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by swid
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Slovenia for 7 nights
Replies: 6
Views: 90

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: 81226

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: 4259
Views: 272662

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: 4259
Views: 272662

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: 244
Views: 29307

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.
by swid
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1647
Views: 83867

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Clay Chastain is the local performance-art version of Groundhog Day.
by swid
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3249
Views: 266556

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Not enough typos or references to regional chains selling the exact same things one can readily buy here, but pretty good - that scores an 8.2/10 in my book. :-)
by swid
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3249
Views: 266556

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Tomfooleries and Granfalloon aren't in my semantic map of what a beer bar/restaurant is in the way Yard House, Old Chicago, Flying Saucer, iTap, HopCat, the Foundry, and Bier Station are. That being said, I've only ever been to Granfalloon...once? and my Tomfooleries adventures are invariably for br...
by swid
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3249
Views: 266556

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

If Darden wants that location, my gut feeling on what they'd put in there is a Yard House. Every other neighborhood between RM and Waldo has at least one beer bar/restaurant at this point.
by swid
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fixing p&l traffic backups
Replies: 82
Views: 2228

Re: Fixing p&l traffic backups

Are short-term street closures in P&L being pushed to map data providers? If not, that would be very good first step.
by swid
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fixing p&l traffic backups
Replies: 82
Views: 2228

Re: Fixing p&l traffic backups

I know most/all have been mentioned elsewhere, but.... 1 - It would be fantastic if the Sprint Center and the Midland developed (then promoted the hell out of on social media) "how to get here" routes that directed people to the major garages without crossing Main (or at least avoided doin...
by swid
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown McDonald's Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Midtown McDonald's Rebuild

I suspect it's a condition of retaining the franchise rights - McDonald's are torn down and rebuilt in the same location much, much more frequently than any other fast-food chain.
by swid
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1418
Views: 101985

Re: Politics

At least his penchant for extreme secrecy in communication makes sense now...he's had a lot of practice at it.
by swid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 643
Views: 57370

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

EU, no; Schengen, yes.
by swid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 643
Views: 57370

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I find it odd that the plane is going to be sitting idle at KC for like 20 hours, seems like they could find a better use for that 20 hours. Hell they could run a 5th freedom route from KC to Vancouver and still have like 10 hours spare. A comment in The Points Guy article on the new route noted th...
by swid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 643
Views: 57370

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Icelandair already flies to SEA and PDX, so the only theoretical gains we'd see from Alaska codesharing would be for people coming from SFO or SAN.

Icelandair is also a JetBlue codeshare, so this flight *might* be of some interest to JetBlue if they want to enter the market here.
by swid
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1799
Views: 165985

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

My garage charges $85/month for non-residents, and I'm pretty sure that's on the higher end of monthly parking rates in the loop.
by swid
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 273
Views: 17079

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

I can't even come up with a good joke to point out that Rally House == Kansas Sampler.
by swid
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 273
Views: 17079

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

We're coming up on two years in February since Zaina was forced to move.

Who knew that slightly renovating a small restaurant space to become another restaurant was so difficult?

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