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Old 02-23-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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Yes, The "Plaza" ended about 20 years ago once Leawood's Town Center Plaza opened.
I'll feed you, troll:

They said the same thing about the Plaza when Metcalf South opened.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:49 AM
 
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Yes, The "Plaza" ended about 20 years ago once Leawood's Town Center Plaza opened.
LOL.

Er, no.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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I'd stay away from the Plaza. WAY overpriced, thugs terrorizing people at night and just not what it used to be. Just a few nights ago, a group of thugs beat up a disabled guy riding his bike at night. Are you kidding me?? Heading up North (Midtown, North of the River) are the best bets.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:36 PM
 
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When I lived in KC 1996-97 there was a notorious begger with a Chiefs starter jacket who stood in front of the Barnes & Noble. The guy was unbelievably obnoxious and was rumored to have a wealthy benefactor who paid his legal bills and for his famous $180 jacket.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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When I lived in KC 1996-97 there was a notorious begger with a Chiefs starter jacket who stood in front of the Barnes & Noble. The guy was unbelievably obnoxious and was rumored to have a wealthy benefactor who paid his legal bills and for his famous $180 jacket.
I think, not sure of course, but the person you are describing is the one who won a large lawsuit against the city for the right to "pan handle" Haven't seen him in years though, but I remember whom you are talking about.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:56 PM
 
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I'd stay away from the Plaza. WAY overpriced, thugs terrorizing people at night and just not what it used to be. Just a few nights ago, a group of thugs beat up a disabled guy riding his bike at night. Are you kidding me?? Heading up North (Midtown, North of the River) are the best bets.
Being down there does give one cause to be on alert of your surroundings now. The "thug" culture does like to roam about the streets and sidewalks on nice evenings.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:19 PM
 
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When I lived in KC 1996-97 there was a notorious begger with a Chiefs starter jacket who stood in front of the Barnes & Noble. The guy was unbelievably obnoxious and was rumored to have a wealthy benefactor who paid his legal bills and for his famous $180 jacket.
Cheeseburger Jerry, so nicknamed for his incessant, "I'm trying to save up a down payment on a cheeseburger..." schtick. He was a staple when I lived on the Plaza in the mid-to-late 2000s, but hasn't been there in years. No idea what happened to him.
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:40 AM
 
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I looked him up by that name and found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avujr2KRqpo

It's definitely the same guy but when I saw him he was much younger-looking and always standing and kind of getting in front of pedestrians instead of sitting on the side of the sidewalk. Actually now that I remember it he would basically stand in the middle of the sidewalk so that you had to walk around him and it was pretty tough to slip by him even if he was busy with someone else.
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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Yeah, he was a pest. He did well enough to frequently hang out at Eggtc. dining on $10 omelets. Used to see him in there often, circa 2007-2009.

He was also incredibly rude.
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Old 02-27-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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Jerry Mazer. Yes, he was obnoxious. I read a few years ago that he'd died.

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When I lived in KC 1996-97 there was a notorious begger with a Chiefs starter jacket who stood in front of the Barnes & Noble. The guy was unbelievably obnoxious and was rumored to have a wealthy benefactor who paid his legal bills and for his famous $180 jacket.
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