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Manny Lopez, a longtime Kansas City restaurateur, dies at age 77

Manny Lopez, a West Side icon known for his charisma, work ethic and community support, died Friday night at his home, surrounded by family. “Manny had an incredible spirit,” oldest daughter Kathy Lopez-Ritz said of the father of five who had been married to his wife, Vivian, for 42 years. “He was a very giving and caring man.”

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The Tamale Kitchen is a nonprofit organization created by Becky Gripp to give Hispanic women of the Lady of Peace Catholic Parish in the city's Northeast community a means to self-sufficiency by offering a living wage for their authentic, handmade tamales. The tamales sold out quickly at a recent pop-up at Olive Tree in Hawthorne Plaza. (Video by Jill Wendholt Silva)

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The Tamale Kitchen pop-up

The Tamale Kitchen is a nonprofit organization created by Becky Gripp to give Hispanic women of the Lady of Peace Catholic Parish in the city's Northeast community a means to self-sufficiency by offering a living wage for their authentic, handmade tamales. The tamales sold out quickly at a recent pop-up at Olive Tree in Hawthorne Plaza. (Video by Jill Wendholt Silva)
Jill Wendholt Silva jsilva@kcstar.com
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The Tamale Kitchen pop-up

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