Musselman & Hall is winding up its centennial year. Photos in the company offices show workers paving a viaduct near Kemper Arena, paving a street in Waldo and making repairs after the West Bottoms flood of 1951.
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.
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.
Gladstone’s Hard Core Customs adds Hard Core Cafe selling sandwiches, salads and pizzas. The new Sultan’s Bakery on 39th Street sells Middle Eastern baked goods and delicacies. Two Sprouts Farmers Markets set to up soon in the Northland.
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. An online business based out of Lenexa, Barefoot Beach Bums, has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Parkville.
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.
Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross said he hopes the sale of St. Mary’s Medical Center will bring stability to a hospital that has lost some doctor groups while an earlier deal was pending. Kansas City Councilman John Sharp hopes the transition to a for-profit hospital won’t compromise charitable care.