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by empires228
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 502002

Re: We need a new airport!!!

Almost impossible to tell from these poor initial renderings, but where is the awesome scallop-roof design from the preliminary images? I loved that element, and if we get a generic flat box I'll be very disappointed. I understand perhaps losing the two-story indoor fountain, but first impression i...
by empires228
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461098

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Nichols not only acknowledged the surrounding neighborhoods, he developed them! Everyone knows that the Country Club District was developed by Nichols right? I'm talking about the Ward Parkway area, Loose Park, Brookside etc...some of our city's best neighborhoods. The Plaza was like a town center ...
by empires228
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461098

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

^Taubman mentions transitioning retail spaces to more restaurants but that's about it. They need to target much broader than that such as nightlife/cultural venues that target perhaps 40+. Like Highwoods, no mention of a neighborhood surrounding it, which Nichols always acknowledged and partly cate...
by empires228
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461098

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Really though, big props to Town Center off of 119th for continuing to just fleece the Plaza of our premier retail tenants. For the pharphacy lovers, they even have a Walgreens! I don't even think TCP is actively trying to poach tenants. Considering that GAP is falling through, Eddie Bauer is closi...
by empires228
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown Mission/ The Gateway
Replies: 1333
Views: 144639

Re: Mission Gateway

http://www.kmbz.com/articles/could-it-finally-happen-mission-gateway-project-looks-move-forward Hopefully new to area. Mission Gateway is not new to the area I don't speak the language fluently, but I'm guessing it's more along the lines of "Publix, Piggly Wiggly, Albertsons? Sports Store? Burlingt...
by empires228
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: New Grocer
Replies: 11
Views: 3326

Re: New Grocer

Just bring back Dillon's already. :D I'm sure there is some part of the deal that Kroger made with Price Chopper that says that Kroger can't build any new stores in JoCo and Price Chopper can't move into Topeka for a certain period of time. Kroger was making no effort to be competitive in JoCo, Jop...
by empires228
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Downtown KCK
Replies: 33
Views: 7834

Re: Downtown KCK

I sadly don't think they'll do much until they figure out what to do with the vacant lot that was Indian Springs.
by empires228
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Merriam Hen House closing but Olathe getting one
Replies: 8
Views: 1711

Re: Merriam Hen House closing but Olathe getting one

I'm not surprised. It's between a popular price chopper, a HyVee, and a Natural Grocery. I also believe that the Mission Target, which was a Greatland store, sells produce. There's also a SunFresh to the north and a Neighborhood Market to the south.
by empires228
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West
Replies: 1896
Views: 172751

Re: OFFICIAL: The Legends at Village West

What's happening with the "Legends South" development across I-70 south of Hollywood Casino? Nothing has been done at the site in months it looks like. News releases from last year say two hotels were to be finished by "mid-2018". A major retailer that was aligned with Nascar was to open there, but...
by empires228
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1100
Views: 170246

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

Missouri in top 10 of places to not visit in 2018 https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-no-list-2018?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_2243715 Missouri and Kansas both have their issues, but I would never tell someone to just flat out not visit either state because...
by empires228
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461098

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Lots of dead trees on the Plaza. Looks like new management doesn't care to water. Makes things look even more tired and neglected. The landscaping at Oak Park, Town Center Plaza, and Zona Rosa has been looking scraggly for years. The Plaza and IC have definitely seen the quality of their trees and ...
by empires228
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Three Light
Replies: 946
Views: 147327

Re: Three Light

A store downtown would be a lot more convenient than driving all the way to Mission, Independence, or Chouteau for at least dozens of thousands of people from eastern WyCo through the greater east side / northeast and near-in NKC, not to mention more convenient for a whole bunch of transit-dependen...
by empires228
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Topeka,ks Sears on the list
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Re: Topeka,ks Sears on the list

So all of the ones barely getting by in small towns don't have to update their signs from the 90s. They're hoping to capitalize on the heavily tarnished Sears name. Sears was actually helping Hometown franchisees set up stores in markets that they were vacating for some time, and some dying malls e...
by empires228
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Topeka,ks Sears on the list
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Re: Topeka,ks Sears on the list

The one in Corbin Park was called Sears Home Appliance Showroom and selled more then Kenmore never Hometown and Outlet was located in Lenexa,In Parts place still located in KCMO. Which is a subsidy of Sears Hometown which isn't run by Sears and hasn't been owned by them since 2012... The only small...
by empires228
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Jefferson City
Replies: 11
Views: 15792

Re: Jefferson City

Good to know, it has been a number of years since I spent any time there. Topeka just can't ever catch a break when it comes to any situation, even when they're trying to prevent the worst from happening. It's honestly not a horrible town. Two of the suburban school districts are good, and one of t...
by empires228
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Town Center Plaza
Replies: 12
Views: 3370

Re: Town Center Plaza

Bringing this guy back from the grave since it's the only Town Center Plaza thread I could find. Dean & Deluca is slated to close May 21. There was an article in the Wichita paper about how Dean & Deluca stores are starting to close all over the country regardless of profitability and no one knows ...
by empires228
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Topeka,ks Sears on the list
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Re: Topeka,ks Sears on the list

a sears in topeka is probably the most depressing place in america. It's funny that you say that considering that the Topeka Sears is in much better physical condition than Metcalf South and Antioch Were and is definitely a better looking store than the sloppy mess they're operating over at Indepen...
by empires228
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Topeka,ks Sears on the list
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Re: Topeka,ks Sears on the list

a sears in topeka is probably the most depressing place in america. It's funny that you say that considering that the Topeka Sears is in much better physical condition than Metcalf South and Antioch Were and is definitely a better looking store than the sloppy mess they're operating over at Indepen...
by empires228
Thu May 31, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4141
Views: 461098

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I again think you're missing the point. We'd all love the plaza to become an urban neighborhood, but I'm saying there are systemic issues that keep it from getting more urban. I agree with the "last word syndrome" point though, so I'll recuse myself from here and let it return to actual plaza movin...
by empires228
Thu May 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Topeka,ks Sears on the list
Replies: 12
Views: 2140

Re: Topeka,ks Sears on the list

This belongs in out of town talk, not KS Suburbs...