Two new craft breweries coming to Downtown Lee's Summit
You may have seen the signs, but downtown Lee's Summit is preparing for two new businesses offering craft brews. Kansas City Business Journal editor, and Lee's Summit resident, Brian Kaberline offers a peek at the newly opened Fringe Beerworks and the fast approaching Smoke Brewing. While waiting on its own brewing permits, Fringe Beerworks is currently serving other craft beers. Smoke Brewing has received its federal Brewer's Notice and its storefront on SE Main Street is still under construction. In a guest column in the Lee's Summit Journal, Lee's Summit resident John Beaudoin lets us know about the growing craft beer community and the home it's finding in downtown Lee's Summit.
Lee’s Summit property is ripe for developer
Rob Roberts, real estate reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, takes a look at Townsend Capital's Summit Orchards development off Chipman Road. A subscription is required to read the piece, posted Dec. 29. Summit Orchards is a 47-acre mixed use project which includes the Summit Innovation Center.
Lee’s Summit firm creates logo/brand for statewide Main Street group
A local design and firm, Fossil Forge Design, in collaboration with Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street has created the new brand imaging for Missouri Main Street Connection. The new logo was unveiled at the organization's quarterly meeting in Chilicothe, Mo. According to a release in the Lee's Summit Journal, Missouri Main Street asked for submissions from its participating organizations in conjunction with local design firms.
City Council hopes to put brakes on sheriff's investigation
Lee's Summit Journal City reporter Russ Pulley checks in on the continuing saga surrounding City of Lee's Summit Council member Diane Forte and work she provided for the Lee's Summit Parks Department. In a Dec. 8 meeting, Council member Chris Moreno called for an investigation from the Jackson County Sheriff's office. The measure was passed after contentious debate among the Council. In it's final meeting of the year, the Council reversed position and told City Manager Steve Arbo not to ask the County for the investigation.