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by empires228
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2023 KCMO Election
Replies: 47
Views: 1966

Re: 2023 KCMO Election

Please be reminded that the earnings tax is up for renewal on April 6, 2021, and it will likely be a low-turnout election seeing that the only other issue on the ballot in most precincts of the City are school board posts. If you can/plan to vote by absentee ballot, by all means request your ballot...
by empires228
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 300
Views: 53576

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

Just giving you a hard time. :lol: While the people you’re talking about definitely exist still in JoCo, I’ve noticed there’s a lot less of it than there used to be when visiting family & friends there. Still way too much, but not like it was in the 90s or early 00s. Especially east of 35 & north o...
by empires228
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Hawaiian Bros
Replies: 30
Views: 6055

Re: Hawaiian Bros

I'm just worried that they're expanding too fast and will pull a Taco Grande/Taco Tico and become a big semi-national company with 600+ locations that then spectacularly explodes. Freddy's recently felt the need to sell to a private equity firm because growth was slowing down fast even before the p...
by empires228
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Hawaiian Bros
Replies: 30
Views: 6055

Re: Hawaiian Bros

I'm just worried that they're expanding too fast and will pull a Taco Grande/Taco Tico and become a big semi-national company with 600+ locations that then spectacularly explodes. Freddy's recently felt the need to sell to a private equity firm because growth was slowing down fast even before the pa...
by empires228
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 300
Views: 53576

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

The downfall continues... The Disney Store will be closing "on or before March 23rd". This is part of their plan to close ~20% of their stores. They're also closing at malls far more successful like the St. Louis Galleria, Chandler Fashion Center, and Flatirons Crossing. I understand that. But it d...
by empires228
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 300
Views: 53576

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

jbean3535 wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:20 pm
The downfall continues... The Disney Store will be closing "on or before March 23rd". This is part of their plan to close ~20% of their stores.
They're also closing at malls far more successful like the St. Louis Galleria, Chandler Fashion Center, and Flatirons Crossing.
by empires228
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1140
Views: 146017

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Downtown KCK is a sad mess. I went down there to explore earlier this week on one of the nicer afternoons and besides the Merc, there's nothing going on down there. The entire vibe is of despair and desperation, and it's not only because I was panhandled about once a block, especially around the pol...
by empires228
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears
Replies: 51
Views: 18318

Re: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears

I'm no Chick-fil-a fan, but this will hopefully relieve some of the congestion at the one further up Metcalf where the line often stretches into rush our traffic, or blocks the entrance to Culvers and Target in the evenings.
by empires228
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1180
Views: 171310

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

On the topic of a target going into Crown Center. I still have hope we will get a smaller target downtown and not a full sized one that will attract the suburban folks. I think living close to a Target is cool but having one literally attached to your building may actually be a turn off for some? R...
by empires228
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 146
Views: 37582

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

With Holiday Inn gone, this is only a net add of 50 rooms. There are a lot of hotels that may never re-open. I kind of wonder if the crown center Sheraton will re-open. That building needs a major overall and rebranding anyway. Sort of a waste of a sizable tall building that used to be higher end. ...
by empires228
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears
Replies: 51
Views: 18318

Re: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears

https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive Updated Site Plan https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive Total Access Urgent Care https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive None of those links work. They will just take everyone who clicks on them to their own Google Drive, if they have one. Corrected links w...
by empires228
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 39
Views: 18100

Re: Independence Center

I don't think I've ever seen a curfew start at 3pm (and they still had an issue yesterday). Sounds pretty serious. Almost all of the malls in St. Louis have had curfews like this since Ferguson. The Galleria specifically has a 3pm cutoff, but I believe Mid Rivers and West County are a little later....
by empires228
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4427
Views: 694890

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

How does the ownership break down for the Plaza now? 50% Simon and 50% Macerich? Simon owns 80% of Taubman rather than the company disappearing, so it *technically* didn't change ownership. One partner has a new parent company Simon is doing all leasing and management, The Taubman family retains an...
by empires228
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 39
Views: 18100

Re: Independence Center

Macy’s is reportedly closing. If they don't get their gang problem under control the entire mall will be closing. I highly expect the metros only traditional mall to be Oak Park in the very near future. I've been calling out the warning signs at IC since before Simon defaulted on the mall, but peop...
by empires228
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4427
Views: 694890

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I agree empires228 i think the people in south johnson county don't feel compelled to drive to the plaza anymore and they can get a majority of the items online. Either way, it's just depressing to see what's happened to the plaza. I really hope that they turn it around. If you go out and ask the s...
by empires228
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Music Hall's Fake Walls: A Mystery?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Music Hall's Fake Walls: A Mystery?

It's for acoustical reasons. The building isn't bad acoustically now, certainly not as bad as the symphony's old home. The old theater organ works really well in there, even if the rest of the building is in desperate need of restoration.
by empires228
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 39
Views: 18100

Re: Independence Center

Macy’s is reportedly closing.
by empires228
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4427
Views: 694890

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

With Nordstroms coming, wonder if Macy's could be poached from Oak Park Macy’s owns their buildings at Independence Center, Oak Park, Metro North, and Town Center Plaza. I believe the only one they’re leasing post closure of Metcalf South is Lee’s Summit. A recent map floating around based off of M...
by empires228
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 192
Views: 59286

Re: KC metro growth and migration stats

KC metro had 30K telcom jobs when Sprint was at it's peak back around 2000. SW Bell/ATT also used to have several thousand in metro. Now under 4K telcom jobs for metro. Hopefully Tmobile can spin the trend upward again. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eVywvCs1byyGjF3MBnKuWFaupI529AqZ-G_Q...
by empires228
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4427
Views: 694890

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Tiffany's is now closing on the plaza. Not really sure what Taubmann is going to do with all these empty storefronts. Pretty sad to see what's happening down there. https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article248165020.html#storylink=mainstage_card2 Taubman is no lon...