Leisure and Hospitality

July 2021 Digital Edition

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Starlight among first to decide on 2021 full capacity reopening


SBA prepares to launch $28.6B Restaurant Revitalization Fund

A launch is set to take place in the near future of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund through the Small Business Administration (SBA).  Its upcoming start follows closely behind the rollout of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program (SVOG), which has… more

$45M redevelopment to freshen Country Club Plaza building, welcome Chiefs Fit as tenant

Over the next several weeks, redevelopment will gain momentum of a Country Club Plaza building as it prepares to welcome its tenant, Chiefs Fit, into the space. The expanding fitness center is a partnership between the Kansas City Chiefs and… more

AMC investor sells controlling stake, $220M in stock

AMC investor Wanda America Entertainment Inc., a unit of Chinese company Wanda Group, gave up its controlling stake in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. Stock sales totaled over $220 million. Wanda America Entertainment Inc., a unit of Chinese company Wanda Group,… more

AMC discusses selling up to 500M additional shares

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. is exploring using a possible equity issuance to pare debt obligations or overdue rent. If shareholders authorize the issuance of up to 500 million additional shares, as AMC has proposed, the company would consider using proceeds… more

Kansas Says Jobless Rate Steady at 3.2%

Work-force development professionals say they have seen sharp increases in request for assistance from workers laid off in Kansas, but the state said today that its Department of Labor and the federal Bureau of Labor Services show the unemployment rate… more

Leawood-based AMC opens 98 percent of U.S. locations

About a year ago, COVID-19 forced Leawood-based AMC Theaters to close all its locations nationwide. As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, operations began to kick up again and patrons return. On Friday, March 19, 98 percent of AMC locations… more

Popular Kansas City Boulevardia street festival canceled again

One of Kansas City’s favorite street festivals will not return in 2021 due to COVID-19. Organizers announced Tuesday that Boulavardia 2021 has been canceled. This marks the second year in a row the event has been canceled because of COVID-19.… more

Big 12 returns to Kansas City

The 2020 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship ended abruptly on Thursday, March 12, 2020. A year later, the tournament made it through its second round of games. But the pandemic still made its presence felt, with smaller crowds… more