OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby chaglang » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:35 pm

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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.

Because the Pitch hates everything. If I had to guess.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby kucer » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:14 pm

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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?


Men likely won't even be a target. This will be more like a pre-party place. Come in with your girlfriends and get your hair blown out by a pro, some makeup, etc....drink and talk about how everyone looks amazing...then go out.

My sis in law will bring a gal into her house to do this with her friends before a big night out. They eat that ish up. Not sure this place will be successful when you can easily bring someone into your own home though.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby taxi » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:16 pm

kucer wrote:Men likely won't even be a target.

Don't knock it til you try it.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby flyingember » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:57 am



fine article, incorrect/misleading title.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:21 am



it looks like they're supporting open table, if you want to make a reservation:

http://www.opentable.com/restaurant/profile/165970

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby KCMax » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:14 am

FWIW

@angraor
@RockhillStrat @ScottKCMO @Yeslikedavis IIRC, the place where Yardhouse went was slated for sporting goods store at P&L originally.


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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby smh » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:27 am

Years ago! Prior to the recession.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby rxlexi » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:53 am

Yeah, I'm happy to see the retail block largely leased at this point, and actually feel like the new Visit KC space is a creative and positive move (beautiful space!), but at some point we've got to get at least a small amount of retail density downtown.

This is a topic for a dedicated post, but I have been very frustrated with the lack of concentration of small retailers in KC - not good for a vibrant city, and practically a death sentence for many small retailers in DT, Crossroads and beyond. I'm thinking places like Houndstooth, Fable, Kultured Kameleon, Method, Volume 1, etc.

How great would it be if these places could concentrate in a relatively small area and market themselves together? Sort of the idea of the Garment District in P&L, but done well and with individual storefronts.

Would have been interesting indeed if the P&L retail block had taken that approach, or if the area around 18th/Wyandotte and Film Row could expand in such a way.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby DaveKCMO » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:05 pm

downtown council needs to pick one or two non-P&L stretches that are already built for retail (say, west 8th or 9th) and focus on getting them occupied and active. encourage the law firms to move upstairs and offer the space for retail incubators, if necessary (which is what KCK is doing).

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby earthling » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:56 pm

At some point downtown council needs to start planning a pedestrian only street and target retail for that stretch. Should be near or cross the streetcar line.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby KCMax » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:26 pm

earthling wrote:At some point downtown council needs to start planning a pedestrian only street and target retail for that stretch. Should be near or cross the streetcar line.


Midtown along Main. Would love to re-do Midtown Marketplace.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed May 20, 2015 8:07 am

earthling wrote:At some point downtown council needs to start planning a pedestrian only street and target retail for that stretch. Should be near or cross the streetcar line.


i have suggested to the downtown council that they focus on a small stretch, perhaps two small stretches, and incubate retail there and move all non-retail uses up or out. my suggestions would be main street from 14th to 9th (there is clear demand for retailers to be on the streetcar route), then 9th from main to quality hill (which has a somewhat decent building wall conducive to retail and some vacant lots that could easily be mixed use new construction).

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby flyingember » Wed May 20, 2015 8:30 am

If the entire Main corridor was a nice place to walk it benefits all the side streets and it's largely two blocks away where the surface lots begin. I walked 11th from Wyandotte to Main yesterday and I had forgotten how bad a shape it's in compared to east of Main.

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby kboish » Thu May 28, 2015 8:45 am

https://www.facebook.com/UrbanaKC

A new "street scene" event will be happening every wednesday throughout the summer in PnL. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but apparently they will be closing the street to cars and have events. Sounds like a good idea at least. DT is starting to have nightly events throughout the summer and giving it more street vibrancy (Barney Allis Plaza has lawn games on Thursdays).

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Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

Postby joshmv » Thu May 28, 2015 11:35 am

kboish wrote:https://www.facebook.com/UrbanaKC

A new "street scene" event will be happening every wednesday throughout the summer in PnL. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but apparently they will be closing the street to cars and have events. Sounds like a good idea at least. DT is starting to have nightly events throughout the summer and giving it more street vibrancy (Barney Allis Plaza has lawn games on Thursdays).


I've been following this and hope to attend, but it's strange how little info there is about it.


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