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Waldo Welcomes Brick+Mortar to the District!

On June 13, 2019, Brick+Mortar KC (part of the Broseph Restaurant Group) opened at 7425 Broadway. The Waldo Area Business Association President Stacy Neff said a few words to kick-off the official ribbon-cutting.

Brick+Mortar will be open daily serving lunch and dinner with brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The “elegant-casual” restaurant seats 70 in the dining room and 65 in the bar and lounge area. The back deck has also been renovated.

The diverse menu includes everything from chicken & waffles and a smokestack burger to tuna tartar with an avocado yuzu mousse and strozzapreti pasta with a vodka lamb ragout.

Welcome to Waldo, Brick+Mortar KC!

History of Waldo Event

Join the Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association and the Waldo Area Business Association Advisory Council at the Kansas City Public Library – Waldo Branch (Rooms A & B) for a special evening looking back at the rich history of the Waldo district.

This unique event features local author and historian LaDene Morton who will present portions of her book “The Waldo Story: The Home of the Friendly Merchants,” which will also be for sale at this event. Ms. Morton will also moderate a panel discussion with a variety of longtime Waldo business owners and operators who will share their personal memories and the evolution of Waldo from their perspective.

Join us before the presentation to socialize and enjoy the refreshments graciously provided by the Lewellen family, Lew’s Grill and Bar, and McLain’s Bakery.

 

Waldo Area Business Association Honors Sam Gromowsky

Sam Gromowsky cuts his cake!

Today we said “thank you” to one of the founding members of the Waldo Area Business Association, Sam Gromowsky. Sam owns and operates Almar Printing, Inc. and he’s been a steady leader who cares for the entire Waldo District and has made this part of the world a better place. We’ll miss him as the President of the Community Improvement Board and we deeply appreciate the countless hours he’s devoted to the Association.

Thank you Sam!

Water Line Replacement Project Planned for Waldo Area

The City of Kansas City Missouri Water Department has announced that they will be replacing approximately 10,500 feet of break-prone 4-, 6-, and 8-inch cast iron pipe with new 8-inch ductile iron water main in 12 separate segments throughout the area of Jarboe Street to Brooklyn Avenue, W. 79th Street to E. 86th Street.

Their goal is to replace 28 miles of water distribution pipe each year or approximately 1% of our system.  An analysis is done every year to identify the main segments to be replaced city-wide based on a number of factors including  main break history, pipe age, size, and material, and criticality.

This project is one of the 18 projects funded for this fiscal year.  Below is the project information sheet which includes a listing of all main segments to be replaced.  Most of the replacements are in residential areas and should not impact businesses directly. Please see the included map for specific replacement locations.

Weather permitting, work will begin in March 2019 and conclude approximately November 2019.

Waldo Featured in InMagazine Kansas City

Waldo monument sign located at 85th Street and Wornall Road

We’re thrilled to be featured in InMagazine Kansas City. Michael Mackie, who has his fingers on the pulse of KC, crafted a list titled” Our 6 Top Things to Do In Waldo,” which includes the Trolley Track Trail and our “restaurant extravaganza.”

We think the six featured activities are wonderful, but we know there’s EVERYTHING in Waldo!

Read the article here.

Open House Held for 75th & Wornall Streetscape Plan

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the City of Kansas City, the engineering firm Walter P. Moore, and the landscape architect firm Vireo held an open house for the public to view renderings and engineering drawings for the streetscape plan. This project will change the look and functionality of Wornall Road from 73rd Terrace to 79th Street. As well as 75th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Wyandotte Street and Broadway from 74th Street to 75th Street.

Exhibits showed the preliminary design and beautification concepts for the project area.


Preliminary design plans for the Wornall Road Improvement Project: 74th Street to 79th Street can be viewed online at: www.kcmo.gov/publicworks/wornall.

Check back here for more updates about the project as it progresses.

First Annual Party to Kick-Off Waldo Week

Come to Bier Station to celebrate all things Waldo at the first ever Waldo Week Kick-Off Party! Be the first to pick up your Waldo Week passport which will help you find all the best deals going on during Waldo Week.

This event also supports Cornerstones of Care thanks to Kansas City Bier Company! The proceeds of every pint of KC Bier Co. Helles purchased goes to Cornerstones of Care, who create lasting and positive impact on the safety and health of tens of thousands of children and families in communities across the region, AND you get a very cool Waldo pint glass* to keep donated by Mike’s Wine and Spirits KC and Everything Waldo. Check the bottom of your glass before you go, there may an additional giveaway from one of our fabulous Waldo businesses inside.

Plus, you’ll enjoy live music from Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival, a unique caravan of midwestern roamers.

*Limited supply, get them while they last!

#everythingwaldo#waldoweek

Betty Tillotson Honored with Waldo Legacy Award

Ms. Betty Tillotson holding her award.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Waldo holiday party! We loved seeing everyone, especially this time of year, but the person we looked forward to seeing most of all was Betty Tillotson.

We are so grateful for her years of dedication to not only the Waldo area, but also to the Business Association, and we were honored to recognize her tonight as the recipient of the first Waldo Legacy Award. Happy Holidays from Waldo and thank you to Chelly’s Cafe for hosting!