Westport

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

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Are they finally working on that Baked building?
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Critical_Mass wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:14 am It did not survive. The Tailleur people are opening a cafe/bar in the spot.

https://cityscenekc.com/the-parisian-ca ... -and-main/
I really think the Tailleur people could open a concept anywhere and turn it into a success. They are about to take a 3rd building on with limited parking/site distance and turn it into another hot spot.
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brewcrew1000 wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 2:50 pm
Critical_Mass wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:14 am It did not survive. The Tailleur people are opening a cafe/bar in the spot.

https://cityscenekc.com/the-parisian-ca ... -and-main/
I really think the Tailleur people could open a concept anywhere and turn it into a success. They are about to take a 3rd building on with limited parking/site distance and turn it into another hot spot.
Went to Tailleur last night for the first time. FANTASTIC vibes inside. Good Sazeracs too
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They finally repainted those green lanes. Westport already looks better! Now once they get the Riot Room building rebuilt and fix the side walk by World Market that looks like it was dipped in acid it will finally look like a presentable entertainment district. Next step after thar should be fixing up/developing the Eastern part that heads to Main St.
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Fountains wrote: Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:24 pm They finally repainted those green lanes. Westport already looks better! Now once they get the Riot Room building rebuilt and fix the side walk by World Market that looks like it was dipped in acid it will finally look like a presentable entertainment district. Next step after thar should be fixing up/developing the Eastern part that heads to Main St.
I’d love to see the park at Westport and Broadway redone. It would go a long way to jumping Broadway and moving toward the streetcar. It’d make a good outdoor dining area.
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“Bumuda triangle”..
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Does anyone know what the deal is with the blocked off area along Broadway (The Washington St, Broadway 40th St/Terrace Triangle) and They put up a bunch of white bollards that appear to be permanent. Thought it was a bike lane but it’s a huge area that's been blocked off.
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That's super weird, NEgoofyfoot. I have no idea why they would do that.
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Yes, traffic calming at one of the most dangerous intersections in KC.


Eventual goal is to use the new space for people!
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normalthings wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:05 pm Yes, traffic calming at one of the most dangerous intersections in KC.


Eventual goal is to use the new space for people!
That makes sense & definitely needed. Thanks for the insight, could make for a great little urban park like they have in Times Square or Herald Square, or a spot for food trucks to gather!
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NEgoofyfoot wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:02 pm
normalthings wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:05 pm Yes, traffic calming at one of the most dangerous intersections in KC.


Eventual goal is to use the new space for people!
That makes sense & definitely needed. Thanks for the insight, could make for a great little urban park like they have in Times Square or Herald Square, or a spot for food trucks to gather!
I am not sure what the budget is but a people-oriented space is the goal.
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Maybe they can paint the space and let it go to shit like every other street mural they've done
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I am disappointed by how quickly any paint wears away. Why are we not using colored asphalt or concrete?
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Yes, it seems foolish to use paint when there is the likelihood of a lot of wear and tear, and expansion/contraction of the surface from heat/cold.
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The project in Westport is part of a small PIAC request that was approved a couple of years ago. The intent of the request was to take back some space from the street using bollards and working with stakeholders to improve the spaces for activity. Westport Regional Business League / Multistudio / StreetSmartsKC have been working on this for awhile now. It is a work-in-progress.
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Neat concept now do the plaza!
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Not sure where to put this but I read Canary has closed
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Canary in a coalmine was doomed from the start, let’s put fine dining in a neighborhood full of government housing creating classism in what they’re trying to gentrify. Not to mention how poorly / cheaply built it was, I lived in that building out of pure necessity since I worked across the street, the first year it opened, and worked on that corner for seven years. That space needs to be something that caters to the neighborhood not weekend warrior yuppies from the burbs.
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Noahfleshman wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:46 pm That space needs to be something that caters to the neighborhood not weekend warrior yuppies from the burbs.
Couldn't u say that about the Russell, billies grocery. Taeullor, cheval and a few others? Canary was probably making money but the pitch story says all the staff walked out and the new owners wanted to change everything around, I guarantee something else goes into the space.
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Re: Westport

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Oh absolutely. That entire corner is about to evolve once more into something new. I am very curious to see what will replace that space.

On the flipside I worked for the Johnny Kaws conglomerate for a year back in 2018 and I remember when Brett acquired the Californos building. Does anyone know what’s going on with his “cowboy bar” I remember they released a trailer about a year ago with some photographs of an actual bar space that had been built, rumors of a mechanical bull, and combining the space with the current Yard Bar, only to increase capacity. Whatever happened to all that?
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