Mortenson and Carlson, two of the biggest names in Minnesota real estate, announced their 500 room Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America and held a groundbreaking May 26th. The hotel will be built on the south side of the Mall of America between Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s departments stores. it will be connected to the mall by a skyway. Other public information about the project and its financing was made available by Mortenson. The design is by ESG Architects of Minneapolis. The $137.5 million financing package was assembled and placed by Dougherty & Company. The interior design was split by two firms: The public areas were done by Gettys and the rooms by LLdP.
- Bury Those Power Lines July 4, 2012I read this CNN Opinion piece and it immediately struck a cord. About ten years ago I moved from a neighborhood where the power went out regularly to one where the power almost never goes out. The difference? The powerlines are buried in the new neighborhood. This seems like a no-brainer to me -We should […]Charlie Wilson
- Vikings Stadium Passes the Legislature at Last May 12, 2012The Vikings stadium bill passed the legislature this week – after an embarassing flurry of backroom bargaining and killer amendments. It wasn’t pretty – but it did pass. If the Minneapolis City Council approves it in the next thirty days, it is a done deal. To the legislatures’ credit they did wring an extra […]Charlie Wilson
- Cold Spring Brewery adds $12 Million in Equipment March 17, 2012Maybe the news has always been filled with brewery news and I never noticed but I don’t think so. I saw yet another brewery expansion news report today. Maybe there is just more interest in beer than say medical devices so brewery news gets reported in the popular press. The latest article was about the […]Charlie Wilson
- Fulton Tap Room Opens – Beats Surly to the Punch March 16, 2012Since I posted about Surly Brewing’s search for a site to build their new brewery/tap room. I should follow up and report that Fulton beat them to the punch and opened a tap room this week. Craft beer is becoming big business in the Twin Cities – expect more tap rooms soon. Share on Facebook […]Charlie Wilson
- Bury Those Power Lines July 4, 2012