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Plans for historic building on Broadway?

The historic Congress Building should be added to a tax abatement redevelopment area that includes the Knickerbocker Apartments, city staff said last week. The proposal recommended by the staff’s Redevelopment Coordinating Committee goes to ...
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Jazz club to open on Broadway

By Joe Lambe A jazz club opens this week on Broadway, infusing more music, martinis and high cuisine into modern Midtown. The Broadway Jazz Club at 3601 Broadway officially opens Friday and will offer live music five nights a week. Appropriately ...

New life for Broadway Arts district

Camp KC and the Pitch are both reporting the possibility of a new life in the entertainment district on Broadway at Valentine Road. According to John Long in Camp, Kansas City has seen a decrease in the number of gay bars, but the numbers may ...

Broadway hookah bar robbed

“Burglars made off with thousands of dollars in electronics, tobacco and 40 hookah pipes after breaking into a midtown Kansas City hookah lounge this weekend,” the The Kansas City Star is reporting. The newspaper adds that the ...

Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2013

Yes, it was pretty darned cold out there at the St. Patrick’s Day parade this morning, and judging by the scant crowd, it looked like a lot of people stayed home where it was warm. Well, we were there and we have a slideshow so you can ...

Street closing information for St. Patrick’s parade

Record crowds are expected for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade down Broadway. Street closures will begin early on March 17th and could last until mid-afternoon. Photo of 2012 parade courtesy kcirishparade. Now that the St. Patrick’s ...

Charges in Tuesday murder outside Chubby’s

A Kansas City man faces a murder charge for killing a man outside Chubby’s Diner, 3756 Broadway, late Tuesday. Jeffrey A. Hulett, 37, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Lionel Hernandez, ...

Healthcare changes on Broadway echo national trends

The Kansas City Free Health Clinic recently changed its name to Kansas City CARE Clinic, a reaction to changes in health care anticipated under the Affordable Care Act. Health care providers from the Broadway Corridor discussed what they see ...

Elsewhere bookstores vanish. In Midtown, they multiply.

Will Leathem, co-owner of the new Prospero’s Bookstore at 3600 Broadway, is busy this week getting the store ready to open. Prospero’s has two other locations, all inspired by the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. Prospero’s ...

More good news for Broadway

Photo by MidtownKCPost One of  Broadway’s “problem” buildings may be on its way to a brighter future. The Kansas City Star reports a New Jersey firm has bought the building and intends to gut it and create market-rate apartments. New ...