Boston Market closes in the Northland but the closing triggers new development. Diego’s Bar & Grill closes in Gladstone. River Market’s Cellar & Loft expanding its offering. A fitness center to open in former Price Chopper space in the Northland.
One of downtown’s most high-profile corners, 10th Street and Grand Boulevard, would be transformed from a parking lot to a sparkling community and recreation center. The YMCA has been pursuing its $39 million downtown project for two years as part of a capital improvement program that includes an overhaul of its Linwood branch at 3800 E. Linwood Blvd.
There’s a story behind the name Second Best Coffee in Waldo. Crows Coffee planned farther north near UMKC.
After an intense debate on what businesses should go into a historic downtown area, Kansas City gives the green light to a Jimmy John’s drive-through deli at 923 Broadway.
Snow & Co. wins $40,000 in restaurant equipment and design services for its new Gladstone location. The new Chicken Macaroni & Cheese on Prospect service chicken wafflewich sandwiches, burgers, philly sandwiches, pork chops, the Chick-a-roni & Cheese, Lo Mein and more, including breakfast all day.
The new Martin City Pizza & Taproom will serve its own beers and specialty pizzas. Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque closes in Ameristar.
Ariana Restaurant in Watts Mill area of South KC offers Afghan specialties along with a standard American breakfast and burgers. Meanwhile, a Crossroads business is expanding northward.
Live music venue The Tank Room opens in the Crossroads. Cheddar’s Casual Cafe opens in the Northland.
New owners took over a former KFC/A&W restaurant on Parvin Road — by Brighton Avenue in the Northland — to convert it into a “better burger” fast food operation.
Lauren’s Hope, a Riverside company, creates fashionable alert bracelets.
Mike Garozzo & Charlie Gitto’s Italian Restaurant closes in the Northland. Menards plans locations in the Northland and Belton, and Academy Sports to open Belton store.
After 16 years in Liberty, The Dish — Famous Stuffed Pizza Restaurant & Bar is closing.
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.
Thousands of pieces of gum — in every color and flavor — littered the front walkway.
Skip Lowrance, a former flight attendant, now owns the Perfect Lawn K9 Waste Removal, which servessouthwest Kansas City.
Eat Me Gourmet in Westport has a Sunday ‘Backsliders Brunch,” which appropriately starts at 1 p.m.
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.
Cooking Channel’s new “Restaurant Redemption” show was in town recently to record a segment at locally owned Saigon 39.
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.
Belton cut ties with the Belton Corporation for Economic Development in favor of a city-run operation. Mayor says leaders are better informed now.
Sessions work on office issues through a different type of communication.
The Country Club Plaza gets a new candy store, and other retail and restaurant updates.
Swirl Wine Bar & Shoppe opens in the Northland and other retail and restaurant news.
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.
An apartment building, with garage and courtyard, would contain 185 units across from Lees Summit City Hall. Developers sounded out city leaders during a visit to Johnson County.