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by swid
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Two Light - 14th & Grand
Replies: 881
Views: 106607

Re: Two Light - 14th & Grand

The side facing Truman is (going off memory) a montage of the Royals (2015 WS celebration), Chiefs (Len Dawson), and Sporting KC (Matt Besler). I haven't had a good look at the Grand-facing side to even notice what was on it.
by swid
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 276
Views: 54521

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

They've had signs up on the railing for the past week or so that say "Under New Management / Extensively Remodeled", so I don't know if that's a step in getting consent, they got their liquor license back while appealing, or something else.
by swid
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 139669

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

Go to page 7 of the slides - 31st is by far the highest-scoring intersection that doesn't have a stop proposed. (Also, 43rd and 45th are the lowest-scoring intersections with proposed stops.) A sizable number of the sticky notes for comments were about not having a stop at 31st. While I get that hav...
by swid
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Closed Bars and Restaurants
Replies: 1175
Views: 104070

Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Pizzabella holds the honor of being the only restaurant I've walked out of after being seated. It was a slow weekday evening; the servers and the host were all talking to each other and completely forgot about our table, so...after 20 minutes, we left.
by swid
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2063
Views: 215244

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Con: such a nice building being put to use by a terrible organization.
Pro: assuming the move actually happens, I can't imagine that greeting the nice people offering personality tests on First Friday with a friendly "Hail Xenu!" will ever get old.
by swid
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 200
Views: 29236

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

A nanobrewery (Ebert Brothers Brewing) is opening inside the Brick House this summer.
by swid
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1741
Views: 178753

Re: Westport

I drove by yesterday and the parking lot in front of Foundry was being torn up - wondered if they were doing work on the Foundry. Seafood, huh? Sailor Jack's Snack Shack, to be precise - from reading between the lines of the article, I'm getting a strong "Char Bar, but with seafood" vibe ...
by swid
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1741
Views: 178753

Re: Westport

A friend was at the Foundry last night and was told that it will close after Saturday - the space will be remodeled and become a seafood restaurant.
by swid
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Five Light
Replies: 83
Views: 9294

Re: Five Light

Let us also never forget that it was Shields that championed the Westport development moratorium and it is Shields who thinks parking should be required to be bundled in rent. Both absolutely detrimental to affordable housing. She cares nothing about true affordability. She saw an opportunity to sh...
by swid
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 276
Views: 54521

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

wahoowa, I'm guessing you got the same email I did this morning. :-)

In that email, it was mentioned that Regulated Industries will require consent from all property owners within 500 feet as a condition of reinstatement - I'd assume it's at their discretion when dealing with suspended licenses.
by swid
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections
Replies: 46
Views: 3507

Re: 2019 Mayor/Council Elections

The active campaigning phase (for mayor) has already begun - I got a postcard over the weekend promoting meet-and-greets with one of the Scotts, and Jolie just put up a fundraising event on her FB page.
by swid
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 50s/Main development
Replies: 256
Views: 32378

Re: 50s/Main development

by swid
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 1908
Views: 139669

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

I'm guessing you used the Connect KC ballot application form to auto-pull your voter information and submit last time around - it's been updated for this election.
by swid
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 276
Views: 54521

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

The Star has an updated article up; it's almost entirely Glazer's secondhand retelling of what he heard happened, however.
by swid
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2006
Views: 129503

Re: beer.

While mentioned previously in the Crossroads thread, City Barrel announced their existence publicly today - focusing on hops and sours.

When they open, they'll be the *fifth* (edit, forgot about Brewery Emperial - *sixth*) brewery within a 4ish-block radius of 18th & Locust.
by swid
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Slovenia for 7 nights
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Slovenia for 7 nights

I haven't been to either Slovenia or Croatia, but both are high up on my to-do list for future European adventures. Slovenia was effectively untouched by the 90s wars in the former Yugoslavia and has done a very good job at marketing itself as a lesser-visited alternative Alpine destination. A frien...
by swid
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 13th & Main Site Proposal
Replies: 686
Views: 84137

Re: P&L District: 13th & Main Site Proposal

A McD or even another Town topic would also do well in that location. We really need more late night/early morning options. A digression on Town Topic - why the 19th and Baltimore location isn't open evenings Thurs-Sat is beyond me, given that Up-Down generates an endless supply of buzzed, hungry t...
by swid
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4369
Views: 293916

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Well, I do, for starters, but that's probably my Nebraska ties showing. :-) But any, it *is* illustrative for a) our long-standing skills in not getting out of our own way and in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory are being noted regionally, and for b) the comparative advantage KC has in numb...
by swid
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 4369
Views: 293916

Re: We need a new airport!!!

The Omaha World-Herald has been all but mocking KC's airport adventures in a recent news article + follow-up editorial. If every council member hasn't seen these already...they should. Eppley Airfield records its busiest year ever It’s not just Omaha experiencing growth: Kansas City voters late last...
by swid
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 255
Views: 32828

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Yeah, that was effectively someone taking Nextdoor complaints and turning it into BREAKING NEWS.

Speaking of Nextdoor, a post yesterday had a more specific timeframe for the CVS renovation - starting March 14 and reopening the first week of June.

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