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A Legacy of Service in Kansas City
Michael's Fine Clothes for Men has been in business for over 100 years in the Kansas City area. Opened by Michael Novorr in 1905, the business has thrived at 1830 Main Street and has now become a vital...
Article describes the freighthouse Flats loft development at 2120 Wyandotte, in the Freight House District, north of Union Station and adjacent to the Crossroads Arts District. The building, constructed...
Applied Experience: a Mother's Model for Thoughtful Development
The author describes her experiences renovating the Arthel Building at 1901 Main Street and FLEX Storage Systems in Topeka, Kansas.
Art in Kansas City
Two articles highlight the art scene in Kansas City: "Kansas City's Glittering New Galleries" and "Kansas City: A City of Art." The first article reviews the new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum...
Arts Mean Business
December 1, 2001
Photos, illustrations, and article about the potential for mutual benefits for the arts and business communities in the Kansas City area with new and upcoming projects.
Building an Empire
Profile of sculptor, restaurateur, and "TV personality," Stretch. He was one of the first artists to invest and establish himself in the Crossroads Arts District.
Can Small Business Survive the Big Hype?
Several small urban businesses are featured in this article including the Blue Gallery and Black Bamboo in the Crossroads Arts District, Cupini's restaurant at the corner of 12th and Walnut (with photo),...
Crossroads Arts District Draws Crowds on First Fridays
April 1, 2005
Article featured in the "Arts & Culture" section of the magazine. Describes the Crossroads Arts District and its impact on the art community as well as on the revitalization of the downtown area. Names...
Crossroads Developer Helps Shape Downtown District
Article profiles commercial real estate broker, Suzie Aron. Aron is president of the Crossroads Community Association and owner of several properties in the area.
Crossroads District: A Story of Growth and Change
Article describes the Crossroads Arts District including some of the businesses there, the attraction and some of the challenges of the area.
Article describes "First Fridays" in Kansas City's Crossroads District. On the first Friday of each month, galleries in the area (of which there are over 40) open from 7-9 p.m., providing a lively atmosphere...
Down on the Corner
May 1, 2005
Paul and Carol Hilpman own a 17,000- square-foot building at 18th and Wyandotte which they lease out to artists, photographers a yoga studio, grocery store, snack, bar, skateboard shop and three clothing...
Downtown 2001 Development Series Part 2
Photos, detailed maps, and article about the development plans for Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, defined by the Downtown Council as between "the Missouri River to 31st Street and from State Line Road...
Downtown Developers Bring Blighted Spots Back to Life
Article profiles three developers who pioneered in Kansas City's downtown renaissance: Shaul Jolles in the Crossroads District, Mel Mallin in the River Market area, and Mike Rainen in North Kansas City....
Downtown Districts Reflect Individual Strengths
Summary and assessment of Kansas City downtown development at the end of 2009. Articles contain descriptions of activity in districts of the central city: The "Loop" (Central Business District); Government/East...
Downtown Kansas City Putting Icing on Its Cake
Overview of the major changes and developments in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, over the past five years such as the $276 million Spring Center arena, Kansas City Convention Center, NAIA headquarters...
Foreword: Renewing Downtown, One Building at a Time
Editorial article about the revival of parts (or "neighborhoods") of Downtown and Midtown Kansas City, especially the Crossroads District, 39th Street (in Westport or Midtown), and potentially next in...
Helzberg and Helix: Renewal from an Old School
Article describes the renovation of Webster School as an antique store and restaurant owned by Shirley Helzberg
Article profiles sculptor Stretch. In his studio/gallery at 1830 Locust he creates sculpture out of steel and glass. Stretch is also owner of Grinders restaurant at 417 E. 18th Street.
Insider: Kansas City Bulletin
Photos and article about Kansas City's new "arty Crossroads District" and its role in changing the city's image away from a "meat-and-potatoes town." Description of the district's renovated Union Station...
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