Sears Starts a New Chapter in Overland Park

We're so used to hearing about Sears Holdings (and retailers in general) closing stores lately that it came as an unexpected surprise when the company, relatively fresh out of bankruptcy, announced it was testing a new concept. Overland Park--specifically 6327… more

KC Bier Co. Commemorates Year of Major Growth

Jazz, barbeque, and… beer? With Boulevard Brewing Company’s presence and the recent addition of KC Bier Co. to the market in 2014, Kansas City is well on its way to putting itself on the map as a famed home for… more

Beauty Brands Files for Bankruptcy

In the era of Ulta and Sephora, the once salon and spa powerhouse Beauty Brands officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. The company entered into an asset purchase agreement with Hilco Merchant Resources for a sale of… more

New $300 Million Project Proposed for the Former Great Mall Site

Life is finally returning to the land where the Great Mall of the Great Plains once stood in Olathe. Woodbury Corporation announced that it will propose to redevelop the site as a $300 million mixed-use property. With the name Mentum,… more

Report: Hill’s Pet Nutrition Mentioned as Top Vendor in the Global Prescription Pet Food Market

The Midwest is home to a slew of notable headquarters spanning various sectors. Kansas City alone claims JE Dunn, Burns & McDonnell, Dairy Farmers of America and AMC, just to name a few. And right down the road in Kansas’… 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

Sprint to Sell Headquarters, Lease Back the Space It Needs

In a move that heralds the changing nature of Sprint's relationship with the region, the telecom giant has announced its plans to sell its Overland Park campus and lease only the space the company needs. Sprint's CEO, Michel Combes, announced… 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

CVS Opens Northland Distribution Center

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson headlined a list of dignitaries who gathered Friday for the ribbon-cutting of a new CVS retail distribution center, which will add more than 360 jobs to the Kansas City area. The facility, covering 760,000 square feet,… 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