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by swid
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 2325
Views: 301059

Re: Politics

What the GOP should take away from this election: “Maybe...a multi-decade effort to pander the base into Crazytown wasn’t the brightest idea.” What the GOP will almost certainly take away from this election: “We were so close, so clearly all we need is another ‘populist’ who appeals to the base like...
by swid
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: COVID-19 Casualties
Replies: 132
Views: 16324

Re: COVID-19 Casualties

The Rieger
by swid
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Gardner getting a
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Gardner getting a

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by swid
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - City Club Apartments (former Midwest Hotel)
Replies: 615
Views: 139532

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

Howard Hanna will be opening two restaurants there next year - a natural wine bar and a diner. This Feast article goes into a good amount of detail about both concepts.

Preemptive edit: sniped
by swid
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 464
Views: 106792

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

earthling wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:11 pm
CrossroadsUrbanApts wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Wait til the skateboarders see that concrete bench.
They can always adjust what doesn't work.
It's working...as far as the skateboarders are concerned; eleven people were either on boards or taking videos of other people doing things on boards when I ran past there earlier today.
by swid
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Sprint Campus redevelopment
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Sprint Campus redevelopment

The algorithm behind this particular bot apparently hasn't been updated since the late '90s and has failed to account for a) there are vanishingly small differences among regional/national chains and b) online shopping exists.
by swid
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We are getting a new airport!!!
Replies: 552
Views: 84507

Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

I really hope there's a pattern in the new terminal that becomes so beloved that I'll be able to buy a toilet cover with that pattern on it in 2040 or so.
by swid
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza
Replies: 225
Views: 43033

Re: Fantasy Retrofits: Barney Allis Plaza

My memories are a little fuzzy on this, but UP's railroad subsidiary was headquartered in Omaha that entire time in the 90s when the corporate parent's (much smaller) HQ was bouncing around the country. If there's any substance to that rumor (particularly if the railroad HQ were to relocate), it wil...
by swid
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Operation Legend
Replies: 72
Views: 7450

Re: Operation Legend

I'm still curious who from Mayor Q's campaign staff was johnmatrix.
by swid
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: The Glade - 87th & I435
Replies: 26
Views: 4336

Re: The Glade - 87th & I435

OK Boomer, thanks for letting me know I should be living in fear and hadn’t realized it! :roll:
by swid
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 443
Views: 90230

Re: Bike Lanes

Now how do we get that info into Google maps so when I want bike directions it actually uses bike paths??? Google Maps' edit turnaround times have been glacial since the start of the pandemic - I submitted an update on May 20 to add the trail connection between Cliff Drive and Columbus Park. I just...
by swid
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: N-S Bike Path in Urban Core
Replies: 24
Views: 2107

Re: N-S Bike Path in Urban Core

Other than detours around the office buildings at Crown Center and having to cut back to the west at the south end, Grand-McGee Trafficway-Gillham has reasonably gentle gradients overall.
by swid
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 865
Views: 96586

Re: COVID19

It’s a shame there aren’t any examples from elsewhere that demonstrate how to handle a pandemic. A pity, even. We’ll never know what could have worked.
by swid
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Memorializing Racists
Replies: 42
Views: 7117

Re: Memorializing Racists

chrizow wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Or maybe there is a better Jackson to name it after.
FWIW, there is a precedent for that route.
by swid
Thu May 28, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: EV charging in condo garages
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: EV charging in condo garages

A sizeable fraction of downtown garages have EV chargers; based on this map, there's at least 50 charger locations in the greater downtown area, most of which are in garages.

The only public spot downtown I can think of offhand is on SW Blvd just east of Broadway, but I'm sure there are more.
by swid
Wed May 27, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 8742

Re: Economy

That's the can-do "I got mine, so eff you!" spirit!
by swid
Wed May 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2054
Views: 223904

Re: beer.

Pathlight Brewing (11200 W 75th St, Shawnee) "opened" today in that orders can be placed now for pickup starting on Friday.
by swid
Thu May 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Taco John's expanding
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Taco John's expanding

It's Wyoming's contribution to America's vibrant fast-food landscape - how could you have missed hearing about it? :-)

Younger me had a soft spot for the caloric content per dollar provided by the Six Pack and a Pound combo, tho.
by swid
Wed May 13, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2054
Views: 223904

Re: beer.

BKS had been open Friday through Sunday (and the occasional Thursday) pre-pandemic, but those hours were still pretty limited when compared to other brewery taprooms.
by swid
Tue May 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: beer.
Replies: 2054
Views: 223904

Re: beer.

BKS is absolutely killing it lately with their New England IPA releases- I'd put them up against any brewery in the country that specializes in the style