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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby grovester » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:27 am

Dammit! Guess it pays to have the building owner show up and talk.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby earthling » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:07 pm

$65M Pickwick Plaza renovation is almost ready for occupancy

By Nov. 1, roughly a year after the renovation was launched, the first 45 apartment units are expected to be ready for occupancy in the north tower of complex, which has been rebranded as East 9 at Pickwick Plaza.

Scheduled for completion by March, the $65 million project will include 260 apartments with finishes, amenities and rents designed to attract millennials; 27,432 square feet of retail; a 6,453-square-foot, 11th-floor penthouse space, which could be put to residential or commercial use; and a 280-space parking garage.

Besides the restaurant and wine bar that the Smiths are expected to sign to a ground-floor lease, the project will include a huge basement lounge with wide-screen TVs and other attractions, such as pinball, a movie theater, a mini bowling alley and simulated golf. It will be called Harry's Hideout in honor of Harry S. Truman, who frequently retreated to the Pickwick Plaza Hotel to record his thoughts and experiences in a journal that came to be known as "The Pickwick Papers."

Renovation of its north wing, which includes the parking garage and a seven-story building last used for offices decades ago, was tackled first. But work is also well underway on the 11-story south tower, which used to be the Pickwick Hotel and soon will include the remaining 215 apartment units.


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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:23 pm

this is probably my favorite redevelopment project downtown right now (since argyle and 1914 main are done). can't wait to see it complete!

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:31 pm

the north building is now leasing and opens december 1. first retail tenant to be announced soon.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:25 pm

Walked by there the other day...woof the old Fed building did Pickwick no favors with that wall. Best of luck to that wine bar.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby AlbertHammond » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:06 am

KCPowercat wrote:Walked by there the other day...woof the old Fed building did Pickwick no favors with that wall. Best of luck to that wine bar.


...but notice the landscaping in the planters. It adds to the pleasure of the experience.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby taxi » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:45 pm

I was hoping those oval ones were going to be hot tubs.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby droopy » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:54 pm

taxi wrote:I was hoping those oval ones were going to be hot tubs.


Sounds like a kcrag meetup opportunity

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:45 pm

a UPS store will apparently be part of the retail mix.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby smh » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:15 am

DaveKCMO wrote:a UPS store will apparently be part of the retail mix.


While not sexy, this is a solid missing piece for downtowners. I loathe having to go to the Plaza to do business with UPS.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby earthling » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:27 am

Huh, that's surprising no UPS store downtown. There are public dropboxes though and you could print off labels from web.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby smh » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:44 am

earthling wrote:Huh, that's surprising no UPS store downtown. There are public dropboxes though and you could print off labels from web.


Can't send packages of much size from a drop box, that's the problem. I drive to Plaza just to hand over the box I've already labeled.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:54 pm

Strange locale for it being the first downtown but glad to finally have one.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:13 pm

Think one will find out that a UPS Store offers way more than a place to send packages. Live by one and occasionally use it. It's copy machines sure get a workout.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby taxi » Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:27 pm

aknowledgeableperson wrote:Think one will find out that a UPS Store offers way more than a place to send packages. Live by one and occasionally use it. It's copy machines sure get a workout.

With the possible exception of RD4L, it's the best place to pick up chicks.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:22 pm

pickwick now has a zipcar out front.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby longviewmo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:54 pm

Which was weird for the amount of work going on right there a week ago. Guess better to get it in before than after?

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby loftguy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:00 pm

longviewmo wrote:Which was weird for the amount of work going on right there a week ago. Guess better to get it in before than after?


The team that's developing Pickwick seems to be hitting on all cylinders.
A lot of energy being created through their efforts.
Just what that quadrant of downtown needs.

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Re: Pickwick & Bus Terminal

Postby hgascoigne » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:05 pm

This has been one of my most anticipated developments downtown recently, but I toured a few of the units during the Urban Homes Tour last month and was pretty disappointed by what they were offering.


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