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by loftguy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Dog friendly patios and places
Replies: 24
Views: 2823

Re: Dog friendly patios and places

Bar K opened their permanent location down by Berkeley Park. I'm guessing that's been mentioned somewhere around here. If you haven't been down to the Riverfront to check out Bar K, it's well worth visiting. This has to be among the most successful launches of a bar and grill operation of any kind.
by loftguy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2206
Views: 250616

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I managed to slip in for a quick tour of Parlor.
The finishes are easily twice as nice as any food hall I have seen, or anticipated.
The menu's look very appealing.
Friday nights after work, this place is going to be slammed.....
by loftguy
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Affordable Housing
Replies: 24
Views: 1115

Re: Affordable Housing

Develop creative versions of Single Room Occupancy (SRO).

Essentially dry-docked houseboat living with shared amenities.
by loftguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: People Watching in KC
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: People Watching in KC

Anywhere in the City Market on a Saturday or Sunday.
The most remarkable array of humans walk by.
by loftguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)
Replies: 426
Views: 51040

Re: OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

I don't get the negative vibes.
It's going to be different and that does not equal bad.
Kind of feel like I'm reading a Yelp review of any bbq place in town.
by loftguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1557
Views: 131750

Re: Politics

https://www.quora.com/Does-Donald-Trump-believe-in-the-things-he-says-as-President-of-the-United-States If he is a con man then I don't understand why this kind of stuff wasn't used against him in 2016 He was repeatedly called out on his modus operendi, and he managed to slither through. He is beli...
by loftguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood
Replies: 1614
Views: 131453

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

$50 per square foot.
A good buy for VanTrust.
by loftguy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2206
Views: 250616

Re: Misc Crossroads News

DaveKCMO wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm
...and what's now the Crossroads was once considered "Midtown".
Also commonly was referenced as "Crosstown".....
by loftguy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Various restaurants coming to City
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Various restaurants coming to City

Hadn't heard about this, Outpost Social Club, 1000 W. 25th St. By October Looks to be same address as La Esquina? I don't know La Esquina, but I was thinking this is the old Speak Deli space in that weird spot up on 25th. La Esquina was the Charlotte Street arts facility in the east end of the buil...
by loftguy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2206
Views: 250616

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Just for the record, the 'Westside' is quite adamant that Broadway to I-35 is part of the Westside. It's a multi-generational point of contention and frankly a point of honor. I would not even hint at a dispute, as the resulting acrimony would be ponderous. The Westside had near zero political power...
by loftguy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 68
Views: 13010

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Hmmm, I have to wonder if Johnny Lazia was the inspiration for the restaurant name?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lazia
by loftguy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3382

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site. Are they exempt from city processes? No, the school district is not exempt, but what power does the city have, until or if, Drury or similar entity asks for favors? The city can not prevent th...
by loftguy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3382

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

snigglefritz wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 am
loftguy wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
Do we know anything specific regarding the terms of their PSA with Drury?
PSA...?
by loftguy
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Drury Plaza Hotel
Replies: 68
Views: 3382

Re: Drury Plaza Hotel

The school district is the entity that appears to have control and power over the future use of this site.
by loftguy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1557
Views: 131750

Re: Politics

WSPanic wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Also a Question regarding rental property inspections as well.
Last week I read the language for the 'Healthy Homes' proposal.
It is not good.
Reads like a Clay Chastain initiative, big on hot buttons and frighteningly short on essential process.
by loftguy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3659
Views: 330620

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

mykn wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:05 pm
It took me awhile to realize this, but advocating for urbanism needs to also incorporate social justice. If it is not a focus, we will be just building more nice outdoor shopping malls for white people.
I applaud your full post, but most especially this last sentence.
by loftguy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 1979
Views: 211221

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

516 Grand
Barrel House Barber Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/thebarrelhousekc/
by loftguy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 352
Views: 53996

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Fang, the owner is Jim Monihan and he is not a get-it-done kind of guy...
by loftguy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham
Replies: 226
Views: 37718

Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Is anything ever going to happen there? Its dragging down the whole neighborhood. Union Hill Founders is below 80% occupancy for the first time ever. The building on the SW corner of 30th & Gillham has only 4 occupied units out of 23 total. My guess?....there may be something else going on contribu...
by loftguy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 323
Views: 69731

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

It has been looking like yet another edition of 'Hillbilly Renovations'...