1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby smh » Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:48 pm

Highlander wrote:
grovester wrote:Screw you guys, the Bottoms are great! The thrift/antique places are maintaining the building stock until they're ripe for other endeavors. Between Genessee, Voltaire and Woodswether, I've got my food options covered, and now I hear about another bar, The Ship. Throw in the multitude of festivals, Boulevardia, Baconfest, Royal and you're just a little residential away from vibrancy. Go Bill Haw!


I stumbled into the West Bottoms by accident on my recent trip to KC. The place was hopping. I arrived totally by accident during "Warehouse Weekend" (I think that was what it was called) and it was an extremely well attended event. I really liked the options the food trucks brought along. But they've got to do something with the odor down there - it certainly discouraged any appetite. The smell of sewage was pretty strong and pervasive while we were there; I am hoping that is not a regular occurrence.


Glad you were able to see the Bottoms on its best weekend! I haven't noticed the sewage odor in the area where most of the antique/furniture places are, however it is ever present on the I-70 viaduct.

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby HalcyonKC » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:33 pm

I wish KCK would do something about their nasty sewer plant. I frequently cross into Kansas on I-70 for work and that smell usually hits me right as I see the sign for the Kansas state line, although some days are worse than others. It doesn't exactly say "welcome to Kansas."

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby moderne » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:48 pm

I remember when there was still stockyards and slaughterhouses. The stench was so thick and powerful but stench from humans is even worse.

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby flyingember » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:50 pm

moderne wrote:I remember when there was still stockyards and slaughterhouses. The stench was so thick and powerful but stench from humans is even worse.


(in jest) it's official, you're old

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby moderne » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:12 pm

Yea, im old. Old enough to have a memory of the smell of shit and death imprinted in my brain. Now that nasty gruesome process of obtaining meat is done in the emptiness of the high plains. We just see the end product in plastic under refrigeration.

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby flyingember » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:33 am

moderne wrote:Yea, im old. Old enough to have a memory of the smell of shit and death imprinted in my brain. Now that nasty gruesome process of obtaining meat is done in the emptiness of the high plains. We just see the end product in plastic under refrigeration.


I've been in a town where they do meat packing. The smell was nasty

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby Critical_Mass » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:00 pm

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby missingkc » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:14 am

Critical Mass - Thanks very much for all the photos taken at the various construction sites around town. As someone living away from KC, always hungry for new visuals.

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby Critical_Mass » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:40 pm

missingkc wrote:Critical Mass - Thanks very much for all the photos taken at the various construction sites around town. As someone living away from KC, always hungry for new visuals.


You're welcome!
Also thank the 60+ degree temperatures that made my development tour possible. :D

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Re: 1515 Gennessee - West Bottoms

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:00 pm

interior pics from the public tour: https://www.facebook.com/rick.usher.14/ ... 8045244490


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