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Applebee’s to move headquarters to California, lay off some area employees

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurants, the highly successful Kansas City area dining chain, is moving its headquarters to California. The move is expected to trigger layoffs from among the roughly 220 employees at the Applebee’s International Inc. headquarters in Kansas City, according to a report from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

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Labor Day drivers will pay lowest gasoline prices since 2004

It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer. The national average price of gasoline this Labor Day weekend will be its lowest at this time of year since 2004, a result of low oil prices and a quiet hurricane season that has allowed refineries to churn out gasoline and diesel. Kansas City area prices at the pump average $2.35 a gallon going into the weekend.

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Interactive report on Kansas City's downtown development boom

Downtown Kansas City’s rejuvenation is now rolling into a new era, with the start of the $100 million streetcar line on Main Street and 70 projects in areas that include Crown Center, the Crossroads Arts District, the Downtown Loop and River Market. We map the changes in an interactive report.

Restaurant group will honor Kevin Timmons and Excel Linen Supply

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association will honor Kevin Timmons, co-owner of Nick and Jake’s restaurants; Excel Linen Supply in Kansas City, Kan.; and restaurant industry leaders at its annual awards dinner Sept. 30 at the Hospitality and Culinary Academy at Johnson County Community College.

Site search for Barkley advertising agency lands at home

The Kansas City-based ad agency said it will stay in the iconic former headquarters of TWA, the red-and-white building with a rocket ship on its roof. Barkley had considered alternative sites to its Crossroads Arts District home of the last decade.

Restaurant group will honor Kevin Timmons and Excel Linen Supply

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association will honor Kevin Timmons, co-owner of Nick and Jake’s restaurants; Excel Linen Supply in Kansas City, Kan.; and restaurant industry leaders at its annual awards dinner Sept. 30 at the Hospitality and Culinary Academy at Johnson County Community College.

Site search for Barkley advertising agency lands at home

The Kansas City-based ad agency said it will stay in the iconic former headquarters of TWA, the red-and-white building with a rocket ship on its roof. Barkley had considered alternative sites to its Crossroads Arts District home of the last decade.

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