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Re: “Buffalo Creek Winery

Very disappointed! The lady that came down the hill to pick us up was not friendly. It was obvious she was put out that she had to come down the hill. There were 11 of us and you would think that would be a good thing for the winery. Guess not, we were putting her out. Four of us had been to the winery a few weeks prior. Crystal was working and was a lot of fun and took her time with us! We tasted 5 or 6 wines and she told us that they would be bottling some more and should have by 4th of July. The lady helping us just threw wine glasses out and poured the wine in like it was a race and stood there waiting for us to just drink it down so she could go to the next wine. Which was hilarious now as to "what's the hurry" because she only had one red and one white wine for us to try. Couldn't believe it, we had talked this place up that it would be a lot of fun! Especially, since we could boat down to winery. This was a reunion for my daughters Grad School Class and what a bomb it was. There was not any more wine ready to taste or purchase. It is our understanding that some had been bottled but not labeled yet. We stayed and bought one red and one white wine, the only options! Ha! Trying to salvage a good time with the group we stayed and drank the wine even ordered the meat and cheese tray. Again, trying to make this a good experience in some way. So when we got ready to leave and loaded up to go back down the hill, here came two couples that had walked up the hill to the winery. Our lady stopped and the people said there was nothing at the bottom of the hill to let someone know they needed to be picked up. The reply was I am closing early and took the phone up. The couples said you are open until 6:00 and it is only 5:30. She said we are closed. Could not believe it, they had walked up that big hill and it was not closing time yet. She turned them away. Wouldn't have took her but a minute to throw the two wines out there for them to try. Word was just getting out that the winery had opened and seems like people were trying to give them some business but seems as though the business objective is to see how many people you can run off. Terrible experience! The only reason I gave one star is because of the view. Management wake up. This could be a great opportunity but you have to want to manage to be successful! Employees are only going to be as good as they are managed! Maybe, you need to sale the winery to someone who will see the opportunity and make this successful! With the right management and workers it could be great!

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Posted by Sherbert on 08/19/2014 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Rick West Theater

I can concur with all of the previous posters. I dont know when their blogs were posted, but I can tell you that everything said about him is true....unfortunately. I had the misfortune of working for him singing in his stage show for a brief time in 2007. He never paid me a dime, nor did he ever pay his devoted "zombie" band a dime. He must have slipped them some of that "kool-aid" bcuz they played and played for him for no pay, like he was really something. The band wasnt bad either. Sounds like another wanna-be ETA I was once associated with....who was glad to use everyone else's money, lie and deceive to get what he wanted, and to this day is still trying to be "Elvis". There will only be ONE Elvis, and no other talent can compare....and certainly not that wannabe or Rick West included. All I can say is, this outfit with Rick West and the theatre there in Indep MO was a disorganized mess. Rick soon showed his chauvanistic side by making it obvious that women were just a piece of meat to him. He disrepected me one time ON stage at a rehearsal on Sat afternoon in front of his zombie band, and that was it for me. I walked out on him, and as I left the building, his Octagenarian mother who was acting like a guard dog at the front door said to me....where are you going? I said I have had enough of disrespect an unprofessionalism. If you ask me, I think she was the one running the whole show, just to glorify the past when Rick West had a few "glory days" in Branson....and she could not let go of the past in which they were all living. I dont know what has become of Rick West today, but everyone says there are no shows anymore, and every time Im driving by that area, the theatre is deserted, and in run down condition. Never see any cars there. Guess he finally gave it up at last. This is 2014. Giving him one star because I cant post ZERO stars. Red Headed Songbird.

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Posted by Debbie Willoughby Longchamps on 06/26/2014 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball

Walked in for the first time since last fall for Volleyball and was shocked at the changes that had taken place. Now change can be good and bad. In this case change was BAD!! The food before was pretty darn delicious as far as bar food goes. The tots were always the highlight of my trip. Not this time. After waiting 30min for food our pizza came cold almost still frozen, the tots were bland and mildly warm at best and the price of drinks have gone up as well. So to review, it takes longer, food sucks, and prices are higher. All and all I would say the changes are for the worst. We will still play here but head down the road to Austins for food and drink after games.


