In January 2014, in the midst of the snow and freezing temperatures, the Troost Avenue Troopers began their efforts to beautify the Troost Ave Corridor from 46th St. south to 75th St. and along 63rd St. from Pener Plaza west to Rockhill Rd. Now that Mother Nature is cooperating, the three-person crew of Moonlight Sweeping, Inc., known as the Troost Ave. Troopers, are hard at work addressing trash, weeds and graffiti.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.1WeekKC.com.