Westport

Discuss items in the urban core outside of Downtown as described above. Everything in the core including the east side (18th & Vine area), Plaza, Westport, Brookside, Valentine, Waldo, 39th street, & the entire midtown area.
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Re: Westport

Post by TrolliKC » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:36 pm

kboish wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:48 am
flyingember wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:41 am
Capitalism says that as long as owner of the strip of shops stops is making money off it greater than the return on selling it then it should stick around.
Does it?

I thought Capitalism would suggest that if a parcel could produce more profits that market pressures would transform that parcel into a use that generates the higher profits. Maybe land/property ownership laws subterfuge market pressures or we don't really live in a "free-market" economy?
You are right - this has little to do with capitalism. In US Accounting the concept we should be using is similar to fair value’s “highest and best use”. Even if land is being used for a Bowling alley because of a myriad of reasons (some of which have been mentioned here) but the highest and best use would be a skyscraper or a parking lot you would need to increase or lower the value, respectively when valuing

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Re: Westport

Post by johnmatrix » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:34 am

WSPanic wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:29 pm
johnmatrix wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:17 pm
brewcrew1000 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:22 pm


Wonder if the location on 39th will just close now
I'd imagine so. Its pretty uncomfortable having to get your pizza through a bullet proof glass window.
Why? Are you scared of glass?
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Re: Westport

Post by johnmatrix » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:35 am

WSPanic wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:46 pm
That's fine, but let's not act like "johnnymatrix" really gets his pizza there.

I lived in the Santa Maria (next door to the Alcazar) for a year when I was a bit younger. I know what that stretch is about.
Yeah I never get pizza there because Domino's is shit just like your posting.

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Re: Westport

Post by WinchesterMysteryHouse » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:33 pm

bryan wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:24 pm
WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:
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FedEx is moving its Plaza center into a Westport location. Don’t know where or why however it is planned to open in May.
I was at the plaza FedEx location yesterday and mentioned I'd heard they were moving to Westport. The employee claimed they weren't allowed to discuss it. I pushed further, asking if they couldn't discuss the location and they replied, "Well, there's an empty building where Freebirds used to be..."

Sounds like FedEx is moving to 554 Westport Road.
Maybe only a rumor, then. I never followed up with source

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Re: Westport

Post by johnmatrix » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:46 pm

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:33 pm
bryan wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:24 pm
WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 am
FedEx is moving its Plaza center into a Westport location. Don’t know where or why however it is planned to open in May.
I was at the plaza FedEx location yesterday and mentioned I'd heard they were moving to Westport. The employee claimed they weren't allowed to discuss it. I pushed further, asking if they couldn't discuss the location and they replied, "Well, there's an empty building where Freebirds used to be..."

Sounds like FedEx is moving to 554 Westport Road.
Maybe only a rumor, then. I never followed up with source
Yuck. Was hoping for another restaurant or bar.

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Re: Westport

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:35 pm

Plan for McCoy's old space has been filed. Called Mickey's Hideaway

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Re: Westport

Post by TheSmokinPun » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:46 pm

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 2105458643

Tivoli sadly closing. Imagine another Johnny Kaw's will go in there, a movie theater version that only shows Marvel flicks.

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Re: Westport

Post by smh » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:56 pm

TheSmokinPun wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:46 pm
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 2105458643

Tivoli sadly closing. Imagine another Johnny Kaw's will go in there, a movie theater version that only shows Marvel flicks.
Disappointing, but this feels like a great opportunity for a new independent theater elsewhere, a la Rag Tag in Columbia.

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Re: Westport

Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:05 pm

Will Screenland Crossroads be the only truely Indie/Art Focused theater left in KCMO? I think there are still a couple on the Kansas side

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Re: Westport

Post by town cow » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:11 pm

I was told that Jerry has been very sensitive about a new owner keeping the same film selections and mojo at the theater...hopefully, that's the way it'll turn out.

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Re: Westport

Post by FangKC » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:07 pm

That is upsetting news. I go to the Tivoli the most of all area theaters.

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Re: Westport

Post by FangKC » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:15 pm

Owner Of Kansas City's Tivoli Cinemas Says Friday Will Be Its Last Day

https://www.kcur.org/post/owner-kansas- ... y#stream/0

KC's oldest independent movie theater will close its curtains for good

http://tinyurl.com/yxlcylz8

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Re: Westport

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Re: Westport

Post by WoodDraw » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:53 pm

Man, I wonder if they wouldn't have been better sticking it out in the crossroads.

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Re: Westport

Post by brewcrew1000 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:35 pm

FangKC wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:45 pm
The Sundry at Plexpod has closed

https://www.thepitchkc.com/food-drink/b ... has-closed
It says another concept is going to go in, wonder what it could be. I could see something like Ruby Jeans go in there.

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Re: Westport

Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:02 pm

No idea why anyone thinks retail or restaurant would work in that location with no storefront.

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Re: Westport

Post by TheLastGentleman » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:18 pm

Visited the plexpod building at some point and didn't really notice what it was until someone pointed it out. Baffling retail spot

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Re: Westport

Post by chaglang » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:43 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:02 pm
No idea why anyone thinks retail or restaurant would work in that location with no storefront.
But there’s so much parking! :lol:

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Re: Westport

Post by earthling » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:11 pm

The old Thriftway near Westport/Main has some construction activity. Is it just prepping to lease or is there a tenant signed up?

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Re: Westport

Post by johnmatrix » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:47 pm

earthling wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:11 pm
The old Thriftway near Westport/Main has some construction activity. Is it just prepping to lease or is there a tenant signed up?
Last I had hear some sort of grocery store was moving in however the building was in worse shape than they thought.

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