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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...
Biography of Robert E. Arfsten (1930-2002), Shopkeeper
Gaylord & Barcley
Advertising card for Gaylord & Barcley made of two cards tied together with a pink ribbon on the upper left side. Top card shows five birds sitting on a tree branch and says: "The wood birds call the opening...
George Laurence Mailliard, Sr. Obituary
December 10, 2008
George L. Mailliard, Sr., known as Mr. M., died on December 9, 2008. He owned Mailliard's Incorporated, a men and boys clothing store which began in the Prairie Village Shopping Center in 1954. Eventually...
Kansas City's Oldest Motorcycle Store
December 15, 2010
Short article and postcard image of Kenny's Harley Davidson, 403 Southwest Boulevard, known as Kansas City's oldest motorcycle dealership. The shop's origin dates back to 1918 when a local mechanic named...
Street level view of the east side of Main Street at 40th, looking toward the northeast. Businesses in view include the Hotel Netherlands, Warwick Theater, Leighter's, Lerners, and a Western Auto store....
Missouri Theater, Exterior
Exterior of Missouri Theater at 14th and Main, looking northwest along Main Street. Shops neighboring the theater include Mary Ann Shikles and McCaskey Registers.
Places to Shop and Eat Continue to Expand
September 2, 2008
A sidebar article accompanying "Going Out of Business," lists 10 new retail centers "despite the slowing economy." These include Adams Dairy Landing (in Blue Springs, Missouri); Briarcliff Village (4151...
Pryde's Old Westport
April 14, 2007
The "About Town" column features Pryde's Old Westport store, now run by the founders' daughter Louise Meyers. John and Connie Perucca started the store taking the name from Connie's middle name. The building...
View of the Ridge Building, 913 Main, occupied by The Store Without a Name and Kansas City Trunk Company.
Secrets from the Bottoms
August 9, 2009
Article spotlights the unique businesses in the West Bottoms industrial district including a variety of home-decor stores, artist studios, and specialty shops. The district is expected to grow as more...
The two new Trader's Joe, "a California-based chain with cult-like followers," are only six miles apart. This violates one of the basic tenets of retailing of keeping a 10 to 30 mile radius between stores....
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...
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...
The Dime Store in Brookside
Street level view of The Dime Store located at 314 W. 63rd Street in the Brookside Shopping area.
The Pop-Up Trail
October 25-31, 2012
Article describes the trend of pop-up stores in Kansas City. The story of Jessica Rogers, a pop-up clothing and jewelry retailer, is highlighted. Rogers describes the negative reaction to pop-up retailers...
The Unplanned Glory of Wornall Road
Column spotlights the "eclectic" and "bustling" Waldo business district along south Wornall Road, described by the author as an "urban planner's vision of hell." Some of the long-time Waldo businesses...
Interioir view of Trigg's Pharmacy located in Oak Grove, Missouri. Taken apparently at Christmas time as decorations are in view. Small child standing by counter is not identified.
Weidenmann Family Came to Westport Area in 1850s
July 20, 1988
Article tells of the Weidenmanns, one of the early families in Westport. They operated a store in the building that now houses Kelly's Westport Inn from the 1860s until 1927 and had extensive land holdings...
Woodward, Faxon and Co.
Description of wholesale druggists at 511 Delaware, establishedd in 1878, "having moved from Lawrence, where they had both a retail and a wholesale department."
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