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by empires228
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 312
Views: 63850

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

If OP Mall doesn't make it, some ideas for dead mall conversions that could work... https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanderark/2020/11/04/turning-dead-malls-into-community-assets/ Oak Park isnt going to fail I wouldn’t bet on that. It was one of the nations most profitable centers in the early 2000s...
by empires228
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 312
Views: 63850

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

I went to the mall today for coffee (right now actually).The second floor parking deck entrance to the Nordstrom wing has safety barricades including one that’s blocking the handicap door button because of how badly it is deteriorating and the roof has sometime over the past several months fallen ou...
by empires228
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4517
Views: 796591

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

Amazing how much LV sells in Nashville. Also interesting is how much is bought by KC shoppers despite not having a physical store. I believe our numbers are from Halls, Nordstrom, and then it appears that all of our metro Dillard’s and Von Maur both carry refurbished LV items from time to time. I k...
by empires228
Sat May 08, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS
Replies: 32
Views: 13001

Re: Lamp Post District - Mission, KS

That's good because I moved to Mission a few months ago and our parks range from almost non-existent grass squares to terrible. As it happens, I sit on the Parks, Recreation, and Trees commission (consists of citizens) and have at least a little bit of input as to how parks are maintained and impro...
by empires228
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Sprint Campus redevelopment
Replies: 11
Views: 2358

Re: Sprint Campus redevelopment

As much as I ignore this guy, this is a new one. What is his deal with Menards? Also, this is a terrible idea. It used to be Bloomingdales, Meijer, and Hastings. At least we're finally on chains that have a chance of opening locally, most of the time. This project leaves me a little disappointed. I...
by empires228
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: 2023 KCMO Election
Replies: 221
Views: 11694

Re: 2023 KCMO Election

Please be reminded that the earnings tax is up for renewal on April 6, 2021, and it will likely be a low-turnout election seeing that the only other issue on the ballot in most precincts of the City are school board posts. If you can/plan to vote by absentee ballot, by all means request your ballot...
by empires228
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 312
Views: 63850

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

Just giving you a hard time. :lol: While the people you’re talking about definitely exist still in JoCo, I’ve noticed there’s a lot less of it than there used to be when visiting family & friends there. Still way too much, but not like it was in the 90s or early 00s. Especially east of 35 & north o...
by empires228
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Hawaiian Bros
Replies: 30
Views: 8539

Re: Hawaiian Bros

I'm just worried that they're expanding too fast and will pull a Taco Grande/Taco Tico and become a big semi-national company with 600+ locations that then spectacularly explodes. Freddy's recently felt the need to sell to a private equity firm because growth was slowing down fast even before the p...
by empires228
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Hawaiian Bros
Replies: 30
Views: 8539

Re: Hawaiian Bros

I'm just worried that they're expanding too fast and will pull a Taco Grande/Taco Tico and become a big semi-national company with 600+ locations that then spectacularly explodes. Freddy's recently felt the need to sell to a private equity firm because growth was slowing down fast even before the pa...
by empires228
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 312
Views: 63850

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

The downfall continues... The Disney Store will be closing "on or before March 23rd". This is part of their plan to close ~20% of their stores. They're also closing at malls far more successful like the St. Louis Galleria, Chandler Fashion Center, and Flatirons Crossing. I understand that. But it d...
by empires228
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Oak Park Mall Update
Replies: 312
Views: 63850

Re: Oak Park Mall Update

jbean3535 wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:20 pm
The downfall continues... The Disney Store will be closing "on or before March 23rd". This is part of their plan to close ~20% of their stores.
They're also closing at malls far more successful like the St. Louis Galleria, Chandler Fashion Center, and Flatirons Crossing.
by empires228
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort
Replies: 1142
Views: 161043

Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Downtown KCK is a sad mess. I went down there to explore earlier this week on one of the nicer afternoons and besides the Merc, there's nothing going on down there. The entire vibe is of despair and desperation, and it's not only because I was panhandled about once a block, especially around the pol...
by empires228
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears
Replies: 73
Views: 24758

Re: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears

I'm no Chick-fil-a fan, but this will hopefully relieve some of the congestion at the one further up Metcalf where the line often stretches into rush our traffic, or blocks the entrance to Culvers and Target in the evenings.
by empires228
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between
Replies: 1183
Views: 192514

Re: Crown Center: urban disaster, shining star, or in-between

On the topic of a target going into Crown Center. I still have hope we will get a smaller target downtown and not a full sized one that will attract the suburban folks. I think living close to a Target is cool but having one literally attached to your building may actually be a turn off for some? R...
by empires228
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway
Replies: 158
Views: 44759

Re: North Plaza Hotel- 46th and Broadway

With Holiday Inn gone, this is only a net add of 50 rooms. There are a lot of hotels that may never re-open. I kind of wonder if the crown center Sheraton will re-open. That building needs a major overall and rebranding anyway. Sort of a waste of a sizable tall building that used to be higher end. ...
by empires228
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears
Replies: 73
Views: 24758

Re: 95 Metcalf South update and former Sears

https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive Updated Site Plan https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive Total Access Urgent Care https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive None of those links work. They will just take everyone who clicks on them to their own Google Drive, if they have one. Corrected links w...
by empires228
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 39
Views: 21275

Re: Independence Center

I don't think I've ever seen a curfew start at 3pm (and they still had an issue yesterday). Sounds pretty serious. Almost all of the malls in St. Louis have had curfews like this since Ferguson. The Galleria specifically has a 3pm cutoff, but I believe Mid Rivers and West County are a little later....
by empires228
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4517
Views: 796591

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

How does the ownership break down for the Plaza now? 50% Simon and 50% Macerich? Simon owns 80% of Taubman rather than the company disappearing, so it *technically* didn't change ownership. One partner has a new parent company Simon is doing all leasing and management, The Taubman family retains an...
by empires228
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Missouri Suburbs
Topic: Independence Center
Replies: 39
Views: 21275

Re: Independence Center

Macy’s is reportedly closing. If they don't get their gang problem under control the entire mall will be closing. I highly expect the metros only traditional mall to be Oak Park in the very near future. I've been calling out the warning signs at IC since before Simon defaulted on the mall, but peop...
by empires228
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)
Replies: 4517
Views: 796591

Re: Plaza move-ins (ongoing)

I agree empires228 i think the people in south johnson county don't feel compelled to drive to the plaza anymore and they can get a majority of the items online. Either way, it's just depressing to see what's happened to the plaza. I really hope that they turn it around. If you go out and ask the s...