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  1. Hambones

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    Would there be enough interest to do a Prius meetup in the twin cities area? Any and all Prius drivers and enthusiasts would be welcome... what do you think?

    ***UPDATE****
    We had our first meet and it was a success! We had a great time, good food and conversation. We have decided to do monthly meets on the first Thursday of each month. I also started a website to keep everyone on the same page with info for the next meet, and to help spread the word locally. I hope it isn't against the rules to share the site address here, it's mplscar.webs.com - please check it out, share it, and join us!
     
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    I would be in.
     
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    Cool, 1 is interested, anyone else?
     
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    I'd be interested
     
  5. john1701a

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    Once upon a time, we had gatherings in the Twin Cities...
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    I'm hoping we'll be able to start them up again. It's difficult when at the end of a product-cycle. But now that the gen-4 is becoming common and my Prime won't be too far off, let's begin organizing.

    Any location suggestions?
     
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    Wow! Let's do it!! Didn't know there was others around the city
     
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    How about Carbone's Pizza & Pub on Cedar & 47th St? The address is 4705 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis, 55407 I propose Thursday nights at 6pm. Carbone's has a nice size parking lot there, so we should all be able to park in a nice row, plus it's a pretty central location. If no one has any objections or alternate suggestions, lets do this thing!

    So unless the plan changes, I'm going to kick this off at Carbone's on Cedar, Thursday 9/29 at 6pm out in the parking lot with my Habanero C, so I should be easy to spot.

    If you're planning to come, please send me a direct conversation message to let me know, Thanks!
     
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    Looks like a good place to meet. Sadly, I can't make it on 9/29. Thursdays are good though.
     
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    I'm down. Grew up in Northeast, went to Northeast Middle School and Edison High School several years ago. Would be cool to come back to my old stomping grounds and join the family #MplsPriusBros
     
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    Ok, so this is the second person that's seriously interested but can't make it this Thursday, but is good with Thursdays in general. So my thought is that I'm still going to be at Carbone's on Cedar this Thursday 9/29 @ 6pm and hope to see at least a couple folks there for a soft start to get this rolling along, then hopefully have even more people the following week. At first let's make this a weekly meet each Thursday, then once it gets going we can change to biweekly or monthly, whatever works best for the group.
     
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    Time for an update, we have had our first meet and it was a success! We had a great time, and we have decided to do monthly meets on the first Thursday of each month. I also started a website to keep everyone on the same page with info for the next meet. I hope it isn't against the rules to share the site address here, it's mplscar.webs.com - please check it out and join us!
     
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    Just a reminder, our next meet is Thurs Nov 3rd, 6pm @ Carbone's on Cedar. Hope to see you there! - as always check out the latest group info at mplscar.webs.com
     
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    I was there at 6:00 and the girl at the front didn't know anything about it. I hung around for a while and left. Maybe next month.
     
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    Dang, I'm sorry man! We usually congregate outside near the cars or near the entry way and get a table once everyone arrives. I was standing out by my Orange Prius C from about 5:45 till 6:30, two other guys showed up right around 6 and we chatted in the parking lot near our cars until about 6:30, then we thought we were it, so we spontaneously went to a diff place to eat. We looked into the entrance before we left and didn't see anyone waiting inside. My sincere apologies for not going in and putting the group name down, I'll do that next time! It's just hard because the group is so young I don't know how many to expect, so we all meet up in the parking lot before we go in. Again I'm so sorry we missed you! Next time def look for my orange and black C and / or other Prius cars parked near each other, we'll usually be close by until at least quarter after 6, if it's later than that we might already be inside.
     
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    I'm definitely interested..

    Also, I could host a weekend meet at my biz in Brooklyn Center Big parking lot plus free coffee, lattes, tea, hot chocolate. roastery tour for all.
     
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    That sounds boss! Feel free to hit me up on a direct message, we can schedule that up and get the event posted on the website! mplscar.webs.com
     
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    I got there at about 710 and didn't see any cars. Drank at the bar for a little bit but didn't see anyone
     
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    The venue itself presents challenges. The unpredictable nature of wanting to hang out by the cars for a bit and not knowing how many people will be able to make that particular meet is a limitation restaurants cannot support. You can't just come & go as you please. You can't mingle from owner to owner. Heck, even finding the rest of the group is difficult.

    We need to consider trying what worked well in the past... coffee shops. The format is open. There you just grab a chair.

    The plug-in owners group has an agenda and presentations. We won't be doing that; however, the meetings always start with a meet & greet in the parking lot before moving inside. That could work well for us. Designating 6:00 - 6:30 for gathering before going in would help bring some order. After all, most want to share a few random stories with individuals before settling in to a bigger group anyway.
     
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    Sorry I missed this thread until now. I'd definitely be in for meeting up.
     
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    My mistake... honestly thought it started at 7pm until I reread the thread. Lol. See u guys next time
     
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