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by Sani
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Shawnee is in here
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Shawnee is in here

I understand resistance to the size and location, but there's an awful lot of people in Shawnee who like to complain about "crime" and throw around "Section 8" like it's a slur anytime someone tries to build an apartment complex in town. I wish something could be done to replace the storage units, p...
by Sani
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Shawnee is in here
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Re: Shawnee is in here

Sunflower Development Group planning to build 5-story residential complex on site of former Wonderscope Children’s Museum A new residential development is on the horizon for the site of the former Wonderscope Children’s Museum near downtown Shawnee. Sunflower Development Group, based in Kansas City...
by Sani
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Gooooogle Data Center
Replies: 20
Views: 5627

Re: Gooooogle Data Center

Of note, there is a sizable electrical substation off N Brighton Ave at that northwest quadrant.
by Sani
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 435
Views: 57892

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Build KCI released a fancy animation today showing the new traffic pattern for reaching the B and C terminals.
by Sani
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 767
Views: 44849

Re: COVID19

So if all these business end up filing insurance claims, will companies like AIG end up needing a bailout? There is no way they have this amount of money to cover all these claims There's an in-depth discussion of that here . In essence, business interruption not caused by property damage to the bu...
by Sani
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Former Perkins on 87th St, Lenexa
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: Former Perkins on 87th St, Lenexa

Some enterprising entrepreneur has set up a kiosk to sell Chiefs gear in the parking lot.
by Sani
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Lions Choice
Replies: 78
Views: 23141

Re: Lions Choice

Update, since I know you were all on tenterhooks waiting for one: I had to get some home improvement stuff, so I decided to drive down to Menards in Olathe so I could get Lion's Choice on the way home. It was much improved over my last visit. The meat in my beef and cheddar was nice and pink. If it ...
by Sani
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Lions Choice
Replies: 78
Views: 23141

Re: Lions Choice

As someone who loves Lion's Choice when in St. Louis, the Independence and Olathe locations have left me disappointed because the beef is way overcooked. Maybe that's on me for not asking for it to be rare, but my beef and cheddar sandwiches have had no pink at all to the meat, whereas the ones I ge...
by Sani
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Closed Bars and Restaurants
Replies: 1229
Views: 157617

Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Sounds like Shawnee is going to be stuck with Chili’s and Applebee’s as our two sit-down restaurant options for the foreseeable future.
by Sani
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Shawnee: Proposed mixed-use redevelopment of Westbrooke Village (75th & Quivira)
Replies: 8
Views: 3135

Re: Shawnee: Proposed mixed-use redevelopment of Westbrooke Village (75th & Quivira)

Mike Frizell is live-tweeting the meeting. Members of the planning commission were not pleased with the changes, but they voted to affirm that this plan remains consistent with the city’s comprehensive plan. There was also substantial discussion about some orange awnings, if anyone needs help gettin...
by Sani
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Shawnee: Proposed mixed-use redevelopment of Westbrooke Village (75th & Quivira)
Replies: 8
Views: 3135

Re: Shawnee: Proposed mixed-use redevelopment of Westbrooke Village (75th & Quivira)

The Planning Commission will review the developer’s request to make major revisions to the plan at tomorrow night’s meeting. The original proposal was for 530 apartments, but that’s been scaled back to “up to” 343 units. They would also like to keep the old Dillon’s building and reuse it. Demolition...
by Sani
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 435
Views: 57892

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The worst I ever saw was at 11pm at night. We flew Southwest back into town. I went to get the car while everyone else got luggage. Outside the closest doors everyone exits with their luggage there were people loading cars from four of the six lanes. At one spot I had to angle across two lanes of t...
by Sani
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 435 in Shawnee
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: 435 in Shawnee

Specifically, I believe this is referring to the area south of Johnson Drive and west of Renner Road, if I’m not mistaken. I will be curious to see how this development fares when it’s time for public comment. Mixed-use development has had a difficult time of it in Shawnee in recent years (see the W...
by Sani
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Olathe's first Mixed Use
Replies: 24
Views: 4895

Re: Olathe's first Mixed Use

I looked on the planning development map, with all future layers turned on, and the land on the southwest side of 119th and Renner isn’t highlighted.
by Sani
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Olathe's first Mixed Use
Replies: 24
Views: 4895

Re: Olathe's first Mixed Use

This appears to be dead. The lot is for sale, and KDOT is using it as a staging area for construction.
by Sani
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Quiktrip
Replies: 16
Views: 2855

Re: Quiktrip

...or keep the Roe store and have two. I am sure they can keep both of them busy. Doubtful. When they built the new QT on SM Pkwy in Shawnee, they didn't say anything about closing the one at Neiman and 67th, but they ended up closing it a month after the new one opened. I believe they actually sai...
by Sani
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 14
Views: 4368

Re: Chicago

Kiwk Trip is pretty great. You brought back memories of buying milk in bags when I lived in Wisconsin.
by Sani
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Chicago
Replies: 14
Views: 4368

Re: Chicago

While we're making requests for random retail... I just got back from visiting family in Detroit (Dearborn and Allen Park, to be specific) and I discovered they have 24-hour Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins drive-thrus. Why can't I get a waffle bowl of mint chocolate chip at 2 a.m. in KC? I feel like J...
by Sani
Mon May 27, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Kmart redevelopment
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: Kmart redevelopment

Yep, Menards is all about the greenfield. They might consider this to be “too close” to the one they’re planning in KCK, anyway.
by Sani
Fri May 10, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger
Replies: 15
Views: 3345

Re: St Louis: City and County Consider Merger

Some sort of consolidation is definitely required, even if it's piecemeal. It's depressing when you look at Hanley Road south of Highway 40 and see a Home Depot in Brentwood, a Menards in Richmond Heights, and a Lowe's in Maplewood, all within half a mile of each other, and all built with TIF by cit...