But for the empty and shunned Shubert Theater, Block E in Minneapolis remains a doggedly bland parking lot, defeating every attempt to redevelop it. Those of us who are willfully, absurdly romantic about the subject see the parking lot as a disturbed burial ground, haunted by the stubborn ghosts of an older Minneapolis. These spirits curse any scheme to turn the block into a sprawling entertainment center; for when the city tore down Block E in the mid-Eighties, they razed an important part of the scrappy... More >>>