East Crossroads breweries + VC in KC + Downtown news beat

Lara Gray, co-owner of Casual Animal and leader in the East Crossroads marketing concept.

5 to know: Downtown news beat

East Crossroads brewers, friends work together to raise their profile

Council committee supports $83.4M insurance firm HQ plan

Folly Theater’s executive director announces retirement

Game on! Downtown scores first major pro esports tournament

VC in KC: Support for startups shows growth, but venture capital lags

Darcy Howe, managing director of the KCRise Fund.