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

2. Places to Shop and Eat Continue to Expand 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...

3. Gaylord & Barcley Gaylord & Barcley ca. 1880-1900 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...

4. Plaza Fabric Shop is Closing Plaza Fabric Shop is Closing February 7, 2014 Article announces that Kaplan's Fabrics store in the Country Club Plaza will close when its lease expires at the end of February 2014. The article states that the store was opened by A. J. Kaplan in 1948,...

5. Small Businesses Drawn to Whimsical Nutterville Small Businesses Drawn to Whimsical Nutterville September 17, 2014 Article describes a small, retail and office development in the Westport area popularly known as Nutterville. The brainchild of mortgage lender James Nutter Sr., Nutterville is made up of renovated and...

6. The Pop-Up Trail 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...

7. Makeover Outline Aired Makeover Outline Aired June 6, 2014 Article provides details of a planned makeover of the Halls Plaza building located at 211 Nichols Road following the department store's closing set for August 3, 2014. A representative from Highwoods Properties,...

8. Secrets from the Bottoms 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...

9. A New Heritage of Frustrations A New Heritage of Frustrations November 24, 2013 Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...

10. Hallmark Changes to Face New Realities Hallmark Changes to Face New Realities November 17, 2013 Article summarizes various ways the Hallmark company has adapted its business strategies in order to adjust to changes in the retail and entertainment marketplaces. HMK, a new retail venture located in...

11. Weidenmann Family Came to Westport Area in 1850s 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...

12. A Toy Store's Story: Brookside Toy and Science a Fixture For Many 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...

13. The Unplanned Glory of Wornall Road The Unplanned Glory of Wornall Road April 2012 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...

14. Woodward, Faxon and Co. Woodward, Faxon and Co. 1879 Description of wholesale druggists at 511 Delaware, establishedd in 1878, "having moved from Lawrence, where they had both a retail and a wholesale department."

15. Missouri Theater, Exterior Missouri Theater, Exterior circa 1950 Exterior of Missouri Theater at 14th and Main, looking northwest along Main Street. Shops neighboring the theater include Mary Ann Shikles and McCaskey Registers.

16. George Laurence Mailliard, Sr. Obituary 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...

17. Trigg's Pharmacy Trigg's Pharmacy 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.

18. The Fire Within The Fire Within May 2014 Profile of commercial real estate developer Fred Merrill and the Prairiefire retail center in Overland Park, KS. Merrill set out to build Prairiefire in 2006--a time when building construction was slumping--identifying...

19. Kansas City's Oldest Motorcycle Store 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...

20. Sisters Keep Women-Owned KC Shop in Family 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...