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Technology

Analysts split on Sprint’s transformation and network plans

One sees “great strides” and another “steady operational progress” in company’s turnaround

They raised concerns that a smaller investment budget could allow rivals to “forge ahead” of Sprint network

CEO Marcelo Claure said network plan is driven by “big data” and paced by local licensing and permits

Technology

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure promises bigger changes

A second phase of cost-cutting promises to transform how Sprint does business more than changes it has made so far under Marcelo Claure. Expect more Sprint stores, more digital customer access to help and shopping as well as a budget-friendly network upgrade. The CEO says he doesn’t expect a “massive run of layoffs” this year after cutting more than 6,200 jobs.

Cityscape

Fresh Market closing in Overland Park’s Prairiefire

Fresh Market was the first tenant to open in Prairiefire in mid-2013. The company plans to close 13 locations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Texas, but would not confirm specific store closings in other markets. The stores could start a liquidation sale this week and are expected to close by May 18.

Development

Public invited to vote on KC’s top development project this year

The Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City has selected 10 finalists for its 2016 Cornerstone Awards, which recognize investments in the city. The finalists will vie for four additional honors: lifetime achievement, innovation and “made in KC,” and a new people’s choice category introduced this year. Voting is open online for the people’s choice award through May 10.

Cityscape

Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for May 4

Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Danny’s Bar & Grill, Johnny’s Tavern in Shawnee, PowerPlay Family Entertainment Center in Shawnee, Price Chopper in Shawnee, Roma Italian Restaurant, Sang Sang Asian Express, Fred P. Ott’s in Overland Park, Pegah’s Family Restaurant, Snack Pack in KCK, Stix, T-Rex Cafe, Pepper’s Hot Dogs N Phillies, Rosedale Barbeque, Solav Mediterranean Restaurant, Speedway Superstore, Johnny’s Tavern in Shawnee, McDonald’s in Shawnee, Sonic Drive-In in Bonner Springs, and Tortilla Ranch.

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