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Uptown sucks. Except when it doesn't.

Weekend morning fun: count the puddles of puke on the sidewalks.

Weekend morning fun: count the puddles of puke on the sidewalks. Matt Lewis

Reader Richard Molby responds to Uptown Minneapolis is dead, while I am as interesting as ever:

Uptown sucks. Except when it doesn't.

We stay in on weekend nights (not that much different than before), because Uptown has always attracted amateurs (weekend morning fun: count the puddles of puke on the sidewalks, beer bottles thrown on lawns, fast food bags and other garbage on the streets, etc.).

But I can walk to grocery stores, movies, restaurants and bars, and choose from a plethora of parka shops.

Yeah, a lot of the charm is gone. But LynLake is a few blocks away for more variety, and the lakes -- no matter what they're named -- are right there.

Yes, Uptown sucks. Except when it doesn't.