Sam Mellinger

Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

The mayor of Glendale, Ariz., says his town may lose $3 million by playing host to Super Bowl XLIX, and this is one of the stories the NFL would rather you not hear about this week. The Super Bowl is supposed to be a bonanza of both dollars and exposure for everyone involved, and it is in many ways, but that windfall is buried by the reality of how these things are put on and how the money is counted.

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Blinded dog Roadrunner’s recovery has been ‘amazing’

The KC Pet Project took advantage of Wednesday’s nice weather to share an update on the recovery of Roadrunner, the dog who needed to have his eyes removed because of alleged severe abuse. Roadrunner, who is believed to be a small brown Tibetan spaniel, was severely injured when he was allegedly thrown from a third-floor balcony of an apartment building.

Cityscape

Chipotle’s Pizzeria Locale coming to Waldo

Pizzeria Locale, a partnership between Chipotle and Colorado restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, plans to open this summer at 505 W. 75th St., next to a Chipotle. Pizzeria Locale currently has locations in Boulder and Denver.

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KC makes ‘best cities for singles’ list

Travel + Leisure magazine’s new survey put Miami the best city for singles. But Kansas City isn’t too far behind at No. 12. The cities rank highly for nightclubs, dive bars and great diners where “you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries.”

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