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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:27 pm

Milhaus plans to keep Locust open. Yay!

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby grecobs » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:34 pm

KCDowntown wrote:The development tracker has the general development plan for the East Crossroads Milhaus development at 19th & Oak.

3 phases to the plan, which is still preliminary:
Phase 1:
70-unit, rectangular 4-5 story building facing 19th with street-level retail
78-unit, rectangular 5 story building facing Oak
90-unit, U-shaped 5 story building at the northwest corner of 20th & Locust
98-unit, L-shaped building on the east side of Locust
Mid-block restaurant on the west side of Loucst

Phase 2:
2-story commercial at the SE corner of Locust and 19th

Phase 3:
Eastern side of block from 19th/20th - Locust/Cherry reserved for future development

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When is construction expected to begin? It looks like this is progressing nicely.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby flyingember » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:45 pm

KCDowntown wrote:The development tracker has the general development plan for the East Crossroads Milhaus development at 19th & Oak.

3 phases to the plan, which is still preliminary:
Phase 1:
70-unit, rectangular 4-5 story building facing 19th with street-level retail
78-unit, rectangular 5 story building facing Oak
90-unit, U-shaped 5 story building at the northwest corner of 20th & Locust
98-unit, L-shaped building on the east side of Locust
Mid-block restaurant on the west side of Loucst

Phase 2:
2-story commercial at the SE corner of Locust and 19th

Phase 3:
Eastern side of block from 19th/20th - Locust/Cherry reserved for future development

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Putting the garage next to the viaduct is smart.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby FangKC » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:43 am

East Crossroads Apartment Plan Praised by Community Association

Construction of a planned East Crossroads project that would replace parking lots with four apartment buildings totaling 350 units could begin late this year and be completed by late 2020, according to the developer.

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https://cityscenekc.com/east-crossroads-apartment-plan-praised-by-community-association/

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby alejandro46 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:57 pm

So looks like Crossroads East says they want their parcel (NE quadrant) incorporated into this plan? Does that mean they plan on selling their parcel to Milhaus?

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Postby DaveKCMO » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:59 pm

alejandro46 wrote:So looks like Crossroads East says they want their parcel (NE quadrant) incorporated into this plan? Does that mean they plan on selling their parcel to Milhaus?


I got the impression that was what Milhaus wanted, or at least not to leave the Abbott parcel as a surface lot.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby FangKC » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:42 pm

I wonder if that is why they left that one parcel, south of the Abbott lot, unbuilt in their plans? They are waiting to see if they can buy and absorb that parcel into their plan.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby FangKC » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:27 am

Broadway Deli Plans to Pile on the Pastrami in the Crossroads

In a match made in sandwich heaven, the soon-to-open Broadway Deli is bringing the piled-on-thick, genuine Chicago flavor of Manny’s, one of America’s great Jewish delicatessens, to the Crossroads Arts District.

The new deli, which plans to open in late April, is a collaborative venture between Bill Fromm, an entrepreneur who founded Barkley advertising and co-founded Service Management Group, KC Hopps and Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen.
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Fromm was sitting at a table in the new deli space at 2101 Broadway. The building at the foot of the Broadway viaduct was once occupied by Pezzettino Italian Deli & Market.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby WoodDraw » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:21 am

I have a lot of mixed feelings about this place. An owner that admits having no experience, flying in produce every day (????), and all the "we're so funny" crap.

It's just a hard place to get excited about

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby FangKC » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:46 am

Church of Scientology moving forward with renovations on historic building on Grand Boulevard

http://fox4kc.com/2018/03/27/church-of-scientology-moving-forward-with-renovations-on-historic-building-on-grand-blvd/

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Postby swid » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:06 am

Con: such a nice building being put to use by a terrible organization.
Pro: assuming the move actually happens, I can't imagine that greeting the nice people offering personality tests on First Friday with a friendly "Hail Xenu!" will ever get old.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby FangKC » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:57 pm

Kobi Q, ‘Blade Runner Meets Asia’ in the Crossroads

Kobi Q, a new Korean street food place with added flavors from Vietnam and Thailand, is expected to open in the former Czar Bar space at 1531 Grand next month.

