Business

10 Quivira Plaza sells for $24.8 million
November 20, 2014
Ten Quivira Plaza shopping center has been sold for $24.8 million by Tri-Land Properties Inc. to 10 Quivira Plaza 14 A LLC, a parternship based in Glenwood Village, Colo.
Westbrook Village developer terminates deal
November 19, 2014
A deal to develop the mostly vacant Westbrook Village Shopping Center has ended before any concrete retail development plans ever really got started. As of Sept. 29, the developer MDDS has pulled out of a deal with the city to develop a big-box 240,000-square-foot retail project at Quivira Road and 75th Street. MDDS terminated the project after several months of preliminary work and studies on the site. Reports were that Menards, a regional home improvement store, was primed to be the main tenant.
Face to Face: Steve Taylor
November 19, 2014
Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.
Shawnee’s Flower Classroom targets future florists, enthusiasts
November 19, 2014
The Flower Classroom in Shawnee is helping people become professional florists, and those who simply love flowers explore the craft.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center ER opens in Shawnee
November 17, 2014
Take the emergency room of any major hospital, cut it out and transplant it onto a major artery through Shawnee. That’s what the leaders behind the new Overland Park Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, an HCA Midwest Health facility, have done. Located at 10310 Shawnee Mission Parkway, one block west of Interstate 35, the emergency room is a freestanding department with everything a person would expect to find at a traditional emergency room in a hospital.
Legends’ annual tree-lighting set
November 12, 2014
Legends Outlets Kansas City is kicking off the holiday season with its 10th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, including displays of animated lights synchronized to music, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 22.
Shawnee retail developer asking for $12 million in tax incentives
November 11, 2014
Developers targeting the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road are seeking $12 million in city incentives for the project. A 185,000-square-foot shopping center is being proposed for the site and the Shawnee City Council on Monday set a Dec. 22 public hearing to consider the creation of a tax increment financing district (TIF) for the project.
Davis Family Dental coming home to Shawnee
November 10, 2014
Davis Family Dental of Shawnee opened last week at 6345 Long Avenue. Dr. Brian Davis grew up in Shawnee and is realizing a dream to open his own practice in his home town.
Flagsource Unlimited of Shawnee waves flags proudly
November 8, 2014
Flagsource Unlimited of Shawnee has been operated out a Shawnee home for 27 years> Selling, restoring and installing flags and flag poles has proven to be a good business for the Vaille family.
Kansas has high rate of vacant foreclosed homes
November 6, 2014
A company says a report that Kansas has one of the highest rates of vacant foreclosures in the country reflects the small number of foreclosures in the state, not problems in the housing market.
Shawnee-Mission Health first area hospital to offer new tendon treatment
November 6, 2014
People suffering from tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, runners knee or planta fasciitis have long faced the same list of options to aid their pain. Dr. Mark Clifft, the Director of the Interventional Radiology department at Shawnee Mission Health said patients would have to go through months of physical therapy, pain management with medication, cortisone injections and sometimes plasma injections before ultimately facing surgery. Other times, patients are often told that they simply have to change their lifestyle. But Clifft now offers a non-invasive outpatient treatment that has been proven to reduce pain and recovery time for patients.
Shawnee voters pass two sales tax measures
November 4, 2014
Shawnee voters approved two sales taxes in Tuesday’s general election vote. A one-eighth-cent sales tax renewal passed with almost 70 percent approval and more than 14,000 votes. About 6,000 people voted against the sales tax. A new three-eighth-cent sales tax for road improvements passed with 63 percent of the vote and more than 13,000 votes. About 7,400 people voted against the measure.
Winter wheat planting nearly finished in Kansas
November 4, 2014
Winter wheat planting in Kansas is almost finished. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 93 percent of the wheat has been planted in the state. About 82 percent has now emerged.
Shawnee’s Bar West to open new Mission location
November 4, 2014
Shawnee’s Bar West is expanding east to Mission with the opening of The Bar this December on Johnson Drive.
Report: Midwest economic index drops again
November 3, 2014
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains has dropped again. A survey report issued early Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index fell in October to 51.8 from 54.3 in September. The figure was from 57.2 in August.

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