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by herrfrank
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4293
Views: 531161

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

It will be heartbreaking if they burn portions of the Plaza. A huge majority of protesters are there peacefully, it's the minority within that group that wants to cause the problems. To me, burning property and cars along with breaking windows and looting stores does nothing to advance a cause. If ...
by herrfrank
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

"Dividends are an agreement between an investor and an investment, so they are not a problem." Come again? If dividend payments have left companies with too little cash on hand to weather an economic crisis , then dividends are a problem. You don't have to agree with that, but it's a coherent thoug...
by herrfrank
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

You could substitute any word with either salutory or pejorative connotation in my argument upthread. Introducing slavery is just a strawman, not an argument. It's not a strawman, it's an illustration of a fact that you just unwittingly admitted yourself, that your own argument had no actual substa...
by herrfrank
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

You could substitute any word with either salutory or pejorative connotation in my argument upthread. Introducing slavery is just a strawman, not an argument. Dividends represent the (slow) return of capital on an investment. They pay usually a little more than the going interest rate, and sound com...
by herrfrank
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

When capitalism is worse than socialism... "S&P 500 companies spent $7 trillion on buybacks and dividends and “been rewarded’ by coronavirus bailouts, says Social Capital CEO" https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sp-500-companies-spent-7-trillion-on-buybacks-and-dividends-and-been-rewarded-by-coronavi...
by herrfrank
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Webster House....
Replies: 33
Views: 2624

Re: Webster House....

It was really only doing well with events and on nights when Kauffman was hopping (but dead during the shows). Perhaps it will become an exclusive extension of the PAC for patrons and musicians only? That's a good idea -- most large entertainment venues have patron lounges, like the Beranek Lounge ...
by herrfrank
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

What's the deal with Florida? It sounds like mostly everything is opening back up next week. They were basically the last state to shut down and looks to be one of first to open back up Where are you reading this? Maybe in the panhandle (which is practically a different state). My domicile county, ...
by herrfrank
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

COVID could have big impacts on the 2020 census. --College students are normally supposed to register in the town in which their dorm/school is in. They are still supposed to do that but very few people know that.-- Are you sure about the noted? -- I think college students are supposed to register ...
by herrfrank
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

Asian virus experts are saying the W[est] is making a mistake not using masks for general public, but there aren't even enough for hospitals. The West, to be fair, will simply not wear masks forever. This virus is going to become endemic to the species, similar to influenza. Meaning the Chinese and...
by herrfrank
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

After some poking around, I have found this link: https://unifiedgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/d70568d6300444d5a69692da6d4c986c ...which shows the cases in Wyandotte County by zip code. This is good -- I would like to see this for the whole metro. People tend to shop near where t...
by herrfrank
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID19
Replies: 630
Views: 34976

Re: COVID19

I am disappointed at the state-wide data available for geotracking of the Coronavirus. It's far too general. 60 cases in Jackson County; 80 in Johnson County -- too vague. I want to know the census tract data for the residence of those who are sick. Not where they were tested, but where they reside....
by herrfrank
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)
Replies: 299
Views: 56571

Re: OFFICIAL - Lightwell (formerly City Center Square)

"Welcome to the new brand. "A modern workplace. A home for the creative class. A destination for the talent of tomorrow. "LightWell is a curated experience for today's workforce, celebrating wellness, offering diverse food and beverage, and providing ample social spaces to attract and retain the bes...
by herrfrank
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore
Replies: 593
Views: 66103

Re: OFFICIAL - Waddell & Reed - 14th & Baltimore

The East Bottoms is significantly important in terms of economic activity to KCMO. Nothing in the next 50 years will be done to impede the smooth flow of trucking traffic through that area.
by herrfrank
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Layoffs at The Star
Replies: 520
Views: 86725

Re: Layoffs at The Star

Watching the print media world collapse, in slow motion, over the past decade may be the foreshadowing of other, old-school societal models imploding. I am thinking of local governments (especially smaller cities and suburbs with large legacy costs and pension promises). Although towns have the leve...
by herrfrank
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 11
Views: 3051

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

Perhaps Mission could just change its name to Lamp Post, Kansas ? Has kind of a streetlife, hooker jibe -- edgy.
by herrfrank
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2343
Views: 351376

Re: Westport

Looks like the Katz's drugstore redevelopment could begin this year. https://www.construction.com/projects/mix-use-retail-residential-bldg-fmr-katz-drug-site-ph-1/ The Katz drug store on Main in Westport was the first commission of the architect Clarence Kivett, later Kivett & Myers. The building w...
by herrfrank
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1072
Views: 138235

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was working in 1KC Place (tallest building) during the Royals parade (and I still work in the building). We had workers stuck downtown until 9pm. If you didn't leave the downtown area early -- like by Noonish, you got stuck. There were cars abandoned on the interstates, on various sidewalks, curbs...
by herrfrank
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 1/4 cent Fire Sales Tax
Replies: 13
Views: 3086

Re: 1/4 cent Fire Sales Tax

If both quarter-cent tax increases pass, we would be looking at what in the downtown area? Over 12%? Closing in on 13%? KC is over its skis here -- way beyond its peer cities with these double-digit sales taxes. I know there is variation within the city (which is why I go to Brookside to buy groceri...
by herrfrank
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1078
Views: 127985

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 herrfrank
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Missouri Amtrak Service
Replies: 535
Views: 74357

Re: Missouri Amtrak Service

Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico. 10 days backpacking out in the woods. Lots of fun. Southwest Chief should go straight on to Denver after Topeka, then south to Trinidad from there. That section between Wichita and Trinidad is what almost got the line shut down a few years back, and the tra...