New(s) on the Street ...

Spring has sprung and new businesses are popping up all over. At 63rd and Oak Streets, you can find some new additions and some more are expected to join J’Adores and 63/Bistro. On the Oak Street side, Season and Square, opened a month ago and then Brookside Betty’s recently opened next door to Itsy Bitsy Bums. A new bakery is expected later this year in the vacant automotive building on the southeast corner of 63rd and Oak. And the newest news– the vacant Blockbuster Video building has been sold and plans for a major remodel are expected. Stay tuned for more details.

Art from the Barber's View

Have you visited the EthnicArt Gallery on Troost Ave? Originally located in the 18th and Vine District, the gallery found new life at 5930 Troost Ave on the second floor of the IMG building after a major renovation of the 1700 square foot space.

Currently at the EthnicArt Gallery are photography by Gloria Baker Feinstein and paintings by Harold Smith. The exhibit continues through June 20, 2014.

Annual Link Directory - Advertising Opportunity

Now is the time to be sure your business is a member of the Southtown Council, Waldo Business Association and/or the Brookside Business Association. All members of these organizations will be found in the annual LINK directory published later this summer. If you are not a member, contact the Southtown Planning Center, 816-523-5553 for information before July 1st.

1Week KC - Uniting Kansas City Entrepeneurs

June 9-15 is the exciting week of local events to inspire, encourage, and celebrate entrepreneurship throughout the greater Kansas City region. The week includes Startup Games powered by Google Fiber, E Day at the K, 1 Million Cups, Sprint Techstars Demo Day, Digital Sandbox KC Innovation Showcase, Silicon Prairie News Pub Quiz, Startup Waffles, Startup Party, Startup Weekend, and Boulevardia. For details, visit

Southtown, Waldo, Brookeside Upcoming Events

Monthly Luncheon

Join us on Wednesday, May 21st at 11:45 a.m. at the Wornall Road Baptist Church, 400 Meyer Blvd, for our monthly luncheon.
Our guest speaker will be Dr. Halima Farah from the Global Health Chiropractic.
This month's luncheon will be catered by The Classic Cookie.
Please RSVP by Monday, May 19th, to (816) 523-5553 or
Email: dorna@
RSVP’s are required. Cost is $12