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by empires228
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson City
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Jefferson City

Really impressive. Beats the hell out of Topeka! Topeka has quite a few interesting things to look at and do such as the North Topeka arts district, you can also tour the beautifully renovated state capital, they have a railroad museum in their old depot north of the river, they have several beauti...
by empires228
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 278
Views: 38185

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. Remember, they closed their store in Overland Park so they clearly think they can be more successful in midtown Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and the rest of them don't like Kansas anyways because Kansas won't allow them to sell...
by empires228
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Glenwood Plaza becoming The Union of Metcalf by Legecy Development
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: Glenwood Plaza becoming The Union of Metcalf by Legecy Development

JoCo in general is about 30-40 years away from a tax/fee problem, as in they need to build denser to not need to massively raise them in the future. It's not the roads that will cause this, it's the water and sewer system. What's happening in KC where just about everything needs replacing will come...
by empires228
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3367
Views: 283300

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

mgsports wrote:REI could be one of the other moves.


I have no doubt that REI would jump ship to Town Center Plaza or The Country Club Plaza from Dumpster Fire, er, "Prairie Fire" in a heartbeat if given a chance.
by empires228
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3367
Views: 283300

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I know some folks in KC who are very acquainted with the new owners and they insist there is a plan to make the plaza more upscale. Nordstrom's fits the plan but not sure if many of the other moves we are hearing about are consistent with the upscaling. I have no doubt the owners are going for upsc...
by empires228
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3367
Views: 283300

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Seems to me they're shedding quality but old-line stores that played well to my generation (boomers) and are replacing them with, well, fresher options that speak to a younger demographic. I mean, Eddie Bauer was old news even to me. Haven't set foot in one of their stores in years. For example, th...
by empires228
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Glenwood Plaza becoming The Union of Metcalf by Legecy Development
Replies: 21
Views: 1224

Re: Glenwood Plaza becoming The Union of Metcalf by Legecy Development

mgsports wrote:Yes it is because KCMO is in MO. Mixed Use Shawnee.


The point here is that you said that Sun Fresh had no stores in Kansas, but there is a location in KCK...
by empires228
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: November 2018 Hobby Lobby leaving
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: November 2018 Hobby Lobby leaving

I wish them luck... Their nearby retail map is so outdated that Kmart is still listed, and it has been gone for years now.
by empires228
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?
Replies: 67
Views: 6415

Re: Poll: Does the Plaza need a drastic change, some change or on the right path?

Darlene wrote:Shut down? I hope none of them.


I think he's referring to the fact that you're asking for more parking lots, but the only way parking lots can be added is if we destroy existing buildings.
by empires228
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3367
Views: 283300

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article208023949.html Eddie Bauer is joining Talbots and Burberry in closing its plaza location. This time it's in favor of the Oak Park Mall store, a store they actually sued the Plazas former owner to even open. I can see the Oak ...
by empires228
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: If you HAD to move to the Kansas side, where? (POLL)
Replies: 63
Views: 7709

Re: If you HAD to move to the Kansas side, where? (POLL)

flyingember wrote:
mgsports wrote:Way South closer to where it's warmer.

So, nowhere on the Kansas side of the metro


Does he know that moving south will place him even further from Shopko?MEijer...BlOOMingdales.maybe??
by empires228
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Wyandotte County population is growing
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Wyandotte County population is growing

brewcrew1000 wrote:Its probably 100% in Western Wyandotte


Reversing decades of decline is a start. Someone eventually will have to realize how well downtown KCK is located, right?
by empires228
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1119
Views: 89295

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

The Co-Owner has been arrested in connection to the Verruckt death. I think there is a decent chance Schlitterbahn just pulls out of Kansas in the next couple years. They probably got a bunch of money to build the thing, why even bother with operating in another state when all your other locations ...
by empires228
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 629
Views: 83479

Re: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)

Funny thing is. People are still completely clueless. Projects like Bluehawk in Overland Park are still getting massive subsidies today to build brand new retail that is totally not needed. It’s not unique, but there’s a series of projects that look really bad in OP Downtown OP retail came first Th...
by empires228
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1655
Views: 113479

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Isn't some of the areas in the SW part of the state seeing growth among the Hispanic Communities. Like Garden City/Dodge City area. Dodge City has reported population gain. Liberal has lost some minor employers in recent years, so we will see. The census admitted that they missed up in Garden City/...
by empires228
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1655
Views: 113479

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Johnson County is one of the only areas of growth for the state of KS. The state will do anything to keep JoCo growing. At this point its practically the only. Lawrence and Manhattan have posted pretty nasty job loses since last fall, and everything Lawrence tries to subsidize either closes or neve...
by empires228
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall - Nordstrom Leaving
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: Oak Park Mall - Nordstrom Leaving

Theirs no Movie Theater at that intersection. Maybe they reopen the forth floor and first 2 maybe a store like Goody's Family Clothing and other 2 Dunham Sports or Dick's. Goody's Family Clothing hasn't technically existed for a decade now. Stage picked up their best locations and the name, and Sta...
by empires228
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Proctor & Gamble will close KCK plant
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: Proctor & Gamble will close KCK plant

http://ahprd1cdn.csgpimgs.com/d2/v_7mMf-i1c8xxpx7oMA79b2WwLOKV-ZZRX1MjYooBHA/document.pdf National Chain to be annouced soon so it could be Menards but doesn't look like a Menards and also making progress on Junior Anchors hopefully new to KCK or KC area yet like Here Today or Fresh Thyme Market or...
by empires228
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 31
Views: 3777

Re: Independence Center

Looks like it's been sold to Pacific Capital Retail Partners: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article200612884.html A listing of their other properties is on their website: https://pacificretail.com That's scary. They own a dead mall in the NOLA metro that was ran into the ground by Simon, ...
by empires228
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: $30M MoDOT project to bring major improvements to congested Liberty interchange
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: $30M MoDOT project to bring major improvements to congested Liberty interchange

DaveKCMO wrote:No one *needs* a flyover.


Did you ever drive on Kellogg in Wichita before the flyover? It was needed pretty badly.

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