WELLS FARGO PLAZA
An Officer & A Friend
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than
you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
— Dale Carnegie
I was fortunate to sit near Al Alden Bye (full name) has been a fixture at the
CORPORATION and listen to him say his security desk at Wells Fargo Plaza for the past 6 years
Wishes a Happy goodbyes to the 200+ people starting after a transition to a new security provider
Anniversary to who waited 30 minutes in was made. Al started on the afternoon shift and was
the following tenant line to shake his hand and given the task to enforce the post orders such as
companies: thank him for being the smoking ordinance & parking control, building access,
bright start to each morning. signing in contractors and detecting maintenance
During the farewell line items after hours but when an opportunity arose for
July (which some compared to a a position on the day shift, he accepted the challenge.
Walsten & TeSlaa wedding reception line) Al When Al went to days, added to his list of duties was
recalled many details of the to act as a good steward to the tenants by greeting
H. Richard Korsh first time he met everyone tenants & clients, holding doors, calling elevators and
Virchow Krause & Company but what became amazing assisting with packages or directions. Al wasn’t
to me was how he also knew comfortable at first but he reminds me of the time I
particulars about each per- told him “Customer service is the important piece to
August sons life too. This was not get tenants to trust you as a security officer and it's
Wild Hair only amazing but inspiring easier to enforce the rules when you say it in a gentle
and showed that Al genuinely cared for all the manner.” Al took that piece of advice and made
Lucky Café tenants & guests at Wells Fargo Plaza. Al proved the friends with most of the tenants at Wells Fargo. He
Apogee Enterprises importance of listening and customer service by exceeded our expectations and raised the bar for
making each person who walked through the doors every security officer who will patrol these hallways in
Boeckermann, Grafstrom & feel special. the future.
Mayer In his personal life, Al has a home in Minneapolis with
NFC Gift Shop his cats. He was in the military, which is why his shoes
were always shined and his uniform was crisp. Al
Meadowbrook Insurance recently took community classes at a local library to
sharpen his skills on computers and learn about the
September internet. His plans are to get his hip fixed and then
maybe go into real estate sales. During his free time
MIT Lending Al enjoys reading and helping out his neighbors.
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Alden Bye passes the “torch” or building keys to
Keota and Michael for a life of partial retirement and
Webb Financial Group, LLC. new adventures. He will be deeply missed by this “big
shot”, a name Al so eloquently would refer to me and
most people who walked by his desk daily, always
Zeller Management However, it was clear many of us didn’t know much with a smile.
Corporation thanks about Al. So here is a little insight… Article by: Tricia Motz, RPA
the above tenants for
their commitment and
looks forward to their 2007 Annual Tenant BBQ
The tenant BBQ was held on June 21, 2007, on the north lawn,
weather was just right and the rain held off until after clean up
was finished. Over 800+ people were served a wonderful menu
provided by Lucky Café of BBQ pulled pork and chicken
sandwiches, potato salad, cut watermelon, chips and lemonade.
Zeller Management provided a variety of ice cream desserts,
music by The Scene DJ service and a drawing for prizes.
Crystal Holmen Webb Financial Tailgate Toss Game
Ryan Boe Larkin Hoffman IPOD
Steve Bensen AT&T Wireless Pair of Twins Tickets
Dave Hrkal Tandem Library Group Pair of Twins Tickets
Frances Odenthal Wells Fargo Retek Ladder Toss Game
Zeller Dwellers Summer 2007
A Letter From the Manager
Have you ever asked yourself…”What motivates Not necessarily tied to fitness but also occurring
me?” I must say, I have been thinking about this in July, the building will offer shoe shine and
question for a while. In our every day lives we repair services for tenants and guests of the
have a tendency to get stuck in routines which building. Arthur Johnson – King of Shines – will
ultimately leads to a lack of motivation. Wake operate in suite 145, in the link way, on the first
up, go to work, maybe a little fitness activity, floor. Arthur has been in the business for over
go home, take the kid(s) to their sporting eighteen years and has two additional
events, eat dinner, go to bed then do it all stands…one at Southdale Mall and the other at
over again…at least five days a week. With this Walser Buick/Pontiac. He also provides shoe
busy schedule, how could anybody possibly repair for Macy’s and Banana Republic. I have
add another task to this series without spontan- had my shoes shine by Arthur in the past and
eously combusting? can honestly say, it is well worth the money.
