Conversation heard around the city:
1. A couple on the day after Christmas was wandering the darkened subway area under the Mayo Clinic for something to do. They had been in town twice before. They were used to just wandering and window shopping. Sound familiar?
2. Ruining the character of the city was the view of one elderly man, talking about the downtown construction. What is the character? Interestingly the word character has never been used in all consultant presentations.
3. No matter the construction and changes downtown, on weekend residents are still going to concentrate on sports and going to Minneapolis. True. This observation comes from a person who deals with at least 30 members of the public daily.
4. If you dare to speak out, no matter the subject, eventually either directly or indirectly you are told to keep your mouth shut.