Downtown and Kansas City received some welcomed attention from The Boston Globe in its Sunday edition, Oct. 21 that is distributed to about half a million households.
Reporter Robin Soslow clearly loved her recent visit to Kansas City. Even her article’s headline reflected the positive review that was about to come our way: Kansas City, Mo., gives heritage a hip twist.
Several Downtown neighborhoods — including the City Market, Crossroads, 18th & Vine, Quality Hill and the Westside — along with parks, fountains, museums and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts all captured Soslow’s attention.
“Building on, not over, its rich past, Kansas City proves that progress and preservation can happily coexist. Here, heritage is hip,” Soslow wrote.
Here’s a sample of her prose and praise of the Crossroads:
“Crossroads galleries, cafes, clubs, and shops animate time-worn industrial buildings. Locals pour from lofts in splendidly restored brick-walled warehouses. Lines have formed at Cafe Gratitude since it opened in May. At Sherry Leedy Contemporary, I fall for an exquisite Kansas City Royals-blue gown; unfortunately, it’s doll-size and ceramic, as are the sensuous creatures by local artist Steven Gorman. Late night, the back door of Manifesto, a reincarnated speakeasy, leads to absinthe and savory pepper elixirs.”
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