Sorry SMBV - we loved the place until you decided to flush the entire experience down the toilet.

P.S. - Please clean your bathrooms, and fix your born before this date to drink clock. It's suppose to show the born before this date to drink, not today's date "facepalm".

Posted by Alek Smith on 04/09/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Santa Fe Village Apartments

I wouldn't recommend these apartments to a homeless person.

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Posted by losers13 on 02/02/2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Benetti's Coffee Experience

The short bald guy behind the counter was really rude and refused to make the drink I ordered, insisting I instead try an "autumn harvest breve". The drink was far too sweet for my palette, and when I expressed my dislike for the drink the bald guy scoffed. There was another short bald guy there too, a little fatter than the rude one, and he kept grabbing the rude one's butt and rubbing his shoulders. At one point he made eye contact with me while he was doing it. It was almost obscene. Benetti's was a coffee experience indeed. A very, very strange coffee experience.

Posted by ThatWasAwkward on 01/21/2014 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Rick West Theater

I am giving this 'show' one star, because I can't give it a big zero. This old guy is really weird. Just the strangest dude I have ever seen. I though the whole show was a comedy, only to find out he was seriously trying to sing. Everyone is running around, like they are a part of Jim Jones' cult and they just drank the kool aid. Save your money. This is the most boring thing in Kansas City. You'd enjoy a trip to county jail better! It'd be more entertaining than this mess.

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Posted by Football123 on 01/13/2014 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Slap-n-Tickle Gallery

There's no need go out of your way to make it to this "gallery" on 1st Friday. It's a dirty little apartment "run" by guy from Leawood Kansas. As our group looked at what they'd hung on their apartment walls as a 1st Friday "show", the guy who lives there was rude to both my daughter & my husband's mother.

Moving to KCMO & being dirty & snarky DOES NOT negate the sense of entitlement by this member of the Johnson County tribe of "Me 1st & the Gimme Gimmes." There are plenty of REAL galleries, run by professionals - visit them instead.

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Posted by James Davis on 12/27/2013 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Lenexa Masonic Lodge

THIS IS NOT A MOTEL/HOTEL/INN - This is a Masonic Fraternity. There are no rooms to let, rarely even anyone there to answer the phone.

Posted by PersonInThe Know on 10/28/2013 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Aristocrat Motors

Pretentious and snooty. A car dealer that refuses to deal. I used to use them years ago when i drove a porsche, so when i moved back into the area, and wanted a porsche or mercedes, decided to give them a try. I went looking at cars and was ignored, even had someone make eye contact and pick up the phone to make a fake call so they wouldn't have to talk to me. Tried another car department and was ignored there too. Unless you have bought from them before, they act like you are something they scraped off the bottom of their shoe! I called and attempted to get an appointment and it took over a week to speak to someone. I had to actually contact one of the executive staff, and have them order someone to contact me. I guess the used car sales manager didn't like that and became rude and obnoxious when he finally contacted me by phone. The used car manager told me that the prices were non-negotiable at Aristocrat, that was their "Policy" unless you want the warranty or certification removed, also they would only give under "rough" blue book on my trade in, which is far from the case on the condition of my car. I mean really, no negotiations period? The car I was looking at was 5k above "average retail" on blue book! He said they soell more cars outside of Kansas City, so they can ask a higher price and that, they didn't care if anyone in Kansas City bought a car there. Also found out one of the cars I wanted to see, a Porsche 911 Targa 4, they were trying to get out onto the floor was only a few years old and rusted through! So much for certification! What else have they passed on to the public?! I would recommend going across I35 to the other German car dealership there, they actually want to get your business, not act like you owe them, or across town to the other Mercedes Dealership, or do like the Used Car Sales Manager suggested, buy a car online from somewhere else and make them work on it!

