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Re: “Trampled Under Foot retires this winter, bassist Danielle Schnebelen talks about what's next

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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Posted by KCJen24 on 09/12/2014 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Sushi in Lee's Summit? Sure — on Rice Road, no less

Mint is the best sushi in Lee's Summit, way better than Sakura whose service is terribad

Posted by headlight on a northbound train on 09/12/2014 at 6:49 AM

Re: “This weekend's Latino Gay Pride Festival has a message — and Jujubee

mmmmMMMMM! Yo me ama algunos Jujubee.

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Posted by mi on 09/12/2014 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Mills Record Co. prepares for expansion into the old Vapor Up space in Westport

Best record store in the state. no contest.

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Posted by physical media forever on 09/12/2014 at 6:19 AM

Re: “IKEA wasn't the only grand opening today; Walmart replaces old Superfund site in Argentine

Take from the rich and give to the poor. Makes sense, Robin Hood.

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Posted by neilsick on 09/12/2014 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Best Women's Clothing Store

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Posted by jasperplum on 09/12/2014 at 1:50 AM

Re: “KCK got a pile of federal cash to invest in its downtown. Most of it went into a money-pit hotel

I am truly impressed that The Pitch has brought this out, Kudos to this reporter. I am likewise impressed that so many have openly made educated and founded comments in regard to KCK my hometown and the place that I love!!! We can do better we just have to be brave. Thank you so much!!!

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Posted by Janice Witt on 09/11/2014 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Jeremy Comstock, inmate, escapes from Wyandotte County courthouse (updated with video)

thats my dog!!!!! fuck da feds
'from the other Comstock boy'

Posted by baby comstock on 09/11/2014 at 8:51 PM

Re: “KCK got a pile of federal cash to invest in its downtown. Most of it went into a money-pit hotel

When I worked for the newly formed UG in 1996-1999 I presented to my supervisor Ed Smith some research on vacant and tax delinquent properties. Working with the tax assessors office and codes department, we found over 2000 tax delinquent properties between 18th St and 3rd St and between Quindaro and I 70. Some of these properties were tax delinquent for more than 15 years. One was tax delinquent for 70 years. One individual owned over 200 of these properties.

During this analysis we looked at lots that were vacant; which could be combined into "buildable lots" more than 25 ft wide; etc. The idea was to develop plans working with neighborhood groups to foster development and add affordable housing to the area. Title to most of these properties was "clouded" with ownership uncertain and many couldn't be sold by owners because ownership was never transferred to heirs by owners that had died, or heirs couldn't be located. It would required that the properties go through the courts to clear the titles for development.

During the process we looked at utilities, including water, sewer, electrical, streets to evaluate capacity to handle additional loads. It seemed all the utility companies were prepared to buy in to new development with little or no incentives.

I found a developer interested in working to develop a 144 unit apartment complex just north of 7th and Quindaro. Concurrently I was able to get the interest of a grocer for a 50,000 sq ft grocery store at the NE corner of 7th and Quindaro. Working with several neighborhood groups the plan included efforts to retain some of the old facades of the "old town" while new construction could be incorporated.

During the last of my employment with the UG, ED Smith was transferred to another department. Lavert Murray was placed in charge of Community Development and became my direct supervisor. At that point all work on the project ceased. Lavert prohibited me from working or meeting with community organizations and I was prohibited from accessing my files. My desk was moved to a closet on the 6th floor.

I created three binders with all the information accumulated, including addresses and geo-maps of data collected, proposals for up to 1200 new homes, the grocery store and small business development. The software with maps, data, tax information etc was placed on a CD in the binder. One binder was presented to Lavert, a second presented to Mayor Kay Barnes along with my resignation. The third was left at the otherwise empty desk I was assigned.

To find out that Lavert had his hand in the hotel debacle is not surprising.

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Posted by A.j. Quigley on 09/11/2014 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Competitive eater Jamie McDonald bears down on Succotash’s Sumo

His restaurant is in Windsor I believe and yes he is for real!!!

Posted by Randy Helt on 09/11/2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Neal Patterson wants all the public incentives

Where do those "hard working taxpayers" earn their money? Jobs aren't the same as gubberment cheese. Somebody has to create them by taking risks building - making - manufacturing something people are freely willing to pay for.
Who's doing that in KC these days? It would appear that it's the many people, not just Patterson, mentioned here that are doing that, yes or no?
I haven't seen envy, jealously or snotty marxist rhetoric employing anyone doing anything of value - you?

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Posted by Michael Reed on 09/11/2014 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Mills Record Co. prepares for expansion into the old Vapor Up space in Westport

Yay, I love that place.

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Posted by Shane Quinlan on 09/11/2014 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Dennis Edwards keeps his family's grocery store alive in KCK

Dennis put's out great food. He's a hella nice guy.

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Posted by Leonard Hahnfeld on 09/11/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Neal Patterson wants all the public incentives

Why doesnt Patterson and/or Kemper just buy Kemper Arena outright, and do whatever the hell they want with it on their own dime?

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Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 09/11/2014 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Neal Patterson wants all the public incentives

Patterson and Kemper have created or maintained more above average paying jobs than arguably anyone in Kansas City. These are smart men and understand it is in neither of their interests to put the City in a position to promise something they can't deliver, or will later regret. I'm not saying that this is the best possible plan - but I'm not going to give it a knee-jerk dismissal because they are rich dudes and I'm writing for a progressive newspaper. Let's see how this unfolds.

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Posted by Sam H. on 09/11/2014 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Dennis Edwards keeps his family's grocery store alive in KCK

I've tried the banh mi and the italian steak. Both excellent.

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Posted by Wally on 09/11/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Neal Patterson wants all the public incentives

It must be fun to play with the hard working taxpayers money.

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Posted by Larry Kelly on 09/11/2014 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Trampled Under Foot retires this winter, bassist Danielle Schnebelen talks about what's next

One of the best blues bands to ever come out of KC.

Your music, together, will be missed.

Look forward to hearing what you individually produce in your future endeavors.

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Posted by I respect #ham. on 09/11/2014 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Dennis Edwards keeps his family's grocery store alive in KCK

I have had a lot of the food Dennis serves and it is all great. The deli sandwiches are fresh with excellent meats and crisp veggies. The pizza's are excellent. The rueben's and philly's are great too. Definantly worth checking out.

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Posted by Bob Sortore on 09/11/2014 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Dennis Edwards keeps his family's grocery store alive in KCK

Always great food and great attitude when you visit the Deli! You go Dennis!

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Posted by Lisa Marie Kaumans on 09/11/2014 at 12:52 PM

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