kcjak wrote: my bet is on Michael Smith's - that place is awful in so many ways.
Don't worry, the streetcar construction is going to put them out of business anyway. I read about it in the Pitch. Of course, both Micheal and Nancy also said in the article that their business was actually up this year, but why let facts spoil a good public pouting...
That Pitch article was so infuriating to read. It makes me sad that these business owners are so shortsighted and have such ignorant views on general city life because I love their restaurants. After reading this crap I almost don't want to give them business anymore. I mean come on, all this talk of no parking downtown and everyone getting their cars ticketed and towed. Even with all this construction it is still very easy to find a parking spot. I have never once had trouble finding a parking spot anywhere in this city, and almost every time I park on the street. I'm sorry that some of your customers are stupid suburbanites who don't know how to transport themselves around downtown.
OH, and when the city told them to take transit to work Nancy actually said we don't have transit built yet?? What is she crazy!? This whole article was just absolute batshit crazy. And the fact that they are doing well financially is laughable. Why even write the article? The most frustrating part of this is that loads of people who are completely ignorant on the subject will pick up the pitch and use this to shape their opinion.
On the other hand, I absolutely loved reading this Feast article. It was completely interesting from start to finish. It makes me feel much, much better seeing that many of our town's great chef's are actually aware of city issues and care about these things that will truly make KC a more complete, better city. Now, it isn't completely fair to make the comparison because these chefs don't have restaurants along the streetcar line, but I'm thinking they wouldn't feel differently if they did after reading this.
It is good to know that some people actually care about the greater good of others and our city, as opposed to only caring about themselves. The Pitch article shows a bunch of extremely selfish opinions. If anything should disturb their special lives then it is a terrible, stupid thing and should be stopped immediately. Never mind the fact that once the construction is done it will increase their revenue even further.
These damn hypocritic idiots will be talking about how much they love the streetcar once its up and running. They will say how they were for it the whole time. How much you wanna bet? And Kotar complaining about the hotel being built across the street from his restaurant? What is this the bizarro world!? Who complains about future business being built across the street? It just makes no sense.