Misc Crossroads News

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:34 am

FangKC wrote:Does anyone know what is going into 1919 Wyandotte?

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Ugh. Some dude bought it from the Leedys, kicked everyone out and has clearly failed at this renovation.

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Post by kcjak » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:01 am

If only someone could get the Firestone building away from the Abnos family and re-install that sign...

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Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:32 am

Unpopular opinion: the building would look best without signs

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:24 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
FangKC wrote:Does anyone know what is going into 1919 Wyandotte?

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Ugh. Some dude bought it from the Leedys, kicked everyone out and has clearly failed at this renovation.
There was work going on at this site today. Maybe it's not a lost cause.

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Post by FangKC » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:10 am

Weinberger Fine Art Opens Second Crossroads Space for Smaller Shows
One of the Crossroads most respected art galleries, Weinberger Fine Art, has opened a satellite space at 1903 Wyandotte to provide artists an opportunity for more individual exhibitions.
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https://cityscenekc.com/weinberger-gallery/

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Post by scooterj » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:16 am

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Axe throwing! https://badaxethrowing.com/locations/ax ... nsas-city/

Is this really in such high demand that we need a second place?

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:07 am

Crossroads financial district continues to expand. PNC bank going into 1837 grand (Abbott development building)

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Post by Critical_Mass » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:24 am

Is Abbott Properties offices moving to another location? I remember at one point there was talk of a five-story office at 1616 Grand (and two parcels north of it) but that seems to be off the table since the three-story historic brick structure is actually being renovated (for an event-space I think was mentioned)

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:26 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:07 am
Crossroads financial district continues to expand. PNC bank going into 1837 grand (Abbott development building)
Ugh.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Critical_Mass wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:24 am
Is Abbott Properties offices moving to another location? I remember at one point there was talk of a five-story office at 1616 Grand (and two parcels north of it) but that seems to be off the table since the three-story historic brick structure is actually being renovated (for an event-space I think was mentioned)
They have already moved to 800 E. 18th.

1616 Grand will be The Bardot, an event space. I think the 3-story structure (1612 Grand) being renovated might be for office tenants. Both should be ready in December.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:32 pm

The old KC Star lot (used mostly for newspaper truck parking) on the 1700 block of Locust is being prepped for redevelopment. No sale or permits yet.

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Post by beautyfromashes » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:59 pm

^ I'm hearing strong interest in this block. Could happen quickly.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:49 am

...and it's not being purchased by Abbott.

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Post by scooterj » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:46 am

Some new businesses in Crossroads & Westside I noticed while going through liquor license updates, unsure if any of these have been mentioned yet:

* Grad School, a restaurant from Springfield, in the works for the old Jilly's/Coda spot. https://www.facebook.com/Grad-School-84764887589/ (Springfield location)

* Fox and Pearl, a new restaurant opening at 2143 Summit. Renovation has been underway for a while on the ground floor of the old brick building there. https://www.facebook.com/foxandpearlkc/

* 18th St. Union - 512 E 18th St. Unsure what this is but it's a restaurant application. http://union18.org/

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Post by grovester » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:49 am

Fox and Pearl are doing a pop up at Lucky Boys tonight.

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Post by WinchesterMysteryHouse » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:14 pm

https://cityscenekc.com/kismet-on-18th- ... ning-soon/


The new location for the Snack Bar will be 1746 Washington.
The restaurant staff themselves are doing a good amount of the finish, interestingly enough. There's a fair amount of personal reportage on people's social media, but no satisfactory journalism about the move.

I don't think Peggy's retaining her lease. There's a rumor that Birdies will also relocate.

In the article, the developers claim to be getting 'hate mail' but don't elaborate. Actual reporting would enlighten this- and perhaps Sight Commercial Realty could be more transparent about their vision/plans and ease people's fears.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:15 pm

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:14 pm
I don't think Peggy's retaining her lease.
I watched her scrape her signage off the windows over the weekend. Safe to say she's relocating. Not safe to assume it's because of the rent.

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Post by Midtownkid » Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:44 am

Peggy has her main shop/showroom in LA now, so I wonder if she will even maintain a presence in KC. I hope so!!

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