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Gallup Map Company
Jody Ladd Craig
11 River Market Buildings Are Sold
December 22, 2004
Article with map illustration and photograph detailing the sale of buildings along Delaware Street in the River Market area. Eleven of the most historic buildings in the area are being sold for a reported...
A 25-Year Milestone
October 17, 2006
Article reports the honoring of City Market area leader Mel Mallin upon the 25th anniversary of the founding of the River Market Business Association. Mallin and others are credited with helping to create...
A Bright Edge for River Market
September 12, 2007
A $3.5 million reconstruction project has been developed for Second Street in the River Market district. The major portion of the project will turn a dirt road into a landscaped pedestrian thoroughfare....
A Creative Powerhouse Behind the Scoreboard
August 6, 2008
A local company, Dimension X Design, also known as DXD, produces the graphics for the Kansas City Royals new scoreboard. This company, founded by Sean Hopkins, works with 100-plus professional teams, "doing...
A Dose of Rail Transit Reality for KC
January 11, 2011
A $1.8 million federal grant awarded in December to Jackson County included $540,000 to study a two-mile streetcar line from Crown Center to the River Market. The "streetcar system could be built for as...
A Road Runs Through It, and KC Hopes It Reels in Growth
November 5-11, 2010
Article about the construction of "a $4.2 million stretch of road uniting the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge and Kansas City's River Market area." Work began October 13, 2010, and is planned for completion...
Ad Agency Returns to KC's Past to find its Future Home in the River Market Area
February 25-March 3, 2005
Gragg Advertising, Inc. will move into a restored building at 450 E. Fourth Street. The building was renovated by 4th and Locust LLC, consisting of co-owners Gregory Gragg, Darryl Mattox, George Laferty...
Apartments Set the Table for a New Housing Dynamic
October 30-November 5, 2009
Newly constructed, the Market Station Apartments, a 323-unit complex at 240 W. Second Street, offers a new dynamic over other apartments and lofts in the area that were created from remodeled older buildings....
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Art Is Happening
Three-dimensional map of the River Quay or River Market area of Downtown, with a description of the Crown Center Art Festival held there.
January 6-12, 2005
Article describes the unsolved murder case of Phil Corbin, grandson of Joseph Cammisano and grand-nephew of William Cammisano. Includes an account of the rash of shootings and arsons in the River Quay...
Blending Past, Future
November 25, 2006
A Rivert Market area building which was a former warehouse is being converted to lofts and is named First & Main Lofts. The building located at First and Main is four stories and was built in 1905 to store...
Block by Block
December 5, 2008
Kansas City Business Journal supplement about downtown development includes articles on Kauffman Center, East Crossroads, River Market, Power & Light District, and restored theaters. It also includes an...
Block by Block: From Blueprint to Build-up
November 18, 2005
A 48-page supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal included in the November 18-24, 2005, v. 24, #11 issue. It features the redevelopment and building going on in the downtown Kansas City area including...
Long time Kansas City newsman, Charles Gray, looks back and recounts one of his biggest stories. He recalls how just 25 years ago the River Quay, now River Market area, was a war zone controlled by the...
Bohemian to Chic
December 7, 2007
Article discusses evolution of housing in the River Market area. The first people to move into the area were artists who rented studio space. Rental lofts followed in 1986 and, Conover Place, the first...
Brewing a Bridge
Review of River Market Brewing Company.
Bridge Carries Pedestrians To Kansas City's Beginnings
Story on the recently completed Town of Kansas Bridge located near of the intersection of 2nd and Main Streets in the River Market area. The bridge is 635 feet long and reaches to a three-story overlook...
Broken Windows Aren't All They Fix
July 12, 2005
Review of accomplishments of the Downtown Community Improvement District instituted April 9, 2003. It was noted that crime statistics had dropped in all categories. The program was launched by Bill Dietrich,...
Building a Brand
January 25-31, 2008
Article tells history and development of Blacktop Creative, an advertising agency based at 512 Delaware in the River Market area. Founded in 2001 by Shawn Polowniak, Mike Miller, and Dave Swearingen, the...
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