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by ztonyg
Thu May 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1856
Views: 207828

Re: Politics

It seems like a lot of GOP legislation is designed to punish the poor for being poor. I don't think any of these abortion laws will materially affect whether or not someone in the middle class (especially upper class) or upper class will be able to receive an abortion. All one in any of these classe...
by ztonyg
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 143
Views: 33360

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

With or without a state capitol, Indianapolis sucks and outside of the sports emphasis, I'll personally never see the allure. It's not like KC has no major universities - MU, KU and K-State, not to mention a ton of smaller schools are all within a reasonable distance to attract jobs and talent. But...
by ztonyg
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 143
Views: 33360

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

Repeatedly, lack of a major university is cited as a contributor to KC's sluggish economic and population growth and repeatedly nothing is done to improve UMKC's fortunes. No, let's attract artists. Let's encourage entrepreneurs. Let's build an innovation district. But, let's not bring resources to...
by ztonyg
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lenexa
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: Lenexa

Looks like Kohl's is closing their Lenexa store:

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/kohls ... 2019-01-10
by ztonyg
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments
Replies: 1062
Views: 122228

Re: KCI Flight Schedule Adjustments

FI announced today that they will ending service to BWI- a city they added alongside KC. This could mean that KCI service is not yet set in stone. However, I have heard that sales are strong so far. I'm pretty sure that this may not have anything to do with their KCI service. From what I gather, th...
by ztonyg
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Sprint sale rumors again
Replies: 242
Views: 61879

Re: Sprint sale rumors again

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... inent.html

Announcement on a Sprint / T-Mobile deal could come as early as next week. Although, we've heard this before.
by ztonyg
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 31
Views: 10264

Re: Independence Center

The Claires at Independence Center made it on their initial bankruptcy store closing list.
by ztonyg
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 629
Views: 108507

Re: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)

Claires at Zona Rosa made their initial store closing list.
by ztonyg
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Toysrus
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Toysrus

I believe KB Toys is looking to open up pop-up stores for the holidays similar to the Halloween pop-up stores.

The toy business is relatively seasonal.
by ztonyg
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 31
Views: 10264

Re: Independence Center

Looks like it's been sold to Pacific Capital Retail Partners: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 12884.html

A listing of their other properties is on their website:

https://pacificretail.com
by ztonyg
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 497133

Re: We need a new airport!!!

I heard there is confusion from non KCMO residents trying to vote Its almost like people have an expectation of having a say on the issues that affect them. Did they forget what country they are in? What planet they are on? Seriously though, win or lose, we need to transfer this to another entity. ...
by ztonyg
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Anti-rail proposed ordinance
Replies: 75
Views: 12330

Re: Anti-rail proposed ordinance

What happens if the anti-rail question and the streetcar expansion question both pass. Does this mean that the streetcar expansion can continue or does there need to be an additional citywide vote?
by ztonyg
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 497133

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Basically my understanding is this, dumbed down: 1. KC started talking about a new airport 2. The typical groups came out against, did a petition drive 3. The city agreed to hold a vote, assuming they would have to under state law anyway 4. City had more priorities, like passing the bonds, and aske...
by ztonyg
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 497133

Re: We need a new airport!!!

This whole debate is absolutely ridiculous. #1.) The title to this thread is misleading. It should be "we need a new airport terminal." For some reason, lots of people seem to get the idea that the entire airport needs to be replaced. Ridiculous ideas such as relocating it near Lee's Summit or Johns...
by ztonyg
Sun May 14, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 497133

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Yeah, all that happened too. Everything in Highlander's post, I've heard from the city. The problem is a lot of people don't care about or don't believe those points. It's amazing to read the comments in the Star every time this issue comes up. The fear of another Chicago O'Hare airport and raised ...
by ztonyg
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Rams leaving St. Louis?
Replies: 363
Views: 60173

Re: Rams leaving St. Louis?

I think as the big 4 sports sees a decline in populatiry, it kind of already is among young people with more things like the Internet, Gaming, Extreme Sports interesting our youth I think more and more cities will start saying no to owners when it comes to public money and new Stadiums. Its already...
by ztonyg
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Houston 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7124

Re: Houston 2015

San Jose, CA has more street level dining, shopping, entertainment. Especially closer to the arena as well as along the light rail line.

It's not an amazing downtown, but it's certainly not one of the worst.
by ztonyg
Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Houston 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 7124

Re: Houston 2015

I was there about 3 weeks ago and I have to agree with the above poster. I came away very unimpressed. Houston easily has the worst downtown of the large Texas cities I visited (Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio). There were not a lot of street level restaurants (restaurants seemed to reside ...
by ztonyg
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 497133

Re: We need a new airport!!!

^I've always thought San Diego's airport was a horrible location for being so close to downtown. This big chunk of land is basically being wasted on an Airport. I always thought you could build a nice neighborhood right were the San Diego airport is located. That airport was also the #1 airport in ...
by ztonyg
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 497133

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Are we really still talking about distance from downtown to the airport? Jeeze. Kansas Citians sure are stupid sometimes. NO city wants their airports close to downtown. It's bad business for everyone. Some are just plain stuck with it however due to existing investments. MCI's location is the envy...