<![CDATA[Business Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:06 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:22:06 CST Business Columns & Blogs 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Midnight ‘help me’ calls from grandchildren are a common scam http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article85447762.html#storylink=rss The grandparent scam has been around for a few years

Scam artists have become more sophisticated in targeting victims

Only complaints about debt collectors and identity thieves outnumbered impostor scams last year, regulators say

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Snow & Co. shutting down Crossroads location in late September, reopening in Westport http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article85508407.html#storylink=rss The high-quality frozen cocktail concept opened in the Crossroads in late 2011

Now it plans to close there in late September and reopen at 421 Westport Road in early October

HopCat craft beer bar and restaurant also is opening at 401 Westport Road

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:36:26 CDT

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Prairie Village’s family-friendly Chocolate Frog is changing to upscale C. Frogs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article85385297.html#storylink=rss Standees-The Entertaining Eatery reopened its restaurant as Chocolate Frog in mid-2015

Now it will be replaced by C. Frogs BBQ Steak Whiskey, which is scheduling a mid-July opening

Menu items will include burnt ends, brisket, grilled fresh water trout, smoked red pepper pasta and New Zealand lamb chops

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:32:55 CDT

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NKC adds pickleball, craft brewery; rotisserie chicken coming http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article85311867.html#storylink=rss Chicken N Pickle is now open at 1761 Burlington Ave. with four indoor and four outdoor pickleball courts

A rotisserie chicken restaurant opens in October

Calibration Brewery also is now open at 119 Armour Road

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:58:06 CDT

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Kansas City area restaurant inspections for June 22 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article85272027.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations

Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Includes food operations in Edwardsville, KCK, Leawood, Overland Park and south Kansas City

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:40:53 CDT

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Sprouts opens second Overland Park store http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article85164452.html#storylink=rss The new 32,000-square-foot store in Nall Hills is scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Wednesday

The specialty grocery store chain is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country

New Leawood rowing studio and Legends Outlets updates

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:18:02 CDT

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Longboards Wraps opens in Lee’s Summit, Brewbakers Bar coming to Belton http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article85147622.html#storylink=rss Locally owned Longboards Wraps and Bowls has opened at 506M S.E. Missouri 291, Suite A, in Lee’s Summit

Brewbakers Bar & Grill is listed as a tenant for Belton’s Cedar Tree Shopping Center, now under renovation

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:27:22 CDT

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Legends Outlets update: Noodles & Co., PepperJax Grill & Visionworks http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84825807.html#storylink=rss New freestanding building at Legends Outlets Kansas City will house multiple tenants

One other space is available in the 9,500-square-foot building

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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:58:50 CDT

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Chicken N Pickle opens in North KC http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84506237.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:52:54 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84506237.html Which Kansas restaurants made the list of 35 local favorites? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84475482.html#storylink=rss The Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association has just published the results of a survey of 500 Kansans

The top pick for favorite Kansas-based non-chain restaurant was Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que

Lawrence’s Free State Brewery and The Burger Stand also took top spots

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:03:29 CDT

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Crossroads update: New tavern with ‘gritty glamour’; a lounge with manners in mind http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84462162.html#storylink=rss SoT plans an August opening in a 1,000-square-foot space at 1521 Grand Blvd.

Swordfish Tom’s wants to open at 210 W. 19th Terrace with a pre-Prohibition feel

Homeslice Pizza wants to open at 1501 Grand with a rooftop deck

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:13:14 CDT

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Beware of overdraft fees on student checking accounts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article84086092.html#storylink=rss As you review banking options for your college student, focus on overdraft fees

The average college student has an overdraft twice a year, a survey noted

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:00 CDT

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HopCat craft beer bar and restaurant is coming to Westport http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84062707.html#storylink=rss HopCat said it will take a 10,000-square-foot-plus space at 401 Westport Road, with rooftop deck and bar

The Crossroads’ Snow & Co. will relocate to Westport in late September

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:35:15 CDT

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Rock & Run Brewery and Pub back open in Liberty after wall collapse in May http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article82606587.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:01:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article82606587.html Donutology is coming to Westport with classic and miniature made-to-order doughnuts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84185192.html#storylink=rss Donutology also will serve Daylight Donuts

Locally owned business will have a Roasterie espresso bar and interactive experiences for children

It plans to open by late July at 1009 Westport Road, former home of Tower Dry Cleaners and Laundry

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:21:39 CDT

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Restoration Hardware’s multilevel Leawood store plans late summer opening http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84248267.html#storylink=rss RH Leawood will be a “next generation” gallery store, one of only five in the country

