Sunday, March 09, 2014

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY COWTOWN BALLROOM EL TORREON BECOMES NEW BRIDGEPORT COMMUNITY CHURCH!!!



This seems appropriate for the Kansas City Sunday . . .

Remember that recently TKC reported a change in ownership for El Torreon.

Now . . .

TKC EXCLUSIVE: CHECK THIS MESSAGE FROM A PASTOR PROMISING TO KEEP THE FLEA MARKET @ EL TORREON!!!

Interestingly, it seems like there's a real move by more than a few local congregations to buy up land and important buildings throughout the urban core of Kansas City - There's no telling if that's a sign of urban core revival or the last resort of a so-called real estate renaissance that has failed to materialize.

Here are the deets:

"Hi there, This is Sam Newby, Pastor of Bridgeport 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"

Here's an update from the Church on the rehab:

Bridgeport has moved! – March 2nd Gathering Details

For more info check their website: Welcome to Bridgeport Church

41 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally some good news.

Anonymous said...

Midtown is starting to look like Olathe.

Anonymous said...

Not enough jobs but plenty of preachers talkin' about Gawd!

Anonymous said...

The band sucks.

Anonymous said...

Great, grifter training center coming soon. Another Rev. Huckster in play.

Support the Bear.

Chambo said...

Pray for Kansas City, we're broke.

Anonymous said...

I thought Canelo Alverez knocked out el Torreon last night in the battle of the bean farts.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of a perfectly good building.

Anonymous said...

Empty commercial buildings being turned into tax-exempt churches and half-empty office towers being converted into apartments.
Downtown renaissance.
World class.

Anonymous said...

The superstition crowd moves in and there goes the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Yep. Bring back the Ozark Mtn. Daredevils.

Anonymous said...

There was to much community at the flea market on Sunday morning's. it had to be broken up!

Anonymous said...

You can't stand on any street corner and not hear about spirituality

Anonymous said...

Q: How are you?
A: Oh, I'm blessed!

Anonymous said...

Nothing says eat my ass like the Methodist city boss preacher palaces in leawoos when they dump a hipster Dick worship dive on us at midtown.

Anonymous said...

Bet the boss is laughing is cock off

Miss Sweetie Pie deep intoAmaretto Di Saronno® liqueur said...

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Mr. Tony,
This might turn out to be a good thing? I doubt it. Looking at a glass half full perhaps all of that dope I smoked at the Cowtown Ballroom is hanging around. Church people need to lighten up a bit.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to et your cocks back

Anonymous said...

On Martini Corner!

the Polar Bear-son said...

this is totally fucked up....down...and sideways...

Anonymous said...

Check in with your leader!

Anonymous said...

Watching that demo is like a Creed video.

Anonymous said...

Jesus died for our sins but he did it ironically.

Anonymous said...

That place had to have been the origin of the phrase "contact high"

Anonymous said...

Not anymore. You'll be lucky to get a Martini on Martini Corner if this keeps up!

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport Men’s Breakfasts, widely known as Brofests

Anonymous said...

Rev Sam has a B.A. in writing and an M.P.A. in urban administration

Anonymous said...

To this end, we are constantly barbecuing, throwing parties, haunting local shops, and hanging at each other’s houses

Anonymous said...

Our primary modus operandus is to partner with existing operations to bring life to the spiritual, physical and emotional needs within the context of Kansas City’s financially destitute, imprisoned, underprivileged and afflicted.
City Union Mission, IFI prison outreach, the Kansas City School District, Freedom Fire & a variety of Adoption initiatives are just a few of the places you can get involved

Anonymous said...

Satan rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him, cast out of God’s presence and at work with demonic hosts to establish a counter-kingdom of darkness and evil here on earth.

Anonymous said...

evenings consist of corporate worship?

Anonymous said...

We need to lift up everything we do as a church and seek the Lord for the full operation of His will in our community (actually yours .. we just moved in!)

Anonymous said...

with Freedom Fire Urban Youth Ministry and the other with Attucks Elementary School, which we adopted last year. Both of these opportunities , plus others that we are involved in, offer the chance for Bridgeport to pour into the spread of the Gospel

Anonymous said...

Sounds like IHOP?

Anonymous said...

The pastor assured the flea market vendors they could stay and then evicted them as soon as the papers were signed. And I didn't get this information from a "kickass tipster." I was there for the flea market closing party. You should really verify your information instead of posting a bunch of BS, trying to act like you know what's going on.

Anonymous said...

I thought churches weren't allowed within a certain distance from a liquor store. Or is it the other way around? I hope this doesn't mean Costco's going to lose its liquor license. And 1:12-1:21, isn't it past your bedtime?

Anonymous said...

Just what Kansas City doesn't need... another church. The religious schemes are taking over this town. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Having spent many hours in this building in recent years I know how much work it needs. Shouldn't that money be spent helping those in Midtown who need it?

Anonymous said...

The preacher man has a Master's Of Public Administration?

Anonymous said...

That's spiritual man!

Anonymous said...

Like Manifest Destiny.