Uptown Shoppes

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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Uptown Shoppes

Postby kcjak » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:01 am

Couldn't find a specific topic on the Uptown Shoppes, so thought I'd start one. Papa Murphy's Pizza sign was up when I drove by yesterday.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby ColumbusParkian » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:20 am

well that's better than an empty storefront.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby kcjak » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:50 am

Drove by today and noticed new signage on the marquee for Prospero's Uptown Cafe and Bookstore.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby taxi » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:03 am

kcjak wrote:Drove by today and noticed new signage on the marquee for Prospero's Uptown Cafe and Bookstore.

I think that deal didn't work out.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby kcjak » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:36 pm

Across from Uptown Shoppes in the strip center with Sprint: Hookah Haven.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby zonk » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:39 pm

Sweet! I need a new hookah! :D

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby brewcrew1000 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:33 pm

Whole Foods is building a new Whole Foods in midtown Detroit, i really think our midtown is somewhat similar to Detroit's. If they could build a whole foods in that location, i think it would be a game changer for that whole area, who knows maybe the seedy plasma center would move away.
http://www.freep.com/article/20120414/B ... RONTPAGE|s

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby taxi » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:38 pm

They have plans to build one near UMKC and negotiation ingress/egress issues on Brookside Blvd.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby chrizow » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:42 am

taxi wrote:They have plans to build one near UMKC and negotiation ingress/egress issues on Brookside Blvd.


what is the latest on this? are they actively negotiating these ingress/egress issues or is the plan stalled? we are very, very tired of schlepping out to metcalf to go to WF.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby warwickland » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:31 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Whole Foods is building a new Whole Foods in midtown Detroit, i really think our midtown is somewhat similar to Detroit's.


Midtown KC is decidedly more intact than midtown Detroit. Detroit is weird because it is a pretty damn big metro with a degree of wealth and a horribly under/de-developed urban core so there are bound to be weird things like a Whole Foods popping up in a torn up area. Midtown is pretty much it as far as meaningful redevelopment energy outside of downtown Detroit.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby brewcrew1000 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:09 pm

Prospero’s Books opening November 2nd
http://midtownkcpost.com/2012/10/29/mid ... store-2762

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby kcjak » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:15 pm

New sign up today: MESOB Ethiopian and Caribbean Cuisine. I'm going to out on a limb and give this place 6 months...7 if they change their name.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby mgh7676 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:45 pm

kcjak wrote:New sign up today: MESOB Ethiopian and Caribbean Cuisine. I'm going to out on a limb and give this place 6 months...7 if they change their name.


Wonder if it is connected to the "Mesob Pikliz" Ethiopian & Haitian Cuisine restaurant on Independence Ave.

If so, they have pretty good food, hope it succeeds.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby brewcrew1000 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:16 pm

There is an Ethiopian place on 34th and main, awaze

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby Eon Blue » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:35 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:There is an Ethiopian place on 34th and main, awaze

Have you tried it? I see it every day on my way to work and I'm fond of the Blue Nile. I'd love to have a good Ethiopian place lunch-distance from my office.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby brewcrew1000 » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:11 am

Eon Blue wrote:
brewcrew1000 wrote:There is an Ethiopian place on 34th and main, awaze

Have you tried it? I see it every day on my way to work and I'm fond of the Blue Nile. I'd love to have a good Ethiopian place lunch-distance from my office.


No, i would like to try it. Its pretty popular with the african cabbies and the guy who owns the avis across the street who is Ethiopian i believe.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby KCtoBrooklyn » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:16 am

I perfer Awaze to Blue Nile myself (although I like them both). I find Awaze to generally be a bit more spicy and flavorful, but it can be inconsistent.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby loftguy » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:07 am

Mesob is the same operation that was known as Mesob Piklez and was open for a couple of years on Independence Avenue.

They served some of the most unique, delicious food in town, at very reasonable prices.

I'm hopeful that they are keeping much of the same menu, as no one compares to what they provided. I have concern, as the owner is also trained and accomplished as a chef in fine American fare, which I already have too many choices for that category.

Looking forward to this opening.

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Re: Uptown Shoppes

Postby kcjak » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:02 pm

Now that the vape store and Papa Murphy's have closed, this center is looking bleak again with only three upstairs tenants remaining. Is there any hope that Larry Sells will ever figure out how to attract and retain quality tenants?


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