Nearly 90 restaurants, coffee shops and breweries will open across Kansas City in the next few months. Nearly 20 new operations opened in the last few weeks, including a cat cafe. Here’s the list for December.
Two Missouri legislators from Kansas City introduced bills to give minority- and women-owned businesses an edge when applying for licenses to sell medical marijuana. The bills are legal and political long shots.
Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, said the economy still is absorbing interest rate hikes from last year. It gives the Fed time to pause in its pursuit of a neutral level of rates, she said.
Boulevard Brewing Co. issued its first-ever recall, asking customers to destroy a limited production run of Tank 7 beers in 12-ounce bottles because loose glass was discovered. Full refunds are offered.
The Olathe Planning Commission has endorsed a preliminary plan for a hockey arena, golf facility and other uses to redevelop the old Great Mall of the Great Plains site. That appears to give this plan the edge over a similar Overland Park idea.
New owners Austin and Bryant Parker have changed the name to Parker & Vine at Californos. They’ve also remodeled and kept customer favorites on the menu while adding crab strudel, steak under $30 and cocktails.
A hospital management company based in North Kansas City paid its power bill for a facility in Kansas Friday morning, narrowly averting an electrical outage. But financial challenges remain for EmpowerHMS.