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by rxlexi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)
Replies: 55
Views: 9293

Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Agree that the Reiger Distillery is an amazing space and a wonderful new addition to the KC scene. Essentially a boozy version of the awesome Boulevard Visitors Center/tap room. Loved the amount of effort they put into the historical piece, for a brand that has really only existed as-is since 2014. ...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2660
Views: 354562

Re: Misc Crossroads News

When Picklemans opens, does Pirate Burger take the lead for longest time to open a restaurant ever? Assume you're referring to Pirate's Bone at 20th and Main? It's my understanding that they only closed their prior shop on 59th street a few months ago (I went there late spring at some point), and w...
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 67
Views: 9915

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Parking does suck there but it's cause people don't use the other parking lot or park on the street. There is lots of street parking by gomers
Yep, no one parks on street there. Plenty of parking on Broadway in addition to their lot. Frustrating - urban living pet peeve!
by rxlexi
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 70
Views: 17146

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

^ I hate it also, in Milwaukee we never had to deal with driveways that went out to the street, most of the urban parts of the Milwaukee had alleys and garages in the back Yeah, I've thought about this a lot while house hunting. Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Louis all developed with a robust street and a...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 390
Views: 70842

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

Wow, those tables and chairs are awful, especially for a design-focused venue. Hopefully a temporary setup...
by rxlexi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1016
Views: 102890

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

You forget new additions Farina and Lazia.
Indeed. Also Ragazza on 43rd, and perhaps you could include Cupini's as well.
by rxlexi
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: BBQ - Texas vs KC Style
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: BBQ - Texas vs KC Style

I thought this was an interesting article but it makes me wonder is KC BBQ pretty non-existent on a global scale (Did it ever reach mainstream globally) and has it been surpassed by Texas BBQ? I feel like Franklin BBQ and all the other BBQ places in Central Texas made BBQ very hip/trendy and all th...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1054
Views: 161222

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Looking briefly at that Langston Co. link, it appears they may have arbitrarily selected the list of cities, and then ranked that list based on the factors provided? RE: the sunbelt, the answer for millennial appeal is easy - jobs, and lots of them in a diverse array of industries. Additionally, the...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 110
Views: 27556

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Did dinner at Lazia bar Saturday night (FYI if you are wanting to do this - the bar is tiny). Was my first time to Crossroads Hotel and was very impressed with the space. Both the lobby bar/pizza oven (XR) and Lazia were quite busy. Food was surprisingly good; I had heard mixed reviews. Started with...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2840
Views: 316614

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

They will still be bad.
I agree, awful. Might have looked decent if they had matched Kauffman Center's precast panels but right now they cheapen the otherwise attractive, generic glass design. To my eye, at least.
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Generic ongoing KCATA thread
Replies: 294
Views: 49646

Re: Generic ongoing KCATA thread

First off, suck it Star Editorial Board, you carpetbagging, plagiarizing Johnny-come-latelys. Second, IIRC, this not-so-original idea of mine was roundly panned in '07. Hear Hear! For the record I am 100% on-board with a fareless metro system within KCMO (or at least along major routes), and think ...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Illinois Recreational Marijuana Legalized
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Illinois Recreational Marijuana Legalized

RE: metro east: Alton, Grafton, and the river road are pretty awesome. Would definitely make for a nice excursion from STL for the average KC folk on a weekend staycation. Jetski on the Mississippi!
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Illinois Recreational Marijuana Legalized
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Illinois Recreational Marijuana Legalized

Would expect 'pot tourists' would rather visit Chicago over E STL. And as more states become legalized, cities in non-pot states will become more lenient and not enforce pot laws. Already happening in KCMO. My guess is that MO will legalize recreational pot within 5 years if not 2. Yeah, I'm not su...
by rxlexi
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 248
Views: 40735

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

Opening in 2020. Neighborhood pushed back on the Walnut wall. Too sterile! Expect changes. Pushback on the streetwall or the overall east facade? Still sad to me that a very attractive, distinctive building was stripped of one of its primary architectural features in that geometric, skeletal skin. ...
by rxlexi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 428
Views: 78660

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Really hope the upcoming Rock Island Bridge launches with several vendors and support structures in Phase 1. If it's just a pedestrian bridge, in that location without connecting trails, etc. I worry it will fail to capture the imagination of the city. I do agree with the biz journal article that th...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Royals at TD Ameritrade
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Royals at TD Ameritrade

That's awesome, thanks for sharing.
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4024
Views: 437686

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Regarding the blank wall, not sure how much they can do with the existing Holiday Inn and parking structure. Happy to see the Kimpton flag on Plaza and like that they're building a tower addition, but would have preferred the existing structure torn down and site rebuilt a la the prior office plan. ...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1638
Views: 149562

Re: OFFICIAL - East Village

Sure, it's adjacent to those things, but does it lead to them? Not really. It's isolated from most CBD development by the civic mall, is connected to Columbus park by a single crummy street that has to tunnel under a freeway, is connected to the crossroads only by two 500+ ft long bridges over a fr...
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 390
Views: 70842

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

And DT could probably use a good breakfast/brunch place.
Banksia is quite good, and around the corner...