Shriners, Baptists Cancel Big KC Conventions Because of Covid

By Kevin Collison Two major conventions scheduled to come to downtown Kansas City this summer, the Shriners International and National Baptists, have cancelled because of...

KC Barbell Beefs Up Size at New Location Near Crown Center

By Kevin Collison As soon as the city gives the all clear from Covid-19 health restrictions, Jay Ashman and his partners are ready to teach...

City Council Narrowly Approves Waddell HQ Design Despite Objections by Neighborhood, City Planners

(Updated: Citing the late Kenny Rogers tune "The Gambler," Mayor Quinton Lucas cast the deciding vote in a 7-6 City Council decision to approve...

Downtown Marriott Goes Dark, Metro’s Biggest Covid Hospitality Casualty

By Kevin Collison Metro Kansas City's largest hotel, the 970-room Downtown Marriott, has gone dark until at least May 11 because of the Covid-19 pandemic,...

MEDiAHEAD! Switches to Fun-Time Production During Covid Crisis

By Kevin Collison Being stuck at home with kids looking for something fun to do during the Covid-19 crisis can try the patience of any...

Lightwell Lands Two Tech Tenants

The lightwell office tower, formerly City Center Square, has landed two tech-oriented tenants: the Kansas City Tech Council and PayIt, a digital payment platform...

Crossroads Landing DGX, Dollar General’s Urban Concept Store

By Kevin Collison DGX, Dollar General's new urban store concept, is coming to the Crossroads as part of the City Club Apartment development at 20th...

No More Daily Nada

By Kevin Collison Our Daily Nada, the River Market bookstore and café inspired by a Hemingway short story, has closed its doors after operating less...

New Loews Offers Spectacular Downtown Views, Luxury Accommodations

(Editor's note: Updated May 14: Loews has announced June 1 as the new opening date for its KC Convention Center Hotel. The following is a...

‘Hypebeast’ Boutique Opening at Crown Center

Initial, a streetwear boutique that describes itself as specializing in "hypebeast fashion," is opening a shop on the second floor of the Crown Center...