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by kcjak
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 527
Views: 81186

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

A couple of new restaurants coming - Queen Priscilla's latin bistro and brunch in the space just west of Missie B's This location is just god awful, i really kind of feel bad, it basically has to be amazing or nobody will go. There is no visibility at that location, parking is not good. There was s...
by kcjak
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 527
Views: 81186

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

A couple of new restaurants coming - Queen Priscilla's latin bistro and brunch in the space just west of Missie B's, and Gang Nam korean in the former Po's location. No word on whether it's related to the Gangnam on 103rd/Metcalf. Also, Nomad's, the wine bar/coffee shop in the old DB Coopers spot ha...
by kcjak
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1071
Views: 115092

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

All the Crown Center restaurants that were managed by the Hyatt (and, presumably after the change, the Sheraton) were pretty bad. Milano, Crayola, etc. I'd be curious if all of them closing is part of the hotel divesting itself of managing all those external businesses. Yes, they were moved to Sher...
by kcjak
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 380
Views: 31496

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

The only american airport that really wow-ed me is the expansion/renovation at IAH a few years ago (and to a lesser extent the international terminal at EWR), but it wasn't really about the building itself, it was the amenities like being able to order food from numerous restaurants using a free tab...
by kcjak
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1071
Views: 115092

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

Crayola Cafe has closed after 20 years. They've already started dismantling the space. What a wasted opportunity - there's no way this couldn't have been a money machine if done right. Add a couple of party rooms to rent out and couple those with Sea Life, Legoland, Science City or Kaleidoscope pack...
by kcjak
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)
Replies: 312
Views: 52571

Re: OFFICIAL - New Downtown YMCA (former Lyric Theater)

It looks smaller than even the new-ish Y in downtown Wichita...and that one has ground-level basketball courts that you can see into from the street/sidewalk. This looks like a building you'd go to to get your driver's license renewed.
by kcjak
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 139
Views: 23533

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

A workshop will be hosted to help bidders out together a final proposal. Selection group will make 2 final visits to each host city sometime between March and November. A decision will be made in early - 2021. It is possible Chicago and other cities will jump back into the race and any selections m...
by kcjak
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 139
Views: 23533

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

A workshop will be hosted to help bidders out together a final proposal. Selection group will make 2 final visits to each host city sometime between March and November. A decision will be made in early - 2021. It is possible Chicago and other cities will jump back into the race and any selections m...
by kcjak
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Hawthorne Plaza
Replies: 43
Views: 9438

Re: Hawthorne Plaza

Hard to believe no one on this forum has lost it over how they completely blocked the sidewalk with no alternate passage (or maybe I missed it). Can't say how many times I've almost plowed someone walking around that dumpster, and I'm aware and cautious. Which makes me even more surprised that some...
by kcjak
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Midtown Area Apartment Boom
Replies: 91
Views: 13429

Re: Midtown Area Apartment Boom

Anyone hear anything about the proposed apartment building on 39th just east of SW Trfy where the boarded up car wash is located?
by kcjak
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Prairie Village
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Prairie Village

Macy's to close in PV Shops, with clearance sale beginning this month and lasting 8-12 weeks.

https://shawneemissionpost.com/2020/01/ ... hops-85624
by kcjak
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 139
Views: 23533

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

Wow, for a major event, this is one of the most amateurish proposals I have ever seen and it’s sells KC extremely short too. I could have put together a better proposal in thirty minutes. Somebody majorly dropped the ball here. That was just awful. Yeah, It appears this was the bid book that was co...
by kcjak
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?
Replies: 139
Views: 23533

Re: World Cup 2026 at Arrowhead?

I don't understand the hotel stats - 16,000+ rooms in 2026, when current estimates I've seen are around 30K? Are they only looking at 3 stars and up? And that 16,000+ referenced is more than Philly or Denver? Also interesting is that some of the hotels mentions are the team hotels 21c (huh?) and Low...
by kcjak
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s
Replies: 62
Views: 2926

Re: KC's Big 5 needs for 2020s

I don't see anything that says the needs must be something KC the city must accomplish on it's own - it's a list of top five needs, and K-12 PUBLIC schools with good teachers and safe environments is a top 5 need IMO to get families to move to and stay in KCMO. I, for one, am considering a move out ...
by kcjak
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 380
Views: 31496

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

Seems pretty typical of all modern terminals I have been to, including the lack of dedicated pedestrian pathways. I agree. In fact, I can't think of any recently built or remodeled airports that deviate from the layout of bi-level arrival/departure areas with structured parking requiring the crossi...
by kcjak
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 172
Views: 29945

Re: Uptown Shoppes

There is also that vacant lot with the Colliers sign near Penn Valley CC NE corner of SW Tfwy and 34th st. That "For Lease" sign has been on there for as long as I can remember. I'm unclear on the proposal behind leasing a vacant lot. A few years ago it was announced that QT was planning a store on...
by kcjak
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20415

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

Only 2 elevators seems woefully inadequate for a building this height even if it is just 8 inhabited office floors above parking. I worked in a 6 story Corporate Woods bldng with 4 elevators. Office buildings require more elevators than residential due to denser daytime population and peak rush hou...
by kcjak
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Uptown Shoppes
Replies: 172
Views: 29945

Re: Uptown Shoppes

Anyone have knowledge of the 2 residential teardowns at SW Tfwy and Valentine? Hope this is not just some more KC Life land banking, but I think the neighborhood would be up in arms. I've been wondering about these. I know the one directly on the corner had been empty for a LONG time and the weathe...
by kcjak
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 4711 Belleview
Replies: 21
Views: 4098

Re: 4711 Belleview

chaglang wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:47 am
Incentives request incoming, lol.
Followed by opposition from the West Plaza Neighborhood Association :lol:
by kcjak
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 364
Views: 20415

Re: Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

The city is thinking about spending $21 million on a garage at 12th/Broadway - why not spend the money on an expanded garage at the Waddell site, maybe separate entrance/exit for public?