Category: Business

Two Rivers celebrates 30 years of hope, healing in KC Metro area

Two Rivers Behavioral Health

Two Rivers Behavioral Health System opened its doors in October of 1986 with a handful of staff and a mission to provide exemplary specialized psychiatric treatment services designed to meet the needs of patients of all ages. Three decades later, Two Rivers has given hope and offered healing to thousands of patients in the Kansas…

Area kids get to test out cold treats at new QuikTrip

By Kris CollinsApproximately a dozen kids from the Kansas City Metro Area were at the newly remodeled QuikTrip on Missouri 350 Wednesday to test cold treats ahead of the convenience store’s grand re-opening Thursday. Mendi Parker, director of store marketing, public relations and events for QuikTrip, said the kids get to have treats and QuikTrip…

Morgana’s Gluten Free Bakery opens

By Kris CollinsMorgana’s Gluten Free Bakery in downtown Raytown had its soft opening Wednesday after 20 years in the making. Well, not quite. Owner Morgana Burke first started experimenting with gluten-free recipes 20 years ago by circumstance, and for the past four years she has been turning her avocation into something more. “Last year I…

Freddy’s location in Raytown uncertain

By Kris CollinsA representative of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers said the chain restaurant will likely open a location in Raytown, but it’s uncertain where. The restaurant was originally planned to go in near Missouri 350 and Raytown Road, but development stalled after an agreement on the final design could not be reached by Freddy’s…

Cafe’s new owner hits liquor license obstacle

By Kris CollinsNewzroom Cafe, just across the street from Raytown High School, is under new ownership. The menu and decor are seemingly untouched, there are a couple of new faces around the restaurant, and at the moment there’s no more live jazz from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday nights. The decision doesn’t entirely lie…

Mexican fare favorite returns to Raytown

The popular Mexican restaurant Fiesta Azteca Grill and Cantina returned to Raytown this month. Andres Orozco, owner, previously ran the restaurant in Raytown before moving to Lee’s Summit. Orozco returned to Raytown July 2 to the former Jim G’s Drive-In. The family-owned business has gotten a warm welcome since it opened, he said, noting roughly…

Xtreme Wrestling Center celebrates 2 years in Raytown

By Kris CollinsXtreme Wrestling Center in Raytown recently celebrated two years in businesses. The training center is discretely tucked away in Woodson Village Shopping Center, and the signage outside is nearly invisible if you aren’t seeking it out, but the company is making a name for itself on the pro wrestling scene in just two…

Raytown’s Pop That Thang closes

Pop That Thang, gourmet popcorn and party shop at Raytown Plaza Shopping Center, closed June 8. A closing notice was posted on the business’ Facebook page on the morning of June 8. Owner Tracie Hardin could not be reached for comment by press time. The Raytown-Brooking Eagle will report an update when more information is…

MAJ-R Thrift opens in Raytown Saturday

By Kris CollinsMAJ-R Thrift and Discount Store, near 75th Street and Raytown Road, will officially open to the Raytown community Saturday with a grand opening event from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Owners Mac and Jo Anne Ayer moved the original MAJ-R Thrift store, which opened in 1983, to Raytown from Kansas City, Kansas. John…

New Barber Shop Business

Community and civic leaders gathered at The Barber Shop Tuesday afternoon as owner Michael Henderson, center, cut the red ribbon for his official welcome into the community by the Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce. Henderson opened his business, located at Raytown Road and 59th Street, approximately one year ago.

Minority- and women-owned business expo May 18 at MCC-Business & Technology campus

Metropolitan Community College and Midwest Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises are partnering to host the third annual Relationships to Partnerships Business Outreach event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus. The event is designed to showcase the products and services from minority- and women- owned…

Lady’s Sports Bar open

Verletta “Lady” Martin’s new business, Lady’s Sports Bar, was officially welcomed to the community by the Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce, family and friends as Martin and her 7-year-old son and business partner cut the red ribbon on March 24. The business, at 6635 Raytown Road, is right next to Lutfi’s Fried Fish. Who else,…

Crane Brewing to debut its Grapefruit Gose

By Kris CollinsCome summer, come summer beer. Raytown’s Crane Brewing Company is debuting its summer gose, the Grapefruit Gose, next week and will produce it until fall. The Grapefruit Gose, one of many gose variations one can expect to come from Crane, will take place of the Orange Gose. Crane Brewing Company Vice President and…

KC Employment: Jackson County surging, Johnson County carrying Kansas

by Jeff Pinkerton |KCEconomy.comHere are a few interesting employment facts from the latest release (through September 2015) of the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). Why is data that is already six months old so interesting? Fair question. For a quick answer, see the note below. On to the highlights. For starters, the Kansas…

Demo begins to clear way for new QuikTrip on 350

By Kris CollinsCrews began demolition Tuesday at the QuikTrip at 9323 East 350 Highway and surrounding properties to make way for a Generation 3 QuikTrip store, the newest model. The property is being cleared to make way for a 5,773-square-foot store, which is approximately 1,700 square feet larger than the current QuikTrip building. Additional traffic…

Arcade opens in downtown Raytown

By Kris CollinsWhen business owners Tracie and Darrell Hardin opened Pop That Thang in early October, they adopted a kid-friendly philosophy for their popcorn hangout. Derrell Hardin, and two of his business partners, are like-minded with their new business QuarterStop Arcade, located at Raytown Plaza. “We love children, and youth. That’s our heart and our…

Business

MCPL Announces Business Programs for Entrepreneurs to Experts Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) is providing entrepreneurs with free access to business experts by offering a new Google for Business series taught by instructors from Google’s Community Leaders Program. Business Quickstart on Friday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m. at the MCC – Longview Campus Education Center located…