OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by kucer » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:31 pm

They have now added "KANSAS CITY" in smaller font under "THE STAR"

Disclaimer: "Looks good" does not equal looks great.  I've only see it during the day and still think it looks good....not great though.  Maybe they will do more to light it up at night.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by PumpkinStalker » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:04 pm

Agreed....not sure if I like it.  As of now, can hardly see the blue star.  How will it light up?         

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by Cheffreygo » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:09 pm

PumpkinStalker wrote: Agreed....not sure if I like it.  As of now, can hardly see the blue star.  How will it light up?         

Perhaps they'll do some sort of backlighting behind the "THE STAR" lettering...  If so, that would look nice.

You would think that after spending so many millions of dollars on this building, they'd want to showcase their branding and take ownership it while improving their image.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by JDluu » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:24 pm

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by KCMax » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:50 pm

Gunfire damages windows at Star’s press plant
Three times since late January, gunfire has damaged windows at The Kansas City Star’s downtown production facility.

Employees discovered the most recent damage Thursday morning in a window on the west side of the press pavilion building at 1601 McGee St.

The two previous incidents involved damage to windows on the building’s north side, facing Truman Road.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:34 am

Embarrassing

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by PumpkinStalker » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:46 am

What makes this place a target more than Sprint? Is it just highway access? Not quite as high traffic as an area? It just seems odd to me that it's always the Star when there's an equally glassy structure a block away. Somebody have a grudge?

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:24 am

Cruising around downtown. Hey look glass. Pop. Jump on i70 right there and gone forever. Surprising their security camera don't catch a glimpse.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by GRID » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:21 pm

PumpkinStalker wrote:Somebody have a grudge?
Probabaly quite a few.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by FangKC » Wed May 15, 2019 6:02 pm

Star closes sale of McGee Street building
The Kansas City Star has completed a sale and lease-back agreement for its iconic, state-of-the-art glass building at 1601 McGee Street in downtown Kansas City.
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https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 47399.html

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by kboish » Wed May 15, 2019 6:22 pm

Chopped up and sold for every cent of its value

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed May 15, 2019 8:42 pm

kboish wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Chopped up and sold for every cent of its value
And then we're left with a superblock...

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by FangKC » Wed May 15, 2019 9:57 pm

McClatchy, on behalf of The Star as its parent company, is leasing the building back for 15 years with annual payments initially set at $2.8 million.

That building will probably end up being the Urban Target in 15 years.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by beautyfromashes » Wed May 15, 2019 10:06 pm

What a deal for the buyer! Get $42m over 15 years on a $30m purchase plus you get the building at the end. You have to think the Star owner is just trying to avoid bankruptcy at this point.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by beautyfromashes » Wed May 15, 2019 10:08 pm

FangKC wrote: That building will probably end up being the Urban Target in 15 years.
City aquarium.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by normalthings » Thu May 16, 2019 12:06 am

beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:06 pm
What a deal for the buyer! Get $42m over 15 years on a $30m purchase plus you get the building at the end. You have to think the Star owner is just trying to avoid bankruptcy at this point.
I have a sinking feeling that the current tenant won’t be able to meet that obligation.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by flyingember » Thu May 16, 2019 8:06 am

beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:08 pm
FangKC wrote: That building will probably end up being the Urban Target in 15 years.
City aquarium.
City Aquarium by Target.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by smh » Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 am

FangKC wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:57 pm
McClatchy, on behalf of The Star as its parent company, is leasing the building back for 15 years with annual payments initially set at $2.8 million.

That building will probably end up being the Urban Target in 15 years.
In all seriousness--in the event the Star vacates it someday, could we maybe get a flagship REI? Tons of room in there for climbing walls and all kinds of fun stuff.

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by smh » Thu May 16, 2019 9:58 am

In other related news, I desperately want a local philanthropist to start a competitor to the Star. It worked in New Orleans (more or less).

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/us/n ... Position=1

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Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Post by missingkc » Thu May 16, 2019 11:21 am

Let's take up a collection and back Collison.

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