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by swid
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 14845

Re: Next Mayor 2019

So tell us, who's got your vote? If committing to an actual person on the ballot is too much, what *should* a mayor be doing to reduce crime rates and fix potholes?
by swid
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 14845

Re: Next Mayor 2019

C'mon, John! A higher qualify of troll would be able to provide reasoning why in (at least) semi-coherent language *and* insult all the forum regulars in an somewhat amusing manner.

Don't you aspire to that level of trolldom? Be the all the troll you can be!
by swid
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 14845

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Given this is the "close enough" thread - is anyone running an organized write-in campaign for the 2nd district at-large seat?

If so, they have my vote; if not - I'll just write in the name of <random Northlander who lives in that district>.
by swid
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 411
Views: 53118

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Hey, at least Worcester eventually realized that the "not telling current residents much of anything" strategy wasn't working, and will be trying out the "Let's have a garden party happy hour! Come for the booze, stay for the pep talk about how awesome we are and definitely know what we're doing!" r...
by swid
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 103986

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Icelandair isn't trying to compete with the US legacies - their game plan the past few summers is to get to any remotely-viable market they could before WOW Air did. They succeeded, as WOW collapsed this morning.
by swid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 981
Views: 103986

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Cerner's Twitter account mentioned that company travel accounted for 2900 arrivals/departures per week last year.
by swid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 14845

Re: Next Mayor 2019

by swid
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 341
Views: 14845

Re: Next Mayor 2019

So...what do you want city leadership to do to resolve those issues? What do you think a city leader (either the actual ones running or any idealized one) *can* do?
by swid
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza Residential Development
Replies: 57
Views: 5729

Re: Plaza Residential Development

I'd have to imagine the target demo is UMKC/Rockhurst/KU Med students, but that's a lot of 3-4 bedroom units in a location that's not particularly close to any of them.
by swid
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 411
Views: 53118

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

smh wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Scooters appeared to be closed today and some furniture being moved out.
Spokes opened today

I *think* Scooter's closed on January 26, so that would be 46 days between their closing and Spokes opening.
by swid
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 20
Views: 1262

Re: Cocktails

I’ll second the Swordfish Tom’s suggestion.

Monarch Bar isn’t cheap, but the cocktails are fantastic.
by swid
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2157
Views: 256804

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

It was removed a couple years ago.

On a sidenote, I don't get all the hand-wringing about the layout on the east side of Walnut through there; I'd put just enough thought/effort there to make it look nice until 2026 (or whenever the Arabia museum leaves).
by swid
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2039
Views: 171947

Re: beer.

City Barrel had their friends and family event last night. Friends of mine who went raved about the food as much of the beer; I wasn't aware that they would be running a full brewpub operation.
by swid
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 356
Views: 88450

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

A study in contrasts: The world's slowest restaurant conversion is still sputtering along at 12th & Walnut - a fire alarm permit was applied for and granted on the 5th . Meanwhile...Scooters vacated 929 Walnut less than a month ago, and Spokes already has exterior signage applied to the windows and ...
by swid
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 356
Views: 88450

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

The sign went up in mid-September.

Next month will be the 3-year mark on this project. If I was a bit more artfully inclined, I'd stage a performance of Waiting for Godot on the corner. :-)
by swid
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: One North Development
Replies: 28
Views: 8342

Re: One North Development

jbean3535 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:32 pm
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom announced today for a December opening.
This is a wild guess, but I suspect it's not opening in the next three days.
by swid
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 411
Views: 53118

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Officially official as of yesterday. Worcester Investments bought the building.
by swid
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2022
Views: 258875

Re: Westport

This prediction seems a lot more likely, given that a future location of the Johnny Kaw's empire is Char Bar's address . My long shot guess is that Char Bar will either temporarily or permanently move to McCoy's/Sailor Jack's space, using the currently parking lot as a lawn. This would let Char Bar ...
by swid
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2022
Views: 258875

Re: Westport

Of course not - I had assumed that my word choice for nearly every word after "gentrified" in that comment would have given away that I don't actually believe it is, but here we are.
by swid
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway
Replies: 49
Views: 5791

Re: Proposed: Hyatt House Hotel- 900 Broadway

Now I'm curious how many *other* parking lots have an assessed market value of <= $100.