OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by kboish » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:35 am

I toured this place the other day. Very nice. They said they are 85% leased (started leasing majority of units in May) and that their micro-units have a year long wait list.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:17 am

kboish wrote:I toured this place the other day. Very nice. They said they are 85% leased (started leasing majority of units in May) and that their micro-units have a year long wait list.
Glad to hear that it's doing well! I've been concerned that its location further east would make it unpopular.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by smh » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:46 am

I keep running into new people at downtown events and it strikes me that a significant number of them report living in this building. Good stuff.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by WoodDraw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:04 am

The north corner spot here is going to be a coffee shop. I completely forgot to ask which one but can probably be found on permits or I'll ask. They're getting ready to take over the space and start construction.

The facial bar has relocated and should be opening up today after a final inspection. The makeup bar place looks close to opening next to the gym.

A tailor is going into one of the smaller spaces. City Gym is taking some office space too.

There's absolutely no work being done on cellar rat's and I question if it will ever happen, but they still have a big sign up. No progress on the main restaurant space either.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:42 am

WoodDraw wrote:There's absolutely no work being done on cellar rat's and I question if it will ever happen, but they still have a big sign up. No progress on the main restaurant space either.
kevin tells me it's still happening...

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by WoodDraw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:01 am

DaveKCMO wrote:
WoodDraw wrote:There's absolutely no work being done on cellar rat's and I question if it will ever happen, but they still have a big sign up. No progress on the main restaurant space either.
kevin tells me it's still happening...
That's great news and what I keep hearing as well. I just would love to see some activity, but I know these things are hard.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:37 pm

I noticed that Pickwick now has flags on the roof like in the initial renderings. Small thing, but a nice touch that I'm glad made it to the final product.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 am

Wine bar is still happening, btw.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:32 am

DaveKCMO wrote:Wine bar is still happening, btw.
Nice. Btw, is the space in the bus terminal open yet? My pic is a bit old, I haven't actually been by recently

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:11 am

I'm no longer optimistic about the wine bar. The space is still the same as it has always looked and there's a leasing sign above the window on the 10th street side.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by WoodDraw » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:51 pm

The coffee shop isn't building out either. I'm not sure we'll see much here until building starts around. I think they were really counting on the hotel from what I hear.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by TheLastGentleman » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:29 pm

It's a pretty isolated spot. Not exactly surprised retail isn't taking off there. Hopefully development keeps pushing east around it

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by grovester » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:51 am

WoodDraw wrote:The coffee shop isn't building out either. I'm not sure we'll see much here until building starts around. I think they were really counting on the hotel from what I hear.
Which hotel?

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by gfenn11 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:08 am

grovester wrote:
WoodDraw wrote:The coffee shop isn't building out either. I'm not sure we'll see much here until building starts around. I think they were really counting on the hotel from what I hear.
Which hotel?
Embassy Suites in the old federal reserve.

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by WoodDraw » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:21 pm

They held a leasing event and I think everything was up that you see.

I should know this, but who owns that northern lot? I'd love to see it developed

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Re: OFFICIAL - East9 (former Pickwick Plaza)

Post by FangKC » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:52 am

If your mean the parcel north of the Pickwick, it's parking for the U.S. Courthouse so the Federal government owns it.

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