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by herrfrank
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 533
Views: 27399

Re: Next Mayor 2019

I received three unsolicited text messages since 2017 from my Volvo dealership in Florida. I did have a business relationship with them, as they service my car during the winter. Last month, I received a postcard from some Big Law muckety-mucks informing me that I will soon receive a form to claim $...
by herrfrank
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 212
Views: 26512

Re: City Center Square for sale

smh wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:45 am
Someone should probably keep an eye on that pile of wood that's burning.
Lolz -- good point considering recent history.
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 212
Views: 26512

Re: City Center Square for sale

Musical update: the new owners, in keeping with the construction date of City Center Square, have selected an all-1970s soft rock musical score for the public spaces. Just heard "A Little More Love" by Olivia Newton-John and "Midnight at the Oasis" by Maria Muldaur while waiting in line at the Chine...
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2162
Views: 273866

Re: Westport

FangKC wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Regardless, crime happens even in Overland Park.
Technically, zero crime occurred in this shooting. Self-protection -- a "justified kill." There was an attempted armed robbery, but as the perp has since died -- no crime to tabulate.
by herrfrank
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 212
Views: 26512

Re: City Center Square for sale

They should just offer them a better space elsewhere and help them move. A small price to clear the holdouts. When I spoke with the franchisee a few weeks ago, he said the lease vacate offer made by the new building owners was pathetic -- something like $10,000. This was before Subway moved. The bu...
by herrfrank
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1035
Views: 150346

Re: The KCMO School District

It is long past time for the KCMSD to stop quarreling with half of its population. One solution: let neighborhoods vote to join abutting districts. Brookside could join the Center district and re-open Southwest as another high school in that district. Old Northeast could join the Independence distri...
by herrfrank
Thu May 09, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1579
Views: 141176

Re: Union Station

Back in the 1970s and 1980s the building was open, at least until the separate Amshack opened in 1985. The Amtrak ticket counter was in a bouncy house in the middle of the main floor (Amtrak did not want to heat the whole station). Some freight operations continued, and there were a sprinkling of wo...
by herrfrank
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Henry Wollman Bloch has died
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Henry Wollman Bloch has died

Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block, died today at his home in Mission Hills. KC Southwest HS class of 1939 IIRC.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... dies-at-96
by herrfrank
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 212
Views: 26512

Re: City Center Square for sale

Also, Wrap-it-up, the Mexican restaurant in the food court will be moving -- sometime this summer -- to a location near 9th and Baltimore.
by herrfrank
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 212
Views: 26512

Re: City Center Square for sale

Rumor: Mega-retailer Target will be fitting a small-format store in the former food court of City Center Square (first floor). Between the escalators and the back stairs. All of the food court restaurants/ walls/ fixtures to be removed. Jason's Deli, Domino's, and Starbucks to remain. Rumor from som...
by herrfrank
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 2753

Re: Academie Lafayette

This is a fun one, because even while the KCPS Board was in charge of 70,000 students and schools were neighborhood-based, the board was drawing and redrawing attendance boundaries to keep schools de facto segregated, including Southwest. The Troost Wall is largely the result of the school board's ...
by herrfrank
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 2753

Re: Academie Lafayette

All of KCPS is within the city limits of Kansas City. (There used to be a small overlap with Independence, but that was resolved by yielding control of those catchments to the Independence School District.) Yielding? There was an election and then a court battle that validated the election. https:/...
by herrfrank
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 2753

Re: Academie Lafayette

Someone should publish a scholarly analysis of the difference in life outcomes for graduates from 1950-2020 from Center High (serves "Greater Brookside" south of 80th street, really Waldo) and those areas of Brookside which did or would have attended Southwest, but limited to those who actually atte...
by herrfrank
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 2753

Re: Academie Lafayette

All of KCPS is within the city limits of Kansas City. (There used to be a small overlap with Independence, but that was resolved by yielding control of those catchments to the Independence School District.)
by herrfrank
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 2753

Re: Academie Lafayette

I actually think one year of pre-Kindergarten should be taxpayer funded. But I also think that hostaging a beautiful building designed as a full-service high school and now sitting empty when the students WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE are desperate for classroom space is misanthropic. The KCPS leadership ...
by herrfrank
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Academie Lafayette
Replies: 44
Views: 2753

Re: Academie Lafayette

I just read the Uniting at Southwest letter. If this is the thread to discuss this, then here goes... The "slow rolling" of the taxpayers of Brookside by the KCPS School Board is nothing new. They teased them in the 1980s with calls about "re-imagining" of Paseo High School as a unifying "arts acade...
by herrfrank
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Postcards From the Edge of Time
Replies: 494
Views: 97417

Re: Postcards From the Edge of Time

A slightly prissy note: it's Concorde, never "the" Concorde. One name, like Cher. Concorde flew a regular schedule from Washington Dulles and New York JFK to London Heathrow (BA) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (Air France), plus occasional seasonal routes to the Caribbean and Miami from LHR. The fare c...
by herrfrank
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 197
Views: 40782

Re: Brookside

PV has some pockets of pretty attractive neighborhoods with old (ish) homes that have charm. Also, in the last 10 years, for better and worse people have been tearing down the "raytown" homes and building custom $900K+ homes which is very striking to see--some of these behemoths are directly next t...
by herrfrank
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: City Center Square for sale
Replies: 212
Views: 26512

Re: City Center Square for sale

The new management group, named "Area," in charge of City Center Square has begun to close restaurants in its food court. Word on the street is that the "Curry in a Hurry" Indian restaurant (which was inauthentic cooking btw) closed, because the building terminated its month-to-month occupancy (no l...
by herrfrank
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 999
Views: 108251

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Flabby, old New England Patriots owner Bobby Kraft was (illegally) sowing his oats at the Young Orchid Asian Day Spa in Florida on the morning of the referenced playoff game. He flew privately to KC after his "massage."

https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/k ... 64929.html