The latest monthly problem-property data from RealtyTrac, a housing research firm based in Irvine, Cal., showed 924 residential properties facing foreclosure actions in Missouri last month. That amounted to one in every 2,933 homes.
Antioch Center’s conversion to Antioch Crossing is on its way. New tenants will include PepperJax Grill and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Cupcakin opens in Gates Plaza and Salty Iguana Mexican Restaurant rolls out a food truck.
The Cathy Kline Art Gallery moved into the city-owned train depot Nov. 1. The gallery won’t pay rent to Parkville, but the city says it benefits by having a permanent user to maintain the area and allow public access.
An online business based out of Lenexa, Barefoot Beach Bums, has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Parkville. The owners of Lee’s Summit’s Summit Grill and Bar are opening a second location in Waldo, in the former Kennedy’s/Remedy space.
New urban homestead supply store has opened in Parkville, and resale and consignment outdoor sports gear and camping store coming soon. New designer swimsuit store opening on the Country Club Plaza. Cash mob coming to Lee’s Summit wine shop.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Halloween is one of the fastest-growing consumer holidays with sales expected to hit $7.4 billion this year. More than two-thirds of the 6,332 consumers responding to a Halloween survey by the National Retail Federation in Washington, D.C., said they will purchase costumes, the most in the 11 years the federation has been doing the survey. Temporary Halloween pop-up stores have opened across the metro, offering a variety of costumes and decorations from fake spider webs to giant animated ghouls.
Sprouts Farmers Market planning a Kansas City, North, store. North Kansas City brewery and taproom, The Big Rip Brewing Co., opens an outdoor beer garden. New Crossroads pet supply and do-it-yourself dog grooming shop plans to open in mid-July.
A fall opening is planned for the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the Northland. Other Antioch Crossing tenants will include Firehouse Subs and GNC. New owners set to take over Brookside’s Charlie Hooper’s.