Layoffs at The Star

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by cdm2p » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:18 pm

I never liked Yael but the star is even more useless now.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by maison rustique » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:10 am

Cindy Hoedel also was laid off yesterday. I wonder how many more?

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by grovester » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:10 am

Star buildings for sale 46 million. They will lease back for 15 years.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... ering.html

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by zonk » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:49 pm

Didn't the printing building cost $200+ million to construct in 2007?

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:54 pm

zonk wrote:Didn't the printing building cost $200+ million to construct in 2007?
yes. and their tax abatement was very notably extended recently.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by grovester » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:48 pm

Extended how long you say? 15 years?

McClatchy is obviously hard up for cash. Somebody should make a killing, hope it's someone with vision.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by taxi » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:19 pm

You will need a lot of vision to re-purpose that building, after McClatchy defaults on their lease. Which probably wouldn't be long.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by grovester » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:33 pm

We already had this discussion. Aquarium.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by longviewmo » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:37 pm

Because it's McClatchy and the operations are closely related:

Wichita Eagle sold their building to Cargil last fall (see uninspiring Cargill rendering... not that type of rendering: http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Cargil ... 14316.html) The old distribution sheds out back have already been demolished. Printing was moved to KC last spring, so they truck the paper down I-35 every morning.

They're moving into the bar district. http://www.kansas.com/news/business/art ... 12049.html

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by JBmidtown » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:37 am

grovester wrote:We already had this discussion. Aquarium.
Not sure if you're joking or not but I really like that idea.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by taxi » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:46 am

I like to wrap my fishes in newspapers.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by grovester » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:47 am

It's highly unlikely that the structure is water tight. We may have to settle for a terrarium with Komodo dragons and giant tortoises.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by JBmidtown » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:50 am

As long as it's visible from 670 that's all that matters.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by beautyfromashes » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:09 pm

grovester wrote:It's highly unlikely that the structure is water tight. We may have to settle for a terrarium with Komodo dragons and giant tortoises.
Why would the building need to be water tight? We're not talking about filling it with water. It's an iconic-type building in a good location for tourists and lots of land around it that would be developed with an aquarium project. And...I'd like to get credit for the aquarium idea when the building was first built. :)

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by hgascoigne » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:48 pm

beautyfromashes wrote: Why would the building need to be water tight? We're not talking about filling it with water.
Can we talk about how cool that would be, though?

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by grovester » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:59 pm

Go big or go home.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by aknowledgeableperson » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:16 am

Fill it with sharks and have a sharknado.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by taxi » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:54 pm

I wish Evel Knievel was still alive.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by flyingember » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:47 pm

Don't need an aquarium. I'm could see an indoor ski facility for summer or a year round indoor pool/water park.

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Re: Layoffs at The Star

Post by JBmidtown » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:25 pm

Doesn't matter as long as it's boozy.

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