Uptown Theatre district improvements

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by earthling » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:44 am

Yeah I miss the original Ragazza but the new place still has a great hangout vibe even though larger, and similar foodie oriented menu. We hit it about every other month. Would've been great if she could've kept the old place and expanded to this space as a new concept, a tangent anyway, but she doesn't seem to have that level of aspiration. KC doesn't have very many nook&cranny above avg restaurants like large cities have many of, so it's sort of a loss. Large spaces tend to be the expectation here.

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by beautyfromashes » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:53 am

What took over the old Ragazza space? A space already built out as a restaurant and with decent traffic already should be ripe for a new place.

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by chrizow » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:06 pm

i thought Ragazza moved b/c 303 was expanding into its space?

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by earthling » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:16 pm

I thought 303 was expanding because Ragazza moved. :)

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by smh » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:08 pm

earthling wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:16 pm
I thought 303 was expanding because Ragazza moved. :)
I recently learned 303 exists?

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by earthling » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:11 pm

^Which perhaps discloses your orientation if you didn't know about it. :)

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by earthling » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:05 pm

At the corner of Armor/Broadway the curved building is being gutted out and has a FlexBuild sign. Has been going on for a while. Any clue what this is?

FlexBuild did some restaurants like Lidia's, Unforked and Brown&Loe but also Verizon stores to DQ.

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by mykn » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:03 pm

I was told KC Life owns the building and we’re going to be trying for a restaurant in the location. No idea how accurate that information is.

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by WSPanic » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:22 am

Someone in the Broadway thread said the same thing - owned by KC Life and searching for a tenant. That was a few months ago.

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by smh » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:41 am

earthling wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:11 pm
^Which perhaps discloses your orientation if you didn't know about it. :)
Haha, yes. This has been brought to my attention.

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by Midtownkid » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:56 pm

Side note, 303 is the classiest gay bar/restaurant I've ever been to. (and I've traveled extensively.) Gourmet food. Fresh-cut flowers on every table. Huge paintings in both rooms. Copper bar. It's beautiful! I hope they do expand into the old Ragazza spot!

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by missingkc » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 pm

Was there a couple of weeks ago for the first time. I agree: very nice place.

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Re: Uptown Theatre district improvements

Post by brewcrew1000 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:14 am

Looks like Mesob is taking over Krokstrom spot

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