Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (Nov. 15 – Nov. 22)

plaza hotelLast week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about reducing violence, the legal age for tobacco and the history of the Pryde’s building in Westport.

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At city hall, the mayor asked 4th District Council Member Jolie Justus to led a new effort to figure out how to reduce violence.

The city council also raised the age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 and limited the vape shops that are becoming more common.

The city, at the request of staff, has delayed consideration of a large hotel, apartment and retail project just north of the Country Club Plaza.

And the city urged its pension fund boards to not invest in fossil fuel companies.

Children’s Mercy Hospital announced a new partnership with Sporting Kansas City which includes renaming the stadium after the hospital.

Residents across Kansas City wondered whether their neighborhoods would be a good home for PorchFestKC, a popular musical event looking for a new home.

Forts created by at-risk children popped up on Gillham Road near 36th Street, part of a project by Cornerstones of Care and Gillis.

Our Monday history feature took a look back at the building that is now Pryde’s in Westport, once a dance studio whose instructor inspired many young Kansas Citians.

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