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by Volker Dad
Tue May 26, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Kansas City Club
Replies: 47
Views: 7614

Re: Kansas City Club

Though I was never a member, I went on a tour of it once. Cool place. I'm sad to see that it closed. I wish someone would reopen it as a less banker/lawyer-only sort of place.
by Volker Dad
Thu May 01, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 165888

Re: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network

Google Fiber has an outdoor WiFi network up and running in Crown Center. It seems they're considering doing a broader rollout of outdoor wireless networks around the city. There have also been rumors over the past several months that Google is contemplating providing mobile phone and Internet servi...
by Volker Dad
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 41
Views: 5151

Re: Coffee

I love the KC coffee scene. It's awesome and constantly reinventing itself for the better. For the past few months I've been a member of the The Lab's coffee program. These guys find the best of the best coffee from small roasters around the country and deliver it to your door every month. It's a go...
by Volker Dad
Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 134988

Re: The KCMO School District

Here's what I received from AL. Pretty sure they were still planning to use the school... "Dear Académie Lafayette community, As you may have seen in today's Kansas City Star, the sale of the Westport High School building to the Foutch Brothers real estate company was not approved by the Kansas City...
by Volker Dad
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: kansas city restaurant/bar/brewery "cheat sheet"
Replies: 30
Views: 4456

Re: kansas city restaurant/bar/brewery "cheat sheet"

Great advice, all around. My two cents… If you’re in the loop downtown, you can’t do much better than Milwaukee Delicatessen. Sit up stairs, or next to one of the huge storefront windows and order a slice of pizza (just one, they’re huge) and a beer. OF COURSE, go to the Bloch addition at the Nelson...
by Volker Dad
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Diverging Diamond Interchange at Front Street & I-435
Replies: 70
Views: 6724

Re: Diverging Diamond Interchange at ROE & I-435

Last night KDOT held an info meeting on the upcoming diverging diamond at Roe & I-435. I travel this intersection almost daily and often during the peak of rush hour and I never found it to be a traffic nightmare. But…I guess they feel that it needs replaced, so they need to go full-blown fancy wit...
by Volker Dad
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 1870
Views: 224626

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

KCMax wrote:Andy's Frozen Custard shop coming to Westport Road and Mercer.
Best news I've heard all year.
by Volker Dad
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway
Replies: 95
Views: 17628

Re: Broadway

So here's an idea I just thought of while typing this up. Never once thought of this, but maybe it would work. Anyone have thoughts on a roundabout at 40th and Broadway? This is where the curve starts and several different roads meet up. You have Broadway, 40th street, that alley way, and the side ...
by Volker Dad
Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Milwaukee Deli / Pizza 51 Downtown
Replies: 17
Views: 4506

Re: Milwaukee Deli / Pizza 51 Downtown

Man, I really love this place. Went after work on Friday for happy hour and had a great time. Really great space day or night. I’ve been for lunch a couple times now too. I usually get the pizza, because it’s exactly my style, and a great price. You only need one slice, they’re huge. It’s good for t...
by Volker Dad
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.
Replies: 449
Views: 59405

Re: Urbanism, architecture, transit, etc.

ATTN: BAHUA Slate: Land Value Tax Won't Fix San Francisco Here I'm afraid that I'm skeptical. There are lots of places in the United States of America—most places, even—where a tax on land value would be a great thing for housing affordability. For example, if Harris County in Texas replaced its pr...
by Volker Dad
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 134988

Re: The KCMO School District

The reason you pay $25k for your private school (and will probably be paying through the ass once they get to college) is not because your private school or Harvard has some special sauce in the physics curriculum, but because those schools contain all the other good kids - kids who will become you...
by Volker Dad
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 134988

Re: The KCMO School District

The reason you pay $25k for your private school (and will probably be paying through the ass once they get to college) is not because your private school or Harvard has some special sauce in the physics curriculum, but because those schools contain all the other good kids - kids who will become you...
by Volker Dad
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Swagger (8431 Wornall) -- gourmet dive bar
Replies: 37
Views: 4329

Re: Swagger (8431 Wornall) -- gourmet dive bar

heatherkay wrote:Another example of the Heatherkay Heuristic:

A restaurant never gets better.
I like this.
by Volker Dad
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: hyde park: believe the hype?
Replies: 521
Views: 60577

Re: hyde park: believe the hype?

The rendering makes me suspect a poor attempt at modern design, but DRAW appears to do some very good work judging from the website. Hopefully this is an early rendering that will be updated. Kansas City does some great modern design (Hufft, El Dorado, BNIM, KIM, etc.), I hope to see more of it arou...
by Volker Dad
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Transition from downtown living to brookside/Waldo living
Replies: 23
Views: 6631

Re: Transition from downtown living to brookside/Waldo livin

5 years ago I moved from the garment district to Volker. I did it primarily so my wife and I could have a yard for our kid but I could still catch the bus to work and walk to a bar (Fric and Frac). I immediately regretted not being able to walk home for lunch every day but I enjoyed the night life b...
by Volker Dad
Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Xroads First Friday Thread...
Replies: 33
Views: 4595

Re: The Xroads First Friday Thread...

Hey, so is this place to plug First Friday shows you’re excited to see? I’m interested in knowing what galleries people here are planning to hit up. I know I’ll be going to see M. A. Alford again tonight. He’s done a couple shows over the past few years on First Fridays and they've all been excellen...
by Volker Dad
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: 900 Baltimore Ave.
Replies: 466
Views: 63885

Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

I walked by yesterday and snapped these:

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by Volker Dad
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1016
Views: 134988

Re: The KCMO School District

There seem to be more families in Midtown than AL can handle. I think there's absolutely a market for another school, and they're probably looking to Hale-Cook as a model. Right now the choice is between enrolling at Border Star for P3, or chancing it in the AL lottery at K. We love Border Star, bu...
by Volker Dad
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network
Replies: 1799
Views: 165888

Re: Google picks KCK/KCMO for ultra fast fiber network

let's cut through the tech-talk for the novices here and answer me this: is the TV service good and worth it? we have been cable-free for 2 years, but are considering getting it again with google. the alternative is to get the gigabit internet-only package and continue to watch netflix, etc. - poss...
by Volker Dad
Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza condo comparison of units for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Plaza condo comparison of units for sale

Looks like we need to build more condos.