Jazz District

A gaping peice of the side of the old Mardi Gras Club near 19th and Vine is missing after a partial building collapse. The scaffolding is bowed out from the pressure of the bricks
Councilman Jermaine Reed
KMBZ News Staff
June 07, 2018 - 4:55 pm
Kansas City, MO - A portion of a wall at the old Mardi Gras club near 19th and Vine collapsed today. No injuries were reported. The privately-owned building was undergoing renovations at the time. Partial wall collapse at the old Mardi Gras Club at 19th and Vine. @KCMO staff is working to make sure...
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April 25, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Kansas City, MO - American Jazz Museum executive director Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner is stepping down from her post. She informed the KCMO Finance and Governance committee this morning. BREAKING: American Jazz Museum director Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner tells me she plans to step down and leave the...
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Bill Grady
April 16, 2018 - 6:19 am
Kansas City Mayor Sly James is not sure the city should follow a consultant's recommendation that the American Jazz Museum temporarily close to give it time to correct issues with cash flow and leadership. "I think before we make any hard and fast statements, we probably out to have a conversation...
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18th & Vine Jazz District
April 05, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Kansas City, MO - After more than an hour of debate, city council members approved a change to the liquor ordinance that would make it easier for bars and restaurants to get a liquor license in the Jazz District. The change passed with a 10-3 vote. The city's liquor laws had required businesses to...
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KCMO Water Dept
April 02, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Kansas City, MO - Workers replacing an old water line in the 18th and Vine District discovered what may be the underpinnings of an old rail line. The KCMO water department is replacing a 136-year-old 8-inch water main under 18th Street in the Jazz District with a new 12-inch pipe. While digging a...
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KC Jazz District
Bill Grady
March 01, 2018 - 4:30 am
A proposal to allow some businesses to sell liquor by the drink in the Jazz District is pitting the clergy against city hall. Some estimates have the city spending $90 million in the historic 18th and Vine district in the past 30 years, and a lot of vacant buildings remain there. A proposal by...
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Bill Grady
February 06, 2018 - 5:40 am
An advisory panel thinks it should be easier to have a drink in Kansas City's historic Jazz District. The city has invested more than $25 million to attract businesses to 18th and Vine. But for restaurant and tavern operators there is a stumbling block. Liquor by the drink cannot be served within...
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Jim Cunningham
November 16, 2017 - 6:55 am
A few days after a man unloaded a dead deer near Kansas City's Jazz District, it would be easy to assume that the city's illegal dumping investigator had just about seen it all. Alan Ashurst has seen a lot, but he does not say he has lost his ability to be surprised. "Any place that people feel...
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