The restaurant opened nearly eight years ago at 6700 W. 135th St. But the owners want to concentrate on expanding their Nick & Jake’s concept. A Nick & Jake’s is set to open next month just south of the Country Club Plaza.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, co-founders of the rock band Kiss, have signed their first Rock & Brews restaurant franchisee, a Kansas native who plans to open five locations in Kansas and Oklahoma. Rock & Brews restaurants offer craft beers, premium wines and a full bar.
The Justice Department and two congressional committees are investigating whether General Motors broke any laws with its slow response to a problem with ignition switches in Chevrolet Cobalts from model years 2003 to 2007, according to a person briefed on the matter.
Without any big economic news or blowout company earnings to respond to, investors found little to get excited about Tuesday and sent the stock market lower for the second day in a row. A few companies grabbed headlines for posting poor quarterly results or consummating long-running merger talks Tuesday. But the broader market barely budged for much of the day, then closed slightly lower.
In Washington, Masayoshi Son promised price wars and faster Internet service in return for a little regulatory flexibility. Known as a blunt and sharp-elbowed maverick, the 56-year-old Tokyo businessman is on a mission to revitalize Sprint, which has been losing subscribers as T-Mobile has been adding them.
Though the technology is still being tested, the day driverless cars roll out into broad public use can now be measured in years, not decades. With that timeframe in mind, California's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday began puzzling through how to regulate the vehicles that haven't been fully developed yet.
The Department of Health and Human Services had hoped 94,400 people in Missouri would have signed up for health insurance by Feb. 28. It reported that 74,469, or 78.9 percent of its goal, actually did. The department had set a goal of 42,400 sign-ups in Kansas, but 29,309, or 69.1 percent, did so.
The new owner of Missouri Gas Energy is integrating some of the utilitys operations with its St. Louis utility, and some Kansas City jobs are on the line. The Laclede Group, which owns the Laclede Gas utility in St. Louis, purchased Missouri Gas Energy last year and indicated then that it planned to combine some operations of the two companies.
A developer is proposing a $78 million office tower at 46th Terrace and Pennsylvania Avenue, the first new office project pitched for the Country Club Plaza area since a controversial plan fell through three years ago. The 12-story building is being pursued by Block Real Estate Services for a 1.5-acre location where the firm had proposed a hotel project last year.
Gaw Capital Partners USA of Los Angeles has partnered with Leawood-based Executive Hills Management in conjunction with the refinancing of the skyscraper at 12th and Main streets. Its major tenants include Kansas City Power & Light, Bank of America and the Bryan Cave law firm.
Sooner or later, you hear it in some conversation about how things just arent what they used to be. Kids these days! Dumb, lazy, disrespectful, unpatriotic, promiscuous, drug-addled and on and on. Lets call a truce in the war between the generations. After all, the young have to make their way in a world and economy created by their parents and elders.
The Affordable Care Act has caused confusion. It is a significant departure from what has been the American health care payment system, and it depends on nearly all of us to participate so that we can begin to see how it benefits us all. There is still time. Enroll today.
A study to be released Wednesday about the world’s oldest profession concludes that the lucrative underground commercial sex economy in eight large U.S. metropolitan areas brings in anywhere from $40 million annually to as much as nearly $300 million.
A White House official says President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers.
It was a safe bet that Cerner Corp. would once again lead the The Stars rankings as the regions top-performing public company. Cerner, the nations second-largest company that helps hospitals and doctors offices convert paper files into computerized medical records, is in a sweet spot. Other top-ranked companies here do business in areas that have an edge: energy, rail transit and online government services.
The already-hefty pay packages of many public-company executives bulged last year, thanks to higher values of their company stocks. Million-dollar base salaries as paid to Cerner Corp. CEO Neal Patterson (pictured) and Waddell & Reed Financial CEO Hank Herrmann are only the beginning. For most of the bigger-company CEOs, stock awards, options and non-equity incentive compensation dwarf their base pay.