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A 25-Year Milestone
October 17, 2006
Article reports the honoring of City Market area leader Mel Mallin upon the 25th anniversary of the founding of the River Market Business Association. Mallin and others are credited with helping to create...
A Growing Demand for Local
December 8, 2009
Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...
A New Hombre in Town
May 18-24, 2006
Breif article describing the building at 528 Walnut, which became home to a Dos Hombres mexican restaurant in 2006. The author writes that over the building's 135 year life, it has been home to a number...
A Whole New View
January 25, 2006
Article reports the approval by the U. S. Department of the Interior of a plan to cut 142 large windows in the U. S. Cold Storage Building, located at 3rd Street and Locust in the City Market area. The...
Catch Lightning In a Bottle
July 13, 2006
Review of Winslow's restaurant in the City Market located at 20 E. Fifth Street. The restaurant started serving barbecue in 1971 and has been Winslow-owned since 1982. Don Winslow bought the place and...
City Market Plans Cause Problems
Implementation of the City Market Master Plan is discussed with recommended changes outlined including the displacing of some current tenants and the food only policy. Includes an artist's drawing of the...
City Market Renovation Aims to Make Downtown Landmark a Year-Round Destination
April 2, 2003
Discusses proposed $8.2 million overhaul plan for the City Market area as well as the Riverfront Heritage Trail, archaeological park, and the Steamboat Arabia renovations. Includes illustrations and map....
City Market Undergoes Changes
Improvements and changes are underway in the City Market area. Customers will find more food and less gift items. Construction should start in July on a new entryway on Grand Boulevard as well as two other...
Condo Conversions Help Weitz Build Reputation as a Top Local Contractor
March 18-24, 2005
The Weitz Co., of Des Moines, Iowa, entered the Kansas City market only in 2001 but has quickly created a niche for itself in the construction of retirement communities and condominiums.
Deaths: Frank Lambader, Sr.
April 16, 1948
William Lambader, an early meat packer, occupied the first stall as a meat dealer in the old City Market, which was completed in 1853. His son, Frank, was the first occupant of the first stall at the present...
Detached Home for 'Transplants'
May 29, 2008
"The City Homes project nearing completion at Fifth and Oak streets in the River Market area packs 27 detached houses into a 2.2 acre site between the City Market and the Columbus Park neighborhood." Built...
Family-Style Business Celebrates 30 Years
Photo and article about the celebration of 30 years in business of Winslow's City Market Barbecue, opened in 1971 as the City Market Barbecue by the Mulvihill family and changed in name with its purchase...
Houses Will Join River Market Boom
April 25, 2006
''Developer George Birt is scrapping two condominium buildings proposed in his original River Market East redevelopment plan and will instead build 27 detached houses.'' Includes schematic drawing of the...
Marshall Potvin Dies
Death of the "Potato King," a prominent produce seller, especially potatoes before the Great Depression.
Marshall Potvin Dies: He Earned Nickname of "the Potato King"
File containing an obituary for Marshall Potvin, "70, who earned the nickname of 'The Potato King' for his large-scale and shrewd speculation in potatoes." Also "[o]wner of the M. O. Potvin Produce company...
Obituary for Mike Picone, founder of the Picone Produce Company at the City Market in 1899, dying at the age of 91 in 1965.
MU Extension to Take Notorious Club's Space
July 23, 2013
Article on the Univeristy of Missouri Extension moving into the historic building at 105 E. 5th Street. Across the street from the City Market, the building was previously the Oldham Hotel, built in 1916,...
Oldest Area-Based Businesses
May 26-June 1, 2006
In "The List" column for this issue is a ranking of the oldest area-based businesses. They are ranked by year founded. The first on the list is the City Market, 5th and Walnut, starting in 1857 with the...
Pedestrian Trail to Connect Cliff Drive to City Market
August 29, 2012
The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department has received a grant from the National Scenic Byway Program for the construction of a pedestrian and biking trail connecting the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway...
Obituary for Peter Palermo, wholesale produce dealer at the City Market for 50 years, dying at the age of 69 in 1966.
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