Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by flyingember » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:37 pm

missingkc wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Look at how long it took the Northland to take off.
Johnson and Clay were nearly the same size until 1940 when JoCo took off.

The early development was actually all east and south for the longest time. You can see this in the fancy homes along Swope Park towards the southeast, the streetcar lines headed both directions and that the major arly N-S streets that carry most traffic head east like Prospect, Cleveland and such.

Something changed to redirect movement.

It probably was what you would expect with your point. KCMO reached the Blue River and suddenly development changed direction because it was easier to. That's about the time the city annexed way to the south while before that it didn't go much past the Blue

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Highlander » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:33 am

flyingember wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:37 pm
missingkc wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Look at how long it took the Northland to take off.
Johnson and Clay were nearly the same size until 1940 when JoCo took off.

The early development was actually all east and south for the longest time. You can see this in the fancy homes along Swope Park towards the southeast, the streetcar lines headed both directions and that the major arly N-S streets that carry most traffic head east like Prospect, Cleveland and such.

Something changed to redirect movement.

It probably was what you would expect with your point. KCMO reached the Blue River and suddenly development changed direction because it was easier to. That's about the time the city annexed way to the south while before that it didn't go much past the Blue
That's exactly the case. Johnson County was topographically attached to KC. No major floodplains to stop development (like e.g., the Blue River just east of the city). With the automobile, the Blue barrier was eventually easily surpassed but it left a gap in development and the absence of any significant flood plains on the KS side from State Line to Turkey Creek led to unabated and contiguous growth. Another major gap in Missouri was encountered at the Little Blue River. Johnson County was the path of least resistance. I think I-35 was ideally situated early on to take advantage of the topographical advantage the KS burbs had over the Missouri burbs. I-70 was there from the late 50's on but it had to hop two major floodplains increasing the commuting distance in that direction.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by jbean3535 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:33 pm

Shake Shack is slated for a September 6th opening. Old Navy in the former Gap space sometime this fall.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by beautyfromashes » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:13 pm

https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/ed ... a-location
Eden Alley on the Plaza closes after 24 years.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by kcjak » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:43 am

When the 'official' announcement is followed by 'We'll keep you posted...' you have to imagine either Eden Alley is moving or will reopen after some changes.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by rxlexi » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:02 am

Yeah, really hoping Eden Alley is moving or, preferably, renovating. Was incredibly saddened by the news of their closing, have loved it for many many years. Favorite brunch on Plaza, a real feel good place.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by KCPowercat » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:56 pm

November next year for new capital Grille location.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by WSPanic » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:27 am

jbean3535 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Shake Shack is slated for a September 6th opening. Old Navy in the former Gap space sometime this fall.
I carried out from Shake Shack lasts week. The line was a little bit out the door, but I was in and out in under 30 minutes.

I thought the burger was pretty good. By itself, it was reasonably priced. But, I ordered two burgers, two fries (one a cheese fry), one malt and one shake. The total was $32. Not astronomical by any stretch, but the fries/shake/malt weren't all that great. I think the burger was the best part of it. I'd probably just get a double burger and skip the rest of the BS next time.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by smh » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 am

WSPanic wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:27 am
jbean3535 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Shake Shack is slated for a September 6th opening. Old Navy in the former Gap space sometime this fall.
I carried out from Shake Shack lasts week. The line was a little bit out the door, but I was in and out in under 30 minutes.

I thought the burger was pretty good. By itself, it was reasonably priced. But, I ordered two burgers, two fries (one a cheese fry), one malt and one shake. The total was $32. Not astronomical by any stretch, but the fries/shake/malt weren't all that great. I think the burger was the best part of it. I'd probably just get a double burger and skip the rest of the BS next time.
And order on the app to minimize wait.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by WSPanic » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 am

smh wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 am
WSPanic wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:27 am
jbean3535 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Shake Shack is slated for a September 6th opening. Old Navy in the former Gap space sometime this fall.
I carried out from Shake Shack lasts week. The line was a little bit out the door, but I was in and out in under 30 minutes.

I thought the burger was pretty good. By itself, it was reasonably priced. But, I ordered two burgers, two fries (one a cheese fry), one malt and one shake. The total was $32. Not astronomical by any stretch, but the fries/shake/malt weren't all that great. I think the burger was the best part of it. I'd probably just get a double burger and skip the rest of the BS next time.
And order on the app to minimize wait.
I was excited to use it, but the lead time was too long. I logged on around 5 or 5:15p - thinking I could pick it up in an hour. The earliest available pick up time was 730p. This was on a Tue or Wed, so not exactly peak time.

So, make sure you plan ahead if you're doing it that way.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by smh » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:05 am

WSPanic wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 am
smh wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 am
WSPanic wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:27 am


I carried out from Shake Shack lasts week. The line was a little bit out the door, but I was in and out in under 30 minutes.

