City seeks feedback on Community Improvement Districts

CID survey available through Aug. 28 The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is looking at ways to improve policy related to Community Improvement Districts and wants to hear from you. "Community Improvement District (CIDs) are designed…

COVID-19 prompts renaissance in outdoor dining

Turning restaurants inside out in Downtown KC "... the need for outdoor public spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we use urban spaces, especially those traditionally reserved for our gas guzzlers," according to a…

Art in the Loop opens season + Kauffman Center announcement

Art in the Loop to launch new season with virtual kickoff Make plans now to celebrate the 2020 Art in the Loop kickoff from the comfort of your personal space with a virtual event set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program will…

Celebrate Independence Day via virtual concert + The Dish

Virtual 4th of July concert is set for Saturday Make plans to celebrate Independence Day in Downtown KC on Saturday evening with a virtual concert featuring a true KC original and award-winning Nashville recording artist, Casi Joy. The…

Scoop – Facebook post touts CIDs as model of ‘community policing’

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Facebook post sparks affection, attention for CID Ambassadors An extraordinary social media post on June 9 turned into a rousing and heartfelt show of support for the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement District Ambassadors…

Loews Hotel + relief funds still available + Mayor eases restrictions

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Loew's Hotel opens its doors in Downtown KC Loew's Kansas City Hotel - the, spectacular Downtown convention hotel - officially opened its doors on Monday. "Loews is the first convention hotel completed in Downtown since the Marriott…

Morning Scoop 5.26 – OK to outdoor dining + AltCap fund

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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…

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…

Downtown KC is OPEN

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Support Downtown Kansas City Restaurants & Retailers The Downtown Council is continuing to spread the word that Downtown KC restaurants and retailers are OPEN! Our OPEN Downtown KC campaign is highlighting the various ways our restaurants…

Morning Scoop – KCMO Small Business Relief Fund + OPEN for business

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from ... The Morning Scoop - Downtown Council of KCMO, May 6, 2020 Support Downtown retailers, restaurants As Downtown retailers and restaurants prepare to open their doors for shoppers and diners beginning Friday, May 15, remember…