Matthias Leyrer is a resident of Mankato looking to restore a fraction of its old glory. He writes about the economic, aesthetic, practical and financial issues facing the city of Mankato going forward.
After basking in my 15 minutes of internet fame when my post hit the front page of Streetsblog, I was quickly shaken from my pedestal by pro-roaders, one of whom accused me of doing “no research” and “spewing bullshit.”
I work in the movie “Office Space.” If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s basically the existential crisis of one man realizes that he’s another cog in a corporatist Rube Goldberg machine. He comes to work, laments the mundanity of his job, goes home. A nihilistic, albeit, realistic, interpretation of “Ground Hogs Day” if you... More
Even when these guys had all the space of the west, they built their buildings right next to each other because they understood that it benefits all of them to put businesses side by side. It’s the same reason that you go to Blue Bricks and end up at Pub, or you go to the... More