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:

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!


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!

“Best of Kansas City” Pitch Magazine Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our The Pitch Kansas City Best of Kansas City 2018 winners in Waldo! The number of winners located within our District/members of the Waldo Business Association (we included CVS and Aldi’s because we love our Waldo locations!) really blew us away.

So many more were finalists and we wish that everyone could win, as we ♥️ all of our businesses. You’re all the best in our book and that’s what makes Waldo the best neighborhood.

Check out all the winners here.

Almar Printing Inc. is Celebrating Their 50th Anniversary!

Kansas City, Missouri April 12, 2016 – is a local, family-owned offset/digital printing company that is celebrating 50 successful years in the ever changing printing industry.

In 1966 Sam Gromowsky combined the names of his Mother, Alice, with the name of his wife, Mary. Sam wrote “Almar Printing” on a shingle and opened the door of his one man operation in his basement. In 1969, Sam and Mary moved Almar to the Waldo area, and in 1980, the company moved to its present location at 7735 Wornall. While Sam and Mary are still active in the company, it is their youngest son, Steve Gromowsky that runs the business today. “Having been literally born into the business, it is very exciting to be able to share this milestone with my parents, and to have them both remain active in the company today. The customers and employees of Almar Printing are all part of our extended family, and we are so appreciative that they’ve let us have the last 50 years of success together. We are very blessed.”

Through the years Almar has been able to obtain and keep many of their early customers. Our first customer is still an active customer to this day. It is our goal to continue that customer growth and retention in the future.

Almar will be having a celebration on April 27th with family, customers and friends to enjoy this great milestone. *event not open to general public, contact Shelby Burris to arrange press access.

About Almar Printing Inc: We are a union printer that offers offset printing, thermography (raised printing), digital printing, graphic design, wedding invitations, silk screen printing, full service bindery, banners, promotional products, mailing services, political printing, and mailing services.