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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Music: Streetside

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

This gas station isn't even "downtown." It's in the Crossroads. Both Grand Slam and the completely-overlooked-by-you gas station at 6th and Wyandotte are located in downtown.

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Posted by Jennifer Long on 10/12/2012 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

@Skill:

The sad thing is this is the hardest anybody in the Pitch has worked on a music section story in recent memory. 95% of what is posted in the music section is a Youtube video and a mention that a band is playing soon. Takes about 2 minutes and approximately zero effort. It's much easier to interview your coworkers about a gas station. And it's really entertaining, too. If you work(ed) at the Pitch.

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Posted by Dirk Funk on 10/12/2012 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

If you want to re live your glory days of the Valero at 17th and Grand , look no further than the Valero at 10th and Burlington in NKC. Same strange food items offered up way past their expiration date, disheveled homeless guys, and cashiers fresh out of the Leavenworth pen. All the same shit that would never fly at your local Quik Trip !!

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Posted by c on 10/11/2012 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

If you want to re live your glory days of the Valero at 17th and Grand, look no further than the Valero at 10th and Burlington in NKC. Same strange food items past their expiration date, , plenty of disheveled homeless guys, and the usual oddball casheirs. All the shit that you expect from a metro area Valero that would never fly in a local Quik Trip .

Posted by c on 10/11/2012 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

I always found being downtown a quick run to NKC and the gas stations on Burlington a better deal. One of these days Red-X will have gas pumps for total 1-stop shopping.

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Posted by kcnemo on 10/11/2012 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

I was hit on by a prostitute in the parking there back in 1996-97. It made my day.

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Posted by barkerr on 10/11/2012 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

I wanted to believe they gouged on gas so much to raise funds for new pumps. I left once after $3 of gas took 5 minutes to trickle out. I'm guessing this gouging took place to afford the drugs the employees desperately needed to use to be as nice as they were, despite working in that hell hole. Never forget.

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Posted by Morg. on 10/11/2012 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

Freaking loved that station - I was bummed when I saw it closing. It was the highlight of week on many occasions.

Go Chicken Go

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Posted by Angela Rust Jones on 10/11/2012 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

NOOOO, not the grab and stab!!!!

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Posted by anonymous on 10/11/2012 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

My favorite memory, among many, was the time I once saw two guys attempting to fill up three 64 ounce styrofoam drink cups with gas.

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Posted by flammable on 10/11/2012 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

Bartering for a single slice of Kraft Singles, hysterical! What would you do with such slice? Melt it over something, put the whole thing in your mouth, smoke it, or try to nibble the slice into funny shapes for something to do? I truly want to know!!! Obvisouly there are places where people can at least get a simple hot meal for free (ahem, a voluntary donation), thus why would someone try to negotiate their way into becoming a proud owner of a single slice of Kraft Singles!

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Posted by Micky124 on 10/10/2012 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

@Skill: This week is our Best Of issue, a special issue. In addition to a number of music-related Best Ofs in the Arts & Entertainment section, we also have a story about a local band, Gentleman Savage, which you can read here:

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/gentleman-…

And our weekly Forecast, which highlights shows around town we recommend:

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/crystal-ca…

David Hudnall
Music Editor

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Posted by David Hudnall on 10/10/2012 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Valero Days: Remembering downtown's nastiest gas station

Jesus. This is just sad. And no, I'm not talking about the shuttering of Valero. I guess we can officially kiss music coverage in the Pitch goodbye with these sorts of imbecilic scribblings serving as the section lead.

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Posted by Skill Laimbeer on 10/09/2012 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Streetside: Suiting up for an evening at Garment House, a new private club

Haven't been there yet, but what would really be wrong with playing all Billie Holiday, Ella, et al? Blues, jazz, and the Garment District are huge parts of KC history. It's in our blood, especially for those of us who have ancestors who worked in the district.

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Posted by MoeWalters on 09/27/2012 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Streetside: Seeking salvation with Joel Osteen

For some reason, this article makes me think of Stuart Smally. "I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me."

I suppose for many, this mode of thinking is a coping mechanism, reinforced by presentations such as this. Some folks can handle having free will and shit happening to them, others can't. Enter stage left: religion and predestination.

But goddamn does it rake in the cash!

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Posted by Supply Side Jesus on 09/26/2012 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Streetside: Seeking salvation with Joel Osteen

It must be nice to live a life sublimely stupid like the crowd you photographed. To just think some mysterious force has already mapped your life out and you can't do anything about it. You don't even get to live your life.

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Posted by Abe on 09/26/2012 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Streetside: Suiting up for an evening at Garment House, a new private club

We had a great time when we were at Garment House. I loved not having to pay for cocktails once I was in. Their drink list was surprisingly fun and delicious as well...and I am thankful for the effort to keep out the "douche-bags" LOL

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Posted by MakeBelieveWorld on 09/19/2012 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Streetside: Suiting up for an evening at Garment House, a new private club

Cool spot, but if you hire Ashton Martin to spin you are going to attract the P&L douche crowd. It's inevitable.

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Posted by Anti-Douche on 09/19/2012 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Streetside: Suiting up for an evening at Garment House, a new private club

A perfect ambiance. I have been several times now, and have always had a great time. The staff is on point, and whether there are 30 or 200 people there, the vibe is classy. I think that's what he (Jonas) is going for with the membership concept.

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Posted by KC Counselor on 09/19/2012 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Streetside: Suiting up for an evening at Garment House, a new private club

I was afraid this place would be a pretentious suck fest full of recent college dropouts living off their trust funds in Quality Hill.

But if his goal is to only keep the affliction wearing, bro-are-you-looking-at-my-girlfriend, roid raging P&L trash, then I was completely wrong, and good on him.

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Posted by Abe on 09/19/2012 at 12:25 PM

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