OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by geeman68 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 am

Walgreens would be smart to locate in a retail corner of the City Club Apartments block

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by WoodDraw » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:21 pm

I'm out of town. If this opens up, will someone report back?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:24 pm

WoodDraw wrote:I'm out of town. If this opens up, will someone report back?
They're claiming Tuesday now.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by snigglefritz » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:59 am

Just walked by this morning and it looks awesome.

Does anyone know if the store's hours will be different from pre-renovation? Closing at 7PM is kind ridiculous, though I'm sure with the location there are other considerations they need to take into account.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by cardium » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:09 pm

It was open as of 5:00 pm today. Still stocking some areas and the pharmacy was empty. Alcohol aisles were closed off.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by WoodDraw » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:53 pm

Was the alcohol aisle stocked at all? They stopped stocking it prior to the renovation. I'm hoping they turn it back into a more full service store in that regards.

I went from buying Smirnoff to Tito's to having nothing available. Save time with gin.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by cardium » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:34 pm

The two half aisles and the refrigerated cases were stocked. Appeared to be standard CVS selection. The signs did not indicate when they would start selling though.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by FangKC » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:57 am

Downtown CVS Reopens After Street-Friendly Remodeling

https://cityscenekc.com/downtown-cvs-re ... g-project/

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by Brodees » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:16 pm

They're still doing some touch-up and restocking throughout (pharmacy included). It's definitely brighter, cleaner and more inviting, but I swear there's a south-to-north downward incline that I don't recall noticing before the reno. Store hours are likely to change starting next year, per one of the longtime employees, but it's by no means official yet.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by herrfrank » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:17 pm

Brodees wrote: but I swear there's a south-to-north downward incline that I don't recall noticing before the reno.
You are correct. The flooring for this retail space (CVS) was built to accommodate the slight incline on Main in order to have doors on both streets (as originally designed).

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:32 pm

herrfrank wrote:
Brodees wrote: but I swear there's a south-to-north downward incline that I don't recall noticing before the reno.
You are correct. The flooring for this retail space (CVS) was built to accommodate the slight incline on Main in order to have doors on both streets (as originally designed).
I'm not following the 10th street incline is like 15*....way more than the CVS floor

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by FangKC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:52 am

July 13, 2018. CVS open.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by WoodDraw » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:02 am

I'm still out of town. Any significant changes?

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:36 am

WoodDraw wrote:I'm still out of town. Any significant changes?
It actually doesn't feel much different inside. The only things I notice are the windows and the revolving door.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by WoodDraw » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:47 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
WoodDraw wrote:I'm still out of town. Any significant changes?
It actually doesn't feel much different inside. The only things I notice are the windows and the revolving door.
Thanks!

Got back this morning and you're right.

Better alcohol section which is really nice. I feel like they're still having trouble keeping food consistently stocked which is kind of frustrating. The glass windows are nice though and it's better signage.

Overall, it's a CVS. Haha

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by wahoowa » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:26 pm

fire (alarm) today? ton of sirens appeared headed this way around 4pm

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by smh » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:27 am

wahoowa wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:26 pm
fire (alarm) today? ton of sirens appeared headed this way around 4pm
Word is someone left a package on their stove and then turned it on. This seems to be something of a pattern among downtowners. It happened the first week One Light was open a couple of years ago. Stop putting boxes on your stove? Especially if you intend to turn it on?

I'm told there is water damage to several units.

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by loftguy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:50 am

Homeowners insurance is a wonderful thing...

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Re: OFFICIAL - Commerce Tower

Post by WoodDraw » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:55 pm

smh wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:27 am
wahoowa wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:26 pm
fire (alarm) today? ton of sirens appeared headed this way around 4pm
Word is someone left a package on their stove and then turned it on. This seems to be something of a pattern among downtowners. It happened the first week One Light was open a couple of years ago. Stop putting boxes on your stove? Especially if you intend to turn it on?

I'm told there is water damage to several units.
Exact thing happened at Pickwick too when they opened. Flooded like one side of three floors. I was able to go look at one a floor down from the apartment that did it, and there were at least a few inches of standing water.

When those pumps starts to run, they run.

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