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by scooterj
Fri May 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bird Scooters Have Landed
Replies: 673
Views: 59378

Re: Bird Scooters Have Landed

DaveKCMO wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Bird appears to have a new cage, effective today...

Did NKC ban them? I know I've seen people riding scooters over the bridge since you posted this back in March.
by scooterj
Fri May 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1600
Views: 151643

Re: Union Station

TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:15 pm
It's incredible that the building is so huge that there are still large portions of it that are essentially untouched

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeOer-ZvOvk
2:31-2:51 had my heart racing and my stomach in knots.
by scooterj
Thu May 02, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: North Oak MAX
Replies: 28
Views: 3600

Re: North Oak MAX

normalthings wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 9:37 pm
DaveKCMO wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Public meetings this week! http://ridekc.org/bulletins/join-us-to- ... -north-oak
Is there an estimated trip length yet? The route looks to have a handful too many stops.
Seriously... and in a few instances they are only a block apart!
by scooterj
Thu May 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2342
Views: 304444

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Keep in mind that the original TM concept was deemed illegal (an all ages coffee shop that also served booze). They switched to 21-and-over all day long and then eventually stopped serving alcohol entirely when they got in a disagreement with the landlord. If they take over Quay and want to serve a...
by scooterj
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Parlor - 1707 Locust
Replies: 101
Views: 16026

Re: Parlor - 1707 Locust

I went Saturday night but was gone well before 10. The opinion from my group was that the food is good, the drinks are good, the beer selection is good, but also "Wow, people sure do like to get dressed up just to hang out at a food court."
by scooterj
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 21
Views: 5512

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

It was taken the same day as the 3D imagery, probably near the same time. You can tell because of how the same cars are parked in the same places, even in public parking lots. Pretty both were taken during late summer Good catch, I didn't notice that my 3D-rendered car was in the same spot. In fact...
by scooterj
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC
Replies: 21
Views: 5512

Re: Google Maps just did another satellite view update for KC

Aerial imagery for the greater downtown area has been updated again. My car is at work, so it has to have been a weekday. And based on shadows, it was morning. Here's direct links to the views of a few development projects if anyone wants to mine them for clues to try to narrow down a month... https...
by scooterj
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 598
Views: 54704

Re: Next Mayor 2019

So glad for a temporary reprieve from all the mailers and robocalls and robotexts, especially since almost none of these candidates bothered to clean their lists down to people who actually live in KCMO and so can even vote for these people. Hopefully whomever the two are that emerge from this mess ...
by scooterj
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 384538

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I just saw an announcement about a new bar planned at 120 W 17th called Oak & Steel. https://www.oakandsteelkc.com/ The owner is a local guy. If the address is right then that would make it the ground floor retail spot in the garage across from Webster House.
by scooterj
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3010
Views: 349088

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Just got a breaking news alert that a worker has fallen from the top floor and died. :(

I seem to recall something similar happening at Traders a few months ago.
by scooterj
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2342
Views: 304444

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Do we still have any pay kiosks in KC that require taking the receipt back to the car? The kiosks on Walnut are the only ones I've used and they are pay-by-plate.
by scooterj
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Hospital Hill activity
Replies: 224
Views: 50517

Re: Hospital Hill activity

It's gotten tall enough that I can now see it from my office at 30th & Main. I wasn't expecting that.
by scooterj
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Buildings with Activity
Replies: 443
Views: 111338

Re: Downtown Buildings with Activity

The 2016 building collapse in Liberty didn't just take it out, it also impacted both buildings next door. [...] The business to the east luckily had empty space (they had three connected buildings) and just had to relocate to leave the adjacent space. But even that one was never able to fully recov...
by scooterj
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2803
Views: 384538

Re: Misc Crossroads News

Glad they had it too - because while their beer is good quality - you're either drinking a fruity/sour/champagne thing or a heavily hopped pale/IPA. For my personal taste, I'd like to see some of these new places actually craft a friggin' brown/amber ale that's not hopped to death - and maybe mix i...
by scooterj
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Parking
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Parking

I don't see anything wrong with this. I'd rather people who aren't used to driving/parking downtown have an easy alternative than have them clogging up the streets, blocking crosswalks, and being a menace to both pedestrians and people who drive the correct direction on one-way streets. :)
by scooterj
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 20
Views: 2898

Re: Cocktails

DaveKCMO wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Don't bother with Repeal on 18th in NKC.
Out of curiosity, what's wrong with Repeal? I haven't been in a while (and I'm not a cocktail person at all), but I've never heard anyone say anything bad about them.
by scooterj
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC
Replies: 2549
Views: 287973

Re: Phase 2 streetcar to UMKC

^I feel like some of the information the streetcar authority put out was very pro outside-running, especially this matrix, which was one of the first things put out about the differences: http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MainStExt_PublicMtg2_BoardsMaps-8.pdf And it seems like dedic...
by scooterj
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3010
Views: 349088

Re: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)

Are we at the top now, or are there still more floors to go?
by scooterj
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2342
Views: 304444

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

There definitely is (was?) something there. That annoying riding lawnmower hauling brats around used to drive around it. Read that as brats. As in bratwursts. For a second I thought I'd missing out all these years. Hah! I thought the same thing, had to go back to the previous page to get the context.
by scooterj
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Status and future of the River Market area??
Replies: 2342
Views: 304444

Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

I only tried Cascone's once when I lived in the RM, and it wasn't as good as City Diner so I had no reason to ever go back. It doesn't sound to me like the streetcar or parking had anything to do with it, it's more an aging owner so set in his ways that he refused to adapt his menu (and hours) to me...