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Nashville-Based ‘The Escape Game’ Plans Spring Opening at Plaza

By Kevin Collison The Escape Game, a Nashville chain specializing in "story-driven missions," is planning to open a franchise in the Country Club Plaza this...

Nelson-Atkins and Negro League Museums Get Brews of Their Own

Downtown brewers have rolled out a couple of special edition beers to help raise money for two major cultural institutions, the Negro League Baseball...

Historic Folly Theater Debuts $4.2M Overhaul

By Kevin Collison The Folly, downtown's oldest entertainment venue, debuted its fresh face last weekend after a $4.2 million makeover that added a balcony bar...

Party to Help Revive Garment District Park

By Kevin Collison The developer of the Carnival building hopes a party it's helping host this Wednesday (Oct. 12) will spur interest in a downtown...

Big Waldo Apartment Project Proposed, Revives Streetcar Extension Idea

By Kevin Collison A 300-unit apartment project that would transform the scale and nature of the Waldo entertainment area received preliminary support from a transit-oriented...

Port KC Takes New Role Steering $160M South Loop Link Park Plan

By Kevin Collison Planning for the proposed South Loop Link, an ambitious proposal to deck four blocks of the disruptive downtown freeway with a park,...

‘The Elders’ Return to Help Irish Fest Celebrate 20th Year Downtown

Irish Fest is returning this Labor Day weekend to Crown Center and to help celebrate its 20th year downtown, crowd-favorite The Elders will be...

Iconic Katz Cat to Grin Again in Downtown KC

By Kevin Collison The Katz Drug Store sign, a one-time iconic streetscape fixture in Kansas City and beyond with its happy cat sporting a bow...

Union Station Only U.S. Stop for Major Maya Exhibition

By Kevin Collison Union Station's new "Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises" exhibition vividly tells the little-known story of the ancient civilization that dominated Central America...

Kaw Makeover Including New Park, Bike Trails, Opening in October

(Editor's note: This article was originally published Oct. 29, 2021) By Kevin Collison After decades of being a scraggly backwater, the Kaw River in the West...