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Brookside Shopping Cen...
Country Club Plaza
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Askren, Robert G
Biography of Robert E. Arfsten (1930-2002), Shopkeeper
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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."
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.
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...
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.
The Fire Within
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...
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...
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...
The Dime Store in Brookside
Street level view of The Dime Store located at 314 W. 63rd Street in the Brookside Shopping area.
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