Downtown Central Library Hosts National Poet Laureate

Tracy K. Smith, the poet laureate of the United States, will discuss her life and poetry, and read from her works at the Downtown...

Landmark Western Auto Sign to Dazzle Downtown Skyline Again

The iconic Western Auto sign is expected to light up the downtown skyline again by late summer following a major repair job by the...

Well-Known Westport Merchants Opposing Streetcar Expansion Plan

By Kevin Collison Several prominent Westport merchants have come out against the proposed streetcar extension from downtown to UMKC, apparently believing it won't deliver enough...

NourishKC Celebrates Serving Millionth Meal to the Homeless

By Kevin Collison Eight years after opening in new space at Eighth and The Paseo, NourishKC celebrated serving its millionth meal to the homeless people...

Historic West Bottoms on Stage This Week

By Kim Mueller Put on your hiking shoes, and rediscover the West Bottoms as city leaders celebrate its past and envision its future in several...

J. Rieger Pursuing Ambitious ‘Electric Park’ Project in East Bottoms

By Kevin Collison The co-founder of Jacob Rieger & Co. distillery is pursuing a visionary concept to renovate the historic Heim Brewery Building in the...

Latest Grinders Break-in Alarms East Crossroads Community

By Kevin Collison STRETCH is ticked after yet another break-in at his iconic East Crossroads food joint, Grinders Pizza. "This is the 11th time Grinder's has...

Rightfully Sewn Finds New Home to ‘Move the Needle’ in Crossroads

By Kevin Collison Rightfully Sewn, a nonprofit started in 2015 to teach women how to succeed as  seamstresses in the fashion industry, has found a...

ULI Panel Offers Bold Concepts to Energize Barney Allis Plaza

By Kevin Collison Barney Allis Plaza, a dreary downtown centerpiece, could be lowered to street level and transformed into a large event lawn flanked by...

Data Tells Real Downtown Housing Story

GUEST COMMENTARY By Bill Dietrich Maintaining existing affordable housing stock and increasing that inventory are critical for the sustainability and continued growth of greater Downtown...