OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)

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OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:50 pm

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Hotel Indigo is planned for Kansas City Costume building on Grand
The Kansas City Costume Co. building at 2020 Grand Blvd. is planned for redevelopment as a Hotel Indigo under an $11 million plan made public Wednesday by Crossroads area redeveloper Matt Abbott.

The plan calls for the building to be expanded by one floor and turned into an 80-room hotel after an interior gutting and mechanical systems replacement.

It is the 10th boutique lodging facility announced or under construction in downtown Kansas City and the Crossroads district.

The site on Grand is the second Hotel Indigo proposed for the city’s core in recent months. Hotel Indigo, part of the InterContinental Hotel reservation system, also is involved in a combination hotel/apartment redevelopment plan for the vacant 12-story Brookfield Building at 11th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

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Because of the property configuration, the building has three stories visible on Grand, with another floor below Grand that has street-level access on the west side. The hotel plan would add another floor, but with the fourth story set back from the existing facade to comply with historic preservation rules. The plan also calls for addition of a rooftop deck.

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When asked why he would enter a riskier hotel venture rather than redevelop the building for surer return on investment as apartments, Abbott said the building simply wasn’t conducive to apartment use.

“I’ve studied this thing for a year,” Abbott said. “I know this project is the right fit for the property. I didn’t close on the building until the feasibility study was done. I accept the risk.”

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http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 82768.html
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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:05 pm

work has officially begun. current status:

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Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:57 pm

First floor appears mostly gutted.

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Post by FangKC » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:19 pm

While I'm happy to see this building get a new use, I was always hoping a neat retail store would take it over.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:43 pm

will open by the end of 2017.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:59 pm

current status:

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Post by hartliss » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:46 am

Doesn't look like this will be open by the end of the year.....

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Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:23 am

hartliss wrote:Doesn't look like this will be open by the end of the year.....
september 2018: https://cityscenekc.com/hotel-indigo-pl ... -location/

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:21 pm

Some additional renderings from the Abbott Properties website:

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Post by scooterj » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 am

It's been a couple of weeks since I've been over this way so this might be old news, but I noticed signage up last night.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)

Post by FangKC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:21 pm

The hotel opens Thursday, September 20.

https://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/ ... US-_-MKCDG

The hotel is looking for breakfast servers and cocktail bar workers, so if you know anyone looking for that type of work, let them know.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:00 am

Went in for lunch yesterday, then went back for a drink in the evening. Toured a few rooms, which are very nice -- especially the suite. The bar/lobby is way too bright at night.

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Post by earthling » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:08 am

What's up with this trend of white walls/ceilings for lounges, modern restuarants and coffee shops. It's generally not comfortable, tends to lean as bland sterility and often too bright. Particularly distasteful when white walls are mixed with red brick (WTF Daily Nada).

Wonder if it's some kind of well studied psychological industry strategy to turn tables quicker. Or just poor taste.

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Post by FangKC » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:05 pm

I will be so happy when this trend of exposed concrete beams, ducts, and pipes goes away. Why even cover up electrical wires snacking through the building? Why not expose the unpainted 2x4s? Why bother painting the drywall? :roll:
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Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:34 pm

The ribbon was cut on Friday. Also, Jim Leedy art now hangs inside the restaurant that bears his name:

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Re: OFFICIAL - Hotel Indigo Crossroads (former KC Costume Company)

Post by FangKC » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:23 pm

New Hotel Indigo Lifts Lasting Toast to Pioneering Crossroads Artist

https://cityscenekc.com/new-hotel-indig ... ds-artist/

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