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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby KCKev » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:19 pm

This is such a great building!

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby FangKC » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:44 pm

Eric Bowers posted a new photo of the Cosby Hotel exterior.

http://tinyurl.com/mpe7mkm

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:08 am

bakery should be open in a week or two. they have their certificate of occupancy.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:03 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:bakery should be open in a week or two. they have their certificate of occupancy.


Not much different from the outside but didn't take a close peak inside the papered up windows.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby flyingember » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:04 pm

They had steam coming out the alley side on Monday.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby flyingember » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:56 pm

flyingember wrote:They had steam coming out the alley side on Monday.


keep seeing steam. and yesterday they unloaded some more finishing touch construction supplies in a side door.

recently also opened up the pit on the west end and temp covered it. not sure what that was about. I remember from 2009 they filled in the old basement on the west end where they took out part of the structure.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby mgh7676 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:06 pm

Noticed that the sign for Sasha's Baking Co. is up on the building. I remember back in July when an article stated that they hoped to be open by August...little bit late, but still excited to see that building alive again.

Here is the Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/sashasbakingco

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby flyingember » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:42 pm

The deli sign is going up. super classic corner sign, will really stand out for pedestrian traffic

the baking co's twitter says they're opening on the 21st. their sign is pops once you turn the corner. saw them peeling the paper off the windows, their seating was all setup too and looks really classy.

if this matches the quality of the food they'll both be good to have downtown

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby Midtownkid » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:50 pm

This is down the street from my new office!! Can't wait to see the renovation and try the food!

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:25 pm

flyingember wrote:The deli sign is going up. super classic corner sign, will really stand out for pedestrian traffic

the baking co's twitter says they're opening on the 21st. their sign is pops once you turn the corner. saw them peeling the paper off the windows, their seating was all setup too and looks really classy.

if this matches the quality of the food they'll both be good to have downtown


foot traffic right there is pretty sparse...hopefully this helps bring people to that stretch.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby FangKC » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:52 pm

That could be a pretty sweet little stretch for restaurants if there was more housing built in and around the Tower Properties' parking compound. It's a charming block--especially if they could replace that garage and fill in the surface parking spaces west of the Cosby Hotel with another small building. I'd love to see W. 9th Street filled in all the way to Broadway.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby flyingember » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:08 am

this is an area I know about

don't expect retail at the SW corner of 9th and Wyandotte. that garage was designed to have a larger structure built on top of it. was originally going to happen with the union carbide project so right now the whole setup is shared resident/office parking. it's the garage for much of baltimore place too. when that new england building condo conversion happens it's where they'll stick the resident parking

the lot you have next to the cosby hotel is owned by the union carbide condo association. it's definitely not going away

the lot behind the kansas city club is for the condos next to the old mcwhirter printing building. I could see it being built on with a larger garage on the opposite side of it

the mid con parking lot is used by the same places.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:39 am

New retail across from these places would be nice in those existing buildings. Isn't there a florist there now?

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby flyingember » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:56 am

KCPowercat wrote:New retail across from these places would be nice in those existing buildings. Isn't there a florist there now?


yes. The Garden House

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby chaglang » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:58 am

Probably goes without saying that if you're looking for a sandwich and end up at 10th and Broadway instead of walking 3 blocks to 9th and Baltimore, you're doing it wrong.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby taxi » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:46 pm

But why would you walk when you could just go to the drive-thru?

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby flyingember » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:55 pm

chaglang wrote:Probably goes without saying that if you're looking for a sandwich and end up at 10th and Broadway instead of walking 3 blocks to 9th and Baltimore, you're doing it wrong.


not all places have the same sandwich selection

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby mgh7676 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:34 pm

The Savoy renovation coupled with this development should really help out the north loop. Now just fill in some of that parking, preferably not with drive-thrus.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby KCMax » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:09 pm

mgh7676 wrote:The Savoy renovation coupled with this development should really help out the north loop. Now just fill in some of that parking, preferably not with drive-thrus.


The flashcube building supposedly has a tenant lined up too. I would imagine the Milwaukee Deli would be a popular lunch option for anyone working there.

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Re: 900 Baltimore Ave.

Postby mgh7676 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:36 pm

Had a chance to walk by this afternoon, here is the new Milwaukee Delicatessen sign. Very nice.

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