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by swid
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower
Replies: 278
Views: 50169

Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Yeah, that was effectively someone taking Nextdoor complaints and turning it into BREAKING NEWS.

Speaking of Nextdoor, a post yesterday had a more specific timeframe for the CVS renovation - starting March 14 and reopening the first week of June.
by swid
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail
Replies: 1675
Views: 113604

Re: Clay Chastain coming back with light rail

Clay Chastain is the local performance-art version of Groundhog Day.
by swid
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 399534

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Not enough typos or references to regional chains selling the exact same things one can readily buy here, but pretty good - that scores an 8.2/10 in my book. :-)
by swid
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 399534

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Tomfooleries and Granfalloon aren't in my semantic map of what a beer bar/restaurant is in the way Yard House, Old Chicago, Flying Saucer, iTap, HopCat, the Foundry, and Bier Station are. That being said, I've only ever been to Granfalloon...once? and my Tomfooleries adventures are invariably for br...
by swid
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 3938
Views: 399534

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

If Darden wants that location, my gut feeling on what they'd put in there is a Yard House. Every other neighborhood between RM and Waldo has at least one beer bar/restaurant at this point.
by swid
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fixing p&l traffic backups
Replies: 74
Views: 13149

Re: Fixing p&l traffic backups

Are short-term street closures in P&L being pushed to map data providers? If not, that would be very good first step.
by swid
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Fixing p&l traffic backups
Replies: 74
Views: 13149

Re: Fixing p&l traffic backups

I know most/all have been mentioned elsewhere, but.... 1 - It would be fantastic if the Sprint Center and the Midland developed (then promoted the hell out of on social media) "how to get here" routes that directed people to the major garages without crossing Main (or at least avoided doing so on 12...
by swid
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown McDonald's Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Midtown McDonald's Rebuild

I suspect it's a condition of retaining the franchise rights - McDonald's are torn down and rebuilt in the same location much, much more frequently than any other fast-food chain.
by swid
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1803
Views: 179931

Re: Politics

At least his penchant for extreme secrecy in communication makes sense now...he's had a lot of practice at it.
by swid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 915
Views: 99239

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

EU, no; Schengen, yes.
by swid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 915
Views: 99239

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

I find it odd that the plane is going to be sitting idle at KC for like 20 hours, seems like they could find a better use for that 20 hours. Hell they could run a 5th freedom route from KC to Vancouver and still have like 10 hours spare. A comment in The Points Guy article on the new route noted th...
by swid
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 915
Views: 99239

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

Icelandair already flies to SEA and PDX, so the only theoretical gains we'd see from Alaska codesharing would be for people coming from SFO or SAN.

Icelandair is also a JetBlue codeshare, so this flight *might* be of some interest to JetBlue if they want to enter the market here.
by swid
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2123
Views: 251122

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

My garage charges $85/month for non-residents, and I'm pretty sure that's on the higher end of monthly parking rates in the loop.
by swid
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 292
Views: 33060

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

I can't even come up with a good joke to point out that Rally House == Kansas Sampler.
by swid
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Amenities missing from downtown
Replies: 292
Views: 33060

Re: Amenities missing from downtown

We're coming up on two years in February since Zaina was forced to move.

Who knew that slightly renovating a small restaurant space to become another restaurant was so difficult?
by swid
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Kansas City Tour Trolleys, time to bring them back!
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

Re: Kansas City Tour Trolleys, time to bring them back!

Hey, it's 2017 and we have two companies providing tourist-oriented tours of KC. Anyway, I found a vaguely appropriate threat to post this Pitch article, wherein David Hudnall uses going on a double-decker tour as a framing device to point out that he *really* doesn't like the direction that downtow...
by swid
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 7047

Re: DIVERSITY

Genetic genealogy is an interest of mine and there are a lot of folks of colonial American ancestry who go all in on it - the tl;dr version is that the consumer-level autosomal tests (Ancestry, 23andMe, etc.) have a very hard time reliably distinguishing NW European ethnicities apart, as (surprise!)...
by swid
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: DIVERSITY
Replies: 45
Views: 7047

Re: DIVERSITY

The primary European ancestry in the upland South (and the places those folks then migrated to) is from the British Isles, but due to poor/lost documentation compared to places further north and many of the people in the "Scots-Irish" ethnicity group only living in Ireland for a few generations befo...
by swid
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5020
Views: 441023

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCPowercat wrote:
ldai_phs wrote: They are currently planning on 2 clubs.
USO and .....
None of the legacy carriers has a large enough presence here to bother with operating a lounge of their own, so I'd bet on it being "The Club at MCI" (Priority Pass, etc.), with an outside chance of it being an Amex Centurion lounge instead.