Vendors sought for Midtown makers fair and flea market

The Whole Person, a Midtown nonprofit that helps people with disabilities lead independent lives, is inviting makers from the surrounding neighborhoods to participate in a Maker’s Fair and Flea Market on July 23. The event is part of a two-day ...
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Expanded Broadway, Troost bus service to jobs, streetcar and entertainment

Courtesy KCATA. Buses on Broadway and Troost will run longer on Friday and Saturday nights, part of an effort by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to get people to and from work and entertainment venues. “Our new service ...
In 1915, the Paseo just north of Armour Boulevard was lined with mansions. Those lavish homes are no longer standing, but they were once home to several successful German immigrants. The house on the corner northwest corner of Armour and Paseo belonged to Hans Dierks, owner of coal and lumber companies.

Mansions at Paseo and Armour have been lost

In 1915, the Paseo just north of Armour Boulevard was lined with mansions. Those lavish residences, once home to several families of German heritage, are no longer standing. The house on the northwest corner of Armour and Paseo belonged to Hans ...
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Westport Presbyterian Church invites community to celebrate its rebuilding

As the Westport Presbyterian Church reopens this month after a devastating 2011 fire, the church is inviting the community into its new space.  A weekend of activities from June 24-26, billed as Westport Rising: Open House Dedication Service, ...
The XO Club at 39th and Central, empty and covered with graffiti, could be torn down to make way for a new Mariott extended stay hotel.

Developer plans hotel on site of Westport’s notorious XO Club

The XO Club at 40th and Central, empty and covered with graffiti, could be torn down to make way for a new Mariott extended stay hotel. Westport neighbors have been meeting with a developer who hopes to make improvements to a site that has ...
: For many community members, a meeting last night at the Loretto was a first chance to see the inside of the historic Loretto, formerly a day and boarding school run by the Sisters of Loretto. A developer discussed plans for a boutique hotel, which could include event space in the former chapel.

Dallas developer wants The Loretto to be THE authentic Kansas City hotel experience

For many community members, a meeting last night at The Loretto was a first chance to see the inside of the historic building, formerly a day and boarding school run by the Sisters of Loretto. A developer discussed plans for a boutique hotel, ...
A grassroots group is asking the courts to approve the first step in creating a Transportation Development District along the Main Street corridor to fund expansion of the downtown streetcar line.

New effort seeks vote on streetcar down Main Street

A grassroots group is asking the courts to approve the first step in creating a Transportation Development District along the Main Street corridor to fund expansion of the downtown streetcar line. A grassroots group today revealed plans to try ...
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Broadway closed from 27th to 31st

Beginning today, Broadway Boulevard will be closed from 27th Street to 31st Street until about July 31st. According to the city, the Broadway Bridge over 30th Street will be closed for replacement. This work will last for approximately 60 days ...
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Broadway CID takes its place among others in Midtown

The Broadway Community Improvements District starts soon, joining all those around it, allowing a one-cent sales tax within the district to fund security and marketing among other improvements. The city council Thursday approved the district ...
Tom Platt of the Heart of Westport neighborhood spoke in favor of a CID on Broadway at city hall yesterday.

Broadway CID expected to pass today

Tom Platt of the Heart of Westport neighborhood spoke in favor of a CID on Broadway at city hall yesterday. There are community improvement districts along on Main and 39th Streets and in Westport, but not on Broadway. The city council is ...