A toast to McCormick’s historic business in Weston

Kentucky businessman Benjamin Holladay and his brother Major David Holladay founded what is now the McCormick Distilling Co. in Weston in 1856. Today McCormick employs 160 people and ships 4 million cases of spirits a year to all 50 states and 57 countries.

Raytown chooses preferred vision for downtown property

It’s only a first step, but city leaders agree to seek more information about an Indianapolis firm’s concept for the former First Baptist Church property, which the city now owns. This was the site where a controversial Wal-Mart grocery store had been proposed before that plan was withdrawn.

Construction to begin soon on new Columbus Park development

A long-planned Columbus Park housing project will soon be under construction between 3rd and 5th Streets, Cherry to Charlotte. It is designed to replace what was once an industrial property with both residential and commercial uses, enhancing one of Kansas City’s oldest neighborhoods.

Barrywoods Crossing is getting Ross Dress for Less

Ross Dress for Less will open soon in the Northland. The store, in Barrywoods Crossing, 8331 N.W. Roanridge Road, plans a grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday. It offers “first-quality,” in-season, name-brand and designer apparel, accessories and footwear for all ages, along with home fashions.