West Bottoms

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Kara Marxer
April 05, 2019 - 6:16 am
Organizers of First Friday in Kansas City's West Bottoms neighborhood expect about 20,000 people to visit antique shops through Sunday. Temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s have a lot to do with the rosy prediction. The theme for this weekend is "Bunnies in the Bottoms," with the Easter...
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Jim Cunningham
October 24, 2018 - 7:26 am
A local team of ghost hunters says Kansas City has no shortage of scary places. For nearly a dozen years, members of Kansas City Paranormal have walked down narrow hallways, climbed dark staircases and squeezed into a lot of creepy places. Co-founder Jan Schoeler says the Veil Mansion and...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 02, 2018 - 6:54 am
The old Kemper Arena's transformation into a youth sports complex is set for completion in October. Officials announced a new sponsorship and name change to HyVee Arena in May. This Week's Arena Updates: @McCownGordon crews worked extra hard this week to continue building out the tenant spaces! We...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 17, 2018 - 2:14 pm
Kansas City, MO - The grocery store chain Hy-Vee has secured naming rights for the now-former Kemper Arena in the West Bottoms. The new name will be Hy-Vee Arena. It was to be called Mosaic Arena, however in February 2018, Mosaic Life Care released its naming rights sponsorship. The 44-year-old...
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Dan Weinbaum
April 24, 2018 - 6:00 am
Kansas City, MO - As far as businesses go, this one is rather simple. "We throw axes at wooden targets. Doesn't get much simpler than that, right?" says Matt Baysinger, co-owner. Blade & Timber is the first, and the only, urban ax throwing facility in Kansas City, opening just a few months ago...
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February 06, 2018 - 1:21 pm
Kansas City, MO - Construction continues on the repurposed Kemper Arena in the city's West Bottom. Opening is set for September of this year according to developer Steve Foutch. Groundbreaking took place last September on what will become multi-use sports complex for adult and youth sports, that...
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Jim Cunningham
September 26, 2017 - 4:02 pm
UPDATE: The new facility will not be named 'Mosaic Arena', as Mosaic Life Care announced it released the naming rights sponsorship. Kansas City, MO - The new owners of what is now called the Mosaic Arena held an offical groundbreaking Tuesday, though demolition began months ago to renovate the old...
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Jim Cunningham
September 19, 2017 - 7:19 am
Kansas City, MO - A KC Metro woman says she is helping to put lives back together with a resale store. Customers do not find second hand shoes or faded bluejeans at Scraps KC, which is located just off the 12th Street Bridge in the West Bottoms. The store is filled with items like fabric, art...
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Foutch Brothers
Bill Grady
March 31, 2017 - 7:09 am
The transition from Kemper Arena to the new Mosaic Arena took a big step forward when the Kansas City council gave unanimous approval to the zoning and redevelopment of the real estate in the West Bottoms. Mosaic Arena will be an amateur sports and entertainment center, said Scott Taylor, chair of...
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