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by chrizow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 42
Views: 4040

Re: Memorializing Racists

Renaming streets or fountains is, or should be, very easy. I understand renaming a county after almost 200 years would be less easy, logistically, but just as easy, ideologically. No we shouldn't honor Andrew Jackson anymore, frankly. Maybe the county could continue to be called Jackson but there co...
by chrizow
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 42
Views: 4040

Re: Memorializing Racists

i'm amazed this is even controversial, in some quarters. why on earth should our public spaces be marred with confederate propaganda? they are glorifying treason, insurrection and racism. "heritage, not hate" my ass. what heritage? separatism and slavery? grrrreeat. J.C. Nichols is just as easy. Wha...
by chrizow
Wed May 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2054
Views: 209312

Re: beer.

i wish BKS would have slightly more expansive hours. Does anyone know if those are forthcoming? (Putting aside for the moment covid-19). seems like being open to the public 2 afternoons a week would not really cut it?
by chrizow
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: COVID & Carryout
Replies: 61
Views: 7075

Re: COVID & Carryout

we got the easter family dinner from Potpie and it was terrific. great value, too. need to support them during the week for takeout!
by chrizow
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: COVID & Carryout
Replies: 61
Views: 7075

Re: COVID & Carryout

Antler room takeout is the most impressive we have tried so far - great food specifically developed for takeout, bottled cocktails, wine flights (bottles), etc.
by chrizow
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 643
Views: 84486

Re: Next Mayor 2019

What 35 year old has easier access to a paper utility bill vs. their ID? I don't think I have seen a paper utility bill in 10+ years. This all seems like a bit of a stunt...
by chrizow
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the term midwest to broad?
Replies: 30
Views: 12408

Re: Is the term midwest to broad?

I read that book and it's very good. Highly recommended!
by chrizow
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Property Tax Assessments 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 34813

Re: Property Tax Assessments 2019

Sounds like a calculated effort to increase assessments (or create the appearance of this) in middle/upper class neighborhoods to counteract the disproportionate impact of the 2019 assessments on working class neighborhoods...
by chrizow
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 453
Views: 64097

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I fly pretty frequently and agree that, while it would be cool to have an iconic or beautiful airport, in the absence of unlimited funds functional is all that really matters. I cannot think of an airport I have ever been to which really "impressed" me and felt like a great place to kill several hou...
by chrizow
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 245
Views: 71188

Re: Brookside

i can't imagine meshuggah will pay the rents that the owner wants for that space. i would guess it's something more like chipotle.
by chrizow
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Brookside
Replies: 245
Views: 71188

Re: Brookside

Fiddly Fig is reportedly moving to the Red Bridge area. Any idea what the restaurant will be? Guessing a chain based on how the owner has managed other properties...
by chrizow
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Poll: East of Troost
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Poll: East of Troost

neighborhoods east of troost in Old NE and the Beacon Hill area are gentrifying pretty rapidly (by KC standards) because they are so close to downtown attractions and jobs. east of troost in the 30s-50s blocks seems to be changing pretty quickly as well. Squier Park appears well on its way to becomi...
by chrizow
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4353
Views: 563140

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

i know nothing about that place but it looks like they have locations in about 15 other cities. looks like they are opening one next year in midtown STL as well, next to IKEA in the new development with Alamo Drafthouse. this seems like a pretty good tenant for the Plaza, right? actually seems like ...
by chrizow
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Rye
Replies: 99
Views: 23097

Re: Rye

i don't seek out fried chicken but Rye's is probably the best i've had. where in KC is better? i feel like there is kind of a limit on how good fried chicken can really be. i'll take a great roast chicken anyday!
by chrizow
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2638
Views: 373390

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

the Brookside pearl-clutchers on Nextdoor were bereft at Starbucks infiltrating the neighborhood and replacing....Mr. Goodcents, another chain (albeit a local chain)
by chrizow
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 132
Views: 23885

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

i thought Ragazza moved b/c 303 was expanding into its space?
by chrizow
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 4508

Re: HTTPS

i've been using kcrang.com
by chrizow
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Theatre district improvements
Replies: 132
Views: 23885

Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

I think that take is kind of stupid. i agree that there is a proliferation of generic, "birch & barrel" restaurants out there, which is not great but it's true in every city. the question is whether KC can still deliver above and beyond this level of restaurant - and i think it clearly does. krokstr...
by chrizow
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Bay Area short term job/suggestions/help
Replies: 23
Views: 7879

Re: Bay Area short term job/suggestions/help

addendum: i’ve never crossed the golden gate so the entire west coast between marin and central oregon/crater lake is unknown to me. if time allows you should def. go up Hwy 1 from Marin to as far north as you are willing to go. Mendocino county is great - redwoods, epic rocky coasts, very pacific ...