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by kcjak
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AT&T Building Renovation, 8th Street and Locust
Replies: 7
Views: 442

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: 81
Views: 13335

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: 270

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: 9007

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: 198
Views: 30166

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.
by kcjak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Ballpark Village v4.7 (st. louis)
Replies: 72
Views: 18226

Re: Ballpark Village v4.7 (st. louis)

Wonder if their video screen will be downsized like the one on Two Light?
by kcjak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3826
Views: 380156

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

It was a Ritz Carlton for ten years - that seems pretty long to me, especially given the market size and location during the 90s. Anywho, KC is a much different place than it was back then and the location is pretty sweet (near Plaza and museums, on streetcar line) compared to other high end boutiqu...
by kcjak
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Need cleveland ideas
Replies: 20
Views: 2151

Re: Need cleveland ideas

Man, that arcade is beautiful! But most of the stores in 5th Street Arcade and Tower City Center are the crappy shops you can find in most downtown malls - local tchotchkes, local sports apparel, athletic shoes, dollar stores, etc. (not that some of those wouldn't be welcomed in KC). Aside from Mort...
by kcjak
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD
Replies: 97
Views: 15446

Re: 3rd & Grand to be redeveloped as TOD

I know it's only an initial rendering, but really liked that grassy knoll over the concrete plaza.
by kcjak
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2417
Views: 300746

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I've been wanting to visit, but have held off for fear of what you describe. It was written up in a LOT of media. As for the cocktail price, I don't mind paying that for a one off quality cocktail in the Swordfish Tom/Manifesto league. Don't know if these apply, but the list did look tasty. They do...
by kcjak
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2417
Views: 300746

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Has anyone been to the pop-up Christmas bar above Rockhill Grill? A co-worker begged me to check it out with her yesterday, so we showed up ten minutes after it opened (4pm) and there were already around 20 people in line - people who didn't make it in before the space reached capacity. At 5:00 the ...
by kcjak
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Tanners closing?
Replies: 133
Views: 20591

Re: Downtown Tanners closing?

What a disappointing ending to this story ...tomfooleries isn't moving. Their owner is going to manage yet another named concept in this building. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article223273125.html#storylink=hpdigest What grown man names a place Beer 30? it's...
by kcjak
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3826
Views: 380156

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

First Byron, now Tomfooleries leaving - I have to wonder if the Jack Henry building is going to be torn down for another development. Are there any other businesses left on the second and third levels? Anything other than FedEx?
by kcjak
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 47
Views: 3370

Re: Plaza Residential Development

Most of the homes that are being torn down have no off-street parking, or only the 'under home' garage where neither the garage nor the driveway can accommodate a single vehicle. While I wish there was room for a shared back alley with detached garages, I don't think there's a problem with parking t...
by kcjak
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1931
Views: 240139

Re: Westport

kboish wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:32 pm
This stretch of westport road is heading in the wrong direction...becoming more and more auto-focused
Agreed. And if they rip out the western half of that block and put in a parking lot of the liquor store, I'll be livid.
by kcjak
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL - Strata (H&R Block's 2nd Tower)
Replies: 227
Views: 24754

Re: Five Light

With there being a need for new office space downtown, wonder why Cordish never ventured into a mixed use tower, especially given the incentives they were (previously) getting to help with the parking garage. Nine or ten stories for a garage with some of the spaces shared between office and resident...
by kcjak
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte
Replies: 53
Views: 5145

Re: Hotel Bravo- 17th and Wyandotte

I love this project...except for the tax incentive. But the Phase 2 that extends west of Broadway to include renovation of the Qxotic building I don't think it warranted. With the Crossroads filling in and existing buildings being renovated, development is already creeping to the fringes, and the si...
by kcjak
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Proposed tower on Plaza
Replies: 30
Views: 2047

Re: Proposed tower on Plaza

Interesting article on the historic designation that Historic KC is fighting for - the church board says they are happy with the redevelopment and have never considered their church to be historic. They question the motives behind the designation of the church as historic and allude to the folks beh...
by kcjak
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1931
Views: 240139

Re: Westport

Yeah McCoy's supposed to close I believe end of the month. I wonder if Beer Kitchen and Char Bar are affected since they're all owned by the same group? Who knows, maybe someone bought the lots and is planning a mixed use tower on the spot LOL
by kcjak
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2417
Views: 300746

Re: Misc Crossroads News

lol i know your reddit username now. but agreed. self-serve gimmick was fun for a minute, but no substance behind the gimmick. there are an awful lot of places within a five minute walk that i would rather be, so never ended up there, even if it was "fine." I disagree - it's great to try a dozen be...