Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kansas City Craigslist: El Torreon AKA Cowtown Ballroom @ Christian Redux!!!



An interesting tidbit from KC Craigslist posted just a couple of days ago:

$1/32000ft² - El Torreon / Cowtown Ballroom at Auction 1/29/13 (31st & Gillham)

Deets:

"The historic ballroom will be sold to the highest bidder this Wednesday at the north door of the Jackson County Courthouse in a Trustee Sale between 9am and 5pm."

Even more background and a really great documentary on the topic: Cowtown Ballroom...Sweet Jesus!

Developing . . .

UPDATED . . . For all those interested, word is . . . It might go from being a kick-ass rock venue . . . To yet another Kansas City Revival Church.

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Check, double check, facts, sources, etc.

Anonymous said...

Yeah the Shitlist, I mean Craiglist link isn't happening.

Anonymous said...

People actually still use Craiglist?

Anonymous said...

Whats a revival church? What is there to revive?

Anonymous said...

5:53 that means another nigger church that will some how coax money out of the city.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Not another church! What this town needs is a good brothel.

Anonymous said...

True dat.

Anonymous said...

The Greek orthodox will buy it

Anonymous said...

Smoked a lot of weed in that place and saw some amazing bands.

Anonymous said...

Yup, put a "church" in the old Cowtown, then fill her up with niggers. It won't last long, the niggers will burn it down in six months.

Anonymous said...

Motherfuck.

Anonymous said...

Ignorant. Ur words don't hurt anyone. After all, it doesn't matter what color an individuals skin is, a person of any race or ethnicity can be a nigger, and it seems to me the only niggers I'm reading about on here are the ignorant scared little fucks writing these elementary school comments. Look back far enough in your own family lineage, and you will probably find a little "nigger' in yourself. Grow up, my piece of advice to you is to look around the world you live in. Niggers, white trash, spics....whomever it is you're so afraid of (because you at least realize that you are just not as bright and will never be). I feel sorry for people like you, so busy hating others you probably hate your lifr and find no joy in it.
Let me try to take a stab at ur racial discrimination, name-calling stereotyping. Okay, here we go:

Why don't you go down to the liquor store, get a few pint's, do some meth (fuck ur teeth, right. There all gone anyways). Then visit that 100 year old, $5, no teeth, crack head, prostitute, and have yourself a great weekend before you head to off to jail for hurting someone, due to all that hate you have for those who are different from you, but in reality it's you that you really hate.
Result:
Honestly, insulting others does nothing for me. I don't feel better about myself or feel more powerful. It just makes me very thankful that I'm not so full of hate that I havent wasnted my energy and instead used it to focus on hard on college earning a 3.9 GPA and a very good job.
On a side note, I am Caucasian.

Sam Newby said...

Hi there,

This is Sam Newby, Pastor of Bridgeort Community Church. We have located off 18th St for our first 5 years as a church and to accommodate the growth of the community we have bought a building for the church.
The building is the KC Icon El Torreon building at 31st & Gillham Plaza

We are exited to be part of the neighborhood and as we have always been continue to be highly involved in the community - hosting concerts, art shows, and all sorts of events beyond just regular church activity.

In terms of the transition from the building being a flea market and now transitioning into a church, our position is "

"We recognize that the El Torreon has a rich history in Kansas City culture. It has been a dance hall, a roller rink, a concert hall and most recently a treasure trove of a flea market. All of these uses reflect a love of life and passion for creative expression that we admire and enjoy. Our desire is to continue those traditions as we pursue God's kingdom here on earth. No entity on has ever been more creative than God himself, so what better place to worship Him than in one of KC's iconic creative venues?"

Joel said...

The "Kick-Ass Rock Venue" had become another dilapidated iconic building. If you've been in there, you know what I mean.

It was a shell of it's former self.

The fact that is was purchased by a group of people with a plan to restore it while preserving it's historic status should be applauded.

If you love "Sweet Jesus" then you are happy it's a church. If you love the El Torreon and all it represents then you should be happy it's being preserved.

If you don't love either, then you're never going to be happy....perhaps you should attend a service. :)