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Askren, Robert G
1980 –– 2005bulk 1...
'KC Live' Kickoff to Light Up City
March 6, 2008
The long-awaited Power and Light District opens with a kickoff event in the Kansas City Live block at 14th Street and Grand Boulevard. The Cordish Company plans 150 events that include rock, country and...
A Grand Centennial for a Grand Church
February 7, 2012
The Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church (205 E. 9th St., southeast corner of 9th Street and Grand Boulevard) was completed February 1912. It is the second church building that the United Methodist...
Ambitious Ideas For a Grander Route
January 24, 2012
Article on the "Make Grand Grand" project with plans to include new streetscaping and bicycle lanes. The project was initiated by the environmental advocacy group Bridging the Gap.
January 30-February 5, 2014
Series of questions and responses that address topics of local history and curiosity. Topics covered include: the Kansas State Seal, the flags along Grand Boulevard, UMKC's kangaroo mascot, the county...
Boutique Hotel to Open in a Year
January 15, 2011
The former Gate City National Bank building at 1111 Grand Boulevard will undergo an $11 million renovation to become the 43-room Grand Hotel. From 2000 to 2006 the building housed Club Chemical, "a nightclub...
Building II's Residences Are Ready For Sale
October 26, 2003
Article/advertisement about opening of the second of three loft conversions, Western Auto Lofts II at 2029 Grand Boulevard.
April 29, 2011
The sixth-annual Capstone Awards is a supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal, which "honors outstanding real estate development projects and transactions throughout the community." Some of the...
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...
March 14, 2008
Kansas City Costume Co., located at 2020 Grand Boulevard, has put its three-story building up for sale, asking $3 million. "Kansas City Costume, which has been in business since 1925, is a theatrical rental...
Danny Edwards Ready To Make His Move
June 12, 2007
Danny Edwards Famous Kansas City Barbecue (1227 Grand Boulevard), a popular downtown eatery for 23 years, is relocating to 2900 Southwest Boulevard. The new owner of the Grand street property, Jon Copaken,...
Downtown Arena Proposal Envisions Opening In 2007
May 13, 2004
Front page article with photographs and diagrams of the projected downtown makeover area. Mayor Kay Barnes holds a news conference to announce plans for a new downtown arena and the financing package needed....
Downtown Project Gets a New Deadline
January 28, 2011
The building that once housed the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, located at 925 Grand Boulevard, is part of a redevelopment plan by Jason Townsend. Townsend purchased the 90-year old building in...
East Crossroads Area Sees Revitalization on Horizon
February 1-8, 2008
The East Crossroads "runs approximately from Grand Boulevard to U.S. Highway 71 and from Truman Road to the railroad tracks behind Union Station." As artists are priced out of the Crossroads District,...
East Crossroads is Rising
February 23, 2015
Article on the growing development on the east side of the Crossroads district, from Grand Boulevard to Campbell and Truman Road south to 20th Street. Attracted by the proximity to Downtown and affordable...
Flags Are Flying on Grand
August 17, 2007
Grand Boulevard has become Grand Boulevard of the Americas and will have 152 vinyl flags flying along it that represent a tribute to the 35 nations of the Organization of American States. James M. Malouff...
Grand Avenue Temple Profile
Grand Boulevard Gets an Even Grander Name
April 15, 2008
"Grand Boulevard in downtown Kansas City was officially dedicated Grand Boulevard of the Americas on Monday with flags from 34 countries adorning light poles along the roadway." The flags of 152 countries...
Grand Boulevard of the Americas
June 5, 2007
Grand Boulevard from the River Market to Crown Center has been renamed Grand Boulevard of the Americas. This is an honorary name and therefore busineses "won't be forced to make expensive address changes."...
Hey! A Better Housing Market!
November 15, 2011
A shortage in downton housing has developers looking into buildings for renovation into condos. Two possible buildings are the Pickwick complex at 9th and McGee streets and the former Federal Reserve Bank...
It's His World
February 24-March 2, 2005
Profile of Kansas City lounge singer Al Lotta, house entertainer at the Cigar Box Bar, 1519 Grand Boulevard.
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