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by rxlexi
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 177
Views: 43197

Re: North Kansas City

A few NKC updates: - Hawaiian Bros opened in the old Allen Chevrolet dealer at Armour/Burlington. The building has been completely renovated into multiple retail/office spaces. Did a nice job on the restaurant space in the large, former showroom at the front of the building along Armour. Have tried ...
by rxlexi
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: Parkville
Replies: 20
Views: 9508

Re: Parkville

Was walking around English Landing Park and through DT Parkville when I noticed a sign in a corner storefront for FuD vegan deli/diner. Sure enough, looks like the rebirth of the former Westside vegan eatery up north(west), with more of a focus on deli/sandwiches and ice cream. Exciting! https://www...
by rxlexi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 494
Views: 100233

Re: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)

I've not been in a DGX but it is a very different concept than a traditional Dollar General store. Aimed at urban living millenials with grab n go food items and household basics. Almost certainly will be higher end/higher cost than a traditional store. They are putting one in a retail stall in a si...
by rxlexi
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 508
Views: 88430

Re: New Broadway Bridge

And a billboard! Maybe a blessing in disguise :lol:
by rxlexi
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New Broadway Bridge
Replies: 508
Views: 88430

Re: New Broadway Bridge

I am glad that it will have pedestrian/bike lane, but those will not see much use. Only thing on north end accessible is airport and Harlem. Beyond there is not even a shoulder on the highway. Hope having bridge access will not encourage bikers and walkers to try to use route to get to Briarcliff, ...
by rxlexi
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 467
Views: 93590

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

I don’t see how this will garner enough traffic to succeed. The area is too disconnected and too low density to get any sort of walk in traffic. Maybe something like this could work at the Berkeley Riverfront but I have strong doubts about here. Need to open a trail along the levee connecting the T...
by rxlexi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 168
Views: 26155

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

I'm having trouble finding what was decided to do with BAP - which version was chosen that would result in the loss of 700+ parking spaces? Don't believe a plan for BAP has been selected yet. There were several ideas presented by ULI but to the best of my knowledge nothing is officially moving forw...
by rxlexi
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Historic Old Northeast
Replies: 342
Views: 83418

Re: Historic Old Northeast

Getting any development in Northeast is a pretty big deal however. So I agree that it is nothing special, but the fact it is being proposed is pretty neat. I agree. This update is a significant improvement on the previous proposal. It's built up to the street, includes firefighter memorial, has str...
by rxlexi
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Gateway Terminal (container port)
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Re: Gateway Terminal (container port)

One thing that I didn't realize until recently is there's no pleasure boat docks at KC on the MO River Omaha has a small marina and the other direction looks to be at Washington MO Agree, this is a big bummer for KC. There's also Cooper's Landing in Columbia, with a small dock, gas and camping (and...
by rxlexi
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Enforcement
Replies: 61
Views: 9544

Re: Downtown Parking Enforcement

All parking tickets should have a map of downtown parking on the back. And maybe stats about how many parking spots are downtown.
I like this idea a lot. Pairing education and enforcement.
by rxlexi
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: STL MLS proposal resurrection
Replies: 67
Views: 14092

Re: STL MLS proposal resurrection

If we had any competent leadership at the time, this is what should have been done in KC. Downtown stadium on the Missouri side, training and youth complex on the Kansas side. Everyone wins. Alas... Even an MLS stadium in downtown KCK would have been hugely preferable to the current location. Actua...
by rxlexi
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Bluhawk
Replies: 87
Views: 22282

Re: Bluhawk

And people still get way more worked up over using TIFs downtown while this stuff is just fine. Even though this is way way worse. Truly absurd corporate welfare in suburban greenfields. Some things never change. And 3.5 million people are going to visit a suburban hockey arena? That's the dumbest ...
by rxlexi
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 177
Views: 43197

Re: North Kansas City

Lunch from 11a-2p Tuesday-Friday.⠀
Tuesday-Friday at 7a for breakfast from Morning Day Cafe KC
Friday happy hour/dinner from 4-8p⠀
Saturdays 9a-1p and 4-8p⠀
Wow yeah that Saturday "pause" is dumb and annoying. Hope that changes.
by rxlexi
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3090
Views: 379419

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

And... thank you for the compliment on the PAC panel color. :D Years ago, a couple of us walked all over downtown with large (and heavy) precast samples and held them up to various limestone buildings to get the color and tone right (or at least narrow the options and send them to Safdie). I suspec...
by rxlexi
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4221
Views: 511264

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

The Plaza was so upscale it had a McDonalds for decades. You're looking for something it never was and complaining it's becoming something it's always been. I don't know that this is fair. The plaza certainly was (is?) a "premier shopping destination". Certainly before the big retail boom out south...
by rxlexi
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 177
Views: 43197

Re: North Kansas City

So I've been in the afternoon once to check out the amaro selection, how much space at the bar? I must have totally missed it. It's a small bar in the back corner of the store, probably 8-10 seats at bar, and then a bar table or two and a lounge area with chairs. To your point, doesn't seem to be w...
by rxlexi
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: North of the River
Topic: North Kansas City
Replies: 177
Views: 43197

Re: North Kansas City

Iron District opens today in NKC - excited to check it out. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2019/10/16/iron-district-food-retail-incubator.html https://www.irondistrictnorthkc.com/ Also, have come to love Mitch e Amaro, the spirits/bar supply store and small cocktail bar on Armour/Swift ...
by rxlexi
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: St. Louis
Replies: 32
Views: 16475

Re: St. Louis

I will be spending a night in St. Louis next week and am completely ignorant of the city, except for how to drive through it. Looking for a hotel in a walkable area with bars/restaurants. Where should I stay? I agree with the suggestions for Central West End or Delmar Loop area hotels. You will be ...
by rxlexi
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?
Replies: 313
Views: 73724

Re: Do you have or plan to get Google Fiber?

We recently purchased an older (1957) home in Riverside, MO, a couple blocks from KCMO city line, and evidently Riverside was never wired with Google Fiber. So AT&T or Spectrum it was, and we ended up going with a Spectrum "Double Play" package with the 400 Mb internet and cable (pretty extensive ch...
by rxlexi
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Strouds
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: Strouds

Just ate at Strouds north last Saturday - definitely a ton of character, which to me is the primary reason to go. Also the cinnamon rolls and chicken choker shared rum cocktail. Relatively cheap comfort food served in an awesome old farm house, or back in the day the old Troost road house under 85th...