Plan for 1,000-room downtown Mpls. hotel surfaces again

  • Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 5, 2012 - 9:24 PM

A study will gauge demand for hotel near the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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jbpaperSep. 5, 12 9:45 PM

""It appears to be an excellent location for a convention hotel, if there's a demand for it," said Russ Nelson" ---- I sure hope that after we pay him $48,000 he offers up a lot more than that.

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jbpaperSep. 5, 12 9:48 PM

"Nelson, Tietz & Hoye conducted a similar study in 2007, which followed a separate study in 2004." ---- How many studies are they going to do, and how much of our money is it going to cost, before they can make a decision?

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buckshot1Sep. 5, 12 9:55 PM

Gaylord hotel is my vote

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davestrib00Sep. 5, 1210:11 PM

It's obvious we need to fund a study to study the other studies. Then we can determine to postpone the decision pending further studies.

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SHLSep. 5, 1210:12 PM

The new stadium has a lot to do with this! Thank god the bill passed!

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dtmonkeyboySep. 5, 1210:26 PM

The other studies were funded by the convention center and Minneapolis. This is a Hennepin county study. So much has changed since 2007 that they need the study before they can even begin to convince a hotel to consider the property. It is a typical business practice.

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dtmonkeyboySep. 5, 1210:28 PM

They really should build it on the parking lot to the east of the convention center - behind the church where a ramp is currently located. Why tear down a cool old building when a surface lot is right next door.

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xyzzy72Sep. 5, 1210:43 PM

Paralysis through analysis.

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quinnerooSep. 5, 1210:47 PM

"The new stadium has a lot to do with this! Thank god the bill passed!"...............No it doesn't! A one day event every other week is not what a hotel needs to operate. It need week long conventions. What a lame statement.

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jefffosSep. 5, 1211:04 PM

Isn't intercontinental represented downtown via the Crowne Plaza?

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