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by chrizow
Thu May 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3443
Views: 292864

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE

I was at Warby Parker this morning buying some sunglasses, and another customer asked the clerk if there was a Walgreen's on the Plaza. The clerk directed the customer to the Broadway and Troost locations. The customer seemed miffed there was not a Walgreen's on the Plaza.
by chrizow
Thu May 24, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2076
Views: 221278

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Rumor I heard is that YJ's is going into the former Sylvia's space.
by chrizow
Wed May 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 140
Views: 19929

Re: Brookside

i'm all for infill E of troost but that seems like a stretch. curious to see how it does.
by chrizow
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)
Replies: 34
Views: 1818

Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Yeah....we have an anonymous rumor section for just that purpose. 8)
by chrizow
Mon May 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 454
Views: 52051

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

From that listing, it looks like the Santa Maria is listed individually for $3.5M.

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by chrizow
Mon May 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3443
Views: 292864

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Altar'D State looks to be a Christian/Faith Based Clothing store, https://www.racked.com/2015/9/9/9280177/altard-state-christian-fashion-stores. It might be a good location since there are people that visit from NW Arkansas, Oklahoma and other parts that to be heavily religious. i don't disagree th...
by chrizow
Fri May 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?

i think the food hall will draw people from a much larger radius than that. i would surmise that a large % of the guests at most of the finer restos in KC are largely comprised of people who drove anywhere from 5-20 miles away (esp. JoCo). your typical 25-35 crowd outside at Char Bar on a nice day w...
by chrizow
Fri May 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?

I think folks are underestimating that people all over the metro, including the city, will drive to go to this place (assuming it's worthwhile and strikes a chord). It's not an amenity just for people who live in Mission or the KS burbs. similarly, many places in the city (esp. higher-end restaurant...
by chrizow
Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?

interestingly, that rendering shows the food hall and the "entertainment" space is next to it. I was thinking the food hall was the entertainment tenant (what with the games and whatnot).
by chrizow
Thu May 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?

The KC Star reported a couple months ago that there was some vague progress being made, and referenced an "entertainment" tenant. But yeah, this is definitely unexpected and from an unexpected source.
by chrizow
Thu May 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?

I share that concern about the execution of celeb chef concepts across the country, but I do have some faith in Colicchio himself. Per the article, his restaurant group is directly involved, he isn't just licensing his name (or so it appears). His restaurants in other parts of the country are well-e...
by chrizow
Thu May 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Tom Colicchio-involved "Food Hall" to Mission Mall site?

https://www.foodandwine.com/news/tom-colicchio-crafted-food-hall-kansas-city?utm_source=facebook.com&xid=soc_socialflow_facebook_fw&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=foodandwine Tom Colicchio already has an empire to his name, with six restaurants around the country. But soon, the chef and ...
by chrizow
Mon May 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 140
Views: 19929

Re: Brookside

we enjoyed it as well. i got the "DIY" street tacos, in which the components all had pretty good flavor, although the DIY component is kind of unnecessary. Also the tortillas, while local and fresh, disintegrated in my hands. so that was kind of disappointing - but i was happy to eat every...
by chrizow
Thu May 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 271
Views: 35430

Re: 50s/Main development

this may be addressed elsewhere - but what is up with all the hotel activity in KC in the last few years? who is staying in all these hotel rooms? has convention biz picked up, or is there something else driving it?
by chrizow
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 287
Views: 41182

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

I very rarely eat farmed meat with the exception of fish, and haven’t for years. When I do it’s almost always from a butcher shop. that's a fair point. we buy a lot of meat from Broadway Butcher, esp. when we're just like, "we want to grill something, let's see what looks good at broadway butc...
by chrizow
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 287
Views: 41182

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

I just never liked Whole Foods meat selection. All of it just seems pre packaged and shipped in from elsewhere. I don't think they have butchers in the stores but I could be wrong we haven't been to the 119th or olathe stores, but the 91st street WF store has a great fresh meat selection (and, yeah...
by chrizow
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 287
Views: 41182

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

I don't know if this will go over too good. Their prices are way too high. I have a feeling Whole Foods is going away from full service grocer and seem to be focusing more on grab and go items. It wasn't really the prices that bothered me its just coming up with meals with what they are selling. I ...
by chrizow
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 41
Views: 3028

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

$200K doesn't go very far in the burbs either. You don't get much for that money - if you're talking Olathe, LS, Parkville, OP, etc. you might get a 10-30 year old split level, 1800-2200 sq ft, that is pretty dated.
by chrizow
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification
Replies: 41
Views: 3028

Re: Urbanism and Pros and Cons of Gentrification

To echo one of chaglang's points, i think the effects of gentrification in KC are more felt among renters than buyers. It has always been true, even in KC, that folks will seek out "marginal" areas so their money will go farther in buying a home, which can result in these neighborhoods bec...

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