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by darin
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Closed Bars and Restaurants
Replies: 1192
Views: 135066

Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Sad to see Muddy's close on 51st. A blow to the area and UMKC. Not sure I understand how a coffee shop couldn't make it there.   
by darin
Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Chouteau Parkway Transformation to Begin in 2012

Alas, this project has already forced Diamond Joe's to close and the venerable Donut King to move to North Kansas City in new strip mall. The Donut King flashing lights signage will sorely be missed. 
by darin
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: UMKC projects
Replies: 135
Views: 24375

Re: UMKC projects

Link to pictures of the new student union which officially open Friday, Aug. 20th:

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/19/21 ... -umkc.html
by darin
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: UMKC projects
Replies: 135
Views: 24375

Re: UMKC projects

Yeah, the south side will certainly require some innovative landscaping to bring a little life to the pedestrian experience, but I think the end pieces are really cool.  Also, the new student union seems to be coming along nicely.  Looks like most of the exterior work is done.  Here is a live webcam...
by darin
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: UMKC projects
Replies: 135
Views: 24375

Re: UMKC projects

Here's a link to updated pictures of the south exterior of the newly remodeled Miller Nichols Library.  Wow!  http://www.flickr.com/photos/umkclibraries/sets/72157624391627057/ How cool is the back-lit sheet metal? 1926 Chamber of Commerce Map of Kansas City perforated into sheet metal and illuminat...
by darin
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: UMKC: Oak Street West Development
Replies: 81
Views: 10606

Re: UMKC: Oak Street West Development

Stopped by Red Mango today.  They've only been open a little over a week.  It was great!  It's a self serve location.  There were about 10 different yogurt flavors to choose from and probably 25+ topping choices.  It's a small and attractive space and I think they're going to do awesome with a mix o...
by darin
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: PUMP UP THE ROOS!
Replies: 167
Views: 34309

Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

It would look to be the smallest arena in the conference, but not too far out of line with several of the other schools.  It should make for a lively environment in that the Roos usually draw about 1,500 at Municipal.   Summit League arena capacities: IUPUI (2,215) Oakland (3,000) IPFW: 2 venues (2,...
by darin
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: PUMP UP THE ROOS!
Replies: 167
Views: 34309

Re: PUMP UP THE ROOS!

So long Municipal...Roos will play full-time on campus beginning this year. Well, this was probably inevitable and probably a good thing. While I will miss the Roos playing downtown and in historic Municipal, moving games is simply the right thing to do at this time. This move will save the Athletic...
by darin
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 12th & Main Site Proposal
Replies: 1160
Views: 150937

Re: P&L District: 12th & Main Site Proposal

LatteLand under negotiations to take over former Saavy space, per Joyce Smith. 
by darin
Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Closed Bars and Restaurants
Replies: 1192
Views: 135066

Re: Closed Bars and Restaurants

Downtown Cupini's to close Tuesday per Joyce Smith. 
by darin
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Christopher Elbow Ice Cream
Replies: 49
Views: 8732

Re: Christopher Elbow Ice Cream

Line out the door at 8:00 pm on Saturday evening.  One of the girls said the line had basically been like that all day.  Lots of old people enjoying at well, I found that a little surprising.  We tried the following: French Lavender (excellent, fragrant, subtle, and smooth A) Mango sorbet (so flavor...
by darin
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Rooftop Park Opens Above Cosentinos
Replies: 49
Views: 8806

Re: Rooftop Park Opens Above Cosentinos

The wife and I visited the park Saturday afternoon.  It's a nice space.  They need to get some trash cans in the restroom stat or it's going to be disgusting.  BUT, BUT, BUT, how can anyone enjoy that space when the music from Jones pool is blaring with terrible techno and 90's pop??  While the park...
by darin
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: AMC coming to Empire, Midland to be restored...
Replies: 1448
Views: 158843

Re: AMC coming to Empire, Midland to be restored...

Any idea what is going on with matinee pricing? Everything is $10 regardless of the time? Doesn't seem like a good idea or draw during the day. Can anyone confirm that the reserved seating is working online? The reserve seating is AWESOME. It makes it so that you can come whenever you want into the...
by darin
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Restaurant chains you like
Replies: 41
Views: 3783

Re: Restaurant chains you like

Haven't seen anybody mention 5 Guys Burgers and Fries!  I think it's outstanding and would choose it over several local burger joints. 
by darin
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Metro North Mall
Replies: 351
Views: 83797

Re: Metro North Mall

Wow...didn't realize every shoe place in the mall had closed.  Off the top of my head: Dick's at Zona Rosa Sports Authority at Tiffany Springs Marketplace Journey's at Zona Roza DSW at Zona Rosa Marshall's at Zona Rosa There is probably a Famous Footwear at Tiffany Springs It is hard to believe thou...
by darin
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Inaugural Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: My Inaugural Experience

It amazes me that with 4 days notice of the impending Hurricane Katrina, people in NO just couldn't afford or didn't have the means to evacuate the city.  However, I'm sure a good majority of these same people were able to  make it to Washington DC to watch the Inauguration for several days. Perhap...
by darin
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Raytown Restaraunts
Replies: 14
Views: 2374

Re: Raytown Restaraunts

Big Mamma's has the absolute best cinnamon rolls in the metro.  They also make killer hot rolls and cakes. 
by darin
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Cosentino's Grocery downtown
Replies: 973
Views: 98054

Re: Cosentino's Grocery downtown

Seriously, what kind of low-roller wants to spend bucks on an SC event and a night out only to cap it off by a meal at a grocery store? "Gee Marcy, I really enjoyed taking you to Coldplay/Opera/Ferrets on Ice tonight.  Wanna hit Cosentino's deli before having relations?" What a snobby statement.  I...
by darin
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!
Replies: 2470
Views: 220622

Re: NHL OR NBA, let the message board decide!!

One thing that always bothers me is the people who claim NBA tickets are too expensive for the average person.  Below are the cheapest tickets offered by NBA teams in smaller markets compared to the rest of the league.  (Mind you, these are the nose bleed seats, but don't let anyone tell you NBA tic...
by darin
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Habitat Leaving the Crossroads
Replies: 84
Views: 6954

Re: Habitat Leaving the Crossroads

  Obviously, grocery stores and places for immediate goods are needed, but, clothes, electronics, furniture, etc. can all be found cheaper on the web.  No disrespect, but I think this type of attitude hurts places like Habitat.  Sure, I could have bought my last 5-6 pairs of shoes online and saved ...