P&L District 10 years later

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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 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 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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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby taxi » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:14 am

I miss Gus's Goldmine.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby Eon Blue » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:25 pm

Midtownkid wrote:'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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What's that lost building behind the Soakie's building?

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby loftguy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:13 pm

Eon Blue wrote:What's that lost building behind the Soakie's building?



That's the Jack Frye Training Center.
It served as TWA's pilot training facility in Kansas City.
Along with classrooms, offices, printing and filming facilities, it also included multiple realistic flight simulators.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby Riverite » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:20 pm

SAVE THE PARKING LOTS!!!

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby moderne » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:07 pm

North loop still looks this way.

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby smh » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:17 pm

StrangerThings wrote:I enjoy days like this downtown with so many things going on. County Road’s signage is going up, the districts big screen is coming down and various other crews here and there.


Nice, will have to get down and check out the Country Road signage. What's going on with the big screen? Upgrades?

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Re: P&L District 10 years later

Postby smh » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:26 pm

StrangerThings wrote:
smh wrote:
StrangerThings wrote:I enjoy days like this downtown with so many things going on. County Road’s signage is going up, the districts big screen is coming down and various other crews here and there.


Nice, will have to get down and check out the Country Road signage. What's going on with the big screen? Upgrades?


Yes, the districts production manager told me new big screen is going up. He said it’s over twice the size and 150% better quality. He said they purchased a new top of the line sound system last year and this was needed to bring the video up to par.


Good stuff. We will look forward to checking it out!


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