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by smh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 41
Views: 4212

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

brewcrew1000 wrote:
smh wrote:Inland Empire.


Makes sense, the largest warehouse inventory metros are almost always going to places with wide open spaces and lots of cheap land that you can build on.


I just love that it is a place name. One can imagine it located somewhere west of Tatooine.
by smh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub
Replies: 41
Views: 4212

Re: KC metro gaining as a major distribution hub

Inland Empire.
by smh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AMC and Ten Main Center
Replies: 70
Views: 6895

Re: AMC and Ten Main Center

I'd have to imagine that the proximity of the Main St. transit hub also plays a significant role in the difficulty of finding a commercial tenant for the southeast corner. Was that a Commerce branch at some point? Always seems like a weird space to me, though I'm sure the transit center doesn't hel...
by smh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1563
Views: 111035

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

I am fond of buildings that are four stories or less, but I'm curious why some are concerned about buildings being too tall? What's the issue for you? Agreed. But, I like this concept b/c the taller buildings are pushed to the corners of the site where they strike me as more appropriate. That said,...
by smh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AMC and Ten Main Center
Replies: 70
Views: 6895

Re: AMC and Ten Main Center

Help me understand....Maybe a street view of urban retail in another city Think of any successful retail area in a city. Is there a single store on the block? Or are there multiple retailers? I submit that the new P&L apartments got this right in that they have a couple of retail bays along Bal...
by smh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Remodeling Town Pavillion
Replies: 95
Views: 9540

Re: Remodeling Town Pavillion

It's mildly irritating that the new Domino's won't deliver to northeast. I was glad the newish Papa Johns that opened in xroads a while ago does. Is 19th and McGee really that much closer than 11th and Main? I mean, given they're chains I assume they just have some radius algorithm that decides whe...
by smh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AMC and Ten Main Center
Replies: 70
Views: 6895

Re: AMC and Ten Main Center

KCPowercat wrote:I could walk Mildred's to 10 spaces within 2 blocks that would fit them fine.


There are definitely a few places. I just think in general we have a dearth of good retail locations available.
by smh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AMC and Ten Main Center
Replies: 70
Views: 6895

Re: AMC and Ten Main Center

per a tenant in the building, they're converting some additional floors to residential. the whole building is going residential. They are just doing a few floors out a time so they didn't have to kick all the office tenants out at once. We were told that they were converting the top several floors-...
by smh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AMC and Ten Main Center
Replies: 70
Views: 6895

Re: AMC and Ten Main Center

well it's not like there is a lack of ground level retail spaces. There is an aching need for 10x, 20x, 100x the ground level retail space. Agreed--a lot of the existing vacant retail spaces aren't very well suited for many types of businesses, IMHO. They've been crammed with low ceilings into the ...
by smh
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AMC and Ten Main Center
Replies: 70
Views: 6895

Re: AMC and Ten Main Center

The word on the street used to be that Mildred's was going to move to Commerce Tower so they'd have an exterior entrance. no longer a thing. Interesting. I'd like to see them move somewhere, but I worry that ground floor space in Ten Main is too large and would swallow their operation. Perhaps it c...
by smh
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AMC and Ten Main Center
Replies: 70
Views: 6895

Re: AMC and Ten Main Center

Any idea if what they are doing in the first floor / basement area? Notta. They've been mum about that southeast corner and I haven't seen much of any activity there, so I'm assuming there's nothing on the immediate horizon. if they were wise, they'd move mildred's to that spot. The word on the str...
by smh
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noooooooob KC library question
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Noooooooob KC library question

The book drop is on Baltimore about halfway down the block.
by smh
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: AMC and Ten Main Center
Replies: 70
Views: 6895

Re: AMC and Ten Main Center

DaveKCMO wrote:per a tenant in the building, they're converting some additional floors to residential.


Currently converting the lobby level into apartments. The area near Mildred's. Wake up to bacon every morning!
by smh
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport's fate post-P&L
Replies: 1452
Views: 107388

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

I heard second-hand that BOA is vacating the building at Broadway and Westport Rd in August (not sure if related to the development). Also, comments from the Nextdoor app said that the meeting last night brought to light concerns about traffic and parking...shocker. Area residents allegedly asked w...
by smh
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Shanghai trip/photos
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Shanghai trip/photos

Thanks for sharing--how did you find getting around? Pretty simple?
by smh
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City GO Bond
Replies: 97
Views: 4631

Re: Kansas City GO Bond

While I voted yes for all of those bonds, it was not easy. I walked the 3 blocks to my polling station and that required navigating 4 sections of torn up sidewalks. In this case, navigating meant walking in the street. If I was in a wheelchair, it would have been nearly impossible. Those sections w...
by smh
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel
Replies: 2005
Views: 85999

Re: OFFICIAL - Hyatt Regency Convention Hotel

Eliminate the honky tube. Make Wyandotte a shared street.
by smh
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 197
Views: 18334

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

Agreed--21c is not known for cutting corners. Whatever they're doing it is reasonable to assume it will look great upon completion.
by smh
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 197
Views: 18334

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

earthling wrote:Sigh, white frames? Black or green frames look really sharp with old red brick.


Don't you think they'll paint them? Or is that not a thing anymore.
by smh
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...
Replies: 23
Views: 840

Re: KC needs "yield to pedestrians: state law" signs at every intersection...

I recently had a conversation about those signs--was informed that they are more effective at getting vehicles to stop than either the typical curb-mounted crossing signs or similar signs with flashing lights/leds. And, obviously, much cheaper.

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