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

Postby brewcrew1000 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:31 pm

The website doesn't work and their Twitter and Facebook pages are gone

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Re: Westport

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:54 pm

I'll be. That's too bad

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Re: Westport

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:06 pm

earthling wrote: And great that the lot is finally going away...


Do we know for sure that is happening? The Star article did say "The front patio will connect to McCoy's Public House next door". I hope that means the lot will be gone, but it seems vague.

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Re: Westport

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:43 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:The website doesn't work and their Twitter and Facebook pages are gone


That doesn't really fit this narrative: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... =twt_staff

Jerry Nevins, a partner in the frozen-cocktail bar and eatery, said the owners wanted to concentrate on their new product line, Snow Pops, an adult popsicle containing a 6.7 percent alcohol content. But he said legalities with the liquor license make it harder to have a retail license and operate a wholesale company making alcoholic products.

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Re: Westport

Postby kcjak » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:13 am

I was pretty bummed to read in that article that Johnny Kaw's has looked into the space for a possible third concept in Westport.

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Re: Westport

Postby brewcrew1000 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:35 am

kcjak wrote:I was pretty bummed to read in that article that Johnny Kaw's has looked into the space for a possible third concept in Westport.


Yes, we need less concepts from Johnny Kaw's and more concept from the Beer Kitchen/Char Bar people in Westport.

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Re: Westport

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:50 am

Or maybe just more concepts from different people. Period.

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Re: Westport

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:47 am

Snow & co ownership just seems to just not know what they are doing...

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Re: Westport

Postby brewcrew1000 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:37 am

KCPowercat wrote:Snow & co ownership just seems to just not know what they are doing...


Its funny this is a quote from Snow and Co as to one of the reasons why they moved from Crossroads to Westport

“The Crossroads is having an identity crisis right now. It’s not sure what it’s going to be,” said Jerry Nevins, a partner in Snow & Co. with Andy Talbert and Lauren Cloud. “But Westport and the developers over there definitely have a vision and have been revitalizing the area to compete with Power & Light and welcome concepts such as ours, a lot of very unique Kansas City concepts — Ça Va, Julep, the Doughnut Lounge, Beer Kitchen. And now concepts like HopCat coming in.”

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Re: Westport

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:42 am

We were sure what we wanted to be because we already were an arts district (not an "entertainment district") and they just didn't agree. The city literally does not bestow the "entertainment district" designation on us (only the adjacent P&L and 18th & Vine).

Of course, Ca Va got caught up in something similar. Our liquor regulations need modernizing to allow flexible concepts like mixing sales and production (or just mixing with coffee, as was the case at Thou Mayest), but must still protect neighborhoods in some way (which is the reason they're so restrictive right now).

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Re: Westport

Postby KCPowercat » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:52 am

I want ca va downtown bad.

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Re: Westport

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:53 am

Apparently Shields has placed a hold on the Westport hotel project that's replacing the XO nightclub. Something about lack of community input.

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Re: Westport

Postby kcjak » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 am

DaveKCMO wrote:Apparently Shields has placed a hold on the Westport hotel project that's replacing the XO nightclub. Something about lack of community input.


This is getting ridiculous with her, and that hotel proposal has been known for YEARS now. Does she expect to be able to personally take down anything that she or her supporters don't agree with?

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Re: Westport

Postby JBmidtown » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:52 pm

What district does she represent? I’d love to vote against her any time I get the chance.

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Re: Westport

Postby flyingember » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:52 pm

JBmidtown wrote:What district does she represent? I’d love to vote against her any time I get the chance.

4th at large so it doesn't matter which district you're in.

http://kcmo.gov/city-officials/city-council-members/

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Re: Westport

Postby JBmidtown » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:13 pm

Cool. Her seat is up for grabs in August, right?

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Re: Westport

Postby FangKC » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:03 am

I believe she's running for mayor this time. Whatever happens, I hope she doesn't get elected. It's time for Shields to go into retirement.

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Re: Westport

Postby JBmidtown » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:39 pm

FangKC wrote:I believe she's running for mayor this time. Whatever happens, I hope she doesn't get elected. It's time for Shields to go into retirement.


Agreed.

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Re: Westport

Postby FangKC » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 pm

The retail building on the SE corner of 43rd and Main, which most recently housed Nature's Own grocery, is undergoing interior renovation.

https://tinyurl.com/y8mtdvza

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Re: Westport

Postby chaglang » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:13 pm

IIRC Ragazza is moving in there.


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