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by kcjak
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2073
Views: 243541

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

Anyone else find it odd that they're keeping the owner around for a few years? Seems like a bad idea to keep around someone who struggled with keeping pace with industry trends.
by kcjak
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 83
Views: 14298

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

johnmatrix wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:41 pm
I just dont understand why people are against skyscrappers on the plaza
They're against anything that blocks their views - Parkway Tower residents lead the way on that front.
by kcjak
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 261
Views: 18838

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

mgsports wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Yes that. Also Star did a story on the Mall and a Cupcake place opening next to Nordstroms and Wonders has opened.
And people thought the mall was doomed due to all the shootings and Nordstrom's move...
by kcjak
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Wichita
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Re: Wichita

Renderings of the new ballpark: https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article224930425.html Lots of people seemed to react with "if we're spending this much money on a ballpark, we need something special"... not realizing that they're really trying to pull this off on a 13-month schedule ...
by kcjak
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1968
Views: 247498

Re: Westport

Aggieville needs to stay in Manhattan. Can't the dude aspire to providing some options for people who don't want to relive their college glory days every weekend? On a brighter note, a new breakfast-all-day place from Denver, Snooze is coming to Westport at 4140 Broadway. Article says a new building...
by kcjak
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 11807

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Don't know if you have seen this? I have mixed emotions. https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/honor/national-wwi-memorial.html As a memorial, I find it a little underwhelming, but maybe they're still working on it. And I think I'd be intimidated by the stairs if I were elderly or mobility issues. An...
by kcjak
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger

I can't imagine any municipalities wanting to be merged into KC - losing local control of police, increased taxes with less control over local ordinances, etc.
by kcjak
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown New Residential Units
Replies: 48
Views: 16099

Re: Downtown New Residential Units

So downtown nears 16K apartments...two years ago. And saying 2,500 people pay between $1000 and $1499 - shouldn't that be 2,500 apartments rent between that amount since more than one person can live in some apartments? I know it's nitpicking, but I have to write stuff like this as part of my job an...
by kcjak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1698
Views: 204264

Re: KC in TV and Movies

Any ragger know which restaurant ? https://fox4kc.com/2018/11/18/gordon-ramsay-in-kansas-city-to-give-metro-restaurant-a-second-chance/ Looks like the KC episode will air next Wednesday - they had a preview at the end of last night's episode. Bayou on the Vine - Ramsay should've walked in and right...
by kcjak
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393081

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Larkburger is pulling out of KC. 4800 Main is going to look super empty now, I hope a local place comes in, i honestly think its a perfect spot for Q39. We're at a point where gourmet burger joints are a dime a dozen and there's not much you can do to separate yourself from the competition. With th...
by kcjak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3933
Views: 393081

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Is Baldwin not really even based here anymore or have ties to the area? I noticed I got an email from them for some sale and noticed there address on the bottom is for LA. I guess this kind of seals it on the website BALDWIN IS AN AMERICAN FASHION HOUSE BASED IN LOS ANGELES, CA I can't believe they...
by kcjak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd
Replies: 121
Views: 14048

Re: Black leaders seek to rename Paseo to MLK Blvd

flyingember wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:59 pm
smh wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:40 am
I was really hoping for Nichols Road.
I was hoping for Troost. It's named after an actual slave holder.
And would replace the name of a street that's synonymous with segregation in KC.
by kcjak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 11807

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

It's the access to the front lawn from all directions and lack of things to do that are the problem with the underusage. How can anyone think that if the original designs of the north side of the memorial were implemented that there would not be more use? Why would I take time to walk around the mem...
by kcjak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park
Replies: 89
Views: 11807

Re: Liberty Memorial Musuem and Penn Valley Park

Penn Valley has pockets of activity - the dog park and skate park are highly used, as are the softball fields during nice weather. Goes to show you that if you provide access and options people will use the park.
by kcjak
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.
Replies: 555
Views: 79336

Re: Renovations of apartment buildings along Armour Blvd.

Armour Crossing Development Increases Parking But Some Neighbors Want More MAC Properties has expanded the development site of its planned $78 million Armour Crossing apartment to provide more parking, but is still facing pushback from some neighbors on the issue. ... Peter Cassel of MAC told the b...
by kcjak
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AT&T Building Renovation, 8th Street and Locust
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: AT&T Building Renovation, 8th Street and Locust

One of the ugliest buildings downtown, but says something that AT&T would rather move their downtown employees to Brookside(ish) rather than moving employees downtown. Maybe they had a sweet offer on the building.
by kcjak
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 83
Views: 14298

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

Wasn't Hyatt interested in building around 46th/Jefferson a few years ago and the project was deemed to be too dense for the location (and requested too many subsidies)? Would be nice to have a quality Hyatt back in the central core, and with Hyatt House proposed downtown, maybe they would be intere...
by kcjak
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lenexa
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Lenexa

Kohl's is one retail place i never understood and think it's all psychological based on the sales they run but usually all the clothes are jacked up to begin with so a lot of time you are paying the normal prices even though you are getting it "on sale" Agree. And now just about every mid-level ret...
by kcjak
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: The Loretto becoming a hotel
Replies: 46
Views: 9451

Re: The Loretto becoming a hotel

The Loretto has been sold again - this time to Del Properties. The sale also includes seven of individual rental homes on the southern and southeastern edges, and those properties have already been receiving new roofs over the past couple of weeks. The plan is to keep the Loretto as an event space a...
by kcjak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Streetcar to the riverfront
Replies: 215
Views: 32489

Re: Streetcar to the riverfront

I went to Isle of Capri a few weeks ago for the first time in a couple of years - what a completely depressing shit hole. There's absolutely nothing to draw people there, whether it's amenities, winning percentage or even just plain atmosphere.