OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by swid » Wed May 23, 2018 11:18 am

All units are being inspected by a lender today, so...I suspect that the building either has been, or shortly will be, sold.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by zonk » Thu May 24, 2018 9:25 am

It's under contract.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by wahoowa » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:14 am

this sale still hadn't closed as of last week, by the way.

in extremely minorly related news, that i tried to pull up another thread to post about but google errored out: latest rumor is that the scooters in 929 walnut will be replaced by spokes cafe and cyclery. supposedly this will be an additional location for spokes and not a relocation. source: https://twitter.com/downtownkc/status/1 ... 6935621633 (presumably a poster here)

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by smh » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:19 am

I have heard the same thing from a reliable source. This will be an additional location, they will offer some bike services though I got the impression that for any "real" bike work they would take your bike over to the main location. Still, it will be so much better than Scooter's and a good place to get a flat fixed before the commute home.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by KCDowntown » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:34 am

My understanding is that Spokes is still negotiating with the potential new owners of the building. Nothing is final yet until (unless) the building sale goes through. Until then, Scooters will be there and the closing is not imminent.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by smh » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:41 am

KCDowntown wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:34 am
My understanding is that Spokes is still negotiating with the potential new owners of the building. Nothing is final yet until (unless) the building sale goes through. Until then, Scooters will be there and the closing is not imminent.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:00 pm

I quickly learned that it wasn't official but it sounds like it has a really good chance

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by mykn » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:56 pm

smh wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:19 am
I have heard the same thing from a reliable source. This will be an additional location, they will offer some bike services though I got the impression that for any "real" bike work they would take your bike over to the main location. Still, it will be so much better than Scooter's and a good place to get a flat fixed before the commute home.
I bet I know who that is...

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by smh » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:03 pm

mykn wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:56 pm
smh wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:19 am
I have heard the same thing from a reliable source. This will be an additional location, they will offer some bike services though I got the impression that for any "real" bike work they would take your bike over to the main location. Still, it will be so much better than Scooter's and a good place to get a flat fixed before the commute home.
I bet I know who that is...
I suspect that you do, haha. That said Powercat is right that this is still not a done deal.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by wahoowa » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:38 pm

welp 909 closed, so bring on the spokes

edit: i was overly presumptuous. technically all i know is there's a new management company. feel free to draw your own conclusions (as i clearly have)

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by swid » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:45 am

Officially official as of yesterday. Worcester Investments bought the building.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by moderne » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:20 am

This seems rather high end compared to the rest of their portfolio.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by tskev » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:48 am

moderne wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:20 am
This seems rather high end compared to the rest of their portfolio.
I may be wrong, but I think they may have sold off their portfolio and exchanged into this.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by KCPowercat » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:01 pm

Spokes is confirmed in the scooters spot.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by FangKC » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:32 pm

Historic 909 Walnut Building in New Hands, Second Spokes Rolling In
The historic 909 Walnut apartment building has a new owner, and one of the first changes will be the opening of a second downtown outlet for Spokes in the former Scooters coffee shop space.

The 35-story tower at Ninth and Walnut, the tallest residential building in the Midwest outside Chicago, has been bought by Worcester Investments, the same firm that’s redeveloping the nearby Flashcube building at 720 Main into apartments.
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https://cityscenekc.com/historic-909-wa ... olling-in/

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by wahoowa » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 pm

new owners apparently think they can get rents up 18% on average over the next 3 years and are looking to extract money out of the ground level by adding a bar that's open to the public.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by TheLastGentleman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:38 pm

wahoowa wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 pm
new owners apparently think they can get rents up 18% on average over the next 3 years and are looking to extract money out of the ground level by adding a bar that's open to the public.
I really like the idea of opening some of the building up to the public. Wish the P&L building would do the something similar with its lobby

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by flyingember » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:26 pm

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:38 pm
wahoowa wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 pm
new owners apparently think they can get rents up 18% on average over the next 3 years and are looking to extract money out of the ground level by adding a bar that's open to the public.
I really like the idea of opening some of the building up to the public. Wish the P&L building would do the something similar with its lobby
I interviewed in that building before the company moved out. Super nice lobby.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:13 am

wahoowa wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 pm
new owners apparently think they can get rents up 18% on average over the next 3 years and are looking to extract money out of the ground level by adding a bar that's open to the public.
This sounds like a great idea. Panera was supposed to go in there years ago.

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Re: OFFICIAL - 909 Walnut

Post by smh » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:58 pm

Scooters appeared to be closed today and some furniture being moved out.

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