Crossroads Prep Opens Downtown in Historic Thayer Building

By Kevin Collison Six years after launching Crossroads Academy in downtown with 190 elementary students, Dean Johnson and his colleagues welcomed another 190 students, this...

Mayoral Candidates Talk Downtown: Businessman Phil Glynn

Editor's note: Kansas City voters are preparing to elect a new mayor to replace Mayor Sly James, who has reached the end of his...

Sprint Center Celebrates 10 Years as Downtown Anchor, Result of Bold Mayoral Push with...

By Kevin Collison It was a huge gamble when it was first proposed, but 10 years later, the Sprint Center has yielded an equally huge...

Landmark Western Auto Sign to Dazzle Downtown Skyline Again

(Updated June 25) The landmark Western Auto sign is scheduled to light up the skyline again on again July 13, according to a release...

New Downtown Y Called Boost to Growing, Diverse Community

By Kevin Collison For perhaps the first time ever, downtown will be home to a high school swim team, one of many community-building opportunities cited...

Kemper Arena, Traders Among Projects Honored by Historic KC

By Kevin Collison The redevelopment of two mid-20th Century buildings in greater downtown you wouldn't automatically consider historic plus more traditional landmarks such as...

Downtown Kansas City Convention Hotel Project Gets New Investor and Operator; Groundbreaking Expected Oct....

By Kevin Collison The long-planned Kansas City downtown convention hotel has a new flag and welcome infusion of cash from Loews Hotels, a New York-based...

Critical Convention Hotel Agreements Before Development Agency, Includes $59.7 Million Private Investment

By Kevin Collison The long-awaited, 800-room downtown convention hotel is poised to begin construction in January if, as expected, the key city development agency handling...

The Star Turns Lights Out after More Than a Century at 1729 Grand

By Kevin Collison More than a century of newspaper history ends today when The Kansas City Star staff moves from its historic quarters at 1729...

Downtown Chefs Savor the Rush of KC Restaurant Week

By Jill Wendholt Silva Michael Werner’s staff at The Jacobson in the Crossroads is preparing to get slammed during “the busiest 10 days of the...