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by empires228
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Wichita's Downtown development
Replies: 22
Views: 1733

Re: Wichita's Downtown development

Triple-A baseball team moving from New Orleans to Wichita in 2020, will reside new riverfront stadium and entertainment district. https://www.ksn.com/news/kansas/triple-a-baseball-will-come-to-wichita-with-new-downtown-stadium/1420173779 Outstanding that it’s triple A too bad it’s the Marlins :) Je...
by empires228
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 577
Views: 43084

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

^ I’d guess that JOCO leaders would require funds go to their area too, like for the Deanna Rose Farmstead. They’re petty like that. They have every right to be "pretty like that." Any bi-state tax should benefit both states. As I recall, previous attempts have failed because the plan was to funnel...
by empires228
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Nall Hills Shopping Center
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Nall Hills Shopping Center

Oh good. Next to Sprouts will be a huge draw for the area. After all, they usually only locate next to Sprouts.
by empires228
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 577
Views: 43084

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

^ I’d guess that JOCO leaders would require funds go to their area too, like for the Deanna Rose Farmstead. They’re petty like that. They have every right to be "pretty like that." Any bi-state tax should benefit both states. As I recall, previous attempts have failed because the plan was to funnel...
by empires228
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West
Replies: 1882
Views: 146104

Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

What a bizarre location for a stand alone hard rock hotel. Please tell me this is not another STAR bonded project. That would probably explain a lot. You can “force” a development to happen when you throw enough money at it. StarBonds in the Legends area have actually worked, though. This isn't lik...
by empires228
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4620
Views: 350771

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Almost impossible to tell from these poor initial renderings, but where is the awesome scallop-roof design from the preliminary images? I loved that element, and if we get a generic flat box I'll be very disappointed. I understand perhaps losing the two-story indoor fountain, but first impression i...
by empires228
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330583

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Nichols not only acknowledged the surrounding neighborhoods, he developed them! Everyone knows that the Country Club District was developed by Nichols right? I'm talking about the Ward Parkway area, Loose Park, Brookside etc...some of our city's best neighborhoods. The Plaza was like a town center ...
by empires228
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330583

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^Taubman mentions transitioning retail spaces to more restaurants but that's about it. They need to target much broader than that such as nightlife/cultural venues that target perhaps 40+. Like Highwoods, no mention of a neighborhood surrounding it, which Nichols always acknowledged and partly cate...
by empires228
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330583

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Really though, big props to Town Center off of 119th for continuing to just fleece the Plaza of our premier retail tenants. For the pharphacy lovers, they even have a Walgreens! I don't even think TCP is actively trying to poach tenants. Considering that GAP is falling through, Eddie Bauer is closi...
by empires228
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1287
Views: 115730

Re: Mission Gateway

http://www.kmbz.com/articles/could-it-finally-happen-mission-gateway-project-looks-move-forward Hopefully new to area. Mission Gateway is not new to the area I don't speak the language fluently, but I'm guessing it's more along the lines of "Publix, Piggly Wiggly, Albertsons? Sports Store? Burlingt...
by empires228
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: New Grocer
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: New Grocer

Just bring back Dillon's already. :D I'm sure there is some part of the deal that Kroger made with Price Chopper that says that Kroger can't build any new stores in JoCo and Price Chopper can't move into Topeka for a certain period of time. Kroger was making no effort to be competitive in JoCo, Jop...
by empires228
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown KCK
Replies: 31
Views: 3948

Re: Downtown KCK

I sadly don't think they'll do much until they figure out what to do with the vacant lot that was Indian Springs.
by empires228
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Merriam Hen House closing but Olathe getting one
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Merriam Hen House closing but Olathe getting one

I'm not surprised. It's between a popular price chopper, a HyVee, and a Natural Grocery. I also believe that the Mission Target, which was a Greatland store, sells produce. There's also a SunFresh to the north and a Neighborhood Market to the south.
by empires228
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West
Replies: 1882
Views: 146104

Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

What's happening with the "Legends South" development across I-70 south of Hollywood Casino? Nothing has been done at the site in months it looks like. News releases from last year say two hotels were to be finished by "mid-2018". A major retailer that was aligned with Nascar was to open there, but...
by empires228
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 998
Views: 124297

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Missouri in top 10 of places to not visit in 2018 https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-no-list-2018?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_2243715 Missouri and Kansas both have their issues, but I would never tell someone to just flat out not visit either state because...
by empires228
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330583

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Lots of dead trees on the Plaza. Looks like new management doesn't care to water. Makes things look even more tired and neglected. The landscaping at Oak Park, Town Center Plaza, and Zona Rosa has been looking scraggly for years. The Plaza and IC have definitely seen the quality of their trees and ...
by empires228
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 723
Views: 84867

Re: Three Light

A store downtown would be a lot more convenient than driving all the way to Mission, Independence, or Chouteau for at least dozens of thousands of people from eastern WyCo through the greater east side / northeast and near-in NKC, not to mention more convenient for a whole bunch of transit-dependen...
by empires228
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Topeka,ks Sears on the list
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Topeka,ks Sears on the list

So all of the ones barely getting by in small towns don't have to update their signs from the 90s. They're hoping to capitalize on the heavily tarnished Sears name. Sears was actually helping Hometown franchisees set up stores in markets that they were vacating for some time, and some dying malls e...
by empires228
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Topeka,ks Sears on the list
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Topeka,ks Sears on the list

The one in Corbin Park was called Sears Home Appliance Showroom and selled more then Kenmore never Hometown and Outlet was located in Lenexa,In Parts place still located in KCMO. Which is a subsidy of Sears Hometown which isn't run by Sears and hasn't been owned by them since 2012... The only small...
by empires228
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson City
Replies: 10
Views: 3027

Re: Jefferson City

Good to know, it has been a number of years since I spent any time there. Topeka just can't ever catch a break when it comes to any situation, even when they're trying to prevent the worst from happening. It's honestly not a horrible town. Two of the suburban school districts are good, and one of t...