Watch for “Luv Midtownkc” mural at 40th and Main

Local artist Trent Alexander will be painting a 10-foot mural on the side of the Thriftway at 40th and Main. When it’s done, before March 15, Main Street organizations hope people will take “selfies” in front of it to show ...

Do you remember the corner of Westport Road and Main Street?

While the block around Westport Road and Main Street has changed since 1940, the building at this corner remains. Today it is home to Oddly Correct; in 1940, it was the location of a Foster’s Shoe Store. The northwest corner of Westport Road ...

MAC Properties to build at Armour and Main

Plans for 3435 Main. Courtesy MAC Properties MAC Properties, redeveloper of 24 buildings along Armour Boulevard since 2007, plans to construct its first new building in the city. The City Plan Commission today recommended approval of a plan ...

Police report no serious incidents at parade and rally

Courtesy MainCor. Although the parade and rally were downtown and at Union Station, Midtown saw a steady stream of mostly well-behaved Royals fans on their way to the party today. Kansas City Police say several hours after a record 500,000 person ...

Drug Take-Back Day returns to Midtown on Saturday

The popular drug take back day is coming up Saturday at MainCor, 3215 Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a chance to get rid of expired drugs safety and keep them out of the water system. Turning in expired drugs also keeps them out of ...

Remembering George Southwell of Main Street, the king of band music

The Southwell Building at 3935-41 Main Street in 1940. The Southwell Building, an art deco masterpiece at 3941 Main and home to Harlings, takes its name from a family that made its mark on Midtown – and across the country. Little remembered ...

Home health workers join wage movement march in Midtown

Lajua Manning, a home health care worker, was among hundreds of low pay people who marched in Midtown today demanding higher wages. She said the care workers are joining a push that is scheduled nationwide today. Adjunct professors also recently ...

Do you know the history of this Southmoreland neighborhood?

The Karnopp Building at 43rd and Main in 1930. Courtesy Kansas City Public Library – Missouri Valley Special Collections. As part of our Uncovering History Project, the Midtown KC Post is taking a look at the 1940 tax assessment photos of ...

Jail time for Midtown robbery suspect

A Kansas City man who robbed a Midtown wireless store with a big revolver and the words “you know what time it is” has been charged, Jackson County announced Friday. Leonard H. White, 28, also allegedly led police on a chase Tuesday that ...

City considers Main Street CID renewal

Central Patrol Police Office James Schriever voiced support for the renewal and expansion of the Main Street CID today. The city began the process of considering the renewal of the Main Street CID today at a city council business session. Executive ...