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By Kevin Collison Objections by the Cordish Co. that the proposed Strata office tower at 13th and Main would violate the firm’s 2004 development agreement with the city prompted the developer to obtain a delay from the City Council Thursday. The $132 million speculative office project is being pursued by a development team that includes […]
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By Kevin Collison Johnny Dawbarn learned the value of creative collaboration during his time in the corporate world at Hallmark and now he’s established a more grassroots version in the East Crossroads called Collective EX. The founder of the new honeycomb of creativity at 519 E. 18th St., which includes a reboot of Thou Mayest […]
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This Sunday, the grounds of Liberty Memorial will be the place to kick tires downtown when the National World I Museum and Memorial co-hosts its third annual “Great Car Show” along with the Kansas City Automotive Museum. More than 400 vehicles are expected in a unique car show with no judgement. Anyone who wants to […]
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By Kevin Collison The pending purchase of the Isle of Capri Casino by a new owner who promises to reinvest significantly in the tired riverfront “boat” has renewed hope it may be connected to a planned streetcar extension. “It’s something I’ll be discussing extensively with the new owners as they determine their investment plan and […]
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By Kevin Collison The Delaware Street retail renaissance in the River Market is greeting a fresh face, a stylish women’s boutique called “Kate.” Abby Flores, the owner of COCO and Lady Bye in Brookside, is combining the best of both “sister” stores in a boutique named after a strong woman she admires, actress Katharine Hepburn. […]
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The Charlotte Street Foundation has found a permanent home at last and plans to renovate a building at 3333 Wyoming St. into a center for its extensive arts programs thanks in part to a $10 million capital drive. The new headquarters will include a gallery space; black box theatre; studio space for more than 30 […]
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By Kevin Collison Andy Rieger is betting big his grand, new distillery and entertainment center in the historic Heim Brewery Building will be a major East Bottoms draw, and it all gets started today. Rieger, who along with partner Ryan Maybee revived his family’s 130 year-old distillery Jacob Rieger & Co. five years ago, has […]
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WeWork announced this morning its leasing more than 100,000 square feet in the lightwell building, formerly City Center Square, adding to its already sizable presence in the Corrigan Station building. WeWork will occupy lightwell’s third and fourth floors. The 30-story office tower was recently purchased by New York-based Somera Road, which is reinvesting in the […]
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Burnt End BBQ and Starbucks are taking over the Milano Italian Dining space at Crown Center later this year, ending what had been a 30-year run by the restaurant which specialized in Northern Italian cuisine. This will be the third Burnt End restaurant to be opened by Overland Park-based PB&J Restaurants, the others are its […]
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By Kevin Collison The New York-based owner of the 3Y building in the River Market has landed an influential tenant, the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City, a deal that means the building at 300 Wyandotte is now fully leased. “We’re excited to welcome the EDC to the 3Y Building,” Basel Bataineh, vice president of […]

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