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1. Biography of Robert E. Arfsten (1930-2002), Shopkeeper Biography of Robert E. Arfsten (1930-2002), Shopkeeper 2003

2. Brookside Fixture Closes Its Doors 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...

3. Brookside Residential District Brookside Residential District File contains newspaper clippings about the district, a pamphlet on a park in memory of Bob Arfsten, proprietor of the Brookside Dime Store.

4. Brookside: Use It or Lose It Brookside: Use It or Lose It September 2000 Photos and article about the increasing difficulty of competing in the modern market for the Brookside business district, built in the 1920s and 1930s around 63rd and Wornall Roads and threatened in 2000...

5. Fanfaronade Fanfaronade May/3/1935 Article about the bars, saloons, and similar "joints" on 12th Street in Kansas City, describing the types of people and businesses prevalent there in the Great Depression, including "underworld tycoon...

6. Friends Honor Store Owner With Park Court Dedication 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,...

7. In Memoriam In Memoriam 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...

8. Local 'Davids' Battle Corporate 'Goliaths' Local 'Davids' Battle Corporate 'Goliaths' February 2008 Article profiles six local, independent companies that have succeeded despite competition from large corporate "Goliaths" in their respective industries. The six featured businesses include: Broadway Cafe...

9. Memorial Park to Honor Owner of Dime Store 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.

10. Progress Edition 2007 Progress Edition 2007 June 20, 2007 Progress in the City features a Q&A session with Mayor Mark Funkhouser (pp. 2-3 and 20-21); Downtown, 18th & Vine, and River Market (pp. 4-5 and 14); Crossroads Arts District and Crown Center (pp. 6-7);...

11. Spring Valley Park, Spring Spring Valley Park, Spring Postcard of a Spring at Spring Valley Park

12. Still Unsettled Still Unsettled February/21/2003 Under the City Scape column, Smith reports that the fate of the Dime Store in Brookside is still up in the air. A niece living in San Francisco inherited the store from the former owner, Bob Arfsten, who...

13. Store's Still Got 'the Floor' 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...

14. The Dime Store in Brookside The Dime Store in Brookside 2003 Street level view of The Dime Store located at 314 W. 63rd Street in the Brookside Shopping area.

15. Troost Avenue Troost Avenue 1935 Looking southwest from the east side of Troost just south of 31st Street. Some of the businesses shown include Western Auto, Woolworth's Dime Store, Crown Drugstore, etc.