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by earthling
Fri May 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 296
Views: 41485

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

Cosentino's used to have a much stronger cheese selection but it has gone downhill over the past couple of years. Hah, a cooking friend used to be a self-described fromagée at BKS Consentino's years ago. She also has said it went down hill since she left but thought maybe it was her ego talking. Th...
by earthling
Fri May 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 212
Views: 30412

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

I don't think I realized it at the time, but those are owned by Superior Real Estate Venture, LLC. I'm not sure what the story behind this land is . I wonder if Superior Linen originally planned to use these buildings, or if they had a separate real estate venture planned. Either way, I'm glad to s...
by earthling
Fri May 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 296
Views: 41485

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

^Agree, not a full store, but it does have some particularly good things. The cooking circles I'm in have TJs on their rotation, not a single stop shop. There's a particular fantastic item I won't mention because they struggle to keep it in stock as it is. ;) We'll go about once a month just to get ...
by earthling
Fri May 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

KCPowercat wrote:I think 5th avenue is in trouble...I just found 3 Duane Reade pharmacy within the same area of the plaza....and one is right next to the Burberry and LV.


Gasp, 5th Avenue is now trashy. Michigan Ave has many drugstores as well.
by earthling
Fri May 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

One of the big benefits from moving to downtown from the plaza is walkable resident amenities (CVS cosentinos, etc). The thought that a pharmacy is below the plaza is laughable...and people against it mostly comes from the driving KC residents who think the 50th and main CVS and the Westport grocer...
by earthling
Fri May 25, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 296
Views: 41485

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

^Apparently. TJ's is more appealing to cooks I suppose wanting above avg quality ingredients for low prices but agree is not a full grocery and didn't expect it to be. IE, a highish grade of Spanish saffron is half the price of other places. Their Spanish olive oil is very good, especially for price...
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak
Replies: 296
Views: 41485

Re: Whole Foods mixed-use project @ 51/Oak

We checked it out and had a bite, which was just OK but not for the price. Someone next to us complained that the carrot cake was dried out. There is a lot of seating space - in/out and upstairs with outdoor patio. Even if Amazon Prime discount ends out being 10% off it's still very pricey (discount...
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Right, understand downtown has more desirable mix but the discussion is not which is better, but how to improve the Plaza, especially when it can become a better urban _neighborhood_ as well as shopping destination. Agreed, and I think maybe we're talking past each other a little bit. I would love ...
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Right, understand downtown has more desirable mix but the discussion is not which is better, but how to improve the Plaza, especially when it can become a better urban _neighborhood_ as well as shopping destination.
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 77
Views: 9842

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Does anyone have recent downtown Loop population estimate? Or RM, Loop, Xroads total? Seems the only number regularly mentioned is 'greater' downtown, which is a large area.
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

smh wrote:What if we built new residential on top of the existing retail along say, Nichols road and then pedestrianized it.


Yes! Might have to be just a few floors if the low rise Plaza Bowl boosters maintain power.
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Walkable drugstore/market are the basics. But the premise of my posts are about adapting Plaza to broader 'pedestrian scale living' amenities mixed into the shopping, which is elaborated on in the other link. And The Plaza has the bones to create that. When I talk to my bother in Brooklyn about find...
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I lived it when Nichols owned it (tail end), nothing strange at all for those within 2-3 blocks walk (essentially all the hi/midrise buildings). Was far better when they recognized the neighborhood around it. It can be even better than that, especially with streetcar likely coming and mall only dire...
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Some of the existing upper floors could be changed to residential. Sorry but there is still more density around Plaza (mid/hirises) than nearly all the rest of KC. Is strange to ignore this. It's not like they have to target building much new residential (like downtown), it's already there and ignor...
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

It sucks as a mall for those who have lived around it 20+ years. But it used to have drugstore/market and like I said those who lived it when Nichols owned it said it was great, like living in a village instead of a (now) mall. Lack of density with all the mid/hirises? I think it absolutely needs to...
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE I was at Warby Parker this morning buying some sunglasses, and another customer asked the clerk if there was a Walgreen's on the Plaza. The clerk directed the customer to the Broadway and Troost locations. The customer seemed miffed there was not a Walgreen's on the Plaza. Bingo....
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Is not surprising most in KC would not 'get it' but is surprising for a pro urban site. The Plaza is conducive to pedestrian scale living as much as downtown and moreso than many otherwise semi-urban areas of KC. The fact that the Plaza is struggling to function as a mall is exactly the reason it sh...
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: favorite under-the-radar mexican places in the kansas city area?
Replies: 148
Views: 13478

Re: favorite under-the-radar mexican places in the kansas city area?

Now that's street eats. Downtown needs some of that.
by earthling
Thu May 24, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 212
Views: 30412

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Is impressive all the off/on underutilized spaces around Midtown for decades are now getting more substantial tenants. Corner buildings in neighborhoods getting action too throughout Midtown, like along Gilham and the one at 43rd/Walnut in Southmoreland - laundry mat, coffee shop, bakery, clothing s...
by earthling
Wed May 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3452
Views: 293198

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Nah, re-invent it....

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