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by rxlexi
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1421
Views: 76894

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Personally, I think you set the vote and make sure the language is right and election is right. Make it say, "Can the Midtown TDD (boundaries) vote to tax themselves to expand the streetcar? No taxes will be collected outside the district for this project and no city funds will be used for its...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 1818
Views: 159824

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Has anyone confirmed that "Grad School" going in to Busy Bee space is the same outfit as Springfield?

I really dig the Grad School in Springfield and something similar would be a perfect fit in that spot.
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Apartments
Replies: 21
Views: 1505

Re: Midtown Apartments

Right, it's not that these people exist, every city has them. It's that our newspaper will write a front page story about it that makes KC looks provincial.


Bingo. Frustrating.
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC Bike share
Replies: 399
Views: 28157

Re: KC Bike share

Park City UT started an electric bike system. Would be good for assist but imagine it's high cost maintenance... http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8656 ... ation.html No doubt high cost but this is a great idea to get more people out there cycling, especially in hilly cities like KC. Hopefully wil...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Nature’s Own Full-Service Grocer Opens In River Market
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Nature’s Own Full-Service Grocer Opens In River Market

I loved the Nature's Own on 43/Main, and as a longtime (now former) Southmoreland resident and occasional vegetarian it came through for basics many times over the years. Little space, and an understandably small selection, but the world would be a better place if every neighborhood had such a corne...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC Star building redevelopment
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: KC Star building redevelopment

Has there ever been a thought of doing a gallery in residence program for unused street retail space downtown? I know it's harder than it sounds and would take an endowment from someone and an expectation that land owners would charge only a nominal rent. But I always thought it would be good gover...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)
Replies: 730
Views: 45624

Re: OFFICIAL: Penn Valley Park (Ideas+redeveloment)

Why don't we petition for an arts tax to pay for the new UMKC conservatory and arts development at JCCC? I wonder what the requirements of the petition are. A petition for something positive, rather than a negative attack campaign on development throughout the city? Brilliant! I agree that in theor...
by rxlexi
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3060
Views: 218043

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Harry Starkers


Yep. That was a great space. So sad when it was leased to a law firm - the end of a long restaurant/entertainment run.
by rxlexi
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Brewpubs
Replies: 48
Views: 1947

Re: Brewpubs

I really like the scale of the operation, I think that is what KC doesn't have; A large scale brew pub in a central location like Wynkoops or Free State. Gordon Biersch is the only thing close. As mentioned, I think McCoy's especially, and Brewery Emperial to a lesser degree (size/scale/more hipste...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1646
Views: 130005

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Quick FYI - Burrito Bros in City Market has extended evening hours to 8:00 PM Tues - Sat.

Check them out and support more dinner options within the market!

Would still love to get a point where the majority of market vendors have evening hours, even if limited.
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Brewpubs
Replies: 48
Views: 1947

Re: Brewpubs

Brewery Emperial and McCoy's have this reasonably well covered, I think. Both have good beer and good to very good food at reasonable prices, nice patios, etc. I'm not sure that the "brewpub" genre is as desirable as it once was - there are too many places that serve both solid food and lo...
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up
Replies: 21
Views: 4217

Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

Yep, Kaldi open until 8 Thurs - Sat I think. There is of course Thou Mayest as well. Haven't tried the new Spokes yet but they may become another option.

Was REALLY hoping the new Roasterie in Corrigan Station would have "normal" coffee shop hours, or closer at least. Closes at 6. Boo.
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up
Replies: 21
Views: 4217

Re: Hotel Phillips to get multimillion dollar freshing up

FYI - Kilo Charlie has reduced their evening hours; they now close at 4:00 PM. Typical. I enjoyed espressos and nitros there on several occasions after work and was usually the only person there. The space is very pretty, with a big window into the gorgeous, redesigned lobby. Bummer.
by rxlexi
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3060
Views: 218043

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

i dont think Rye on the plaza is an effort to entice JoCo residents to go to the Plaza. (1) JoCo presence on the plaza is already quite strong and probably isn't hurt or helped by Rye. (2) the plaza is a super-regional destination so it's probably more about attracting or keeping the MO/KS/IA/NE/AR...
by rxlexi
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 118
Views: 10903

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Reserve is definitely open and continuing to provide a great lunch and happy hour/dinner. Yep didn't mean to imply they had closed, and to be fair I haven't been in some time. Just have felt like that space could justify a restaurant/venue that becomes a household name among locals as a solid dinne...
by rxlexi
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)
Replies: 118
Views: 10903

Re: Ambassador Hotel (1111 Grand)

Great news. I've been impressed with the Ambassador renovation since it opened. Glad to hear they're doing well enough to expand on that scale.

Would love it if they could get a marquee restaurant tenant in there to take advantage of that beautiful lobby/bar space but unlikely under Marriott.
by rxlexi
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1569
Views: 102933

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

Currently downtown is on an upswing but go back to the 70's and 80's the Plaza and Crown Center definitely had a more positive vibe, outlook and future than downtown. Absolutely. But I would take issue with the opinion that these places have had anywhere near the detrimental effect on downtown that...
by rxlexi
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1569
Views: 102933

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

The Plaza area probably has had as much negative affect on downtown as JoCo. Disagree. Looking at office space alone, the lifeblood of a CBD, JoCo has created massively more square footage than plaza/midtown and the effect continues to depress the downtown market. Plaza is in no way comparable. Per...
by rxlexi
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175314

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I found myself chuckling last week after having the most amazingly convenient (that word again!) airport experience of my life, at KCI. All of the cards aligned - late arrival (10:45 PM) on Thursday evening from Little Rock, exiting on SW gate nearest the baggage claim, bags were actually unloaded v...
by rxlexi
Mon May 22, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 120
Views: 13051

Re: Brookside

it's also much more walkable to amenities and services than our prior location (south hyde park) trying not to derail the conversation about BKS, but this statement is such a perfect example of how far Hyde Park, specifically, is from functioning as a truly desirable urban neighborhood. Without any...

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