Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by tskev » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm

This building is under contract to be sold. It will be completely redeveloped. Upstairs will be executive offices, downstairs will be retail. I know that's vague... can't share the concepts, but it will be a great addition to this neighborhood.

The inside of this building is pretty rough. Overall, I think the buyer is going to do $1.5MM in improvements.

I believe the owner is also selling the land to the south to a developer to build new apartments. I know they've done some soil tests out there in the past 4-5 months. I'm too lazy to check compass to see if there are any permits though. Not sure how far along they are in that process.

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by FangKC » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:25 pm

tskev wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm
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I believe the owner is also selling the land to the south to a developer to build new apartments. I know they've done some soil tests out there in the past 4-5 months. I'm too lazy to check compass to see if there are any permits though. Not sure how far along they are in that process.
The parcel:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.0699993 ... !1e3?hl=en

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by town cow » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:16 am

Word is Slawson sold the Velvet Freeze property, which will be demoed for retail/apts. Not sure if that is true...

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by moderne » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:18 am

Would be a shame not to see the solid Velvet Freeze bldng be recycled, but the current blight is intolerable.

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by brewcrew1000 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:08 pm

Looks like bonds chicken already closed up. That guy threw a bunch of money on 2 failed businesses at that location now. That bathroom/atmosphere when it was a arcade still gives me nightmares

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by smh » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:37 am

brewcrew1000 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Looks like bonds chicken already closed up. That guy threw a bunch of money on 2 failed businesses at that location now. That bathroom/atmosphere when it was a arcade still gives me nightmares
I think the chicken place was only open maybe a month? It closed real fast.

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by moderne » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:24 pm

When I was there it was not good food and was very dirty. I hate eating while trying to fend off flies. Why could they not just eat from the uncleared tables?

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by smh » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:24 pm

moderne wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:24 pm
When I was there it was not good food and was very dirty. I hate eating while trying to fend off flies. Why could they not just eat from the uncleared tables?
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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by SimplyKC » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:38 pm

It appears there is work going on inside the former location of "The Drop" as there is a large roll-off dumpster on site now.

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by moderne » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:29 pm

Covering off building at 31st and Oak. Sadly, no Vitrolite. Just an ugly dirty brick mess.

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by watcher64110 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:07 pm

Does anyone know what the plans are for that building? (the former mattress place on the south side of 31st and Oak) Glad to see something/anything happening there, but would love to know what it is.

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Re: Martini Corner near 31st/Gilham

Post by KCtoBrooklyn » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:54 pm

watcher64110 wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Does anyone know what the plans are for that building? (the former mattress place on the south side of 31st and Oak) Glad to see something/anything happening there, but would love to know what it is.
Well, there is this:
tskev wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm
It will be completely redeveloped. Upstairs will be executive offices, downstairs will be retail. I know that's vague... can't share the concepts, but it will be a great addition to this neighborhood.
I don't see the plan on Compass, but you can glean some information from some responses, including references to offices, multiple kitchens, coffee roasting, and food truck parking. It also looks like there are applications for new construction/addition. I wonder if they might be adding on to, or rebuilding the rear of the building.

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