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by FangKC
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: NE Corner of 10th and Broadway
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Another idea

The other good locations for a all-night diner/coffeeshop would be that specialty-car place on the north side of the Majestic Steakhouse, or the street-level spaces in the old Coates House Hotel. That hair place or the current rental offices of New Quality Hill would be good locations. NQH could mov...
by FangKC
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: NE Corner of 10th and Broadway
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

No outside seating

I wasn't suggesting any outdoor seating at the Seiden's location. The coffee place next to the Chinese Place on W. 8th isn't highly visible. One would think though that the Folger's Coffee Plant on Broadway and 8th would open an in-house coffeeshop. :-D After all, the whole neighborhood smells like ...
by FangKC
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: First Fridays
Replies: 178
Views: 13123

high rises

I concur with keeping the feel of the present neighborhood. However, there is room for a few bigger highrise apartment buildings along Grand Avenue, McGee, Oak, and Locust streets south of 15th Street on existing vacant parcels. One could also put several on the west side of Broadway and Washington ...
by FangKC
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Fire Near Downtown Sat. Night
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Still haven't seen anything reported

Yes, I've been watching the local news, web sites, and KC Star. I never saw any mention of it.

It must have put out a lot of smoke because I live on 10th and Washington and it smelled like something was on fire across the street. This was about 10:30 Sat. night.
by FangKC
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:18 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: NE Corner of 10th and Broadway
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Location

I am just suggesting that location is ideal because it is close to the Majestic Steakhouse, Tanners, and the Quaff. People who frequent those establishments might enjoy being able to go there for coffee afterwards; or a late-night dinner, or early breakfast after The Peanut, Tanners and the Quaff cl...
by FangKC
Tue Sep 09, 2003 7:54 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: KC Considers Offices in Central Library on 12th Street
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Icky

That building opened in 1960. When I am in the library, I often wish I was in a protective suit with its own air supply. Have you ever looked at the central-air vents in the ceilings? The ceiling tiles around them are disgusting. I can only imagine how much dust and mold is in those air ducts. The c...
by FangKC
Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:59 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: KC Considers Offices in Central Library on 12th Street
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Me too!

Yes, it's a hideous building. I would shed no tears if it were torn down.
by FangKC
Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: "Wired" Bryant Bldg. to Receive Upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 903

SW Corner of 11th and Grand

The Bryant Building is that old art deco tower on the SW corner of 11th and Grand. It's directly (west) across the street from the Professional Building, and (south) of UMB's new building. There is a computer store/internet access place on the ground floor on that corner.
by FangKC
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:16 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: "Wired" Bryant Bldg. to Receive Upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 903

"Wired" Bryant Bldg. to Receive Upgrades

REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL September 5, 2003 The Business Journal of Kansas City Bryant Building owner sees fiber as calling card Jim Davis Staff Writer The Bryant Building has a new owner that wants to capitalize on the property's fiber-optic capabilities to boost occupancy. Scott Gile, a principal w...
by FangKC
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: KC Considers Offices in Central Library on 12th Street
Replies: 4
Views: 850

KC Considers Offices in Central Library on 12th Street

REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL September 5, 2003 The Business Journal of Kansas City KC checks out library's old space Jim Davis Staff Writer Kansas City could occupy space across the street from City Hall to be vacated by the Kansas City Public Library, City Manager Wayne Cauthen said. Cauthen said he ha...
by FangKC
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:01 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: KC Business Journal Editorial on Downtown
Replies: 0
Views: 543

KC Business Journal Editorial on Downtown

Sept. 8, 2003 The Business Journal of Kansas City OPINION Opportunity beckons We've often said Kansas City needs to make a big and bold move to kick-start Downtown into becoming a vibrant, place-to-be destination. The evidence suggests such a golden opportunity may be nearing. Three heavy hitters i...
by FangKC
Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Old U.S. Courthouse
Replies: 89
Views: 11323

Business Journal Update on Old Federal Courthouse

Sept. 5, 2003 The Business Journal of Kansas City GSA progresses in finding uses for federal properties Jim Davis Staff Writer The General Services Administration hopes to sign a lease by January with a group set up to turn the old U.S. Courthouse in Kansas City into a center for economic developme...
by FangKC
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Thoughts on Main St. in Midtown
Replies: 55
Views: 6084

Transportation Costs

The whole issue of mass transit in the urban core may eventually be decided by the economy and fuel prices. For the last decade, Americans have been buying vehicles that are less fuel-efficient instead of more-efficient. One only has to acknowledge how many trucks and SUVs are on the road nowadays. ...
by FangKC
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: NE Corner of 10th and Broadway
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

NE Corner of 10th and Broadway

Is there anyone else that thinks someone should buy out Seiden's Fur store on the NE corner of 10th and Broadway (next to Majestic Steakhouse), and turn that into a coffee bar or diner (like Sidney's)? It's a perfect location for it. Surely there isn't much need for a fur storage business these days?
by FangKC
Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:28 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Fire Near Downtown Sat. Night
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Fire Near Downtown Sat. Night

I smelled smoke last night on Quality Hill and there was smoke drifting around the neighborhood. I asked several people on the street if they knew of any fire nearby. None did. Does anyone know if there was a fire in the vicinity?
by FangKC
Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:21 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: 823 Walnut (former PUSH Bar)
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

823 Walnut (former PUSH Bar)

I noticed this week that the first floor-level space at 823 Walnut, formerly PUSH Bar, has been completely gutted. Does anyone know what's happening with that building? It's next to Scarritt Arcade and across the street from the old Fidelity/federal office building that is being converted into high-...
by FangKC
Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: KCMO Parks & Rec question
Replies: 10
Views: 1399

Other contacts

I believe that park falls within the Fourth District. You might also contact the councilmen for that district. They are: Jim Glover Council Member At Large Fourth District 24th floor, City Hall 414 E. 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106 Phone: (816) 513-1616 Fax: (816) 513-1612 E-mail: greg_lever@kcmo...
by FangKC
Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Is Westport really an entertainment district?
Replies: 14
Views: 1628

Garages

Yes, and parking garages could be placed along Walnut. There's not that much going on along Walnut now as it is, so it would be a good place for parking. The area along Main from 13th to 19th needs some landscaping done as well. It would be nice if they placed some nice streetlamps like they have in...
by FangKC
Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Downtown Archive
Topic: Old KC Street names
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Changing Street Names

Changing the names of streets is a very expensive proposition because it requires all businesses to reprint their forms, envelopes, stationary, and business cards. Maps and phone directories have to be updated as well. The city has to invest thousands in new street signs. Buildings and freeway exits...
by FangKC
Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3509
Views: 309685

Barney's NY, Men's Warehouse. and Today's Man

I'd like to see a Barney's NY, Men's Warehouse, Today's Man, and Burlington Coat Factory come into the urban core. They would be great additions at the Plaza, or downtown.

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