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.
The new Morning Day Cafe is scheduled to open this week in Liberty. It will focus on “above free-trade” coffee and teas, smoothies and natural whole foods (most locally sourced) and other menu items that will appeal to the health conscious consumer and those with food allergies.
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Hospital closed its St. Luke’s Center for Health Enhancement at the end of May, citing financial reasons and the need to replace the old building that housed the gym. A month later, former members are still grousing about the decision.
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.
Underdog Wine Co. specializes in wine from “underdog” vineyards. Owner Ryan Sciara put out a water bowl for dogs to be neighborly, but found that when dogs stop to quench their thirst, their owners have a moment to look into the shop.
The ordinance applies only to the number of tobacco or convenience stores that do not have gasoline sales, said City Manager Robert Heacock. The change is of a “multi-pronged approach to address illegal activity that has been associated with these types of businesses,” according to the ordinance text.
Midtown Kansas City neighborhoods are presenting a united front against a proposal to open a QuikTrip store at 33rd Street and Southwest Trafficway. They worry about the increased traffic, noise and light that a convenience store would generate. A QuikTrip official says the company is still “in the fact-finding stage.”
John Anderson and his wife, Nicole Williams, used Kickstarter to help fund Utilitarian Workshop, which opened in July 2013 on Kansas City’s West Side. Cascone’s Grill North opens in the Northland, under different Cascone family ownership than the restaurants. Other restaurant and retail openings and closings.