I thought the burger was pretty good. By itself, it was reasonably priced. But, I ordered two burgers, two fries (one a cheese fry), one malt and one shake. The total was $32. Not astronomical by any stretch, but the fries/shake/malt weren't all that great. I think the burger was the best part of it. I'd probably just get a double burger and skip the rest of the BS next time.
And order on the app to minimize wait.
Ooof. Who knew.

I was excited to use it, but the lead time was too long. I logged on around 5 or 5:15p - thinking I could pick it up in an hour. The earliest available pick up time was 730p. This was on a Tue or Wed, so not exactly peak time.

So, make sure you plan ahead if you're doing it that way.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by rxlexi » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:56 am

I was excited to use it, but the lead time was too long. I logged on around 5 or 5:15p - thinking I could pick it up in an hour. The earliest available pick up time was 730p. This was on a Tue or Wed, so not exactly peak time.

So, make sure you plan ahead if you're doing it that way.
This kind of stuff blows my mind. I mean I'll try Shake Shack, sometime, but why would anyone wait in a line to/past the door, or place a takeout order over an hour and a half in advance, for burgers/fries? Or frankly, for anything.

Different strokes I suppose. It's like the long waits for certain brunch spots. There are too many excellent options around to spend that much time waiting for a specific place...

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by taxi » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:38 pm

^This is true, but every time I travel I'm reminded of how spoiled we are here in KC. Waiting in lines is so commonplace in most other cities.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Midtownkid » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:10 pm

I'm still mad about the ugly facade they put up...and those cheap looking modern lights they tacked on the outside. None of it goes with the Plaza

The Plaza needs regulations to protect old facades (if they are already in place). I know some blocks are newer or already have a ton of different storefront designs, but this is part of the Theater block. It was a fairly original facade. That corner had a nice design with stone pilasters surrounding the entrance. Now they covered it in corrugated metal. The little balcony above the doorway is still there but the flashing for the ugly build-out is encroaching upon it. Shameful.

Hope it all gets peeled away in a decade or sooner.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by flyingember » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:40 am

Midtownkid wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:10 pm
I'm still mad about the ugly facade they put up...and those cheap looking modern lights they tacked on the outside. None of it goes with the Plaza

The Plaza needs regulations to protect old facades (if they are already in place). I know some blocks are newer or already have a ton of different storefront designs, but this is part of the Theater block. It was a fairly original facade. That corner had a nice design with stone pilasters surrounding the entrance. Now they covered it in corrugated metal. The little balcony above the doorway is still there but the flashing for the ugly build-out is encroaching upon it. Shameful.

Hope it all gets peeled away in a decade or sooner.
Gas stations and surface parking go with the plaza originally. Be careful what you ask for.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by im2kull » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:24 pm

WSPanic wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:27 am
jbean3535 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Shake Shack is slated for a September 6th opening. Old Navy in the former Gap space sometime this fall.
I carried out from Shake Shack lasts week. The line was a little bit out the door, but I was in and out in under 30 minutes.

I thought the burger was pretty good. By itself, it was reasonably priced. But, I ordered two burgers, two fries (one a cheese fry), one malt and one shake. The total was $32. Not astronomical by any stretch, but the fries/shake/malt weren't all that great. I think the burger was the best part of it. I'd probably just get a double burger and skip the rest of the BS next time.
For fast food, that's ridiculous.

But, I admire how every fast food restaurant in the world has convinced the masses that they're 1. Cheap, 2. Quality.

You could go get two massive, amazing, upscale burgers from BRGR with the same sides for that same price.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by KCPowercat » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:34 pm

Except brgr burgers are below average at best

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by brewcrew1000 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:48 pm

KCPowercat wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:34 pm
Except brgr burgers are below average at best
+1

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by chingon » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:53 pm

taxi wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:38 pm
^This is true, but every time I travel I'm reminded of how spoiled we are here in KC. Waiting in lines is so commonplace in most other cities.
That shit is for kids and suckers. Not that there’s a big difference.

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Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Post by Highlander » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:14 pm

im2kull wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:24 pm
WSPanic wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:27 am
jbean3535 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Shake Shack is slated for a September 6th opening. Old Navy in the former Gap space sometime this fall.
I carried out from Shake Shack lasts week. The line was a little bit out the door, but I was in and out in under 30 minutes.

I thought the burger was pretty good. By itself, it was reasonably priced. But, I ordered two burgers, two fries (one a cheese fry), one malt and one shake. The total was $32. Not astronomical by any stretch, but the fries/shake/malt weren't all that great. I think the burger was the best part of it. I'd probably just get a double burger and skip the rest of the BS next time.
For fast food, that's ridiculous.

But, I admire how every fast food restaurant in the world has convinced the masses that they're 1. Cheap, 2. Quality.

You could go get two massive, amazing, upscale burgers from BRGR with the same sides for that same price.
Well it seems to be a home run for the Plaza regardless and they badly needed that. Not sure how long the novelty will last though.

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