Leisure and Hospitality


Gateway Village Forging Ahead

The $400 million Gateway Sports Village project in Grandview is pushing ahead, with plans for site work in place and sales/leasing activity picking up, developers say. The trio of Deron Cherry, Greg Cotton and Shane Hackett announced today that they… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Forbes: Lawrence is the Best Place to Retire in Kansas

What does Lawrence offer retirees that other cities do not?  Forbes has released its 2018 rankings of the best places to retire in each state. While Columbia takes the title in Missouri, Lawrence is ranked No. 1 in Kansas. Lindsey… more

Riverfront Developments Gathering Momentum

Bar K Dog Bar, a dog park, bar and coffeehouse hybrid, officially opened this week on the western edge of the Berkley Riverfront Park. It is among three new developments hitting the area within three years–Union Berkley Riverfront luxury apartments… more

Red Bridge Plan Now Includes Children’s Museum, Library

The Wonderscope Children’s Museum, based in Shawnee, kicked off a capital campaign this morning to finance a  $12 million facility in the Red Bridge Shopping Center, the south Kansas City retail center recently redeveloped by LANE4 Property Group. The Wonderscope… more

Symphony Starts Final Push to Campaign Goal

With a string quartet's flawless rendition of Mendelssohn as punctuation, the Kansas City Symphony today made the civic case for artistic and cultural excellence in the region, announcing a final phase of its $55 million Masterpiece Endowment Campaign. This public… more

AMC Increases Its Global Footprint

AMC Theatres, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, is now the world’s largest theatre exhibitor, having completed its acquisition of Carmike Cinemas. The deal, reported by AMC at approximately $1.1 billion, including the assumption of Carmike debt, puts AMC in control of… more

Downtown Convention Center Hotel Gains Momentum

At the end of a day that saw a major step forward for his team, Mike Burke, of KC Hotel Developers LLC, spoke with Ingram’s about plans for his group's Hyatt convention center hotel project, which received an important city agency… more

Missouri Sets New Tourism Records

Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon announced today that Missouri set new tourism records during the 2016 fiscal year (FY16). Citing an annual report compiled by Tourism Economics, he said Missouri welcomed 41.7 million visitors in FY16, a 3.2 percent increase from… more

Kansas City Connects to the Katy Trail

This coming Saturday, December 10, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will cut a ribbon, opening a new walking/cycling trail that connects Kansas City with the famous Katy Trail. Cyclists and walkers will now have walkers an uninterrupted path of almost 300… more