Big Apartment Plan for Armour and Troost Wins City Plan Commission Endorsement

By Kevin Collison A "transformational" plan that would add hundreds of apartments and new businesses to the rundown intersection of Troost and Armour has been...

Roasterie Opening Cafe in H&R Block Headquarters

The Roasterie is heralding the arrival later this summer of its new cafe inside the H&R Block headquarters Wednesday with a "Block Party" offering...

Monster and Music Greets Streetcar Riders Thanks to Art in the Loop

By Kim Mueller Streetcar riders are discovering an extra surprise this summer: a Stranger on a Train riding a Party Car. The soft sculpture monster created...

Resurrection Opens First New Downtown Church Built in Over a Century

By Kevin Collison If you're looking for a symbol of how downtown Kansas City has revived in recent years, search no further than the new...

Two Light Art Evokes Kansas City Cool

By Kim Mueller One hundred years after leaving Kansas City, Ernest Hemingway’s spirit returned when Two Light apartments opened its doors earlier this month. Images of...

Downtown Stanford Comedy Club Struggles to Recover from ‘Incident’

By Kevin Collison General Manager Richard Montano is upfront about how a shooting incident Feb. 25 has hurt business at the Stanford 813 comedy club,...

Proposed Office Project Would ‘Fill Out’ Block Facing Barney Allis Plaza

By Kevin Collison A development agency got an early look last week at a proposed $114 million project that includes renovating two historic buildings and...

Banksia Blossoms Serving Tasty Aussie Dishes to Hungry Yanks

By Kevin Collison If downtown Kansas City had an award for friendliest new business of the year, Banksia, the new Australian bakehouse & cafe in...

Three Light Incentives Gain Qualified Support from Advisory Board

By Kevin Collison The planned Three Light luxury apartment project got a rough reception from an advisory board reviewing its proposed incentives Wednesday, echoing criticism...

Newly-Renamed Hy-Vee Arena on Track for September Completion

By Kevin Collison It’s naming time--again--for the former Kemper Arena, and this time Hy-Vee supermarkets is stamping its brand on the $39 million redevelopment project. The...