P&L District 10 years later

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby StrangerThings » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:04 pm

KCPowercat wrote:I think a German beer hall concept would be good when Dubliner leaves. Maybe just give Dubliner that front space facing 14th


Not a bad idea, that small space facing 14th is super cool and under utilized.

I think the beer centric concepts are plentiful down here now though. I think it's sadly time to not build a concept around the decor in there and scrap that theme. It's a big space and could be wildly successful with the right mix of concept and operator.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby KCPowercat » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:04 pm

Yeah you are right...already lots of beer places. That's just always what I thought would be cool in that big space...then the Irish bar in front would be cozy like most Irish bars are in for reals life

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby beautyfromashes » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:34 pm

^ I think we mentioned several years ago how it would be awesome to attract a Hoffbrauhaus for the P&L. I don't think there is another one in the US. Would be a big draw.

Correction: One in Chicago.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby mean » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:37 am

I believe you may be referring to the discussion in which I proposed the Hasselhoffbrauhaus concept, which I am still trying to license.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby bobbyhawks » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:09 am

mean wrote:I believe you may be referring to the discussion in which I proposed the Hasselhoffbrauhaus concept, which I am still trying to license.

Does your burger get served on the floor at the Hasselhoffbrauhaus?

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby Highlander » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:59 am

mean wrote:I believe you may be referring to the discussion in which I proposed the Hasselhoffbrauhaus concept, which I am still trying to license.


Sounds interesting - a Baywatch meets Bavaria type concept?

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby earthling » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:25 pm

mister816 wrote:I'm going to go ahead and triple down on the HRC. We need one in KC.


If you want a lame-o 90s themed restaurant (aren't we past that?), go for House of Blues. At least they book touring shows.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby mean » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:31 pm

bobbyhawks wrote:Does your burger get served on the floor at the Hasselhoffbrauhaus?


Mmm, the Night Slider.

Highlander wrote:Sounds interesting - a Baywatch meets Bavaria type concept?


It hadn't occurred to me until you said something, but I'm pretty sure servers in Baywatch bikinis wouldn't hurt.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby brewcrew1000 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:33 pm

According to this a Planet Hollywood was planning to open in P&L
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Ho ... _locations

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby earthling » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:35 pm

I think that was with the Stanley Durwood P&L plan a couple decades ago, not the Cordish P&L. Not sure.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby chrizow » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:41 pm

we attended a concert at the midland with my mom a couple months ago, on a weeknight. other than the concert, i dont think there was any particularly significant event happening downtown, and i am not sure if there was a convention in town. we had a pre-show drink at the Bristol and it was full, as was every other resto/bar we walked past. i thought that was a really good sign, that places were quite busy on a chilly Oct or November evening without an obvious reason (Big XII, etc). i dont think i had been in the P+L in at least 2 years and really had no clue how well it was doing, so it was good to see the district buzzing apart from the late-night bar crowds.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:54 am

the city just posted this 10-year-old video about the sprint center. my, those renderings! makes you wonder about the KCI renderings we're seeing 7-10 years out from the opening...

https://www.facebook.com/KCMOgov/videos ... 790508344/

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby horizons82 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:42 am

DaveKCMO wrote:the city just posted this 10-year-old video about the sprint center. my, those renderings! makes you wonder about the KCI renderings we're seeing 7-10 years out from the opening...

https://www.facebook.com/KCMOgov/videos ... 790508344/


Wow, those graphics...

I'd suspect we'll get the vast majority of what's in the KCI renderings. A lot more tried and true design aspects than that wacky spintop design of Sprint. The one major feature that I'd suspect gets retooled is the feature fountain pre-security. Right now it's magically replenished with no plumbing going to it. :lol:

Remember as well with the Sprint Center there was some chest thumping by Populous et al, hence the deceptive promotion. Frank Gehry was supposed to design the arena, and the local architecture firms let it be known to KC leaders they weren't pleased.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby StrangerThings » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 am

Some big things will be happening next year as part of the ten year celebration. Should be a great year for the district. Too bad USA men's soccer lost recently, that's a solid half-million dollar hit to the district.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:30 am

Yeah I bet p&l bars doubled over in pain with that result...


Things like events or tenants?

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby StrangerThings » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:05 pm

KCPowercat wrote:Yeah I bet p&l bars doubled over in pain with that result...


Things like events or tenants?


Events and significant upgrades mainly.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby beautyfromashes » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:21 pm

Can we put back up the original P&L individual block pages for one day just for old time sake?

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby KCPowercat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:23 pm

they are still here...the pictures are gone sadly, not sure where they went.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby scooterj » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:24 am

KCPowercat wrote:they are still here...the pictures are gone sadly, not sure where they went.


It looks like they were hosted on kcskyscrapers.com, which no longer exists. And it appears that the Wayback Machine did not manage to salvage archives of any of the photo albums.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby Midtownkid » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:58 am

'SOLO' area area in 2004 I think, before P&L.

Parking lot desert.

I wish they would have kept that art deco facade (Soakie's building)

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