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by Major KC Fan
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: P&L District: 14th & Walnut Site Proposal
Replies: 312
Views: 57043

Re: P&L District: 14th & Walnut Site Proposal

Hear Hear!!!

Make sure if has the same decor and wait staff attitude too!
by Major KC Fan
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District
Replies: 6705
Views: 656540

Re: OFFICIAL: Power & Light District

KiKi's closed due to the retirement of the owners.  Used to eat there quite frequently and no place in town now even begins to compare. I think a wild and somewhat casual cajun restaurant in the P*L would do well with the lunch crowd (more subdued then) and the evening crowds there to party (wild as...
by Major KC Fan
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2011 Predictions
Replies: 49
Views: 4651

Re: 2011 Predictions

Here's a couple of predictions: Mayor Funkhouser is no longer mayor after the spring election  (not a very bold prediction!) Ron Jury's group wins the bid to build a 1,000 room hotel that incorporates the historic Power & Light building  (I hope) The Kansas Jayhawks AGAIN capture the Big 12 Basketba...
by Major KC Fan
Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1613
Views: 181122

Re: The Star: Pull Union Station out of mediocrity

Was at Union Station today with family and the place was packed--lots of visiting holiday families and their guests.  The Union Cafe was totally packed as well.  I eat lunch there about once a month and it's always busy at that time.  What's sad is that if we really utilized the station for transpor...
by Major KC Fan
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Help me figure out this old photo
Replies: 31
Views: 6131

Re: Help me figure out this old photo

The building labeled AT&T Long Lines is the Federal Reserve building for the most part.  You might be able to see the top of the Long Lines building (the long skinny tower that was removed in recent years).  The building labeled ??? is the old original Commerce Bank building, I think.  It's now obsc...
by Major KC Fan
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Good places for Kids to eat Downtown
Replies: 47
Views: 6749

Re: Good places for Kids to eat Downtown

The cafe in Union Station is a great atmosphere for kids.  The Harvey House did move into the old Union Cafe space in the middle of the Great Hall.  It has the same menu as when it was in the old Harvey House space--burgers and such.  It's two levels so the kids would like sitting on the upper level...
by Major KC Fan
Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3267
Views: 493624

Re: Convention hotel proposal for P&L building (and surrounding block)

Excellent posts by the two previous, Shinatoo and Fang KC.  This is the kind of thinking that ties all of the mentioned amenities together and puts the new hotel in the middle of two revenue streams, the convention center and the Sprint/P&L districts.  A creative funding collaboration utilizing the ...
by Major KC Fan
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88564

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

The KC Zoo would be free too if there was an area-wide tax that would support it like the St. Louis area has.  The Missouri legislature has passed enabling legislation that would allow Missouri-area counties to levy a tax for the zoo--can't remember the tax levy amount.  Once the economy picks up, M...
by Major KC Fan
Wed May 05, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3267
Views: 493624

Re: Convention hotel proposal for P&L building (and surrounding block)

I agree that adding a tower that mimics the historic original would be ideal if allowed under the historic preservation guidelines.  In regards to the placement of the tower west of the original P&L building--the original tower was built with a blank west facade to accommodate a twin tower complemen...
by Major KC Fan
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: New Building on W.39th - 1001 W. 39th
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Re: New Building on W.39th - 1001 W. 39th

The church project at Roanoke and 39th has obtained their loan.
by Major KC Fan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Village West will be very influencial in KC's future
Replies: 422
Views: 34817

Re: Village West will be very influencial in KC's future

I agree.  I'm also an ex-dotte but very interested in seeing ALL of Wyco turn around.  The Village West/Speedway/etc. developments are necessary for the unified govt to gain the increased revenues (eventually) that will enable greater emphasis on the eastern part of the city.  Meanwhile, as they wai...
by Major KC Fan
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: KU v. KSU week discussion (pics, snide remarks, predictions)
Replies: 692
Views: 41826

Re: KU v. KSU week discussion (pics, snide remarks, predictions)

KU vs. ksu ----32-2 in the Big 12 era.  Nuff said!
by Major KC Fan
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Loews Convention Hotel (formerly Hyatt)
Replies: 3267
Views: 493624

Re: Convention hotel proposal for P&L building (and surrounding block)

I agree that the P&L building/immediate adjacent property needs to be filled before "bridging the gap".  This would create a developed corridor between the CC and the P&L district/Sprint Center.  Density creates a far more comfortable "walkability" visual for pedestrians, much like NY and Chicago (o...
by Major KC Fan
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Study confirms downtown renaissance and value to KC budget
Replies: 34
Views: 2782

Re: Study confirms downtown renaissance and value to KC budget

Just want to add my own observations about the effect of the ongoing revitalization of downtown.  I live in the burbs and have always been a downtown booster as I see the core representing the entire metro.  Since the recent efforts downtown like the Sprint arena, P & L  and new housing, I continuou...
by Major KC Fan
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Cosentino's Grocery downtown
Replies: 1023
Views: 140345

Re: Cosentino's Grocery downtown

That would be Lenexa.