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by swid
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 167
Views: 22284

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

There's no space to enter a write-in vote on this election's ballots.

(Source: me, as I voted absentee on Saturday.)
by swid
Fri May 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 124
Views: 7979

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Secondary European airports usually* have glass jetways. As those airports are effectively the definition of value engineering, I don't imagine they're more expensive than the metal ones we typically see here.

*source: personal experience
by swid
Thu May 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2601
Views: 339159

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I can see the blurb now: "All 17 Johnny Kaw's XR locations include a small room where anyone can enable their augmented reality glasses to view art made by local artists; all the physical art is located in a warehouse/artists' colony (previously a Walmart) in the Northland. The AR art galleries were...
by swid
Wed May 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5532
Views: 496916

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

805 is arriving next week (per this KC Streetcar Twitter post)
by swid
Mon May 06, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: FSN KC so where do Royals go
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: FSN KC so where do Royals go

I know you'll spit out a spambot-quality list of all sports broadcasters and streaming services currently extant or rumored to exist in this country in the next comment, but the correct answer is "nowhere, until their rights come up after this season"; Sinclair's purchase of the Fox RSNs makes it mo...
by swid
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut
Replies: 414
Views: 54975

Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Per the “meet the new office staff” happy hour last month (which, unsurprisingly, turned into a “bitch about new ownership” event), Worcester has back off on that idea.
by swid
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2601
Views: 339159

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Apparently one of the spaces in the building on the NE corner of 18th & Wyandotte will become a "real street taco place like on the Boulevard or in KCK - not that Guy Fieri BS" and the hoped-for opening is in September. (source: guy sitting next to me in a bar who had been working on the sprinkler s...
by swid
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 28452

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: 543
Views: 28452

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: 543
Views: 28452

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: 414
Views: 54975

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: 992
Views: 109154

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: 992
Views: 109154

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: 543
Views: 28452

Re: Next Mayor 2019

by swid
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 28452

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: 6610

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: 414
Views: 54975

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: 1707

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: 2195
Views: 268726

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: 176097

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.