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There’s no start date, or a final price tag. But when construction of the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport does begin, it will be without threat of strikes … Click to Continue »
Doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme is buying a majority stake in Philadelphia-based Insomnia Cookies for an undisclosed sum. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme made the announcement Friday. Krispy Kreme CEO Mike … Click to Continue »
Attention beer lovers: Boulevard Brewing Company’s Beer Hall is closed until further notice. The Tours & Recreation Center at 2534 Madison Ave. has been shuttered since Saturday morning. "We had … Click to Continue »
St. Louis-based quick-service chain Lion’s Choice is re-entering the market with two new locations set to open in November. It broke ground this week for a location at 4049 S. … Click to Continue »
Jeff Martin can’t help but smile seeing all the Country Club Plaza pedestrians walking around with little blue cups. It shows the demand was there for his new Southern Charm … Click to Continue »
In the early 1900s, the Savoy Hotel and Grill was a luxury destination for travelers who arrived in Kansas City by train. Now, after two years and $50 million in … Click to Continue »
The Melting Pot fondue restaurant on the Country Club Plaza is scheduled to reopen at 4 p.m. Wednesday, five days after it was temporarily shut down for health code violations. … Click to Continue »
There are reasons why the formidable limestone building just a few blocks west of the 18th and Vine jazz district has been on the city’s Dangerous Building list. It’s been … Click to Continue »
European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install … Click to Continue »
Until recently, photographer Jenny Wheat’s studio looked out on Crossroads mainstay YJ’s Snack Bar. She describes herself as being like the nosy neighbor Gladys Kravitz from the old "Bewitched" television … Click to Continue »
The Grain Belt Express, a long-delayed power line project that would connect the Eastern power grid to wind farms in western Kansas, cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when the Missouri … Click to Continue »
This article was updated to reflect that Cosentino’s leased space at Bluhawk rather than purchased property. A dispute over commissions has sprung up at the sprawling Bluhawk development in Overland … Click to Continue »
A federal judge has frozen the assets of a group of Kansas City area businesses and their owners involved in sweepstakes and other mail-in contests accused of duping consumers out … Click to Continue »
The Melting Pot on the Country Club Plaza has temporarily shut down for health code violations. The longtime Plaza restaurant at 450 Ward Parkway had eight critical violations during a … Click to Continue »
Nick and Jake’s got its start 17 years ago in Overland Park. Then it added locations in Parkville and in the south Plaza. Owners Kevin Timmons and Doug Watkins had … Click to Continue »
After six years in the East Bottoms, locally owned Pigwich and The Local Pig will relocate. Owners Alex Pope and Matt Kafka wanted to expand their stationary food truck, Pigwich, … Click to Continue »
If you’re looking for Jason Kander’s ideas about lowering water rates or increasing Kansas City’s stock of affordable housing, you won’t find them in his new book, due out Aug. … Click to Continue »
Shamrock Trading Corp., a fast-growing Overland Park company, bought 30 acres of vacant land at the northeast corner of 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue and has suggested it may build … Click to Continue »
Here are area restaurants with seven or more priority health code violations. Restaurants correct most violations at the time of the original inspection or shortly thereafter. Links to the follow-up … Click to Continue »
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Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime … Click to Continue »
Fiat Chrysler Automobile announced Saturday that CEO Sergio Marchionne's health had suddenly deteriorated following surgery and that its board of directors had chosen Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace him. … Click to Continue »
Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in … Click to Continue »
Fiat Chrysler Automobile announced Saturday that CEO Sergio Marchionne's health had suddenly deteriorated following surgery and that its board of directors had chosen Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace him. … Click to Continue »
A South Carolina congressman says a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian operative circulating in conservative political circles attended a party at his coastal farm last fall. U.S. … Click to Continue »
Zimbabwe's president on Saturday tried to rally the country's white minority voters, who traditionally back the opposition, as the race in this month's historic election becomes too close to call. … Click to Continue »
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has found high levels of chemical contaminants at a shuttered electro-plating company site in a southwestern township. The department tested four residential wells and … Click to Continue »
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the overall U.S. economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump's get-tough policies although some … Click to Continue »
Drugstore chain CVS is apologizing to an Arizona transgender woman who says she was denied a hormone prescription by a pharmacist. The company apologized on social media Friday saying the … Click to Continue »
Slowly lowering a section of cream-colored silk into a dyebath made from heated marigold petals, Lupe Medina inspected the rich yellow hue overtaking the fabric. She held the material in … Click to Continue »
Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses on Saturday by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country's economy battered … Click to Continue »