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Hours still are being determined, but Kobi Q will likely open at 11 a.m. and close around 10 p.m., later on weekends.


https://cityscenekc.com/kobi-q-blade-runner-meets-asia-in-the-crossroads/

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby SimplyKC » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:36 pm

Just saw this article that Pizzabella has closed: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 50804.html

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby shinatoo » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:17 am

FangKC wrote:Kobi Q, ‘Blade Runner Meets Asia’ in the Crossroads

Kobi Q, a new Korean street food place with added flavors from Vietnam and Thailand, is expected to open in the former Czar Bar space at 1531 Grand next month.

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Hours still are being determined, but Kobi Q will likely open at 11 a.m. and close around 10 p.m., later on weekends.


https://cityscenekc.com/kobi-q-blade-runner-meets-asia-in-the-crossroads/


I'm thrilled about this.

Also, can we get a Laotian place in KC. I know there are Laotian chefs at Kokothai and that the food truck down on SW BLVD. is run by a Laotian chef. But neither of them do Laotian food.
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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby earthling » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:29 am

Yeah, would like to try barbecued bee larvae, ant egg soup, goat blood salads, fried crickets, skewered frogs, sauteed silkworms, boiled blood cubes. :) Of course with a side of sticky rice.

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Postby shinatoo » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:35 pm

earthling wrote:Yeah, would like to try barbecued bee larvae, ant egg soup, goat blood salads, fried crickets, skewered frogs, sauteed silkworms, boiled blood cubes. :) Of course with a side of sticky rice.


Yep, bugs a blood, that's all they eat. Good job not perpetuating racial stereotypes. &
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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby earthling » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:58 pm

SE Asian is my favorite to cook and have heard of these, so literally curious. & noted but playing the stereotyping card is a bit of an overreaction. Some interesting actual Laotian eats... wouldn't mind trying some. Have tried ants/insects when in Central and S America, tasty if prepared or sauteed with something. BBQ bee larvae sounds interesting, and ant egg soup - it's no more bizarre to me than caviar or escargot. Is curious chicken eggs are not considered bizarre but insect eggs are? But nevertheless risky to put on American menus and was of course joking.

Also, the French influence on Loatian cooking gives some nice dynamics to SE Asian eats. I enjoy the challenge to balance SE Asian, so many layers of flavor can happen in one bite if balanced right. Lots of prep work but worth it.

But otherwise agree with you, would like to see more common Laotian eats hit KC. Grilled water buffalo sausages with a variety of dipping sauces would be nice.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby wahoowa » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:42 pm

SimplyKC wrote:Just saw this article that Pizzabella has closed: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 50804.html

i thought that billboard was hilarious. also, i am in keno's a good amount, and it's doing okay, but not killing it. hard to believe the billboard is the causal mechanism (but even if it was, still, hilarious)

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby shinatoo » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:10 am

earthling wrote:SE Asian is my favorite to cook and have heard of these, so literally curious. & noted but playing the stereotyping card is a bit of an overreaction. Some interesting actual Laotian eats... wouldn't mind trying some. Have tried ants/insects when in Central and S America, tasty if prepared or sauteed with something. BBQ bee larvae sounds interesting, and ant egg soup - it's no more bizarre to me than caviar or escargot. Is curious chicken eggs are not considered bizarre but insect eggs are? But nevertheless risky to put on American menus and was of course joking.

Also, the French influence on Loatian cooking gives some nice dynamics to SE Asian eats. I enjoy the challenge to balance SE Asian, so many layers of flavor can happen in one bite if balanced right. Lots of prep work but worth it.

But otherwise agree with you, would like to see more common Laotian eats hit KC. Grilled water buffalo sausages with a variety of dipping sauces would be nice.


I retract my snark. I thought you were being a putz. Apologies.
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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Postby Midtownkid » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:13 pm

SimplyKC wrote:Just saw this article that Pizzabella has closed: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 50804.html


Sad. I really liked that place!


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