The 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.
The nonprofit organization on Tuesday announced the purchase of a vacant building at 3732 Main St. that formerly housed an Office Max store. Kansas City Young Audiences plans to renovate the 18,000-square-foot building and move in at the end of this year.
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.
A conservative group protesting Target’s policy to allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice has reportedly beefed up its protest. The American Family Association says its sending men into women’s restrooms at Target to test the policy.
One Day University will offer its first Kansas City lectures on May 21. Participants can spend from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Overland Park Marriott listening to four lectures on a variety of subjects by professors known for their entertaining teaching styles.
When Fariz Turkmani arrived in the United States in 1979, he spoke no English. Turkmani had just landed at John F. Kennedy Airport, had no change in his pocket to call a friend and he didn’t even know how to dial an American telephone number. But the kindness of strangers made the difference.
Kansas Gas Service has asked for a $28 million increase in its base rate for its investments and spending on the safety and reliability of its natural-gas system. The increase would add $4.34 to the average residential customer’s monthly bill if approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission.
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.
Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness — among the first verdicts in a gathering courtroom assault by law firms that are aggressively recruiting clients through TV ads and the Internet.
Joe’s Kansas City gets into the online shipping business after Jimmy Kimmel asks for someone to send him a Z-Man sandwich. Through sendjoeskcbbq.com, customers can order Z-Man sandwiches, ribs, brisket. Joe’s Kansas City joins Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, which ships its barbecue around the world.
OpenTable, a leading online reservation service, named the “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2016.” It selected restaurants in 26 states and Washington, D.C. Area restaurants on the list are: The Bristol Seafood Grill in Leawood and the Power & Light District, and Webster House in the Crossroads.
A proposed copper mine near Tucson isn't likely to jeopardize the continued existence of more than a dozen endangered and threatened species and their habitats, according to a report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Wealthy fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights Wednesday night on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel.