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by empires228
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 39
Views: 16362

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: 4413
Views: 649157

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: 16362

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: 4413
Views: 649157

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: 273

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: 16362

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: 4413
Views: 649157

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: 181
Views: 55443

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: 4413
Views: 649157

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...
by empires228
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4413
Views: 649157

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

fyi; the punch bowl social company that was going to open in the old jack henry building has filed for bankruptcy. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/22/punch-bowl-social-files-for-bankruptcy-after-covid-devastates-its-business.html People totally called this company not lasting from the second it was an...
by empires228
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 4 Buildings
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: 4 Buildings

mgsports wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:12 pm
If open the Link just download the Map to see the 4 buildings and Bank is one of them and 2 in back are for Food places.
You didn't include a link for anyone to open.
by empires228
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC metro growth and migration stats
Replies: 181
Views: 55443

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
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1148
Views: 157195

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

I love Halls. Shop there all the time, especially their sales. I wouldn't say it's going kaput. The home and beauty supply sections are going kaput. The clothing selection is actually going to be expanded. If you don't currently shop there and like nice shit, make sure you do! It is surprising that...
by empires228
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1148
Views: 157195

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

I'm surprised that no one is talking about Halls basically going kaput.
by empires228
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1777
Views: 218883

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

KC loses out for eleanco HQ Elanco bought Bayer animal health which has about 650 employees in Shawnee. They will move their HQ to Indianapolis. They received an incentive package that includes almost $90 million in state tax credits, $4 million in training grants and $64 million in infrastructure ...
by empires228
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4413
Views: 649157

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Wow that's a prominent storefront. It's one of the more attractive corners under an iconic, tiled dome. Hope they get someone good in that spot. It will be interesting to see what fills it... I guess they stopped using it as the "Flagship" location when the new one in Leawood opened. Helzberg is cl...
by empires228
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4413
Views: 649157

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Helzberg is closing at the Country Club Plaza and also the malls in Columbia, MO and Topeka, KS.
by empires228
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Twincreeks updated site plan
Replies: 16
Views: 6346

Re: Twincreeks updated site plan

Wish these suburban dollars flew downtown. The upside is the developments in the Northland are mostly all within 15 miles of downtown. Versus the Johnson County developments which are an hour from downtown and cater mostly to people who work in Johnson County thus promoting even less jobs and busin...
by empires228
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: OFFICIAL: Zona Rosa (tenants & phase II)
Replies: 645
Views: 130532

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

The development has had a hotel in the plans for more than a decade and it was never built. I can’t imagine that there is much market for it considering how many other new hotels have been built up there. Maybe when the new KCI gets going, but not at this exact moment. A big problem with Zona is th...
by empires228
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 27
Views: 7905

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Just a summary update of the Mission Bowl apartments project. Since my last post above, the proposal has passed through the Planning hearing, Community Development Committee, and full Council with unanimous approval of the Preliminary Development Plan. Finance and Admin now to discuss tax incentive...