Westport

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Westport

Post by WSPanic » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:48 pm

marieantoinette wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:45 pm
beautyfromashes wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:35 pm
swid wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Of course not - I had assumed that my word choice for nearly every word after "gentrified" in that comment would have given away that I don't actually believe it is, but here we are.
I got the joke and laughed. I’m old enough to get sarcasm.
Jeez, I misread. People aren't very kind on this forum are they.
It's not like anyone took your head off.

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Re: Westport

Post by marieantoinette » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:51 pm

WSPanic wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:48 pm
marieantoinette wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:45 pm
beautyfromashes wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:35 pm

I got the joke and laughed. I’m old enough to get sarcasm.
Jeez, I misread. People aren't very kind on this forum are they.
It's not like anyone took your head off.
Ya'll are a sassy bunch

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Re: Westport

Post by TheLastGentleman » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:00 pm

People tend to think of midwesterners as being a fairly friendly bunch, right? Little do they know, however, that we've only been channeling our hatered into these online forums all this time!

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Re: Westport

Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:50 pm

marieantoinette wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:45 pm
beautyfromashes wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:35 pm
swid wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Of course not - I had assumed that my word choice for nearly every word after "gentrified" in that comment would have given away that I don't actually believe it is, but here we are.
I got the joke and laughed. I’m old enough to get sarcasm.
Jeez, I misread. People aren't very kind on this forum are they.
It was just a gentle joke back. I’ve found younger people today have a hard time with sarcasm. They take it as literal. Old people like me seem to appreciate and understand a gentle bite more easily. My apologizes if you didn’t appreciate the joke.

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Re: Westport

Post by marieantoinette » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:56 am

beautyfromashes wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:50 pm
marieantoinette wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:45 pm
beautyfromashes wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:35 pm

I got the joke and laughed. I’m old enough to get sarcasm.
Jeez, I misread. People aren't very kind on this forum are they.
It was just a gentle joke back. I’ve found younger people today have a hard time with sarcasm. They take it as literal. Old people like me seem to appreciate and understand a gentle bite more easily. My apologizes if you didn’t appreciate the joke.
I am 80 years old.

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Re: Westport

Post by beautyfromashes » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:00 am

marieantoinette wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:56 am
I am 80 years old.
:)

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Re: Westport

Post by WSPanic » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:37 am

I was making a Marie Antoinette joke - you know... off with her head/no one took your head off?

Tough room.

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Re: Westport

Post by flyingember » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:53 am

WSPanic wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:37 am
I was making a Marie Antoinette joke - you know... off with her head/no one took your head off?

Tough room.
It was kind of a dull joke.

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Re: Westport

Post by grovester » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:05 am

WSPanic wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:37 am
I was making a Marie Antoinette joke - you know... off with her head/no one took your head off?

Tough room.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.

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Re: Westport

Post by marieantoinette » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:53 pm

grovester wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:05 am
WSPanic wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:37 am
I was making a Marie Antoinette joke - you know... off with her head/no one took your head off?

Tough room.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.
I hereby declare you the winner!!

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Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

Post by FangKC » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:39 am

FangKC wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:37 am
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre will begin renovations soon on the Warwick Theatre
Karen Paisley, artistic director of the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, told the opening-night audience of “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” in her pre-show remarks that the nonprofit theater had closed on the purchase of the historic Warwick Theatre.

The venue was built in 1912 as a movie theater and is on the east side of Main Street between 39th Street and Westport Road.
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment ... 54480.html

Warwick Theater history:

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/9245

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I had real hope for the Warwick Theater when Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre purchased it, but after reading the article--in the link below--I have real concerns that they can even continue to maintain the building long-term.
“It was in the middle of all this fundraising for the Warwick,” White says, “and from my perspective, it was like, ‘Why are you purchasing a theater when you can’t pay your staff?’”
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https://tinyurl.com/ya7rp7wf

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Re: Westport

Post by beautyfromashes » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:36 pm

McCoys closing?

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Re: Westport

Post by brewcrew1000 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:28 pm

Sailor Jack's has closed as well. Aren't they the restaurant group?

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Re: Westport

Post by brewcrew1000 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:36 pm

Maybe this is planned move for a new concept in both spaces. I don't know what kind of concept. Everything has been has been done and we kind of have an oversaturation on most concepts

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Re: Westport

Post by alejandro46 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:38 pm

Didn't SJ's just open several months ago?

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Re: Westport

Post by brewcrew1000 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:43 pm

They opened in May I believe.

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Re: Westport

Post by mykn » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:10 am

The boycott worked

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Re: Westport

Post by kcjak » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:05 am

Yeah McCoy's supposed to close I believe end of the month. I wonder if Beer Kitchen and Char Bar are affected since they're all owned by the same group? Who knows, maybe someone bought the lots and is planning a mixed use tower on the spot LOL

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Re: Westport

Post by beautyfromashes » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:19 am

kcjak wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:05 am
Yeah McCoy's supposed to close I believe end of the month. I wonder if Beer Kitchen and Char Bar are affected since they're all owned by the same group? Who knows, maybe someone bought the lots and is planning a mixed use tower on the spot LOL
It doesn’t look like Char Bar or Beer Kitchen are affected because they said gift certificates could continue to be used at those restaurants.

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Re: Westport

Post by WSPanic » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:36 am

Hate to lose McCoy's. I think their food stayed solid for their entire run. The last meal I had there was excellent. Not saying there weren't some bad ones in there too, but overall they seemed to maintain. I think their beer game turned a bit south after their brewer left, but they could still put out the standards.

I get that there is a beer boom going on, but there really isn't a brew-pub boom. Greenroom, Martin City and Brewery Emperial are the local ones I can think of now.

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