Leisure and Hospitality


Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

Snow Creek Parent Peak Resorts Selling for $264 Million

Peak Resorts, the owner of the Snow Creek ski park in Weston and 15 other facilities across the country, is getting purchased by Vail Resorts for $264 million.  Tim Boyd, president and chief executive officer of Wildwood-based Peak and one… more

B&B Theatres Part of Major Northland Mixed-Use Plan

A massive mixed-use development in the northern part of Kansas City, straddling Clay and Platte counties near highways 169 and 152 has a second anchor tenant. B&B Theatres is planning a 74,000-square-foot cinema-entertainment facility at what is being referred to… more

A Look At J. Rieger & Co.’s Past As It Opens New Distillery

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MErhP0mr6Ek&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Tomorrow is the official opening of the new J. Rieger & Co. distiller in the East Bottoms neighborhood. The 60,000-square-foot facility will also have three bars and a jazz club. With that, we thought we'd share a tour of… more

Isle of Capri Casino Trading Hands, Planned for Overhaul

Eldorado Resorts, which is in the process of buying Harrah's North Kansas City as part of its bigger agreement to purchase Caesar's Entertainment, is now selling Isle of Capri Casino.  The sale is to Providence, R.I.-based Twin River Worldwide Holdings,… more

Chateau Avalon In Bed With Choice Hotels

Chateau Avalon, a 61-room hotel near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., with uniquely themed suites such as "Camelot" and "Tuscany," has entered into a partnership with Rockville, Md.-based Choice Hotels, in which the latter lists Avalon under its… more

Expect More Jackson County Property Tax Appeals

Property owners in Jackson County now have until July 29 to filed a property tax assessment appeal with the county. The prior deadline was today.The county has already received in excess of 21,000 appeals to property assessments that, in some… more

Flooded Missouri Small Businesses Eligible for Fed Funds

The damaging floods in the region seem never ending this year, and property owners have certainly felt the pain.  For some small-business owners in the Kansas City, Mo., region, though, some of that might be abated. Non-farm and non-agricultural small… more

Building a Recession-Proof Business … Just In Case

[caption id="attachment_22223" align="alignleft" width="480"] From left: HealthJoy's Dorfman, Swell Spark's Baysinger, PayIT's Gordon and Andy Rieger.[/caption] Legitimate tariff-strife aside, by most economic measures, the economy doesn't look like it's going to face a major recession the likes of 2008 any… more