Monarch Coffee Migrates Downtown, Opens Second Location

By Kevin Collison Nothing like some good national buzz for a local coffee shop. Monarch coffee has opened its second location on the first floor of...

Casual Animal Now Crowling the East Crossroads

By Kevin Collison It took a bit longer than anticipated, but Casual Animal has joined the microbrewery herd in the East Crossroads and proprietor Kyle...

City Club Apartments Kick Off, First Residents Expected Next Fall

By Kevin Collison The City Club Apartments project at 20th and Main formally broke ground this week, and developers believe there's a robust appetite for...

Two Very Different Downtown Retailers on Main Street Close

Two very different downtown retailers on Main Street, one a national chain, the other a homegrown pastry shop, have closed their doors. The JoS. A....

Denver-based Snooze Coming to Westport Early 2020

The "Denverization" of Westport is continuing with the planned opening early next year of Snooze, a breakfast place that will occupy a building under...

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...

Mission Taco Joint Opening in East Crossroads Next Week, Taste of San Francisco MexiCali...

You can thank the U.S. Coast Guard for the new Mission Taco Joint that's scheduled to open this Monday at 409 E. 18th St....

Restored Historic Savoy Hotel and Restaurant Debuts This August

By Kevin Collison The historic Savoy Hotel, a downtown landmark since 1888, is scheduled to reopen in early August following an extensive renovation by Louisville-based...

Made in KC Artisan Cooperative Pulling Into the River Market

By Kevin Collison Made in Kansas City is pulling into the River Market, occupying the vintage streetcar permanently parked at the corner of Fifth and...

Thou Mayest Returns, Buys Quay Coffee and Plans New Concept

By Kevin Collison Thou Mayest, the popular East Crossroads establishment that shut down in December, is returning downtown, but with a new game plan. The coffee...