Downtown Dish Debuts, Weekly Zoom Event Promotes Food and Drink

By Kevin Collison What started as a way to promote the City Market during construction is expanding via Zoom to boost restaurants and bars throughout...

FBI Downtown HQ in Play, Northland Site Pitched

By Kevin Collison The Kansas City regional FBI office, a downtown fixture since at least 1920, is investigating a new home and is being pitched...

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...

Committee Shelves Barney Allis Plaza Rebuild Plan, Endorses Short-Term Fix

(Updated July 9, 2020. An effort to revive the planning process for redeveloping Barney Allis Plaza failed Wednesday when the Finance Committee split 3-3...

Pioneering Daycare for Kids with Weakened Immunity Close to Start

By Kevin Collison Construction is expected to begin this September on what's being described as the nation's first licensed day care center for children with...

Downtown Food Drive Launched to Help During Covid Crisis

The Downtown Council Community Improvement District is collecting food donations throughout May to help replenish smaller food pantries serving families and individuals affected by...

Crumbling Barney Allis Plaza Now ‘Hotspot’ for Downtown Problems

By Kevin Collison Less than a month after a consultant urged its immediate closure, the problems at Barney Allis Plaza and its garage continue to...

Don Bosco Center Reopening in June Following $3.7M Renovation

By Kevin Collison The Don Bosco Center, a social and cultural anchor for the Columbus Park neighborhood of greater downtown since 1940, is nearing completion...

Webster House Closing, but Helzberg has No Plans to Walk Away

By Kevin Collison Faced with a pandemic shut-down and the likelihood its important patron, the Kauffman Center, may remain dark until at least fall, Shirley...

Crossroads Community Kitchen aka The Rieger Serves Big Helpings

By Kevin Collison There has been a lot of generous community response to the Covid-19 pandemic locally, but it would be hard to top the...