Downtown Buildings with Activity

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by flyingember » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:44 pm

Eon Blue wrote:
KC-wildcat wrote:Didn't know where else to put this. Does anybody know what's going on in the former Snack Shop on the corner of 11th and Grand? It's all cleaned up, painted, looks like a small bar, pool tables, etc.
According to the gentleman at Slabotsky & Sons--which also up until recently leased space in the Bryant Building--the owners are turning it into a "tech hotel" (his words) to capitalize on the Google Fiber network and were renovating that space into a lounge area for the new tenants. His former space at 1102 Grand is being gutted and utilized for generators. It's a shame to lose street-level retail for a non-public use like that. Slabotsky & Sons moved just down the street to a space on the ground floor of the Wall Street Tower garage.
woah. I've heard it's seriously hard to get a generator into downtown (approved?)

the building I'm in has a fraction of a second auto-fail switch to the backup KCPL power grid

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by flyingember » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:50 pm

From something I heard in passing the Pentouse in the Union Carbide building is getting renovated for future sale.

They're trying to sell one unit that was rental. The building is apparently mostly rental units with selling in mind.

The plans have yet to happen but the garage at 9th and Wyandotte is supposed to someday be torn out and the building next to it taken out and one big parking garage put in. they built the current garage with a really good foundation

Not sure why given there's a mostly empty garage a block away on Baltimore.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by smh » Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:04 pm

flyingember wrote:From something I heard in passing the Pentouse in the Union Carbide building is getting renovated for future sale.

They're trying to sell one unit that was rental. The building is apparently mostly rental units with selling in mind.

The plans have yet to happen but the garage at 9th and Wyandotte is supposed to someday be torn out and the building next to it taken out and one big parking garage put in. they built the current garage with a really good foundation

Not sure why given there's a mostly empty garage a block away on Baltimore.
Which garage on Baltimore is empty? City Center Square's?

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by flyingember » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:27 am

smh wrote:
flyingember wrote:From something I heard in passing the Pentouse in the Union Carbide building is getting renovated for future sale.

They're trying to sell one unit that was rental. The building is apparently mostly rental units with selling in mind.

The plans have yet to happen but the garage at 9th and Wyandotte is supposed to someday be torn out and the building next to it taken out and one big parking garage put in. they built the current garage with a really good foundation

Not sure why given there's a mostly empty garage a block away on Baltimore.
Which garage on Baltimore is empty? City Center Square's?
corner of 9th and Baltimore. Last time I was in it during the middle of the day it the thing was 2/3 empty.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by smh » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:00 am

The 920 Main (AMC) garage?

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by flyingember » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:59 am

smh wrote:The 920 Main (AMC) garage?
ah, yes, it is connected to AMC.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by smh » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:34 pm

flyingember wrote:
smh wrote:The 920 Main (AMC) garage?
ah, yes, it is connected to AMC.
It's packed to the gills everyday. Not at night or weekend mind you, but it is completely full all day every day during the week.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by Eon Blue » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:01 pm

Has anybody heard if anything will happen to the lot where they just demolished the unused parking garage at 8th & Grand? It's been graded and seeded for now.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by longviewmo » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:15 pm

Eon Blue wrote:Has anybody heard if anything will happen to the lot where they just demolished the unused parking garage at 8th & Grand? It's been graded and seeded for now.
http://forum.kcrag.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=18325

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by flyingember » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:49 pm

not a building but I saw that the big empty lot at 13th and Baltimore is for sale.

Don't recall that being the case the last time I went by there.

Hopefully someone buys and puts in a mixed retail/residental project. downtown could use an electronics store for one.

that's a very big lot for that part of town.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by Demosthenes » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:49 pm

flyingember wrote:not a building but I saw that the big empty lot at 13th and Baltimore is for sale.

Don't recall that being the case the last time I went by there.

Hopefully someone buys and puts in a mixed retail/residental project. downtown could use an electronics store for one.

that's a very big lot for that part of town.
Is that where the old TWA building was that got razed a few years ago?

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by kboish » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:16 pm

flyingember wrote:not a building but I saw that the big empty lot at 13th and Baltimore is for sale.

Don't recall that being the case the last time I went by there.

Hopefully someone buys and puts in a mixed retail/residental project. downtown could use an electronics store for one.

that's a very big lot for that part of town.
That parcel is included with the purchase of the Power and Light Building (as well as the vacant parcel to the west)

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by FangKC » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:53 pm

No, it's where the title company was for many years.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by flyingember » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:02 pm

kboish wrote:
flyingember wrote:not a building but I saw that the big empty lot at 13th and Baltimore is for sale.

Don't recall that being the case the last time I went by there.

Hopefully someone buys and puts in a mixed retail/residental project. downtown could use an electronics store for one.

that's a very big lot for that part of town.
That parcel is included with the purchase of the Power and Light Building (as well as the vacant parcel to the west)
the same company owns everything on that block except the Crown Plaza hotel
it's really easy to lookup ownership of land in KC
http://maps.kcmo.org/apps/parcelviewer/

Though that doesn't mean it's all for sale to the same people

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by taxi » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:43 pm

FangKC wrote:No, it's where the title company was for many years.
Aww, how I miss the olde republic.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by FangKC » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:31 am

That corner has a storied history. It was once the site of the famous Eddy's Restaurant, a swanky nightspot from the Swing Era in Kansas City. Count Basie played there for years.

The exterior of Eddy's Restaurant.

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Eddy's Restaurant and Nightclub after the building facade was changed, and it became Old Republic Title.

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by flyingember » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:29 am

There's four buildings along Main St in a single block for sale from 19th to 20th.

notice it last week and I hadn't seen that many in one spot before

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by smh » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:52 am

McWhirther Printers Building at 9th & Wyandotte to be demolished:

http://thegoodthingsonmymind.blogspot.c ... My+Mind%29

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Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

Post by Midtownkid » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:04 am

I wonder what's hiding behind that ugly facade? The way it appears now...not a huge loss.

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