OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Come here for discussion about the new downtown entertainment district.
earthling
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3970
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby earthling » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:19 pm

droopy wrote:
KCPowercat wrote:
Highlander wrote:It doesn't count as fast food but is it the first bbq in downtown KC since Famous Dave's closed shop? I cannot think of any others. Plowboys will be on the corner of Main and Petticoat in the Town Pavilion.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 57765.html


Winslows and Jack stack. Still excited for plowboys even though it's almost certainly going to be lunch only.


There's also a 3 Little Pigs in the Crown Center food court. I don't think their meat is actually smoked, seems to be oven-cooked and mushy then slathered in their sauce. I'm hopeful Plowboys will be 100x better.


^I was thinking the same thing. 3 pigs basically brings the meat in from somewhere else and it doesn't quite work. It could work if properly executed and keeps meat warm w/out drying out or overcooking. But even then is highly likely shortcuts will eventually be taken. On premise outdoor pit is obviously ideal.

bobbyhawks
Bryant Building
Bryant Building
Posts: 3735
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:19 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby bobbyhawks » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:46 pm

I think it has been mentioned elsewhere, but the Pitch article way back in September indicated Plowboys will bring the meat in from another location. They also cannot have a deep fryer and will not serve french fries at this location. Back then, they were only planning on staying open until 5:30 PM, which was their way of seeing if people want to takeout on the way home. I will never, for the life of me, see how you can afford to have someone man the store from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM, but then you decide to shut down exactly then. I would love to see the numbers on how many people on average leave the loop in 30 minute increments each day. My guess is that the people most likely to get takeout are also the people leaving work later, but I guess I have no idea if those numbers are significant or not.

I'll reserve judgement until it opens, but this just reiterates that a Joe's KC or something else decent in the P&L with full smoking operation would just print money.

http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2014/09/16/plowboys-barbecue-signs-lease-for-town-pavilion-location-november-opening-set

User avatar
Demosthenes
Western Auto Lofts
Western Auto Lofts
Posts: 569
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:50 pm
Location: CBD

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby Demosthenes » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:49 am

DaveKCMO wrote:the mcdonald's inside CCS food court has been gone for several years. there is technically* still a taco bell inside town pavilion.

* it's a taco bell / pizza hut combo, and i don't believe it's the full experience for either, but i have never stepped foot inside for fear of instant gastrointestinal failure.


The only time I ever ate at this KFC was when I needed something fast before I hopped on the bus across the street. I got a RAW chicken sandwich. Unfortunately didn't realize until I was on the bus, but be sure I have never gone back :D .

bobbyhawks wrote:I think it has been mentioned elsewhere, but the Pitch article way back in September indicated Plowboys will bring the meat in from another location. They also cannot have a deep fryer and will not serve french fries at this location. Back then, they were only planning on staying open until 5:30 PM, which was their way of seeing if people want to takeout on the way home. I will never, for the life of me, see how you can afford to have someone man the store from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM, but then you decide to shut down exactly then. I would love to see the numbers on how many people on average leave the loop in 30 minute increments each day. My guess is that the people most likely to get takeout are also the people leaving work later, but I guess I have no idea if those numbers are significant or not.

I'll reserve judgement until it opens, but this just reiterates that a Joe's KC or something else decent in the P&L with full smoking operation would just print money.

http://www.pitch.com/FastPitch/archives/2014/09/16/plowboys-barbecue-signs-lease-for-town-pavilion-location-november-opening-set


No french fries? :shock: Lame.

How can they not have a deep fryer here? And bringing in meat from another location?

God this place is not making me very hungry.

kcmetro
One Park Place
One Park Place
Posts: 6687
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:19 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby kcmetro » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:32 am

This place sounds worse than Famous Dave's, and I didn't think that was possible.

longviewmo
Colonnade
Colonnade
Posts: 835
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:58 am
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Contact:

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby longviewmo » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:05 am

Porky's BBQ out by Grain Valley doesn't offer fries either. Of course, they're only open three days a week and don't have a soda fountain either...

Not sure if I missed this, but are they going to be open at all on the weekends?

User avatar
rxlexi
Valencia Place
Valencia Place
Posts: 1801
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:30 pm
Location: Columbia MO

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby rxlexi » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:18 am

I think it has been mentioned elsewhere, but the Pitch article way back in September indicated Plowboys will bring the meat in from another location. They also cannot have a deep fryer and will not serve french fries at this location. Back then, they were only planning on staying open until 5:30 PM, which was their way of seeing if people want to takeout on the way home. I will never, for the life of me, see how you can afford to have someone man the store from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM, but then you decide to shut down exactly then. I would love to see the numbers on how many people on average leave the loop in 30 minute increments each day. My guess is that the people most likely to get takeout are also the people leaving work later, but I guess I have no idea if those numbers are significant or not.