Trust me, I am a former military guy (weekend
This is exactly how I felt until I watched my wife
warrior) and can appreciate a quality shine. If
and 10,000 others run Grandma’s Marathon in
you do not have the time to sit in the chair for a
Duluth. On that scorching day in June, I was
Marc Krohn, RPA, CPM shine, simply drop your shoes off and they will
truly inspired, motivated, captivated but at the
Senior Property Manager be ready upon your return.
same time, I felt so insignificant and ashamed
Wells Fargo Plaza for all the times that I made excuses for not As for the Tenant Picnic, Moi, owner of Lucky’s
working out and attempting to improve my Café in the building, did a fantastic job! She
overall health. As I stood at that finish line, I was extremely organized and served roughly
Quotes of the was amazed by the determination of all the 800 – 900 people in an hour and a half. Pretty
runners. Some made it look so easy as they impressive not to mention great food. Hope-
Quarter effortlessly strolled over the finish line with a fully, everyone that attended enjoyed the music,
•"Don't look down on anyone smile after running 26.2 miles ranging between food and conversation. For the select few that
unless you are helping three to five hours. Certainly the elite finished were fortunately enough to win a prize,
them up." the race in two hours and fifteen minutes; congratulations!
however, that is not who I am writing about. Finally, July marks the beginning of our fiscal
— Jesse Jackson That is not who inspired me. It was the 80 year year. Therefore, many notable projects are in
old man, the 75 year old woman, the countless the horizon. As early as July 30th, management
• "Be who you are and say Joe’s and Jane’s - each with their own story and will begin excavation work at the south link
what you feel because body type – and of course my wife. That day entry. A contractor has been identified, products
those who mind don't changed my mental state of mind. It proved purchased and sub contractors lined up. This
matter and those who that the only excuses in life are the ones that we entrance will be excavated from the entry doors
matter don't mind." make and rationalize. It also proved that there to the asphalt parking lot in an attempt to
is no excuse to get old with age. In the end, address drainage issues and will also incorporate
— Dr. Seuss
people make time for what is important. new landscape beds, irrigation, plants, concrete
• "Excellence is the result of By now you may be thinking…will Marc run a and light bollards. Once completed, this
habitual integrity." marathon? I can honestly say “yes!” I plan to entrance will look great! Expect more inform-
run a half marathon in August followed by a ation as we near commencement of this project
— Lenny Bennett marathon in late October – if, however, I have since this area will be inaccessible for a period
the desire to drive to Des Moines, IA and run the of time. The anticipated completion date,
• "It matters not the number full marathon. If not, I will wait until Grandma’s contingent on the weather of course, is mid
of years in your life. It is the in 2008. Unfortunately, Twin Cities Marathon is September. Other notable projects will include
life in your years." completely filled, otherwise, I would have parking deck repairs (July), exterior caulking
committed to it. To date, I recently completed a (October or April) and exterior painting (June).
— Abraham Lincoln
nine mile run so I am well on my way to being In closing, as is customary in my article, I will give
ready for the half marathon. away two car washes to the first person to
• "You've got to fight against
the urge to try to say and Keeping with fitness and sports, on July 17th answer the following two trivia questions
do what other people want management will host a golf clinic as part of the correctly.
of you. That's not how you Tenant Event Series. The instructor, pro at 1.) 1. Where did the name lynard skynard
earn their respect. They will Edinburgh Golf Course in Brooklyn Park and come from?
most respect you for twice named Assistant Player of the Year in 2003 2.) 2. What is Paul McCartney’s first name?
thinking and doing what and 2005, will provide tips for beginners and the
they didn't think or what experienced that will assist in making the most As always, management is available for any
of your game. The seminar will provide hands questions, comments or concerns that you, as a
they didn't dare."
on demonstrations and will require each tenant, may have. Feel free to stop in to the
— Unknown participant to bring a seven iron to assist with management office or call us at 952.835.4470.
the tutorial. If interested, please call the man- Thanks for your tenancy and have a great
agement office and reserve you spot as space summer!
will be limited.