Posted by JP on 10/22/2013 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Revolution Church

Yesterday I witness an ongoing problem with this Church. It serves a soup kitchen to homeless people with no supervision on the outside. I'm not against soup kitchens. 2 homeless men were fighting outside. The police were called. 1 man arrested. Its chaos on the outside of this church, besides the fighting, yelling and screaming. We have a business near this church along with other businesses. We tried talking to the person in charge, Doug McNally and absolutely no cooperation with him. It might look pretty on the inside of the church, but on the outside needs some cleaning up. It reminds me when Jesus was upset that his House became a den of thieves. For shame, on the head Pastor. I dont think their looking for a solution? I think KC Revolution Church, at 40th and Washington Street, will do nothing?

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Posted by Howard Carson on 10/16/2013 at 3:27 PM

Re: “KC Rep, Copaken Stage

This was a preachy, boring mess. I could not fathom how anyone can think that this makes good theater, especially KC Rep, who I'm a season subscriber to and have high hopes and standards for. It's beyond disappointing.

Posted by kcreppatron on 09/19/2013 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Pete and Mac's

Only gave 1 star because giving 0 was not an option.

We had a family gathering recently and since our cat needed thyroid medicine administered twice daily, we decided to board her for the first time since we've lived in the Phoenix area. We elected to use Pete & Macs in Avondale because they were a recommended provider through my husband's office.

Our experience with Pete & Mac's has been an ongoing nightmare. I can truly say I've never dealt with a business so thoroughly and unapologetically incompetent as P&M. It's so over the top that it would almost be like a bad restaurant or movie you love to hate - if it wasn't for the fact that my cat's health was at stake and, in this case, permanently damaged.
So where to start.

There are some more minor issues that bothered me, such as not being able to spell out names correctly after we filled out multiple forms or charging us for a photo disc but then not providing one because they didn't have enough material to make one during nine days of boarding. That was strange to us, and after several phone calls and several weeks, that money was finally refunded.
However, the biggest issue was that when we returned from our trip, our cat was permanently blind.

We had called numerous times while away and were assured that the cat was doing fine. It was obvious from her behavior upon pick-up and her abnormally large pupils that something was amiss. Her behavior was distraught and she didn't seem to recognize us. We rushed her to the vet to find that she had retinal detachment and would never see again. Had we heard about this at the time it occurred, some form of medical intervention might have been possible. We'll never know.

We immediately sought the records but they gave many reasons to not turn them over including claiming that our cat had never been there and they had no record of her or of us - despite the receipts, account numbers and charges that all left a paper trail My vet called and couldn't obtain records either. Two weeks later, we finally received records with minimal information.

The resistance to communicating with us leads us to wonder if they have something to hide; at first our suspicion was that a tranquilizer had been administered without permission, but when the stupor never wore off, that seemed less likely. In retrospect, incompetence in care and inattention to the cats well-being most likely were all that transpired. Still, a nagging thought lingers that, as the vet suggested, retinal blindness often results from facial injuries (being struck, falling, etc.).

The worst part about all of this is that we will never know what happened or what could have been done - again, because of the horrible communication during and after the whole experience.
We're still stunned that they wouldn't notice such a big change physical and behavioral in an animal in their care - and that they wouldn't act to care for her or even inform us of what was happening. How little attention could they have been paying to not at least notice she was distressed?

Our previously spunky, independent cat is now hesitant, needy and trying to learn her way around the apartment by sound and scent. At times she is inconsolable.

We just wanted to share the word about our experience and I would ask anyone who cares about their pet to think very, very seriously before bringing their animal anywhere near this place for the sake of their pets and for the mental and emotional health of the owners.

