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Port KC Issues Creative Challenge for Derelict Riverfront Wharf

By Kevin Collison When things got tough for artists during the Depression, Washington hired many to paint murals and take photographs through the New Deal's...

Ambassador Hotel Opens 1930s Style Jazz and Supper Club

Kansas City jazz great Lonnie McFadden has opened a club beneath the Ambassador Hotel that includes an option for patrons to enjoy a three-course...

New Bookstore Cafe Promises a Bit of Paris on Delaware Street

By Kevin Collison Two attorneys are hoping to bring a little bit of Paris to Delaware Street this summer with a new bookstore, cafe and...

Just in Time for Dog Days, Bar K Opening Soon on Riverfront

By Kevin Collison Brooke Laws and her pal Gatsby had been at a loss since July 22. Their favorite hangout, Bar K, had closed its West...

Bar + Rec Plans Lively Entertainment Center in Old KC Star Building

By Kevin Collison Bar + Rec, the first tenant announced for the ongoing redevelopment of the old Kansas City Star building, has a year-old pile...

New Playground Opens at West Terrace Park

By Kevin Collison Downtown boosters like to say it's becoming a place where people can live, work and play, and last week a couple hundred...

Crown Center WeekEnder Outdoor Concert Series Begins July 10

People craving live music during these Covid-bound times will be able to satisfy their ears at Crown Center beginning July 10 when the annual...

Crossroads Arts District Celebrating the Eclipse with Solanoir Street-Art Festival

The Crossroads Arts District is living up to cosmic form with a five-day, street-art celebration of the upcoming total eclipse called Solanoir. Thirty street artists...

Restored 1887 Mansion Offers Unique Airbnb Stay on Downtown’s West Side

By Kevin Collison The 130-year-old Queen Anne Revival Victorian mansion on downtown's West Side charmed Megan Duma the moment she saw it listed more than...

Crossroads Hotel a Striking Addition to Downtown Hospitality Scene

By Kevin Collison The bland exterior of the new Crossroads Hotel at 2101 Central may fool you, but once inside the historic brick shell you'll...