Big worries in St. Paul's Little Mekong

  • Article by: ALLIE SHAH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 7, 2012 - 1:42 PM

Business owners say light-rail work in St. Paul is hammering them.

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rigoristJun. 6, 12 9:48 PM

Good bye small local business. Hello national chains. They're the only ones with the capital to withstand this and the ability to pay the coming increases in property taxes. Happy?

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rinder82Jun. 6, 1210:14 PM

1. Mai village is in the lower echelon of Vietnamese food. 2. I patronize University Avenue businesses specifically because of the light rail construction. With a little planning and a willingness to walk a few blocks, I have never had a problem getting to my destination.

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caguyinmnJun. 6, 1210:27 PM

Mai Village is losing business not because of the Light Rail Project, it's because their food is not that great compared to other establishments. Start making good food then customers find anyway to get there.

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staredJun. 6, 1211:50 PM

Anybody doing a study (for release to the public) of who owned what land and which businesses at the time the light rail construction began and when all is completed. I believe you will find some pre-programed conclusions that will result in some pretty dramatic consolidations and taxpayer paid increases in value on behalf of a fortunate well connected few.

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unicorn4711Jun. 7, 1212:16 AM

NO businesses would survive without roads and bridges. Long term, light rail is going to give a lot of people a cheap way to get from downtown to downtown. Businesses near the stops are going to make a killing. No hard feelings.

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cosmicwxdudeJun. 7, 1212:17 AM

Please remind me again why busses can't do what this stupid lr line will?

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garagewineJun. 7, 1212:51 AM

Ironically, the same people who brought life back to the eastern end of University Avenue will be driven out by this mess.

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amyj1001Jun. 7, 12 6:05 AM

Could restaurants that are suffering try to promote more take-out and work/home delivery during construction?

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lopqwert52Jun. 7, 12 7:29 AM

When did we start calling it little Mekong? What happened to frog town?

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samiamJun. 7, 12 7:32 AM

My first thought was "where the heck is Little Mekong? I learned that basically it is a trendy new name for the Eastern side of Frogtown. This area has been blighted for years. Limiting it to just one type of business (mostly Asian Resturuants) is a huge mistake in my opinion and does a disservice to one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. Hopefully the LRT will bring a variety of Taxpaying Businesses and residents so the area can prosper.

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