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Country Club Plaza
'Charm of Ageless Elegance'
July 3, 2005
Photos of houses and description of Country Club Heights, south of the Country Club Plaza and north of Brookside. Houses featured in photos with current selling prices include 634 W. 59th Terrace; 630...
'Like an Earthquake'
February 20, 2013
Article reports on a large natural gas explosion in the Country Club Plaza that injured at least 16 people and destroyed the iconic JJ's Restaurant at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue. The force of the...
100,000 Come to See Plaza Light Ceremony
Brighter lights, 152,000 of them, installed following the recovery from the Plaza flood of 1977.
5 Dead, Many Missing in Flood
Photo of cars floating toward the Plaza tennis courts and description of damages, power outages, etc.
A Brand-New Glow
July 27, 2007
A new sculpture design, "Transformed Flower," has been approved by the Municipal Art Commission. The sculpture, by California artist Phillip Smith, willl be erected at the north end of the Richard & Annette...
A Break With the Past
January 5, 2005
The Raphael Hotel is now under new management, recently bought for an undisclosed price by Lighthouse Properties LLC of Salina, Kansas. The 123-room hotel has been placed on the top of the list for the...
A Busy Key for Him
Photo and biographical article about William Schoenhard, or Bill Schoenhard, retiring in 1953 from his "50-year career of selling clothing to young men of Kansas City" as "owner of the Schoenhard's Boys...
A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
A Century of Growth in Retail: Retail Evolves from Downtown to Suburban Centers
Retrospective article detailing the history of retail in Kansas City.
A Colorful Shop Building: First Structure Completed in Country Club Plaza Development Is Brightened by American Adaptation of Spanish Motif
Photos and article about "the first building to be completed in the very ambitious Country Club Plaza business development outlined in that general vicinity by the J. C. Nichols Company." Designed in "Spanish...
A New Attraction for Kansas City Opening Tomorrow
Article about the new Halls on the Plaza attraction.
A New Court Date Downtown
July 6, 2006
The Explorers' 2006 World Team-Tennis season will be played on a 66-by-128- foot slab of asphalt on the deck of Barney Allis Plaza. It will be surrounded by bleachers and vendor areas. The team's first...
A Post Card from Old Kansas City
Photo of 1937 Plaza Christmas lights, used as a post card.
A Sulgrave Situation
August/9 - 15/2001
Article about conversion of Sulgrave Apartments to condominiums.
A Sweet Transition at Chocolate Store
June 1, 2007
Owners of Panache Chocolatier, Eileen Cohen and Sharon Hoffman who want to spend more time with family, sold their business to Mark and Barbara Bailey of Lenexa. Cohen and Hoffman first opened a Kron Chocolatier...
A Very Upscale Appeal
January 15, 2003
Story about the Kirkwood development located near the Country Club Plaza at 49th and Wornall. It is to be a very upscale, affluent condominium area. Article includes a color photocopy of the model of the...
Apartments' Past Could Stop Wrecking Ball
June 19, 2015
Article focuses upon an effort to prevent the demolition of three adjacent two-story apartment buildings located in the Country Club Plaza that were designed by Kansas City architect Nelle Peters. Greg...
Art and Soul
September 23, 2006
This article features 75 years of Plaza Art Fair memories. It includes a timeline for the event starting with 1932 and going to 2005. This year's 75th annual Plaza Art Fair is to be held September 23-24,...
Review of the Granfalloon Bar and Grill.
Barbecue Eatery to Close Two Sites
August 13, 2005
KC Masterpiece Barbecue and Grill has decided to close its Country Club Plaza and St. Louis restaurants and concentrate on its "flagship" restaurant at 10985 Metcalf in Overland Park. "Rich Davis, a former...
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