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Kansas lawn thread!

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by KCfireman, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    After 50 years of football heartbreak, and Roy teasing us with so many glimpses of the basketball prize, I'll take it!!!

    1979 Alumni.
  2. Lawnbiz Jeff

    Lawnbiz Jeff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    The city is good for lawn work as it seems as if no one does their own lawns any more. We don't have as much high dollar real estate as you do in Johnson County, but some areas probably match up pretty well. I focus my business on the southwest side of town since it's close to where I live. This area tends to have more middle class and upscale homes and less crime than other areas. There are parts of Topeka that I wouldn't want to mow without someone staying close to the truck to keep an eye on stuff.

    Topeka is a pretty good place to be for sports as we are close to K-State, KU and we have Washburn here in town.
  3. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,863

    exactly. I've got a couple of lawns in KCK(Kansas City Kansas) and if you didnt know that is a city where if your white you better be prepared for the worse. Not to sound racist but there are neighborhoods like quindarro and rosedale that are not safe to go into. I know that KCKFD doesnt go in there unless they have a police escort.
  4. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    KCMO around Independance Ave. used to be the "hot spot" for crime but I know by the time I left there was a shooting or stabbing on the news just about every night from KCK in the Quindero district. It was a shame what was the mall down there, Riverside I think, off 6-35. I used to go there alot back in the '70's & 80's and I thought it was real nice but I wouldn't have gone there on a bet when I left in 2002.
  5. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,863

    Are you talking about the Bannister Mall??? I know they closed that down because it lost so much business due to rate in and around that area.
  6. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    No the one I was thinking of was right off 6-35 I think it was on State or Kansas Ave. Bannister was on the Missouri side like 4-35 and Bannister Rd?
  7. warren piece

    warren piece LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I think that was Indian Springs mall. Last time we went there which was about 18 years ago, there were homeless people sleeping inside of the mall. We left quickly.
  8. KCfireman

    KCfireman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,863

    theres homeless people all over the city. Its really sad. My dad made a statement one time that has stuck in my head for a while. If McDonalds can hire a worker who is illegal and cant even speak english but they wont hire a homeless person? Why? Is it because they dont have a good work ethic? Or the fact that they are homeless.
  9. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,993

    Maybe its because they dont have an address or a way to get to work...
  10. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Yes, Indian Springs was the one I was thinking of, Thanks. There was a Brinks armored car worker who got shot down and his deposit bag stolen right in the mall in the middle of the day I remember.

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