That indoor farm at the Schmidt brewery is closing. I think @june presaged this? http://m.startribune.com/pentair-is-closing-urban-organics-a-pioneering-aquaponics-venture-in-the-old-schmidt-brewery/509906052/
@lawremipsum who could have predicted also i hate everything
@lawremipsum i think a good hint was their job posting for basically an entire marine biology team in one person just weeks after they also had an "issue" and replaced their entire fish stock
@lawremipsum also this is downright criminal that they can just... Not Explain this. We need to get the info to learn how to fucking do this sustainable shit so we can like, not all starve to death.
@june yeah, and their stated reason "not performing to expectations" makes it sound like maybe it was feasible but just wasn't profitable *enough*.
@lawremipsum ikr. If it's something fixable but it won't make much money then that's ideal for a community takeover.
@lawremipsum but no let's go for some more "luxury loft apartments" probably
@june "Amazing indoor pool"
@lawremipsum "Pentair bought out the founders, becoming the sole owner, a year ago."
ah, a successful startup
@rubah and then they killed it. Good investment all around.
A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.
An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.
MSP Social is a noncommercial community service, hosted and administered by @lawremipsum. Users should not feel obligated to contribute financially to the project. But contributions to defray server costs and/or for possible future expansion are welcome at Patreon, Liberapay or via PayPal to lawremipsum at gmail.
We financially support local community-oriented organizations. Currently, we support WedgeLive, Streets MN, Grease Rag and The MN Tool Library. Future support of community-oriented organizations will be determined by accountholders, donors and the admin, and is likely to be focused on groups that advance the values of the donors and encourage underrepresented voices in community and urban planning spheres.
Recurring contributors: @hfrazey, @email@example.com, @Jennybellium, @densetsu, @iangreenleaf, @britvulcan, @joeld, @yeahno, @paulference, @billmk, @brandon, @benjotron, @june @wafflesoup and anonymous.
If you're a current Twitter user, here is a tool that can help Twitter friends find each other on Mastodon.