there were hotels and office components built in along with a submarine ride where the amusement park is. One of the designs was very futuristic with blue metal cladding, the mall was square shaped and something like 6 stories with a section at each corner that was taller. If I can find one of the old pictures I have I'll try to scan it. I think Triple 5 got into the construction and materials and such started to get more and more expensive so they scaled back, plus I think their overall wealth may have been exaggerated.

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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby min-chi-cbus » February 28th, 2013, 11:00 am

THIS is what MOA, Bloomington, the Twin Cities, and Minnesota in general needs for a hotel experience that will attract people from around the region/country!

http://www.weather.com/travel/vacationt ... t-20130220

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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby woofner » February 28th, 2013, 11:03 am

We DO NOT need more Germans in speedos!
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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby mister.shoes » February 28th, 2013, 11:25 am

Ha! The perfect sky with puffy clouds at the edge of the water reminds me of The Truman Show.
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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby Wedgeguy » March 1st, 2013, 10:21 am

redisciple wrote:We DO NOT need more Germans in speedos!

Do you have an adversion to Speedos? ROTFL!!

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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby go4guy » March 13th, 2013, 10:52 am

Article from the Business Journal which includes photos. I really like the way the exterior turned out.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... erica.html

Some very interesting furniture. I personally like it. It really stands out and makes an impression (especially the chair which appears to be the impression of a woman kneeling.)

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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby seanrichardryan » March 13th, 2013, 3:31 pm

Grand Opening is Thursday- I have an 'inside source' that says the floral will be marvelous ;)
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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby MSPtoMKE » March 22nd, 2013, 11:14 am

Here's the lobby:

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Radisson Blu Lobby by MSPdude, on Flickr
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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby Minneboy » March 23rd, 2013, 8:09 am

^Looks like a throw back from the 70's but worse.

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Re: Radisson Blu - Bloomington

Postby mattaudio » March 25th, 2013, 10:05 am

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Chauncey87 » April 8th, 2013, 11:59 am

They closed Lindau Lane. Does this mean that they have started the tunnel phase?

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Tcmetro » April 8th, 2013, 12:56 pm

Yes, the tunnel is under construction, but I am unsure if the mall is going through with the Phase 2 expansion at this time.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby lordmoke » April 15th, 2013, 3:04 pm

Nine new stores slated to open:
http://www.startribune.com/blogs/203081971.html

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby min-chi-cbus » April 15th, 2013, 7:21 pm

I realize I may well be barking up the wrong tree here, but is this the right place for retail news (especially if it's not new construction)? I may be alone on this but I come on this site to learn about and talk about real estate development, not shopping (unless a new center is being proposed).

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby Aville_37 » April 16th, 2013, 1:15 am

lordmoke wrote:Nine new stores slated to open:
http://www.startribune.com/blogs/203081971.html
Nothing exciting here with the one exception Moods of Norway. The last time I was I in town I visited the MOA which was a huge mistake. Too many teens and stores one can find anywhere nowadays. Basically will avoid MOA in the future unless want to do some tax free shopping at Club Monaco.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby minnyapple » April 16th, 2013, 3:19 pm

I don't have much info but Finance and commerce (locked article) posted this story today.

Plans are taking shape for two new hotels, each topping 300 rooms, near the Mall of America in Bloomington.

Read more: http://finance-commerce.com/2013/04/hot ... z2QfC0Blwk

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby beykite » April 17th, 2013, 2:35 pm

One I believe is the 10-13 story luxury hotel partn of Bloomington Central Station. The other one is possibly the 10 story Hampton Inn proposed over in the Normandale Lakes area.

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Re: Mall of America - Bloomington

Postby nordeast homer » April 17th, 2013, 3:08 pm

I know the sign for the upcoming Hampton Inn at Normandale has been up for a while, I keep wondering when they're going to break ground.


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