Posted by Rebekah Zemansky Higginbotham on 07/24/2013 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Chop Tops Hair Company

BEWARE!!!! Less than Two Weeks before my wedding they told me they couldn’t do my hair or my bridesmaids hair.... and they did it through an EMAIL!!!
Now--about a week before my wedding --- After I had already spending more than $200 on my pre wedding appointments--
NOW after all that time I spent discussion and emailing the styles about what was suppose to happen on the day of the wedding day...Well --IT”S ALL DOWN THE DRAIN...NOW I have to find someone else to do the wedding hair and makeup... did I mention they cancelled it through EMAIL!
I thought I had a verb agreement with them but that didn’t matter, we even narrowed down a time around 9- or 9:30. I even had another appointment scheduled with them the Monday before my wedding.
If the deposit was so important to them-- then WHY --did they not ask for the deposit during the more an five hours I had spent there during the two separate pre wedding appointments?
Did they get it then? NO!!!....did they hand me paperwork to fill out while I was there ? NO!! They sent it...two weeks before the wedding. Now less than 10 days before my wedding I have to find another hair dresser--I have never been so OUTRAGED! If you are bride beware. They promise a lot take your pre wedding money and but don’t deliver in the end!!!!!

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Posted by Jademo31 on 05/08/2013 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Brush Creek Village Apartments

do no move in into these apartments.VERY UNPROFESSIONAL
VERY UNORGANIZED!!!!!!! i dont even know why they on this website.they dont handle shit!!!!

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Posted by taniesha816 on 01/17/2012 at 6:56 PM

Re: “The Fountains at Lindenwoods

I've lived in California, Florida, Atlanta and several places in between... and this place is BY FAR the worst that I've rented. The complex is very cheaply made, making it seem as though you're living in a poorly built house rather than a "brick" building. I can literally hear when my upstairs neighbor LAUGH! It's insanity. I rent as a couple, no children, yet they placed me under a kid with a kid... smh! The lease agreement is super shiesty, too, where they cover their own ass-ets very well, to say the least. I had to make a hasty move and made the worst choice possible. Currently seeking legal advice to find a way to get out of this nightmare, so don't end up in my shoes!

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Posted by Seeking Smarter Shelter on 01/01/2012 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Afrikan Centered Collegium Campus

The lower campus is great. Once your child reaches middle school it goes down! They treat the kids like they are in military. They aren't allowed to talk to each other, and the emphasize more on what the kids being "dressed for success" which is a front. They not worried about the kids education at all.

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Posted by Disappointed Mom on 11/29/2011 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Envolve Boutique

Loved the clothes but after I shopped here I went to Charming Charlie's and found the exact same clothes for half the price. Definitely start at Charming Charlie's first! Your money will go a lot further!

Posted by Lee on 09/20/2011 at 1:40 AM

Re: “Clint's Comics

TERRIBLE SERVICE, VERY RUDE!!! went in to get magic cards... every time we asked a question we got a rude response... Clint had a very bad attitude! In response to the way he was acting i proceeded to tell him (yes, tell...not yell) that he was not acting very nice nor very business-like. He proceeded to follow me out of the store and yell at me " fu*% you, fu*& you BIT*@ .... yes, unbelievable!!! but this is what he said!!! I was shocked... I will never go back and wouldnt recommend anyone else to!!! I would never support this kansas city business!!!

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Posted by UNHAPPY on 09/03/2011 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Celtic Property Management

Do not rent from these people. Their maintenance is awful. Nothing ever gets done right. Truly terrible experience with them so far, and it's only been a few weeks.

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Posted by angrytenant on 08/12/2011 at 10:11 AM

Re: “KC Rep, Copaken Stage

A very poor show. How could a theater with as many professional directors and producers put out something this lame? Hey, ever heard of a thing called a "plot"? I doubt this script would have earned more than and "C-" in scriptwriting 101. The actors though do a good job and should get a medal for trying to breathe life into such a poorly written production. It is sad that the Rep would put out such a crappy show as a signature production.
Rating Detail:
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 1
Overall: 1

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Posted by Prairievoice on 03/13/2010 at 11:19 PM

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