Zeller Dwellers Summer 2007
JUST FOR YOU CONCIERGE SERVICES
Is there a better season than summertime in this fall. In addition, its not too early to purchase
Minnesota? The Twin Cities abound with out- your seats for Avenue Q and some of the other
door events and summer festivals. Whether popular plays coming to both Minneapolis and
your idea of fun is dining on an outdoor patio, St. Paul next year. Get on the Just For You
going to a play, or watching a baseball game, I email “wish list” and I will contact you
am here to see that you have great time. whenever there are special ticket opportunities.
It will soon be time to go to that great
“All foods on a stick” event – the Minnesota
State fair and of course, the annual Renaissance
Festival. Don’t forget that Just For You
Concierge Services sells discounted gate Call me at 612-317-2932
admission to both events. The tickets are sold or email me at
on a first come, first served basis while supplies email@example.com.
last. You may purchase yours with a check. Sara-ann Kasner
I exist to be of service to you!
And just a heads up: I still have tickets available Director
for several performances of The Lion King – 612-317-2932
coming to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis Email:
What’s Happening Around Wells Fargo Plaza?
by Tricia Motz, RPA – Assistant Property Manager
Work Around Us!
This spring we completed the annual exterior Festival. You can call the Parks & Rec department
window washing over a 4 week period due to at 952.563.8877 or check out the City website
the wind and weather. The windows look so for more information!
great when they are first cleaned, so with our
new fiscal budget starting in July, we have The roadwork at 84th Street and East Bush Lake
added an additional summer cleaning. The Road is intended to reduce congestion and
landscaper was busy pruning the over 100 trees improve safety. This will be accomplished by
we have on site as well as sod repairs, adding adding auxiliary lanes, improving signals, and
mulch in the flower beds and around trees and providing additional sidewalks/bikeways for the WFP BIKE TUNE UPS
planting of the annual flowers. We did change non-motorized traveling public. This project
flower vendors this year and are experimenting connects the dots from other recent road
in some areas with new varieties of plant projects in the area including MnDOT's On May 8th Zeller Manage-
species. Many tenants have mentioned how American Blvd. project. The completion date for
ment held the 2nd Annual Bike
much they enjoy the PALM trees in the linkway this project is Spring 2008.
Tune Up Clinic. We want to
bed this year. The reason for the change is that Another roadwork project in our area is the I-
the area is going to undergo major renovations thank Penn Cycle who com-
35W/Hwy 62 Crosstown Commons Reconstruc-
in the later half of the summer which Marc tion project which is being completed by the pleted the free tune up on
explains in his column when he discusses capital Minnesota Department of Transportation over 40 bicycles for tenants
projects. (MnDOT). If you are interested in more details and family members of Wells
This year’s spring cleaning included metal and traffic information go to www.511mn.org.
Fargo Plaza. If you particip-
maintenance on the exterior monument signs Don’t forget about National Night Out on ated in the Commuter Chal-
and window mullions at the building entrances. Tuesday, August 7, 2007. Last year's National
More projects this spring included adding a light lenge put on by the 494
Night Out campaign involved citizens, law
in the men’s room on 7 floors, changing out the enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, Corridor Commission, prize
light fixtures in the fitness center as well as neighborhood organizations and local officials winners will be listed after
cosmetic improvements in the locker rooms, and from over 10,000 communities from all 50 states,
replacing cracked perimeter windows. the 3rd week in July at
U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military
bases worldwide. In all, over 34 million people
News in the Neighborhood…
participated in NNO 2006. Check with your local
Bloomington hosts “Arts in the Parks” events government or neighborhood association for
throughout the summer. You can go online at details in the city you reside in.
www.ci.bloomington.mn.us. These concerts and
events take place at the Normandale Lake As always if you have any question, sugges-
Bandshell on 84th and Chalet Road from 2pm to tions or concerns about the building or the
8pm. July 21st is the Minnesota Festival of Latin operations, please contact me at
Music and August 12th is the Bloomington Jazz 952-844-2823.
