New Healthy Eatery Takes ‘Bite’ of East Crossroads

By Kevin Collison For Kathy Hale, bringing her concept that specializes in selling prepared, healthy meals that  people can then heat at home to the...

Historic Ozark Building at Ninth and Grand Slated for Hotel…Eventually

By Kevin Collison A Little Rock hotel developer has bought the historic Ozark building at Ninth and Grand and plans to ultimately redevelop it as...

Cliff’s Taphouse Taking Former Ollie’s Space at Martini Corner

By Kevin Collison Larry Kime is bullish about Martini Corner and the growing nearby neighborhoods, making him excited about the prospects for his new restaurant...

KC Carryout Challenge Serves Help to Restaurants During Pandemic

Hungry to help the more than 300 restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other purveyors of food and drink in greater downtown? The Downtown Council has...

St. Joe Brewer Opening Pub in River Market

By Kevin Collison River Bluff Brewing, a St. Joseph microbrewery, is opening a location in the River Market in the historic City Water Department building...

Starving for Business, Downtown Marriott Savors Success with ‘Ghost Kitchen’

By Kevin Collison Starved for hotel guests because of the pandemic, the Downtown Marriott is pivoting to feeding the appetites of nearby residents and workers...

Fountain City Winery Opening Soon in West Bottoms

By Kevin Collison The West Bottoms is about to welcome another winery to the eclectic blend of businesses that have found a home in the...

Border Brewing Relocating to Bigger Crossroads Digs This Spring

By Kevin Collison Border Brewing, the pioneering brewer that launched the East Crossroads craft beer scene in 2015, is relocating to a new space this...

Mercury Room Lifts Downtown Cocktail Scene to New Level

By Kevin Collison The Mercury Room cocktail lounge has opened its glamorous perch atop the new 14-story REVERB apartment building in the Crossroads with sky-high...

Ambassador Hotel Opens 1930s Style Jazz and Supper Club

Kansas City jazz great Lonnie McFadden has opened a club beneath the Ambassador Hotel that includes an option for patrons to enjoy a three-course...