Downtown Buildings with Activity

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scooterj wrote:(Reposted to the correct thread.)

It isn't there anymore, but about a week ago there was a construction dumpster outside the building at the NW corner of 10th & Oak. (I believe it's one of the Abnos slums that would otherwise be a great building if owned by almost anyone else.) I saw people bringing debris out on a couple of occasions. Anything noteworthy going on here?
Right on the corner is an Abnos property

I don't see any permits for a renovation. Could just be clearing out junk and debris as you say.

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Pawns and pints has a sign on the old 7 bar spot at like 7th and walnut....I assume it's not a second location?

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The turnover at Stables/Tiger Tail/KC's Garage continues...next up, it'll be Stanford's starting in September.

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Gross. Thought this guy was done with KCMO?

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He seems about as ideologically anti-downtown KC as a person can be, preaching to a choir of similar misguided voices over on KC Confidential. "Screw downtown, don't spend any money on it! Let it rot! Except you didn't, and now I think I can make money there because of all the things you did that I was opposed to."

F this guy.

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Ironically, I bet he comes to KCMO to get all the cocaine to blow up his nose.

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I don't think I've ever hated a new downtown business as much as I've hated this news.

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If there's a bright spot, it's that they won't be in business there for long.

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those of you that have been in there (i have, but only in the tiger tail days): what do you think is the ideal use for that space?

that stretch of walnut is picking up a lot of nearby residential density yet i'm still not positive the answer isn't "garage"

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wahoowa wrote:those of you that have been in there (i have, but only in the tiger tail days): what do you think is the ideal use for that space?

that stretch of walnut is picking up a lot of nearby residential density yet i'm still not positive the answer isn't "garage"
The ideal use for that space is to tear down the whole garage and build a new mid/high-rise project. There is no ideal use for the existing space. It's a dank hellhole (more or less).

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right, i meant the existing space. it sucks. i don't know anything about this guy's (apparently infamous) history, but it's hard to imagine anyone walking in there and saying "YES THIS IS WHERE I WANT MY BUSINESS TO LIVE"

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wahoowa wrote:right, i meant the existing space. it sucks. i don't know anything about this guy's (apparently infamous) history, but it's hard to imagine anyone walking in there and saying "YES THIS IS WHERE I WANT MY BUSINESS TO LIVE"
"Tourists will definitely want to come into this totally legitimate looking place and pay to see comedy."

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But it will fit all the cliches someone from the country will think of when they think of downtown.

How can it possibly fail?

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KCPowercat wrote:Pawns and pints has a sign on the old 7 bar spot at like 7th and walnut....I assume it's not a second location?
i wondered what was going on there. i haven't heard that they're moving. benefits of the 7 space is that it was built out with a full kitchen, is larger, and has plenty of parking across the street. their current space is 3,000 sq ft. odd to move after being open less than a year. it's a low cost model, so i'm assuming a second location. will try to reach out to them.

UPDATE: they are moving to the new space in september.

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KCPowercat wrote:I don't think I've ever hated a new downtown business as much as I've hated this news.
It will have zero impact in the scheme of things. It's a temporal blur on the downtown landscape. On the other hand, Jimmy John's will be a scar on
Broadway, one of KC's most urban streets, for a long time to come. It still gets my vote for least favorite business - plus, I've never been partial to their food.

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is pawns and pints going to have a liquor license when they move or does that clock reset?

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No way I can do board games without booze, sorry.

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well yeah so the question is do i keep playing them at home or do i walk 3 blocks to play them there

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I'd think the clock would reset given new neighbor approval but maybe it's just a second location.

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KCPowercat wrote:I'd think the clock would reset given new neighbor approval but maybe it's just a second location.
new license. applicants in the loop don't need consent from adjacent property owners.

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