In its four years since opening in Overland Park, the Museum at Prairiefire has battled financial troubles. Revenues and ticket sales have fallen far short of projections. But officials insist it has turned the corner with new business initiatives.
The owner and founder of Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery and Decadent-A Coffee and Dessert Bar will open Southern Charm Gelato Shoppe at 511 Nichols Road in June. It will offer such flavors as Lemon Basil and Peanut Butter Crunch.
The announcement came Thursday from VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie nearly a year after the Trump administration picked Cerner without seeking bids from other possible contractors. Cerner is part of a team building a similar system for the Defense Department.
Tom Colicchio, head judge and Emmy Award-winning executive producer of "Top Chef," will open his first food hall at Mission Gateway, which has languished for a decade and owes about $2 million in property taxes.
The developer of the former Kemper Arena has reached a new naming rights deal with He-Vee. This latest arrangement comes after an earlier deal to call it Mosaic Arena fell apart. The historic arena is located in the West Bottoms.
Kathryn Myers and her husband John Hampton, along with Myers' father William Myers, have signed a lease for a former car dealership at 623 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence. They plan to Black Stag Brewery there in September.
JE Dunn, the Kansas City general contractor, won a bid to design and build a 6,500-space parking garage at the forthcoming single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. The KCI garage project is valued at more than $100 million
The first phase of Union Berkley Riverfront, a luxury apartment complex near downtown, the River Market and Missouri River, opens May 18. The apartments offer amenities such as a saltwater pool, pickleball court and a dog park.
Bartlett and Co., which began in 1907, agreed to merge with Salt Lake City-based Savage Companies and become Savage Enterprises. The deal involves breaking up Bartlett by selling one of its businesses to other interests.
The Overland Park Planning Commission endorsed the final development plan for the Edison OP office/entertainment complex. But some downtown residents and business owners still say it's too tall and too big.
The long saga of whether or not Cracker Barrel is or is not coming to the Taft and Ridge Road area is over. As the Tuesday e-mail from a representative of the Tennessee-based company said: "Today is the first time Cracker Barrel has confirmed this location."
The Independence Center Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar closed after a racial profiling incident drew national attention. A lawsuit said the closing was one of seven in the Kansas City area that damaged Applebee's brand and came without corporate approval.
Since 1970, the Kansas City Symphony Alliance has raised money for the symphony with tours of a local showhouse. This year's designer home has no kitchen, but that's not a new concept. Just an embarrassing problem.