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Capstone Awards 2018: Adaptive Reuse – Hotel Indigo/Fairfax Lofts

Kansas City Business Journal - Original Article March 30, 2018 Location: 101 W. 11th St., Kansas City Size: 103,000 square feet Value: $36 million Players: Brookfield Hotel Investment LLC, developer; Roseman & Associates PC, Gary Brink & Associates Inc., architects; Rosemann & Associates PC, Hoss & Brown Engineers, Shaw Electric Co., engineers; Equity Bank, U.S. Bank,…
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After 7 years, Kansas City’s downtown convention hotel breaks ground

The Kansas City Star - Original Article A years-long struggle to bring a convention hotel to the evolving Kansas City skyline ended Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony officials dubbed a "new chapter" in the city's downtown. Standing before the dug-out city block where workers began construction last month, Mayor Sly James celebrated the addition to…
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Everything you need to know about barbecue in Kansas City

Visit KC - Original Article Barbecue in Kansas City is more than a menu item or a method of preparation.  It's an institution, rich with history and culinary tradition that shapes the city's dining landscape every day - and has since the early 1900s.  For decades, visitors from across the globe have traveled here, drawn…
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Shawnee Chamber of Commerce honors Kevin Tubbesing as 2017 Citizen of the Year

Shawnee Chamber - Original Article Business and community leader, Kevin Tubbesing, Stag's Creek, has been named the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce 2017 Citizen of the Year.  During the award ceremony Tubbesing was described as a small business start-up innovator; real estate broker; master developer; and long-time, dedicated Shawnee Rotarian.  Tubbesing was presented with the prestigious…
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Five Best Cities for Economic Opportunity

Economic Center Blog - Original Article  Amazon's very public search to identify the best location for its second headquarters made me wonder - what criteria would be helpful for young professionals when making their personal decision on where to live and work?  Affordable housing would be important.  For example, you can buy so much more…
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Two Missouri Cities are ranked among the best for job availability

The Kansas City Star - Original Article Kansas City is the third-best U.S. city when it comes to job availability, cost of living and job satisfaction, according to a new ranking. Only Pittsburgh and Indianapolis scored better, but it was close to a tie, according to, a job and recruiting site. Missouri is one…
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Vacant for a decade, downtown building set to open as KC’s first Hotel Indigo

Kansas City Business Journal - Original Article November 13, 2017 VACANT FOR A DECADE, DOWNTOWN BUILDING SET TO OPEN AS KC'S FIRST INDIGO HOTEL The pigeon droppings have been removed, and the three stories of terra cotta exterior ornamentation, long hidden and crumbling behind an ugly masonry veneer, are nearing restoration to their original 1930s…
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Brookfield Building’s long sale saga finally reaches a closing

Kansas City Business Journal - Original Article July 6, 2016 BROOKFIELD BUILDING'S LONG SALE SAGA FINALLY REACHES A CLOSING The Brookfield Building, a vacant downtown office tower that's defied redevelopment for more than a decade, finally has sold to a development group that's prepared to breathe new life into the historic 12-story building. Pat Murfey,…
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