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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by missingkc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:34 am

there's a thread for this in 'urban core'.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by FangKC » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:08 pm

East Crossroads Rolls Out the Barrel for Big New Brewpub

https://cityscenekc.com/east-crossroads ... w-brewpub/

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm

The vacant lot at 18th & Cherry is under contract. The former Eagle Products building at 19th & McGee will be renovated into office space.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:11 am

Can we talk about crossroads parking? SHS leaving for. Westport and specially called out parking problems.....I don't park in the crossroads ever.... I walk by a ton of lots and garages that aren't full.... So what gives?

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by WSPanic » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:18 am

SHS had outgrown its own lot. So, I think it becomes an issue to manage with employees. Why do some get parking and others don't, blah, blah, blah.

It's a silly argument to make for a building that had a dedicated lot and resources (but apparently not desire) to accommodate all of their employees.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by flyingember » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:44 am

There's 100,000+ parking spots downtown. I figure it's business owners being unwilling to pay a monthly fee for parking on top of their own costs.

It's not a silly argument, it's basic economics that they're unwilling to pay.

The way this changes is by location playing a part in employee retention. If workers leave this employer to return to the crossroads that's what it will take to get business owners to make different economic decisions.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by watcher64110 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:24 pm

Before this discussion goes any farther, you all might want to read the article.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... -move.html

Obviously, the primary motivator was lack of space in the building for a growing company, not parking, though parking was of course a factor and is always a cost.
If they were ditching the crossroads and moving to Olathe, you might wring you hands, but Westport is another story. It is a desirable urban location with lots of amenities.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by flyingember » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:31 pm

Proper link:

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... -move.html

It's also interesting there's not enough space and they couldn't find anything in the crossroads. Spring Venture cleared out 60,000 square feet of crown center earlier this year and it has parking. that would give them room to double in size

There's plenty of options, they probably just didn't like the cost.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:34 pm

watcher64110 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Before this discussion goes any farther, you all might want to read the article.

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... -move.html

Obviously, the primary motivator was lack of space in the building for a growing company, not parking, though parking was of course a factor and is always a cost.
If they were ditching the crossroads and moving to Olathe, you might wring you hands, but Westport is another story. It is a desirable urban location with lots of amenities.
There is no hand wringing here.... Just the discussion of different realities that SHS mentioned as a reason for moving.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by DaveKCMO » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:25 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm
The vacant lot at 18th & Cherry is under contract.
$1.7 million, "foreign investment group", probably mixed use with a heavy market-rate residential component for that price (if the deal goes through).

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by gfenn11 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:32 pm

More news and drama over the partial building collapse- Was it legal to have tenants? The city says NO.

https://fox4kc.com/2018/10/22/crossroad ... displaced/

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by FangKC » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:14 pm

Meddys Bringing Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine to Crossroads
Meddys, a popular Wichita restaurant serving healthy dishes from Lebanon and the Eastern Mediterranean region, plans to open its first out-of-town outlet in the Crossroads by next summer.

“We love that market and we feel there’s a lot of energy in it,” said Alex Harb, founder of Meddys. “It’s a beautiful city and we’ve had a lot of customers here tell us you ought to go to Kansas City.”

Meddys would like to locate in the Monogram Building at the northeast corner of 18th and Wyandotte, a multi-tenant, historic structure that once included YJ’s Snack Bar among its tenants.
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https://cityscenekc.com/meddys-plans-to ... UGBuRVApTQ

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by KCPowercat » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:43 pm

Orange theory headed to old Sundry space

https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod ... 1c2436a241

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by FangKC » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:59 pm

FangKC wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Bob Jones Shoes is closing.

https://www.kmbc.com/article/downtown-k ... g/22779380
Bob Jones Shoes is closed now. What should happen with the parcell?

It appears from above to have originally been four separate buildings.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by kboish » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:01 pm

It should be torn down to become one mega block on top of a parking garage that has two entrances on grand.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by shinatoo » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:55 am

It appears from the inside to be four separate buildings also.
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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:44 am

Rumor awhile back that HyVee was interested in the property. They have one urban concept in Des Moines.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by KCPowercat » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:47 am

I still desire a community space in the parking lot across from Bob Jones ...but not my direct neighborhood so I defer.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:58 am

KCPowercat wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:47 am
I still desire a community space in the parking lot across from Bob Jones ...but not my direct neighborhood so I defer.
A park? Nah.

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Re: Misc Crossroads News

Post by KC_JAYHAWK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:18 am

None of the buildings are really very attractive in their current state. I think all the windows have been cinder blocked. I'd be fine with tearing them down as long as something went in it's place (besides a surface lot).

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