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First Friday to take center stage on this week’s Dish

Downtown Dish to serve a taste of First Friday  First Friday– KC’s beloved monthly celebration of the arts – returns this Friday to the Crossroads Arts District. It marks the official debut of First Friday this spring, since the April and May festivities were cancelled in compliance with the CIty’s stay-at-home order. A preview of […]

JuneteenthKC celebrates virtually + WWI Museum reopens

JuneteenthKC begins month-long, virtual celebration The spirit of African American pride and freedom in Kansas City will be celebrated virtually this month during JuneteenthKC. Juneteenth is the oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General […]

Downtown Dish 5.29 – redux, episode 3

Downtown Dish Recap: Power & Light District expands outdoor seating; Crossroads Community Kitchen reaches milestone; and meet the Tiny Table Carryout Club By Katy Schamberger, host Friday, May 29, 2020 – As Downtown Kansas City continues to reopen for business, this week’s episode of the Downtown Dish brings us exciting news from the Power & Light […]

The Scoop – Podcast features DTC chief + virtual events

Banking on KC features Dietrich on ‘Sustaining A Prosperous Downtown KC’ Bill Dietrich, president & CEO of the Downtown Council, takes center stage this week on the Banking on KC podcast by Country Club Bank. The weekly podcast series features interviews and conversations with makers, innovators and community leaders who have changed the business, cultural and […]


Morning Scoop 5.26 – OK to outdoor dining + AltCap fund

Remember – Blood drive at The City Market 9a-2p Tuesday – City approves temporary guidelines for outdoor dining The City Council is making it easier for restaurants, bars and small businesses to expand service to their patrons by adopting a Temporary Outdoor Seating Program. KCMO Public Works is working alongside City Council, the Mayor’s Office […]

Morning Scoop 5.22 – Downtown Dish, redux e.2 + Feeding KC

Call or text 816-820-3475 to donate food to KC food pantries –   Downtown Dish – redux, episode 2: Crown Center reopens, Pirate’s Bone, outdoor seating at Ambassador By Katy Schamberger, host The Downtown Dish regrets the offensive content that appeared during today’s episode, May 22, 2020, due to Zoom bombing. Though the event was […]

Morning Scoop 5.21 – Michael’s Clothing, Downtown is OPEN

From Spanish Flu to COVID-19, Michael’s marches on  It’s fairly safe to say, Michael’s Fine Clothes for Men is the only Downtown retailer to have survived two pandemics, the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 and the current coronavirus crisis, according to CitySceneKC. “My grandfather went through it and I guarantee you, he didn’t close,” said […]

Downtown Dish 5.15 – redux, episode 1

Big weekend at City Market, Tannin gets creative + takeout recommendations By Katy Schamberger, host It’s no coincidence that the Downtown Dish, a new virtual event held at noon Fridays, launched today. As part of the citywide plan, Downtown Kansas City restaurants and retailers are starting the reopening process. And what better way to celebrate […]