Former Fuji-Ya will yield its riverfront spot to even older landmarks

  • Article by: BILL MCAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 14, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Archaeological park would be key feature of further downtown riverfront redevelopment.

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rlwr51Jan. 11, 14 1:47 PM

A remnant, as a reminder of what made this city world renown in the past was family farm agriculture and an abundance of middle class jobs.

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applejeffJan. 11, 14 2:25 PM

It's amazing how this area has been transformed over a relatively short period of time. I'm glad private families and investors feel it's important enough to donate money to help keep projects like this moving forward. Keep up the great work!

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keeleysonJan. 11, 14 2:41 PM

I liked it better in 1950 with all the trains.

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metaltesterJan. 11, 14 2:55 PM

Finish it off with a kayak park. We should use that water fall for something fun. We could have something like what Reno has. Minnesota has a lot of kaykers, and something like that would be absolutely awesome for the city. I would be downtown speading money almost daily in the summer!

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randjrjJan. 11, 14 5:17 PM

I loved that restaurant when I was a kid. Brings back memories. It was the best hibachi restaurant in town....just impossible to get to back then.

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plizzoJan. 11, 14 6:15 PM

"Wielinski noted that the transformation of the central riverfront from an industrial zone to a recreational, cultural and residential magnet has come about through $340 million in public investment, and $1.9 million of private investment between 1977 and 2012." Wow! Talk about a lop-sided investment.

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baseball91Jan. 11, 14 6:19 PM

I would like to see an archaelogist dig, to see what would be found in the way of the native American culture. This location has been around for thousand and thousand of year. Rather than "use it for something fun..." we should honor the past, of the people who were here first.

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bwikJan. 11, 14 6:51 PM

It's a nice building there. I think it is a shame to tear it down. My house?

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shellideeJan. 12, 14 9:36 AM

I have a vague memory of their being a bar and dance club down by the riverfront in the early '80s. I thought it was in that building but now that doesn't add up. Anyone know?

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antisuburbsJan. 12, 14 4:18 PM

I could see myself taking a date to this park in the future! sounds like it will be a great amenity to the city!

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