Zeller Dwellers Summer 2007
Directory of Retail Tenants
125 Wells Fargo Plaza,
LUCKY CAFÉ 7900 Xerxes Ave. So.,
Bloomington, MN 55431
Located on the first floor of the tower
serving breakfast and lunch menu’s 7:00 am to 2:00 pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandwich bar until 4:00 pm www.crowntravel.net
Wells Fargo Plaza, 7900 Xerxes Avenue, Suite 140
Lucky Café has daily specials for breakfast and lunch – stop Bloomington, MN 55431 • Phone: (952) 830-1400 Phone (952) 346-0660
by for a monthly calendar. The Café also offers catering We pay top value for coin collections!! Toll free (877) 346-0660
options and cakes made to order for special events. Please contact us with any questions you may have. Fax (952) 346-0661
Contact Moi Ly @ 896-2000 www.AmericanRareCoinStore.com Toll fax (877) 346-0661
Wells Fargo Plaza Gift Shop
Monday-Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm
✓ Next Day Dry Cleaning Arthur “The King” Johnson
✓ Camera Film Processing Phone: (952) 221-7171
✓ Stamps sold individually or by the book Fax: (952) 852-6560
Wells Fargo Plaza suite 145 in the
✓ Gifts, cards, balloons, snacks, chips, soft linkway - Tuesday & Friday
drinks, ice cream, fruit and more….
Rooftop Tenants – Peregrine Falcons
THE WILD HAIR
Here to Serve YOU! In 1992, the U of M Raptor Center captivity for release into the wild and
Located on 1st floor Suite 110 constructed a falcon’s nest just below for falconry. Northern Trail Zookeeper
We carry Nexxus, Rusk, Crew, Mastey, Phyto the 24th floor of the tower and re- Jackie Fallon coordinates the moni-
Organics & Nioxxin. leased a Peregrine falcon hoping it toring of peregrines in Minnesota for
would become comfortable with the over 40 of the nesting sites including
The Wild Hair • Suite 110 952-835-4811 area and the building. Since then, Wells Fargo Plaza.
every spring, a set of Peregrine fal-
cons have come back to make a This year there were three eggs in the
WFP Car Wash “home” at Wells Fargo Plaza. The nest, in June, workers from the Raptor
Have your vehicle cleaned and parked back in your space by falcons like to use the building as a Center & Minnesota Zoo came out to
the time you request. perch to nest and give birth and as a band the chicks in the linkway of the
lookout tower for food. Wells Fargo building. The banding of the falcons
Basic Car Wash $25.00 (Trucks and SUV’s $30.00) allows the Raptor Center the ability to
Includes Exterior hand wash & dry, Plaza is lucky to have the only falcon’s
perch in the SW Suburban area. track the movements of the birds and
Vacuum floors and mats to exchange information with raptor
Clean windows, dash, console Female peregrine falcons are very
& door panels protective and territorial, therefore, centers in other states. WFP peregrine
as a general rule the U of M does not falcons have been tracked as far away
All prices include sales tax. as New Mexico.
Prices are subject to change without notice. place a falcon rest within a 5 mile
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an radius of another. The winning names this year: Tony,
appointment please call Luis @ 952-844-2833. Peregrine falcons scientific name is Carmella & Alden (For departing
falco peregrinus meaning “wandering security officer Al Bye).
WELLS FARGO PLAZA falcon”. They feed almost exclusively
To learn more about Peregrine
Zeller Management Corporation on birds they take in the air. Their
falconscan go to the U of M website
7900 Xerxes Avenue, Suite 900 high-speed (up to 220 mph) dives
Bloomington, MN 55431 enable peregrines to catch everything
WFPadmin@zellerrealty.com from songbirds to herons and ducks. www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu,
Peregrine falcons were taken off the
Office of the Building 952-835-4470 www.mnzoo.com/conservation or
endangered species list in August
Wells Fargo Plaza Management Team: 1999 and are currently still bred in http://midwestperegrine.org.
Marc A. Krohn, RPA, CPM.............Senior Property Manager
Tricia Motz, RPA.......................Assistant Property Manager
Sara-ann Kasner ..................Director of Concierge Services
Carrie Boras ..................................Administrative Assistant
Todd Snyder ..................................................Chief Engineer
Bill Oberfoell ...............................................Junior Engineer
Tony Tizcareno.............................................Junior Engineer
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