Bluestem's owners now running Leawood's Trezo Vino

The owners of Westport's famed Bluestem restaurant have long wanted to open a second location in Leawood. Now they've taken the first step. A few months ago Colby and Megan Garrelts began consulting with Leawood's Trezo Vino.

Three weeks ago Trezo Vino's owners put them under a management contract and they have since been working on a new menu that will take the restaurant back to its roots - authentic Italian. "The food and restaurant didn't have a single identity

Legends Outlets stores open this week

Legends Outlets The area's first Chico’s Outlet and Soma Intimates Outlet will open Friday in the Legends Outlets Kansas City. Chico's Outlet will be between BCBGMAXAZRIA Factory and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. It targets women ages 35 and older and offers clothing and accessories. Soma Intimates Outlet will be between Gymboree and Claire's

New rules would speed up unionizing procedures

Labor regulators are proposing rules that would dramatically shorten the time frame for union elections. The move could make it easier for struggling unions to organize new members, and give businesses much less time to mount anti-union campaigns.

Greenies KCK pet food plant sold, 25 employees idled

An Omaha company has bought the Kansas City, Kan., facility that once made Greenies pet treats, idling 25 employees at the plant. Sergeant’s Pet Care Products Inc. paid Atchison, Kan.-based MGP Ingredients Inc. $3.6 million for the plant at 16 Kansas Ave. The deal included equipment MGP used to make other pet treats but not equipment it used to make a texture protein meat extender and substitute. read more