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Arfsten, Robert E
Stores & Shops
Photograph, B/w, 8 X...
Biography of Robert E. Arfsten (1930-2002), Shopkeeper
Brookside Typifies Benefits of Sustainable Community
August 15-21, 2008
Article cites Brookside in Kansas City as an example of a sustainable community. The area is characterized by locally owned businesses, a high level of foot traffic, and "charm." The Roasterie Cafe is...
Memorial Park to Honor Owner of Dime Store
February 8, 2006
Article describes efforts by friends and fans of Bob Arfsten, founder of the Dime Store in Brookside, to create a memorial park in his honor. Arfsten died at age 72 in November, 2002.
63rd Street: A Vital Link
February 13, 2013
Article focuses on the history, diversity, and gradual rebirth of the 63rd Street Corridor, which stretches from State Line Road east into Raytown, Missouri. The road is described as a "vital artery" that...
Author Looks at Rare Brookside Images
December 15, 2010
Article on local author LaDene Morton and her book, "The Brookside Story." The book traces the history of the Brookside area since 1919 when J.C. Nichols began developing it for commercial properties.
A Toy Store's Story: Brookside Toy and Science a Fixture For Many
December 5, 2007
Article that features the Brookside Toy and Science store located in the Brookside area at 330 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The store is owned by Mary Jo and Jim Ward with Jim's mother buying...
Center of Attention
Color pictures and article about the design by 360 Architecture of the Blue Grotto restaurant in the Brookside shopping area. Blue Grotto specializes in Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizza.
Makeover on 63rd Street Gains Momentum
May 26, 2015
Details on current redevelopment projects taking place along 63rd Street between Oak and Holmes. The hope is that a combination of new businesses, new construction, and renovated spaces will revitalize...
Brookside Shopping Center
Information about the Brookside district as a mixed-use shopping center and residential district at about 63rd and Brookside Boulevard (between Main and Wornall Roads). Description of its history, established...
December 14, 2002
Lengthy obituary for Robert E. Arfsten, or Bob Arfsten, which includes his picture. He was the owner of The Dime Store in Brookside. Also includes a poem entitled "In Memory of Bob Arfsten" written by...
'The Right Mix'
New owner, Highwoods Properties, assures the neighborhood groups that the Brookside Shopping Center will not change..
Sisters Keep Women-Owned KC Shop in Family
March 30, 2011
Sisters Abbey Fields and Sarah Douglas believe their business, Shop Beautiful, is the only retail store in Kansas City to have been continuously owned and operated by women for at least 75 years. The business...
The Dime Store in Brookside
Street level view of The Dime Store located at 314 W. 63rd Street in the Brookside Shopping area.
Brookside Fixture Closes Its Doors
June 29, 2006
The Dime Store located in Brookside has apparently closed for good. Located at 314 W. 63rd Street, it was owned by Bob Arfsten. After his death in 2002, his niece attempted to keep it open with new merchandise...
Store's Still Got 'the Floor'
April 25, 2007
The New Dime Store located at 314 W. 63rd Street in Brookside is set to open April 28, 2007. Fifi Wiedeman is the new owner and a long-time Brookside resident. Even though the store was updated, the creaky...
Friends Honor Store Owner With Park Court Dedication
January 5, 2005
The park at Brookside Court is to be dedicated to the late Bob Arfsten, owner of the Dime Store in Brookside. He died November 9, 2002. The dedication is to be in early May 2005. There is to be a fountain,...
Brookside Shopping Area
View of the Brookside Shopping area located on Brookside Boulevard. The Brookside Theater located at 6325 Brookside is in partial view and a Jenkins Music Company truck in the street.
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