<![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 ‘Risk at zero interest rates’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/article54276630.html#storylink=rss KC Fed president is newest member of Federal Open Market Committee

First interview shows she’s ready to make waves on powerful policy committee

Questions plan to hold rates down until 2014 and another round of bond buying

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:10:39 CST

Young children can pick up core concepts about wants and needs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article74600462.html#storylink=rss Researchers monitored more than 2,500 third-graders before and after they completed a financial literacy course

The research found that the Chicago area third-graders picked up the concepts

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:00:00 CDT

Dairy Queen to add DQ Grill & Chill in Overland Park, other locations http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74633647.html#storylink=rss Dairy Queen has nine area DQ Grill & Chill locations

New location is planned for Overland Park

They offer a broader menu including more sandwiches and hot foods

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:30:52 CDT

The Fresh Market no longer plans to open in the Shoppes at Shoal Creek http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74323952.html#storylink=rss Nine months ago, The Fresh Market confirmed a new Northland store at 8550 N.E. Flintlock Road in the Shoppes at Shoal Creek

The location is still listed on the company’s website but a company spokesperson said they “no longer intend to move forward with the project.”

Baja Betty’s Mexican Grill has opened at 4702 N.E. Vivion Road

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:16:01 CDT

Ward Parkway Center announces restaurants for its new $16 million district http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74320662.html#storylink=rss Ward Parkway Center will break ground Thursday for its new “south end restaurant district”

It is in final negotiations with four of five planned restaurants

Each restaurant will have a patio, and the project also will include a pedestrian plaza with firepits and fountains

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:30:00 CDT

Demolition for two dead malls sets stage for future development http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74213467.html#storylink=rss Kansas City, Kan.’s Indian Springs Marketplace, circa 1971, is being demolished to make way for new development

Demolition of Olathe’s Great Mall of the Great Plains is set to begin by June but original tenant Burlington plans to continue to operate on the site

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:14:23 CDT

Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for April 27 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74199392.html#storylink=rss Area food establishments with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations

Includes venues in Kansas City, Kan., Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village and Shawnee

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:19:16 CDT

Northland’s Zona Rosa is for sale http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74074402.html#storylink=rss The retail, office and residential center, at the northwest corner of Interstate 29 and Barry Road, is for sale

Eastdil Secured has the listing

It also was the listing agent for the Country Club Plaza, which recently sold for $660 million

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:37:53 CDT

Bob Evans shutters underperforming Belton, Lee’s Summit locations and 25 other restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article73757157.html#storylink=rss The New Albany, Ohio-based chain on Monday announced the closing of 27 restaurants

Twenty-one of the locations, including the two area restaurants, closed over the weekend

The other locations are expected to close in 2017

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:11:56 CDT

Mother’s Day specials at Kansas City-area restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article73849427.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants serving special Mother’s Day teas, brunches and buffets

Send information to jsmith@kcstar.com with the subject line “Mother’s Day”

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:19:43 CDT

Magnolia’s landlord files suit; new tenant possible for LaBruzzo’s spot http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article73380797.html#storylink=rss Landlord for Magnolia’s Southern Cuisine is seeking back rent and possession of the property

LaBruzzo’s Sweet Oven closed in the River Market in early March but landlord is in negotiations with a new tenant

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT

How first-timers can avoid costly homebuying mistakes http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article73111452.html#storylink=rss Be wary of buying recently rehabbed homes, but don’t avoid them altogether

Don’t overlook the guts — plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling, and roofing

Read the neighborhood covenants

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 01:00:00 CDT

Zaxby’s chicken restaurant opens in KCK and Victoria’s Secret will open in Legends Outlets http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article73118747.html#storylink=rss Zaxby’s has softly opened near Kansas Speedway

Victoria’s Secret will open a full-price store in Brooks Brothers space

Brooks Brothers will move to a space next to its current one in mid-May

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:10:02 CDT

Kansas, Kansas City temporary suspensions for health code violations for April 20 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article72870997.html#storylink=rss Operations include food trucks, two restaurants that haven’t yet opened

Violations included bedbugs in a room at the Great Wolf Lodge in KCK and in a room at the Super 8 in Merriam

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:17:24 CDT

PepperJax Grill’s food truck comes to KC; The Point resolves liquor license issue http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article72069942.html#storylink=rss Omaha’s PepperJax Grill is rolling out one of its food trucks in Kansas City

The Point has agreed to give up its 3 a.m. license because of multiple ordinance violations

