Status and future of the River Market area??

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

Post by WSPanic » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:57 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:28 am
I'm sure they tried to get open asap but man talk about missing an opportunity
Maybe they want to ease in a bit instead of going for three straight months of summer with no idea if they can meet demand, etc. for that long.

Could actually a decent plan to start up the operation while mitigating the risk of pissing a lot of people off.

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

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:01 am

That's true.

I always worry about small businesses opening later in the year downtown especially when what they are selling is ice cream....given we are largely an I proven market. I've seen businesses open up in October and by February they've already cut hours because of lack of traffic. But I think this place has a good financial backing already and will be fine.

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

Post by kboish » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:38 am

Based on the article is sounds like this place will also function as a bar with boozy ice cream and beer.

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

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:04 pm

The location in Waldo is packed all the time and out the door line. This second location won’t have any problem.

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

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:09 pm

Which is why I don't think they would have had any problem with an instant rush of customers....

I have no fear they will do well... Crazy things pop I to business owners heads about downtown locations....

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

Post by beautyfromashes » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:42 pm

My guess is they are a little overwhelmed with the success. I don’t remember them having quite the following last summer like they have now, so might be a bit to adjust. I would think this is why they are adding the second location. Perhaps they will take some of the pressure off the other location. I was worried about the long delay for The Russell in Main when it took them SO long to open, but it seems to have generated some anticipation and they’re packed all the time too.

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

Post by taxi » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:53 am

Bidness owners do not delay opening as part of their strategy. It is usually due to complications with construction, building codes, health department, contractors, etc.

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

Post by FangKC » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:04 pm

Watch "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) if you have cable, and you will see how difficult it is to open a restaurant.

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

Post by smh » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:49 pm

Based on social media posts, it appears Betty Rae's may have had a soft opening last evening.

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

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:52 pm

smh wrote:
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Based on social media posts, it appears Betty Rae's may have had a soft opening last evening.
Soft opening Wednesday, so I'm told.

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

Post by KCPowercat » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:28 pm

So says the Twitter

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

Post by smh » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:08 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:52 pm
smh wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Based on social media posts, it appears Betty Rae's may have had a soft opening last evening.
Soft opening Wednesday, so I'm told.
There is a sign on the door now that says "August 15 ish"

SOON!!

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

Post by earthling » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:05 am

This map shows development planned/in progress (blue) around RM, development sites (orange) and residential buildings (violet/purple).
https://www.downtownkc.org/wp-content/u ... p-2018.pdf

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

Post by FangKC » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:35 pm

I wonder where they plan to move the two KCPL transmission yards?

I see several parcels they don't have indicated. I would think that west parking lot at the Cold Storage Lofts would be a likely development site. There are also surface lots south of 3rd Street between Oak and Locust.

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

Post by flyingember » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:30 am

FangKC wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:35 pm
I wonder where they plan to move the two KCPL transmission yards?

I see several parcels they don't have indicated. I would think that west parking lot at the Cold Storage Lofts would be a likely development site. There are also surface lots south of 3rd Street between Oak and Locust.
Be aware this map is from March. Things may have been true then but there's changes already needed for it. Like #6 is now under construction but at the time it wasn't.

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

Post by FangKC » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:57 am

Our Daily Nada Opening in River Market, Joins Growing Cafe Scene
Our Daily Nada, the anticipated new River Market bookstore and cafe, expects to open this week, featuring the welcoming escape envisioned in its namesake short story by Ernest Hemingway.
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https://cityscenekc.com/our-daily-nada- ... afe-scene/

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

Post by FangKC » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:04 pm

Portfolio of Downtown Loft Buildings Hit Market
A portfolio of 259 lofts in Quality Hill and the River Market are for sale for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Newmark Grubb Zimmer is listing the KC Loft Space buildings, according to a release by the Kansas City firm. The asking price was not disclosed. Four buildings are for sale: Old Townley, the Richards & Conover, West Seventh and Opera House Lofts.

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https://tinyurl.com/y7k3x2fs

https://kcloftspace.com/

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

Post by KCtonic » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:18 pm

Two openings on Delaware Street in River Market this week:
Our Daily Nada opened yesterday (no liquor license quite yet)
Betty Rae's Ice Cream opened today

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

Post by earthling » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:16 pm

Has been a while since I've been to City Diner. Not surprising that avg age way lower than past. Music used to be Sinatra to classic rock, now mostly millennial like Phoenix, Cake to Tame Impala, some contemp folk. Still very basic low brow diner menu (which we were in mood for) with a Thai and Greek salad, some vege items and paninis thrown in though they didn't look appealing.

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

Post by grovester » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:55 pm

Never thought of going there for anything but breakfast.

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