Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (Sept. 27 – Oct. 4) 

Lawrence Mauzey, owner of Chez Charlie, at the bar’s vintage jukebox.

Lawrence Mauzey, owner of Chez Charlie, at the bar’s vintage jukebox.

Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about a big transportation announcement, the sale of the Plaza, and the history of the block just east of Winstead’s.

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Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are buying the Rock Island rail corridor. The $52 million purchase of the 17.7-mile corridor could soon link Kansas City to the Katy Trail and opens vast transit and development possibilities.

Highwoods Properties, owner of the Country Club Plaza, announced the whole district is for sale.

Call them neighborhood bars, dive bars, whatever: two watering holes in the Uptown Arts District have served Midtown for decades. Now Chez Charlie and the Blarney Stone are attracting a whole new generation.

Kansas City is a good place to create art studios combined with artist living space, a consultant reported Thursday. There is no shortage of relatively cheap studio space in the city, she said, but studio and living spaces are not yet on the radar.

The Historic Preservation Commission considered adding a bland 1950 Country Club Plaza apartment building to the historic register.

And in our Monday history feature, we looked at the area around that building, just east of Winstead’s in the Plaza, to see how it has changed from small homes to commercial buildings.

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