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Power & Light District

Postby thenewguy » Tue May 13, 2008 7:37 pm

My fiance and i are planning on heading down and catching a Royals game (her team) and going to world's of fun.  We're looking at staying downtown and hitting up the Power & Light District and while cruising the internet to check it out, i found this picture and i have a question:

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The question is, what is the building on the lower left corner (the lit up one) that's adjacent to the convention center?
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed May 14, 2008 7:05 am

That's KC's long proposed new performing arts center.  Plans for it predate those for our own.  In fact, the KC Star newspaper did a piece a few years ago that was very complimentary of Omaha...sort of a "look what they have done.  Why can't we?" kind of piece.

Anyway, I can't speak to the proposal's current situation.
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Postby thenewguy » Wed May 14, 2008 9:35 am

thanks!
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Postby kcpenny » Wed May 14, 2008 10:51 am

Its the Performing Arts Center and its under construction. Completion scheduled for 2010-2011.

http://www.kauffmancenter.org/aboutus/v ... story.aspx

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed May 14, 2008 12:05 pm

Oh wow.  Great!  I wasn't aware construction had started.
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Postby thenewguy » Wed May 14, 2008 2:52 pm

that's actually pretty impressive.  I'm jealous :)  Then again, the Holland Center is pretty renowned, too :;):
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Postby Greg S » Thu May 15, 2008 9:58 pm

The Power and Light District is awesome.  They have a festival liquor license so you can really bar hop.

Some great hotels within walking distance which is great.

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Postby thenewguy » Mon May 26, 2008 10:03 pm

well we got back from our mini vacation today to Kansas City and i have to say, i have a new found appreciate for the place.  We stayed at Hotel Phillips:

(not my photo...this is from a travel guide.  also, the rolls out front is parked in the wrong direction):
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...and from the hotel we were like 4 blocks from the power and light district, which i will say is AWESOME.  Honestly, i was really impressed.  Having north downtown develop into something like that would not be at all a bad thing.  If they had some more retail and some mid-rise apartments/condos with restaurants, etc, that'd be sweet.  
Down there, they have like 8 or so bars/restaurants that are all open to the street on one side, and on the back side, between them, there is a large covered and open space that serves hard liquor and (i think at certain times) beers.  They have a nice Irish pub, hard rock cafe looking place, a western bar or 2, modern dance club, sports bar, bowling alley, movie theater, etc.  They're fixing up a couple of old theaters to be used again which is also pretty cool.  
Like i said, having north downtown turn into something like that would be great.  
If you haven't been there (p&l district) yet (just opened in march i think), you should go check it out.  the atmosphere was really good and i genuinely did not want to leave.  I think if we can develop enough from the CBD northwards to tie it in, that'd be phenomenal for Omaha.   I've got pictures that i want to put up, i just have to remember what image hosting site i went through and what my password is.  

All i can say is that it was a great time, and i hope we can do something along those lines up here; it'd be a great compliment to the old market and do wonders for helping downtown develop.

i'll see if i can get those pictures up later.
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Postby DTO Luv » Tue May 27, 2008 10:11 pm

Use tinypic.com

no login or password to remember.
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Postby Brad » Wed May 28, 2008 10:29 am

DTO Luv wrote:Use tinypic.com

no login or password to remember.


I would suggest image shack.  Tiny pic removes your pics a few months after they are posted.  I have photos on this forum from image shack that I posted 4 years ago.

Last night I was searching for a pic but could not find it because your and Josh use tiny pic and Chris removed all his photos.
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Postby Omababe » Wed May 28, 2008 11:07 am

Brad wrote:
DTO Luv wrote:Use tinypic.com

no login or password to remember.


I would suggest image shack.  Tiny pic removes your pics a few months after they are posted.  


I've had stuff stay on Tinypic for over a year. I think it's more like they remove it once it's no longer accessed for some time.

Here's a thread here with some I posted last August, stored on tinypic.com. Still there and visible.

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Re: Power & Light District

Postby Greg S » Fri May 23, 2014 10:52 am

Yard House coming to Power and Light. Going to fill a spot that has been vacant the entire time by the Midland Theatre.

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/23/50 ... light.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Power & Light District

Postby Greg S » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:49 am

Power and Light is getting tons of exposure on ABC/ESPN during the World Cup. Every time the US scores they show P and L for the reaction, the place has just been packed. Also saw it on Sports Center and ABC News.

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Re: Power & Light District

Postby nativeomahan » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:10 am

Greg S wrote:Yard House coming to Power and Light.  Going to fill a spot that has been vacant the entire time by the Midland Theatre.

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/23/50 ... light.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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That will be a popular addition.

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Re: Power & Light District

Postby Greg S » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:28 pm

With the Yard House close to opening, P and L is now 94% leased. Also looks like lots more residential on it's way based on demand.

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... house.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Re: Power & Light District

Postby Greg S » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:59 pm

Sounds like the 2nd high rise apartment tower for P and L getting closer to reality:

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 87785.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Power & Light District

Postby NovakOmaha » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:16 pm

Meanwhile, proposals for Capitol Ave languish. Also, is it not possible for SOMEONE to say "Hey! Downtown Omaha/North Downtown/The Riverfront is ripe for new construction high rise residential." And then do it?

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Re: Power & Light District

Postby RNcyanide » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:43 pm

But the surface lots!!!!!! Where on earth will people park their cars?
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Re: Power & Light District

Postby Greg S » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 am

Rally House opening a store in March. Love this place, actually buy most of my Husker stuff from them (in addition to Royals and Chiefs).

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 39979.html


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Re: Power & Light District

Postby Greg S » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:26 pm

Joe's KC with a new concept coming to Power and Light. Will replace Gordon Biersch. Will have many of the BBQ items from their restaraunts:

http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-co ... 09582.html


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