Suburban firm moving to Nicollet Mall

  • Article by: SUSAN FEYDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 25, 2008 - 7:18 AM

DLR Group, an architectural and engineering firm, will occupy a 110-year-old building.

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yayasoutJul. 25, 08 8:16 AM

Five years tops before 50K drinking fountains and other "art" funding (taxes) will drive another company out of the cities.

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alanjasonJul. 25, 08 9:12 AM

To go from Eden Prairie to Downtown? Some of their employees probably bought homes in or near Eden Prairie, and now the company pulls this on them. I'm sure they're thrilled. I used to work downtown and hated it. I now work at a company in Plymouth. I also live in Plymouth, which is a great place to live, and my commute time is 5 minutes. Can't beat that. Good luck to those guys driving to DT everyday or taking the loud stinky exhaust filled bus.

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alanjasonJul. 25, 08 9:13 AM

To go from Eden Prairie to Downtown? Some of their employees probably bought homes in or near Eden Prairie, and now the company pulls this on them. I'm sure they're thrilled. I used to work downtown and hated it. I now work at a company in Plymouth. I also live in Plymouth, which is a great place to live, and my commute time is 5 minutes. Can't beat that. Good luck to those guys driving to DT everyday or taking the loud stinky exhaust filled bus.

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susanolJul. 25, 08 9:35 AM

. . . without diverse activity is BORING. That is what happens when you refuse to wander outside of your element and think that cookie cutter suburbs offer complete satisfaction.

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DANNYBOY_100Jul. 25, 08 9:39 AM

Great to see yet another growing, thriving company relocate to our vibrant and thriving Downtown! Welcome DLR! Why all the negativity from the other posters? Minneapolis is AWESOME! I love living and working Downtown!

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sambafanskiJul. 25, 08 9:46 AM

Stay in the suburbs. Stop coming in on weekend nights with your aging fratboy pals, drinking beer and relieving yourselves in parking lots, or walking around at a glacial pace in your matching Vikings windbreakers. Leave the city to those (yes, including enlightened suburban residents!) who can appreciate, and build upon, the vibrancy and aliveness of our city.

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erase1Jul. 25, 08 9:51 AM

If my employer where to move downtown I would be seeking a new job within minutes of getting notified of the move. Like alanjason I too live within a few minutes from my office and would never work downtown. The stressful part of my commute is to wave at the dog walkers and to watch out for deer crossing the road.

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pisces0318Jul. 25, 0810:19 AM

Have you any idea what the economy is like? You're right about one thing. You'd be LOOKING for a job within minutes, you wouldn't be FINDING a new job within weeks or even months. Companies are tightening the proverbial belt right now, so DLR moving downtown instead of moving thier business offshore is welcome news in my book.

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ELYMANJul. 25, 0810:24 AM

Jobs and housing will begin to cluster again in the central city, where we have an actual transport system. Edge communities are going to become ghost towns. And the most boring place to work is the suburbs. Other than some drive-ins and parking lots, it is a wasteland if you leave your work area.

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tink0077Jul. 25, 0810:33 AM

DLR's current location in Eden Prairie is a well-designed, sustainable facility on a wooded lot overlooking Anderson Lakes. That's one nice thing about the suburbs. Why is it so difficult for urbanites to understand that the suburbs have advantageous and vice versa?

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