The galleries were founded in 2014 and feature rooftop decks with lush landscaping

Once the Leawood store opens, it will close its Country Club Plaza location

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:14:03 CDT

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Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for June 16 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article84125972.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations

Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Includes operations in Bonner Springs, the Country Club Plaza, KCK, Lenexa, Overland Park, and the Northland

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:35:50 CDT

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Genesis Health Clubs owner on expanding into Kansas City: ‘It’s a big commitment’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article83749892.html#storylink=rss Wichita-based company took over eight area locations as well as 11 other 24 Hour Fitness Centers in St. Louis, Nebraska and Oklahoma

Centers converted to Genesis on Wednesday and a multimillion remodeling is planned

Overland Park location at 6700 W. 110th St. will be expanded and be the flagship center for the area

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:44:40 CDT

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Emphasis on desserts is ‘worth the sugar’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article83741442.html#storylink=rss The Dessertery opened in April at 5428 Roberts St.

It offers a variety of desserts including chocolate waffles for breakfast, blackberry wine cake, coconut cake with a bed of lime curd, beignets, flourless white chocolate cake and more

New Overland Park Westlake Ace Hardware

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:22:18 CDT

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Las Vegas-based ProteinHouse will be opening in Power & Light District http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article83553127.html#storylink=rss The fast casual concept is taking the former Genghis Grill space at 1345 Main St.

It will offer items for a “healthy diet” including made-to-order signature burgers, smoothies, salads and bowls

It plans to open around Labor Day, and area franchisee plans at least four more locations in five years

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:11:01 CDT

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Home-based KC Shave offers its own line of shaving products http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article83461592.html#storylink=rss KC Shave Co. was founded in late 2015 to offer shaving equipment and supplies from small-batch vendors in upscale cigar boxes

About four months ago it started its own line, including beard balm, shave soap and beard oil

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Leawood rowing studio; Lee’s Summit’s ice cream/cookie combo; & new Westlake Ace Hardware http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article83492527.html#storylink=rss Health House, which has a rowing studio and retail shop at 8029 State Line Road, plans to open a location in Town Center Plaza in September

Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookies will combine in a new Summit Fair location. A soft opening is scheduled for Wednesday

Westlake Ace Hardware will take over another hardware store space in Stanley Station, 7821 W. 151st St., Overland Park

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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:56:13 CDT

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Hello mother, hello father … I’m back http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article82679537.html#storylink=rss Living with parents has become increasingly common

But before your adult child moves back home, discuss whether there will be financial strings attached

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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The Rockhill Grille plans a July opening in the former Cashew space in the Crossroads http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article82763142.html#storylink=rss The upscale American grill will serve sandwiches, salads, steaks and seafood

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers opens in Westport

Sportibles will open locations in the City Market and Ward Parkway

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:03:20 CDT

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A look at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Westport http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article82261332.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:34:42 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article82261332.html Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers opens in Westport http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article82271872.html#storylink=rss The Baton Rouge, La.-based company also recently opened locations in Lawrence and Blue Springs

It offers fresh (never frozen) chicken fingers, its special Cane’s sauce, and sides like crinkle-cut fries and coleslaw

The company also plans to open an Overland Park location this year

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:36:31 CDT

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Q39 barbecue is opening in Overland Park and expanding on 39th Street http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article82239327.html#storylink=rss Rob Magee won barbecue contests across the country before opening Q39 on 39th Street two years ago

He has purchased the former Hayward’s Pit Bar-B-Que space in Overland Park to open another Q39 there in spring 2017

Magee also is expanding his original location with a large two-level deck and indoor/outdoor bar

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:25:27 CDT

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New at West Bottoms: Easy, Tiger retail and new places to eat http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article81708732.html#storylink=rss Blip Roasters reopens in new location after fire

New eateries include Lucky Boys, Screamin’ Eagle Bar & Grill and West Bottoms Kitchen

Rockstar Burgers will open soon and the former Korruption nightclub space is being rehabbed

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:39:23 CDT

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Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for June 3 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article81551632.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations

Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

They include businesses in Bonner Springs, Kansas City, Kan., and Leawood

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:54:59 CDT

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Forget the lemonade stand and dream bigger this summer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article81165197.html#storylink=rss Two Kansas teenagers experienced some of the ups and downs of running a business

They have learned valuable lessons along the way

Those lessons might motivate other young entrepreneurial wannabes this summer

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