Nashville-Based ‘The Escape Game’ Plans Spring Opening at Plaza

By Kevin Collison The Escape Game, a Nashville chain specializing in "story-driven missions," is planning to open a franchise in the Country Club Plaza this...

Port KC Sticks with Familiar Firm to Continue South Loop Link Planning

By Kevin Collison Port KC is sticking with a familiar firm to continue planning the proposed South Loop Link, choosing HNTB to conduct the environmental...

Oracle Closing Former Cerner World Headquarters in North Kansas City

By Kevin Collison Oracle is pulling the plug on the former world headquarters of Cerner in North Kansas City, relocating its employees to its Innovations...

Opinion: Twenty Years Later, Our Downtown Heart is Healthier to Live and Play, More...

By Kevin Collison Twenty years after The Star published its groundbreaking "Mending Our Broken Heart" series, downtown is back in the game, but needs more...

Thirsty? Your Hoppy Guide to the Downtown KC Craft Beer Scene

(Editor's note: This article was last updated Oct. 28, 2022) Kansas City's downtown craft beer scene traces its hoppy roots back to Nov. 17, 1989. That's...

Green Dirt Farm Bringing Café and Cheese to East Crossroads

By Kevin Collison It's a big transition from the gentle hills outside Weston to the post-industrial vibe of the East Crossroads, but Sarah Hoffman believes...

Fundraising for Hospital Hill Project Gets $30M Boost from Sunderland Foundation

A planned new teaching facility for UMKC medical and dental students on Hospital Hill has taken a big stride forward with a $30 million...

Mending Our Broken Heart: Can We Fix It? Downtown Needs Triad of Support for...

"Downtown KC: Mending Our Broken Heart," was a groundbreaking series originally published by The Kansas City Star 20 years ago this month. It was...

Developers Envision Possible High-Rise Project on Broadway

By Kevin Collison A development group has acquired a 3.2-acre site on Broadway across from the Kauffman Center, including the former Denny's site, and is...

KCUR Public Radio Plans New Facility at 53rd and Troost

By Kevin Collison KCUR 89.3 has a clear signal from the Missouri Board of Curators to pursue building a new facility for the public radio...