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Highlander wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:08 pm
KCPowercat wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 8:59 am
Added Jacobson to the list. Gotten independent confirmation that the Parkway restaurant people bought it up and are renovating it. There is definitely a lot of work going on at the site.
Damn. I enjoyed Jacobson.
For real? That's news to me. It needed a makeover.

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The brunch buffet was the end of the rope for me.

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Nooooo!

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Bummer, but with two sushi places near each other not surprising a pandemic would create a survival of fittest. And the other has more locations that may have stronger backed investors behind it.

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Damn, that's awful. I loved that place.

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earthling wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:09 am
Bummer, but with two sushi places near each other not surprising a pandemic would create a survival of fittest. And the other has more locations that may have stronger backed investors behind it.
Stronger than ray Adams!?

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I don't think drunken fish impacted Nara much at all though honestly.

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KCPowercat wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:44 am
I don't think drunken fish impacted Nara much at all though honestly.
I wouldn't say there was a lot of overlap. Two different crowds.

I'm really surprised. It was a go to happy hour place among my friends. Always seemed reasonably crowded. That sucks.

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KCPowercat wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:44 am
I don't think drunken fish impacted Nara much at all though honestly.
Agree, just saying Drunken Fish probably has more backup to survive than other.

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True . Could be Casey was just done anyways. That's a long run for them.

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that's a bummer. agreed that drunken fish has nothing to do with it, though. completely different cuisines. nara served food and drunken fish serves garbage

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Boru Ramen in Waldo Closed for good. They had a staff member who worked in the kitchen for both Boru and Summit who tested positive and they didn't report it until 6 days later. Employees took to Facebook and Customers and Staff raised hell until they agreed to close. Now they say they will not reopen.

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flyingember wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:52 am
Instead of a 24 screen theatre with giant projection systems and 300 seats, I would expect they shift towards offering smaller premium experiences and double up the spaces in a renovation.

More Bar + dinner theater options and less popcorn and soda to increase the average per customer cost

More leather recliners and less long rows of airline seats. More family seating

Having more special events with older movies of note that are best on the big screen like Jaws, BTTF, Godfather, Casablanca, 2001, ET. With more spaces it becomes possible to mix in a single showing so the people who wish they could have seen a specific movie on the big screen can. One time only, $20 per person to see Jaws on the big screen could be worth it for many.

More premium one time esoteric events like silent films with a live piano player. A set of three Buster Keaton shorts would be an interesting group experience and likely being out of copyright this would be profitable even at a small scale.

Theatre shows can use movie threatres much like Hamilton is coming to Disney+ with a special recorded version. I can see having a live show that's designed to be simulcast so it's live in the theatre each night for a week or two.
Another premium event: Keep in mind things like Fathom events and other specialized theater-based exhibitions. It's a lot more fun to watch Rifftrax Live in a crowd of other bad-movie geeks than it is by yourself in your home theater.

Last summer, our local theater in West Des Moines was running exactly what you described above, i.e. movies such as Singin' in the Rain, Clockwork Orange, etc. on the big screen in the evenings. One time only events. Don't know if this will happen this year with the COVID-19 or not; they haven't opened up yet from the closures.

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Noticed today that Brady’s (used to be Mikes) on Troost had a for lease sign next to the building. Little bit of a bummer to see a nice place on Troost close up.

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karbon @parlor is done. chef has moved to black sheep.

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Freshwater could not catch a break. https://www.kansascity.com/news/busines ... 73827.html

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Downtown Ruby Jeans :(

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KCPowercat wrote:
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Downtown Ruby Jeans :(
They just got a $10k grant last week so hopefully that keeps the rest afloat longer. https://www.startlandnews.com/2020/08/ruby-jeans-gift/

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Anyone heard anything about EJ's in the West Bottoms?

Website and media are silent.

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