I'll reserve judgement until it opens, but this just reiterates that a Joe's KC or something else decent in the P&L with full smoking operation would just print money.


Agreed with everything you said. My brother lives at 11th/Walnut and was thrilled to see a legit BBQ place open next door, then totally bummed when I mentioned the likelihood of lunch-only hours. At least Plowboys is in a relatively quiet location. Worst offender remains the Mixx with their location in the heart of P&L; what a joke (not even open till 6PM!!).

User avatar
KCMax
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 24051
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:31 pm
Location: The basement of a Ross Dress for Less
Contact:

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby KCMax » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:42 pm

Blow dry bar coming to Power & Light District and other P&L updates

Cleaver & Cork — with Local Pig’s Alex Pope at the helm — plans to open Feb. 26, and national chain Yard House is opening a location in the district this spring.

User avatar
grovester
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3482
Joined: Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Location: KC Metro

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby grovester » Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:36 pm

Latest Test Kitchen strongly implies it will be at Cleaver and Cork.

User avatar
chaglang
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3108
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:44 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby chaglang » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:27 pm

The Blow dry bar is being opened by the woman who won a $1m settlement from 96.5. Weird world.

NDTeve
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4649
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:55 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby NDTeve » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:49 am

chaglang wrote:The Blow dry bar is being opened by the woman who won a $1m settlement from 96.5. Weird world.

the porn star deal?

User avatar
chaglang
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3108
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:44 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby chaglang » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:12 pm

According to the Twitters, yes.

User avatar
KCMax
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 24051
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:31 pm
Location: The basement of a Ross Dress for Less
Contact:

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby KCMax » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:35 am

NDTeve wrote:
chaglang wrote:The Blow dry bar is being opened by the woman who won a $1m settlement from 96.5. Weird world.

the porn star deal?


Just to be clear, she is NOT a porn star, they said she was a porn star on 96.5, but got her mistaken with someone with a similar name who was in the porn industry.

And just a reminder, the comments by the users of KC Rag are theirs and theirs only and KC Rag and its wholly-owned subsidiaries are not responsible for the content of the comments of its users.

flyingember
One Park Place
One Park Place
Posts: 6009
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby flyingember » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:58 am

it's wholly owned subsidaries? Don't tell me you own TKC!

NDTeve
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4649
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:55 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby NDTeve » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:58 pm

KCMax wrote:
NDTeve wrote:
chaglang wrote:The Blow dry bar is being opened by the woman who won a $1m settlement from 96.5. Weird world.

the porn star deal?


Just to be clear, she is NOT a porn star, they said she was a porn star on 96.5, but got her mistaken with someone with a similar name who was in the porn industry.

And just a reminder, the comments by the users of KC Rag are theirs and theirs only and KC Rag and its wholly-owned subsidiaries are not responsible for the content of the comments of its users.


I got you. Was just referring to said incident not the merits or details therein.

User avatar
KCMax
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 24051
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:31 pm
Location: The basement of a Ross Dress for Less
Contact:

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby KCMax » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:28 pm

flyingember wrote:it's wholly owned subsidaries? Don't tell me you own TKC!



Yea, The Rag is part of a mult-national consortium that owns Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, BP, and a downtown Jimmy John's.

NDTeve - I was totally kidding.

NDTeve
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 4649
Joined: Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:55 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby NDTeve » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:34 pm

KCMax wrote:
flyingember wrote:it's wholly owned subsidaries? Don't tell me you own TKC!



Yea, The Rag is part of a mult-national consortium that owns Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, BP, and a downtown Jimmy John's.

NDTeve - I was totally kidding.


:lol:

brewcrew1000
Valencia Place
Valencia Place
Posts: 1977
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:10 am
Location: Broadway/Gilham according to google maps

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby brewcrew1000 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:10 pm

Wonder if 96.5, the pitch or anyone will pick up on this and give it a bad rap. That would be funny if she lost all that money in this business venture

flyingember
One Park Place
One Park Place
Posts: 6009
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby flyingember » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:24 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Wonder if 96.5, the pitch or anyone will pick up on this and give it a bad rap. That would be funny if she lost all that money in this business venture


they're not doing haircuts or coloring. I'm not style expert but wouldn't that eliminate 99% of men and most women from the place?

User avatar
KCPowercat
Power & Light
Power & Light
Posts: 27676
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2002 12:49 pm
Location: Quality Hill
Contact:

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:47 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Wonder if 96.5, the pitch or anyone will pick up on this and give it a bad rap. That would be funny if she lost all that money in this business venture


If they do catch on, wouldn't they even be in deeper if they tried to bad mouth it?

mykn
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 378
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:33 pm

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby mykn » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:20 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Wonder if 96.5, the pitch or anyone will pick up on this and give it a bad rap. That would be funny if she lost all that money in this business venture


Just curious, why would Pitch or anyone else purposely give it a bad rap? I would assume 96.5 will stay far away from this.


Return to “Power & Light District”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests