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by rxlexi
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: St. Louis
Replies: 31
Views: 9908

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: 298
Views: 59839

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: 332

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...
by rxlexi
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2865
Views: 327405

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

So many other projects did a great job of matching the synthetic(cheaper) cladding to natural limestone(the KCPA, the Whitaker Courthouse). Not so the Federal Reserve as it is actual limestone.
Exactly.
by rxlexi
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 577
Views: 44117

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Lucas's anti-development focus is a little surprising, and disappointing. Hope we didn't set the city back another several years worth of investment with his election.
by rxlexi
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2246
Views: 301012

Re: Westport

Yeah, just removing the cut through and expanding the existing public space along Broadway and Westport Road would be a big win, along with maybe doing some expanded curbs around the intersection at Broadway there to reduce the width of the crossing and slow traffic. Want to see some of the Westport...
by rxlexi
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 2865
Views: 327405

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

If those are precast, look at the panels on the PAC to get a sense of how they may age.
To my eye, the panels on the PAC look like a much more accurate facsimile of limestone.

I wish the panels on the hotel looked like those.
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Attention regional businesses
Replies: 34
Views: 2478

Re: Attention regional businesses

Interesting. I was under the impression a lot of the new downtown apartments were being filled by the young Cerner'ites. Yeah, anecdotally I feel the same way. Living downtown, have met many Cerner folks that live in the central region, including, most recently two randoms at Strange Days last Frid...
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 422
Views: 104729

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

^ what are these last two posts responding to??
KCBJ article about Pickleman's franchisee.
by rxlexi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis
Replies: 26
Views: 6782

Re: Kansas City's Twin is Nashville says analysis

Yup. I'd say KC people generally have no idea how much other cities' are growing. We pale in comparison. And the pipeline is looking pretty dry. Yep, 100%. Unbelievable the recent attitude we're seeing in the Star and the beginning of the current mayoral administration (to be fair, still very early).
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)
Replies: 56
Views: 10270

Re: Electric Park Neighborhood (East Bottoms)

Agree that the Reiger Distillery is an amazing space and a wonderful new addition to the KC scene. Essentially a boozy version of the awesome Boulevard Visitors Center/tap room. Loved the amount of effort they put into the historical piece, for a brand that has really only existed as-is since 2014. ...
by rxlexi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2729
Views: 365190

Re: Misc Crossroads News

When Picklemans opens, does Pirate Burger take the lead for longest time to open a restaurant ever? Assume you're referring to Pirate's Bone at 20th and Main? It's my understanding that they only closed their prior shop on 59th street a few months ago (I went there late spring at some point), and w...
by rxlexi
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 67
Views: 10664

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Parking does suck there but it's cause people don't use the other parking lot or park on the street. There is lots of street parking by gomers
Yep, no one parks on street there. Plenty of parking on Broadway in addition to their lot. Frustrating - urban living pet peeve!
by rxlexi
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Urban Living Pet Peeves
Replies: 70
Views: 17747

Re: Urban Living Pet Peeves

^ I hate it also, in Milwaukee we never had to deal with driveways that went out to the street, most of the urban parts of the Milwaukee had alleys and garages in the back Yeah, I've thought about this a lot while house hunting. Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Louis all developed with a robust street and a...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)
Replies: 390
Views: 72553

Re: OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

Wow, those tables and chairs are awful, especially for a design-focused venue. Hopefully a temporary setup...
by rxlexi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1037
Views: 107513

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

You forget new additions Farina and Lazia.
Indeed. Also Ragazza on 43rd, and perhaps you could include Cupini's as well.
by rxlexi
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: BBQ - Texas vs KC Style
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: BBQ - Texas vs KC Style

I thought this was an interesting article but it makes me wonder is KC BBQ pretty non-existent on a global scale (Did it ever reach mainstream globally) and has it been surpassed by Texas BBQ? I feel like Franklin BBQ and all the other BBQ places in Central Texas made BBQ very hip/trendy and all th...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1097
Views: 167811

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Looking briefly at that Langston Co. link, it appears they may have arbitrarily selected the list of cities, and then ranked that list based on the factors provided? RE: the sunbelt, the answer for millennial appeal is easy - jobs, and lots of them in a diverse array of industries. Additionally, the...
by rxlexi
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)
Replies: 110
Views: 28341

Re: OFFICIAL - Crossroads Hotel (2107 Central)

Did dinner at Lazia bar Saturday night (FYI if you are wanting to do this - the bar is tiny). Was my first time to Crossroads Hotel and was very impressed with the space. Both the lobby bar/pizza oven (XR) and Lazia were quite busy. Food was surprisingly good; I had heard mixed reviews. Started with...