Leawood’s Blanc Burgers + Bottles has a new coffee bar

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:33:43 CDT

More employers are kicking in money to help workers pay down student loans http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article71847757.html#storylink=rss Plans vary, with some employers providing as much as $5,000 to $6,000 a year

However, the employer contributions are considered taxable income

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:00:00 CDT

Stockyards Brewing Co. in West Bottoms retains charm of Golden Ox http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article71921072.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:27:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/restaurants/article71921072.html Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for April 14 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article71796437.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more critical or priority health code violations

Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection

Includes food establishments in downtown Kansas City, Edwardsville, Lenexa, KCK, the Northland and Westport

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:23:13 CDT

Stockyards Brewing Co. retains charm of Golden Ox http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article71569172.html#storylink=rss Stockyards Brewing in the West Bottoms will have three beers on tap starting at noon Friday

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has set openings for restaurants in Blue Springs, Lawrence and Westport and is hiring workers

Specialty retailer Rue21 set to open in Independence Center on Thursday

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:48:01 CDT

KC Chamber of Commerce announces the top 10 small businesses of 2016 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article71687212.html#storylink=rss Dozens of contenders for award were narrowed to 10

Overall winner will receive the Mr. K Award in May

AOL co-founder and philanthropist Steve Case will be the keynote speaker

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:38:50 CDT

Northland cycle shop owner changing course http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article71687647.html#storylink=rss The Wheel Cyclery will shut down April 27 after 22 years in Gladstone, but will relocate its The Wheel Yoga studio

North Kansas City’s food truck events are back at Macken Park

Locally owned Liquor Plus has opened in Gladstone

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:39:35 CDT

The Drawing Board Restaurant plans May opening and other retail updates http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article71450097.html#storylink=rss The Drawing Board is opening in the former Tilted Kilt space. Tilted Kilt is relocating

K-macho’s temporarily closes in Olathe

Four new Johnson County restaurants and a new Shawnee hardware store

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:17:27 CDT

New study on debt shows its influence on children’s behavior http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/kids-money/article70515182.html#storylink=rss If you think your kids aren’t sensitive to your stress, think again

A study found a link between households with high debt and children with social and behavioral problems

You can help kids deal with the financial stress in your household

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:00:00 CDT

Waldo’s 75th Street Brewery to close, allowing Summit Grill to expand, open ramen restaurant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article70390652.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s oldest brewpub will shut down on May 15 after nearly 23 years

Its neighbor, Summit Grill & Bar, will remodel the space at 520 W. 75th St. and relocate there in early September

Summit’s owners and culinary director will partner in a new ramen restaurant in its current spot at 500 W. 75th St.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 18:46:25 CDT

Kansas, Kansas City restaurant health inspections for April 6 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article70351277.html#storylink=rss Area restaurants with 7 or more priority or critical health code violations

Includes operations in downtown Kansas City, KCK, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park and the Northland

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Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:25:05 CDT

What is that big metal arch in the Crossroads? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article70036477.html#storylink=rss Brewery Emperial is taking shape at 1829 Oak

Roma Italian Restaurant is now open at 211 N.W. Barry Road

Headlights Bar & Grill will open soon at 1036 N. Agnes in the East Bottoms

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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:30:03 CDT

Overland Park’s Tilted Kilt relocating, new restaurant taking its spot http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article70156092.html#storylink=rss A year after opening, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery has closed

It plans to reopen in a smaller spot by summer

Area franchisee will open a new concept, The Drawing Board Restaurant & Pub

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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:55:13 CDT

Weston’s McCormick Distilling expands with tours, new bourbon and Royal tie-ins http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article70035537.html#storylink=rss After a 20 year hiatus, the 160-year-old McCormick is now offering tours

After a 30 year hiatus, it is once again making bourbon

And it has a new limited edition 260 Vodka celebrating the Royals as 2015 World Champions

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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:25:26 CDT

Kokothai in Crossroads, formerly S-E Asia Bistro, is second try for owner http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article69909497.html#storylink=rss Steve Srivisay planned to open S-E Asia Bistro in mid-2014 at 1513 Grand Blvd., but he ran out of funds

Now Srivisay is back with Kokothai, which will serve Thai and Lao cuisine

Union Station gets new Escape Room 2

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:46:50 CDT

JoyceKC Menu Debuts: Ramen burger, Angriest Whopper, Colby Jack burger http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article69422842.html#storylink=rss Three chain operations are offering burger specials for a limited time

At Red Robin it’s a burger with a ramen bun; Burger King’s new burger has hot sauce baked in the bun

Culver’s Colby Jack Burger has 4-pepper mayo and a touch of A.1. Steak Sauce

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 03:00:00 CDT