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...

Kobi Q, ‘Blade Runner Meets Asia’ in the Crossroads

By Kevin Collison Kobi Q, a new Korean street food place with added flavors from Vietnam and Thailand, is expected to open in the former...

Downtown CVS Store Closed Temporarily for Remodeling

The CVS store at 921 Main, downtown's only full-service pharmacy, has closed for a major remodeling project and expects to reopen about mid-June. The overhaul...

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...

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...

City Club Apartment Project Still on Track, But Fires Plague Vacant Hotel

Editor's note. The developer of the City Club Apartment project released this letter today (April 17) following another fire at the vacant hotel property...

Arizona Postcard: Riding the Rails in Metro Phoenix and Tucson

By Dave Scott During a spring break to visit family and the Kansas City Royals in Arizona, I got a good sense of how urban...

Broadway Deli Plans to Pile on the Pastrami in the Crossroads

By Kevin Collison In a match made in sandwich heaven, the soon-to-open Broadway Deli is bringing the piled-on-thick, genuine Chicago flavor of Manny's, one of...

The Roasterie Brews a 25th Anniversary Celebration

By Kevin Collison Getting together with The Roasterie founder Danny O'Neill to discuss the 25th anniversary of his business on Southwest Boulevard is, not surprisingly,...

Historic Kansas City Honors Pickwick Redevelopment

By Kevin Collison The newly-renovated East 9 at Pickwick Plaza apartment project was honored with two top awards from Historic Kansas City Wednesday, the city's...