Status and future of the River Market area??

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

Post by bobbyhawks » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:10 pm

flyingember wrote:
bobbyhawks wrote: I wish them the best and hope they prove my skepticism wrong, but I worry that a concept of everything is often a concept of nothing. It sounds like the type of restaurant I used to think would be cool but now realize is incredibly difficult to pull off.
On the educational side of the show "Kitchen Nightmares" places that do everything rarely do any of it well. You rarely see mexican-chinese-fried chicken restaurants for a reason

But if global mean some kind of fusion cuisine they have spent time to get right...
Just checking the menu, they have non-fusion dishes from India, Vietnam, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Turkey, Korea, Portugal, South Africa, Morocco, Jamaica, England, Brazil, France, and Egypt.

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

Post by JBmidtown » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:48 pm

It’s gonna suck

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

Post by beautyfromashes » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:24 pm

“Hey! Let’s go to that new Indian, Vietnamese, Peruvian, Mexican, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, Korean, Portuguese, South African, Moroccan, Jamaican, English, Brazilian, French, Egyptian restaurant!”

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

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:23 pm

does sound difficult to pull off but I'll give it a shot!

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

Post by droopy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:14 pm

Sounds confusing. I can see it working if they put out one or two solid dishes for each ethnicity that compliment each other rather than a page of dishes from each. Naan,basmati and tandoori chicken with fajitas or Korea bbq....? Could work.

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Post by KCPowercat » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:37 pm

Reminds me of a portlandia episode

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

Post by kcjak » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:41 pm

I'm afraid I'm not very optimistic, but I may not be the target demographic. I find that a place might be able to make great gyros OR tacos, but a place that does both can't do either well. Sorry, but I don't want to eat at a restaurant that offers curry, coq au vin and enchiladas on the same menu.

Drinks on the other hand...

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Post by KCPowercat » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:40 am

Expected to see more details from the Delaware landing project by now....

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

Post by earthling » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:27 pm

Any status update on the boutique hotel planned near DE streetcar stop?

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:25 pm

earthling wrote:Any status update on the boutique hotel planned near DE streetcar stop?
nothing...and that project is further down the line than the rowhouses they are advertising along Wyandotte...and said they would have pricing and start in December....but nothing yt.

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Post by JBmidtown » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:19 pm

I forgot, did they drop the indoor mall proposal?

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:23 pm

indoor farrmer's market space? hope not.

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

Post by FangKC » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:23 pm

Strange Days Arrive in the River Market
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Strange Days Arrive in the River Market

Nathan Howard opened his international-theme microbrewery last weekend at 316 Oak St. after a couple of months delay awaiting city approvals.
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Appropriately enough, the new microbrewery is located in a former Muehlebach Brewing warehouse. The 2,500 square-foot space can accommodate up to 185 people.
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https://cityscenekc.com/strange-days-ar ... er-market/

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

Post by grovester » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:55 pm

I like to think I stay up to date on places, but I've never heard of KC Taco Company until this afternoon.

http://www.kctacocompany.com/

Good stuff and nice vibe.

Walking past the old McClintocks? place made me wish somebody was still there. Another victim of "event space".

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Post by taxi » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:49 pm

grovester wrote:I like to think I stay up to date on places, but I've never heard of KC Taco Company until this afternoon.

http://www.kctacocompany.com/

Good stuff and nice vibe.
It is good. And pretty tiny. They have great margueritas, which is a rarity.

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

Post by KCDowntown » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:59 am

Looks like the whoever wanted to turn the building on the the NE corner of 5th & Grand into self-storage is moving forward...

Conveniently located on the Grand Boulevard of America's Self Storage Places.

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

Post by flyingember » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:19 am

KCDowntown wrote:Looks like the whoever wanted to turn the building on the the NE corner of 5th & Grand into self-storage is moving forward...

Conveniently located on the Grand Boulevard of America's Self Storage Places.

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So someone is turning a storage building into a self storage building?

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

Post by FangKC » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:24 pm

Dumbest re-use of that building ever.

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

Post by earthling » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:54 pm

Sigh. Such a poor use of a primo spot.

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

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:46 am

KCDowntown wrote:Looks like the whoever wanted to turn the building on the the NE corner of 5th & Grand into self-storage is moving forward...

Conveniently located on the Grand Boulevard of America's Self Storage Places.

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Parcel is currently zoned DC-15, which does not allow that use. They'll either need zoning change or variance -- which require a public hearing.

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