Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by JBmidtown » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:59 pm

Don’t feed the troll y’all

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by wahoowa » Tue May 22, 2018 10:08 am

kboish wrote:
taxi wrote:Local Pig is expanding.
I wasn't sure if it was relocation or expansion, so I figured I'd start the rumor mill...but, thats great to hear it is an expansion!
week+ ago i asked the guy behind the counter if there was anything going on and he avoided the question so i said "well if you're gonna move i hope i can find you" and he said "we'll be easy to find"

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by mgh7676 » Tue May 22, 2018 11:02 am

wahoowa wrote:
kboish wrote:
taxi wrote:Local Pig is expanding.
I wasn't sure if it was relocation or expansion, so I figured I'd start the rumor mill...but, thats great to hear it is an expansion!
week+ ago i asked the guy behind the counter if there was anything going on and he avoided the question so i said "well if you're gonna move i hope i can find you" and he said "we'll be easy to find"
I've heard some rumors. I'd call it a relocation, if true.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by smh » Tue May 22, 2018 1:43 pm

mgh7676 wrote:
wahoowa wrote:
kboish wrote:
I wasn't sure if it was relocation or expansion, so I figured I'd start the rumor mill...but, thats great to hear it is an expansion!
week+ ago i asked the guy behind the counter if there was anything going on and he avoided the question so i said "well if you're gonna move i hope i can find you" and he said "we'll be easy to find"
I've heard some rumors. I'd call it a relocation, if true.
Spillllllll!

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by chrizow » Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 pm

Yeah....we have an anonymous rumor section for just that purpose. 8)

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by bobbyhawks » Tue May 22, 2018 2:19 pm

I'd love to see them in the City Market. They would do very very well there. Otherwise, I feel like they are susceptible to being forgotten or overtaken by some other concept if they don't plant themselves in a slightly better place. It is a tad different, but I feel like Broadway Butcher took a bit of their mojo away when it became much more convenient for a lot of people.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by smh » Tue May 22, 2018 2:38 pm

I think the smart money would be on the moving to the old Sundry.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue May 22, 2018 2:43 pm

Isn't there a Butcher in the City Market now? I completely forgot the name - I think its this but maybe it never took off or something
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 74059.html

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by smh » Tue May 22, 2018 2:57 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Isn't there a Butcher in the City Market now? I completely forgot the name - I think its this but maybe it never took off or something
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 74059.html
It's still there, IIRC.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by WSPanic » Tue May 22, 2018 2:58 pm

I can't read the article you posted, but there is a little butcher on the west side of the market (the name escapes me) - down towards the south end. But, the selection isn't great and it just smells weird. I like some of the eggs they have there, but I haven't had a ton of luck with their meat. Broadway, Local Pig and Bichelmeyers all put it to shame.

Actually, Carollo's in the City Market has a better meat selection IMO.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by bobbyhawks » Tue May 22, 2018 3:27 pm

It's got a similar problem to a lot of the stores in the City Market proper. The facilities are just hard to keep clean-looking and are outdated. The meat is not presented in an organized way, and there is a different layout every week. Everything about the place is haphazard, and even if it is great quality, I don't feel confident enough in the handling, supply chain, or curation to buy something from them. The City Market has a chance/opportunity to be the gourmet and "exotic" food destination for all of KC metro, but it will never do that with the current layout. They need a more premium facility in addition to the haphazard stalls that are fun at any large market. Local Pig would go a long way in adding prestige to something that is currently underrepresented or not done well in the market (would also love a fish monger).

**Edit** - I'd love to see Local Pig in the Winslows location with Pigwich included as the patio option.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by mean » Wed May 23, 2018 1:32 am

I will be mildly annoyed if the gazillions of dollars I've spent there help facilitate them moving to somewhere I won't ever visit, but hard to blame them if they think they can do even better business elsewhere.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by kboish » Wed May 23, 2018 8:16 am

From what I've heard, they won't be moving too far

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by mgh7676 » Wed May 23, 2018 10:39 am

bobbyhawks wrote:It's got a similar problem to a lot of the stores in the City Market proper. The facilities are just hard to keep clean-looking and are outdated. The meat is not presented in an organized way, and there is a different layout every week. Everything about the place is haphazard, and even if it is great quality, I don't feel confident enough in the handling, supply chain, or curation to buy something from them. The City Market has a chance/opportunity to be the gourmet and "exotic" food destination for all of KC metro, but it will never do that with the current layout. They need a more premium facility in addition to the haphazard stalls that are fun at any large market. Local Pig would go a long way in adding prestige to something that is currently underrepresented or not done well in the market (would also love a fish monger).

**Edit** - I'd love to see Local Pig in the Winslows location with Pigwich included as the patio option.
I second all of this!!

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by scooterj » Wed May 23, 2018 1:30 pm

alejandro46 wrote: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_ ... ansas_City

And apparently Walter Cronkite of all people was there to witness Electric Park II's fiery demise. This is my first time reading about this, quite an interesting piece of history! The park inspired a certain young Mr. Disney in the design of his later theme parks as well.

I about spit out my coffee when I got to this part of the Wikipedia article:
...in 1925, part of the plot (near the corner of Montgall and Rochester) was deeded to city of Kansas City for use as a neighborhood playground. Opened in a 1 August 1925 ceremony,[4] the park offered "Pet Night", in which children won prizes for displaying the largest, smallest, and the most deformed dog. Another day saw swimsuits awarded to boys who created wood carvings from dead trees.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:47 am

Looks like J Rieger is doing a big expansion. Could help revitalize that area

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... oject.html

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by mean » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:32 am

Heard a bit of a piece on KCUR about it this morning. Sounded fairly promising. Sad to be losing Local Pig--seems like they really (alongside Knuckleheads) spearheaded a lot of the positives happening in the area.

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by rxlexi » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:18 pm

The Reiger expansion looks fantastic - very well done design if reality matches the renderings. If turns out anything like the Boulevard Tasting Room/social area it could be a big hit, despite the location. Love the idea of a speakeasy style bar in the basement, in addition to the tasting room and shop. Still especially enjoy KC Whiskey and will feel even better purchasing my next bottle now.

The Local Pig and Urban Provision spots will be open and just across the street. Hope some version of Andy Rieger's "Electric Park" vision comes to fruition...

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Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Post by FangKC » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:14 pm

J. Rieger & Co. Expands Distillery, Aims To 'Resurrect' Kansas City's Historic Electric Park

http://www.kcur.org/post/j-rieger-co-ex ... k#stream/0

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