ANYTHING would look better than Isle of Debris. The new paint job they did on it looks horrendous. That lovely...brown.brewcrew1000 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:28 pmA Hard Rock would look so much better in the Pile of Debris location (Isle of Capri) right along the river - This location makes no sense unless it has gambling
Hell putting this in downtown KCK next to the 7th street casino would make more sense than this
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It seems confusing because of the brand, but outside of that the location seems pretty solid. Great visibility, easy access, lack of upscale hotel rooms in that area, sports & events nearby, easy to shuttle people to entertainment, continued development seems likely, plus incentives. I can see why they were able to pull in something better than La Quinta.
StarBonds in the Legends area have actually worked, though. This isn't like the stupid bond's they've issued for things like Prairie Fire that never had a chance to not suck. The only thing Wyandotte County has done to hurt the metro with any part of this was move the DFA HQ over the state line, but that was part of an extensive deal that also involved a new DFA plant on the other end of the state. Most cities have a successful outlet mall-entertainment area and they're usually about as far flung from downtown as Village West. We should be glad that it has worked out rather than end up like St. Louis Mills or The Great Mall. It's also nice to have hotels out there because a lot of the affordable hotels in KCMO and JoCo are dated and just plain awful. Some of the airport hotels are pretty bad too, but I don't judge there because most of the airport hotels in Wichita, Omaha, and STL are just as horrid.