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by kcjak
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: The Future of Crown Center
Replies: 175
Views: 31489

Re: The Future of Crown Center

I've often wondered why Crown Center didn't build more housing and offer incentives to it's employees. They, in turn, would frequent the restaurants and businesses around the area. Also, I was under the impression that Hallmark sold some of the land between the fitness center and the Founders develo...
by kcjak
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: New AMTRAK route between Kansas City and Oklahoma City
Replies: 153
Views: 26006

Re: New AMTRAK route between Kansas City and Oklahoma City

Sorry, but I can't find info about posting info from printed sources - below info is from the Wichita Eagle today, but I took out a little in case of copyright issues.  Anyway, it would be nice to have the largest city in Kansas supporting this... Wichita council supports train stop Wichita City Cou...
by kcjak
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Official: KCMO Light Rail
Replies: 4038
Views: 199249

Re: Official: KCMO Light Rail

I'm not trying to predict doom and gloom here, but the cost of oil/energy effects a lot of what we do/buy. High oil has resulted in more farmers growing corn for ethanol. As a result, there is less farmland for wheat and other crops (my relatives farm), which makes bread and feed grain for livestock...
by kcjak
Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District
Replies: 6587
Views: 546194

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

The Lucky Strikes I've been to have a very limited number of lanes compared to a typical bowling alley...I'm talking fewer than 10 (and more like 6-8, if I remember right...was drinking).  Can't imagine they'd have any league nights.
by kcjak
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Poco's - awesome Mexican breakfast
Replies: 68
Views: 9387

Re: Poco's - awesome Mexican breakfast

Poco's has the BEST breakfast!  I usually get the chilaquiles or burrito for brkfst.  My boyfriend's grandparents are Mexican, and he grew up eating Menudo and loves it at Poco's - says it's the most authentic he's had at a restaurant.  And he swears it cures hangovers.  Even though it comes with or...
by kcjak
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Jerusalem Cafe on 39th Street
Replies: 34
Views: 2713

Re: Jerusalem Cafe on 39th Street

Ate at the new Jerusalem Cafe on 39th last night...think it opened late last week.  Same general menu as the Wesport location but with a small area on the east wall devoted to groceries, similar to the bakery operation on west Westport Rd (fresh pitas, some hookahs, canned goods, tahini, etc). The i...
by kcjak
Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: NBA Exhibition in Wichita
Replies: 10
Views: 696

NBA Exhibition in Wichita

From the Wichita Eagle this afternoon: The New Orleans Hornets and Orlando Magic will meet in an NBA exhibition game on Oct. 16 at Koch Arena. Bob Hanson, president of the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, said ticket prices and availability have not been finalized. ... It'll be the first NBA ...
by kcjak
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top 3 Movies You've Watched in the Past Month
Replies: 339
Views: 26833

Re: Top 3 Movies You've Watched in the Past Month

For me No Country was one of those movies that I couldn't get out of my head for days. Toward the end when Tommy Lee Jones goes to that hermit's trailer made me want to fall asleep, but then I wish I had paid more attention...the entire story is an analgoy of TL Jones' character - the law enforcemen...
by kcjak
Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power & Light District cowboy sign
Replies: 83
Views: 5735

Power & Light District cowboy sign

Yes - this is KC's image...for people outside of KC. How many people do you know that dress like that when they go out? And are they the majority of the people you see out? This is an issue where someone from outside of the area thinks uses their preconceptions and puts the crap up. Maybe it's not a...
by kcjak
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: 2nd Tower to start on Omaha Riverfront
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: 2nd Tower to start on Omaha Riverfront

Yeah, I realize the Paseo bridge isn't unique - I was just trying to communicate (and didn't do a good job of it) my frustration with the fact that Omaha is doing quite a lot for a city it's size in terms of investing in it's riverfront and midtown areas, while KC is struggling in that aspect.  Not ...
by kcjak
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Google Maps Streets View: Kansas City
Replies: 142
Views: 11151

Re: Google Maps Streets View: Kansas City

They made it to Lawrence and almost to Topeka - I was hoping to catch Annie gettin off work from Spangles  :)
by kcjak
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: 2nd Tower to start on Omaha Riverfront
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: 2nd Tower to start on Omaha Riverfront

Ummm, isn't Omaha's pedestrian bridge the same style as KC's 'signature' Paseo bridge-to-come? :( 

Damn, why can't our new bridge have a different design than the one that will carry tens of people monthly between Omaha and Council Bluffs?
by kcjak
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District
Replies: 6587
Views: 546194

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

How is it that recently announced tenants like Chefburger and Peachtree will likely be ready before many of the tenants announced long ago.  I also agree that maybe Cordish has a little too much on their plate right now and is just trying to prioritize things in a manageable way to make sure things ...
by kcjak
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Bush to visit KC/Hallmark on Friday
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Bush to visit KC/Hallmark on Friday

Beware - traffic will be all kinda screwed up on Friday morning...on top of the snow
by kcjak
Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas City Officially Has A New Mayor - Mark Funkhouser
Replies: 2940
Views: 173762

Re: Kansas City Officially Has A New Mayor - Mark Funkhouser

I agree that in the US lately there is too much 'I don't like how people voted, so I'm going to get it changed' (i.e. stem cell vote in Missouri). But people HAVE given Funk a chance and he keeps pissing people off and losing a lot of people's confidence. He can say that people knew what they were g...
by kcjak
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple's new hardware
Replies: 591
Views: 42569

Re: Apple's new hardware

Anybody see the skit on Mad TV on Saturday?  Take off on the Apple commercial w/that squirrely lady singing 'one two three four...'  She was singing about getting i-screwed and was f-ing hilarious.
by kcjak
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: Switzerland II: The Mountains
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Switzerland II: The Mountains

Your fotos are beautiful - I went skiing several times when I studied in France and the strangest thing about skiing in the Alps (as opposed to the Rockies) is that almost all of the pistes are above timberline. It's breathtakingly beautiful and surreal at the same time.  Did you walk through the gl...
by kcjak
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Downtown Doubletree to change to Radisson
Replies: 61
Views: 6522

Re: Downtown Doubletree to change to Radisson

I miss the Omni, too - and I think the Doubletree is the flag that put on the purple lighting outside, which is a nice addition to the nighttime skyline IMO.  Anytime a Radisson moves in, you know the place will become run down. But I Holiday Inn is undergoing a nationwide upgrade of all properties ...
by kcjak
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neti-Pot: Anyone have one?
Replies: 62
Views: 3734

Re: Neti-Pot: Anyone have one?

I tried one last year when I was having sinus problems...my sister got me one and she uses hers a lot and swears by it.  Needless to say, I'm sticking to Nasonex!!  Seriously, this was one of the strangest feelings - you fill up the little pot and basically pour it up your nostril. I had no idea it ...
by kcjak
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: any rumors about a new tallest bldg in KC?
Replies: 36
Views: 7562

Re: any rumors about a new tallest bldg in KC?

Anybody see this little gem in the KC Biz Journal (online) yesterday? Funkhouser also said: "There isn't market-driven, private-sector demand for a 1,000-room convention hotel in Downtown." Other reasons would need to be found for such a project, which has been discussed as the next step in Downtown...